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August 29th, 2014

Stuck truck raises project concerns

August 29, 2014

When the residents of the 800 block of West Auglaize Street look out into their backyards they’re privy to a large eyesore —  that is seemingly hidden to the public — due to the work being done with the city’s south interceptor sewer project.

For West Auglaize Street residents John and Doris Sheipline, the sight they saw Thursday morning left them with an uneasy feeling in their stomachs.

Common Core under fire at board meeting

August 29, 2014

As a bill to repeal Common Core in Ohio continues to hear testimony from supporters and opponents, several local residents took to the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday to express their opposition of Common Core and their desire to repeal it.

“I’m here today because my concerns regarding Common Core have not subsided, but actually have grown,” New Knoxville resident Darla Lee said.

Jauret retiring after 42 years

August 29, 2014

After a 42-year career as an attorney at law, Doug Jauret is retiring.

With 40 years spent as a lawyer in Wapakoneta, Jauret’s final day at Jauret & Burton LLP is today as he said it is just time to retire.

Botkins native returns to school district

August 29, 2014

BOTKINS — The new Botkins Local School 7-12th grade principal says he is happy to be returning to his hometown after working in Wapakoneta School District for eight years, and is anticipating what he expects to be an exciting school year.

August 28th

Optimists give park to city

August 28, 2014

It took the Breakfast Optimist Club over two years, 1,500 hours of work, thousands of dollars for materials, equipment and land, not to mention all of the sweat, manpower and effort put forth, to complete its portion of Breakfast Optimist Park.

Located on South Water Street, members from the club met on Wednesday afternoon to officially hand over the park to the City of Wapakoneta, Mayor Rodney Metz and Parks and Recreation Supervisor Jack Hayzlett.

Prospects dim for stoplight

August 28, 2014

Finding little evidence of a traffic problem and in fact finding praise for the stop signs at East Auglaize and North Wood streets, the City Council Streets and Alleys Committee took no action on a request to re-install a traffic signal at the intersection.

Judy Dubois, owner of Auglaize Embroidery, addressed council at the Aug. 18 meeting about having a stoplight re-installed at the intersection due to traffic issues.

Dubois stated at that meeting that, with the stop signs, it is very difficult to  get out into traffic, especially in the afternoon.

Councilors discuss park land concerns

August 28, 2014

Representatives of Botkins Community Club addressed council members during a regular Botkins village council meeting Tuesday to discuss concerns over land ownership at Botkins Community Park and Cole Field in front of Botkins Local School.

Community Club Vice President Keith Buehler informed council that they were approached by the school board to put a shed on their land at Botkins Community Park.

August 27th

VIDEO: Ohio State QB Braxton Miller -- Undergoes Shoulder Surgery ... LeBron Sends Well-Wishes

August 27, 2014

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Board honors retirees

August 27, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education honored three retiring staff members at its regular board meeting Tuesday night.

Bus driver Lori Huebner and cafeteria workers Sue Latham and Barb Naylor were recognized by the board for their years of service to the district.

Huebner, who had worked as a bus driver in the district for 19 years, was thanked by WCS Superintendent Keith Horner for getting students home safely for all those years.

Crews tackle log jams on river

August 27, 2014

The Auglaize River Enhancement Project has been underway for some time now, and yesterday crews took to a jam in the river just north of Wapakoneta in Buckland.

According to Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart, the project began about a year ago and 23 miles of the 57 miles of river channel have been cleared so far.

“They began at the Allen Putnam County Line on the river and they’ve moved up stream toward this location,” Reinhart said. “Everything from here to Putnam County has been cleaned.”

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