October 19th, 2012
Who says you can’t be a high-powered offense while keeping the ball on the ground? Try telling that to the Wapakoneta Redskins or the Shawnee Indians.
See what happens.
Ghosts and ghouls of every kind haunted downtown Wapakoneta for two hours Thursday, all part of a Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade tradition that goes back more than 90 years.
Bad weather held off, as a heavy rain at approximately 4:30 p.m. came through the area and threatened to lessen attendance as it did in 2011, when cold, rainy and windy conditions thinned out attendance.
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Village Council members met Thursday to help determine the future of a administrative position for the village.
During a special meeting Thursday, Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers brought to councilors attention of posting the job position for the Cridersville village administrator — which is a spot that will soon be vacant.
Current Village Administrator John McDonald is set to retire on Dec. 31. He let the councilors know earlier this year of his plans, and now councilors are ready to post the job position for applicants.
Having no ruling issued by Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) officials regarding a proposed cell phone tower in protected air space northwest of the Neil Armstrong Airport is perplexing, the airport manager says.
Ruth A. Hindenlang, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:32 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born April 24, 1918, in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, the daughter of Anna (Johns) and Otto Earl Wade, who preceded her in death. In 1937, she married William Howard Hindenlang, and he died July 29, 1966.
The Auglaize County Public District Library has partnered with the Wapakoneta Fire Department in an event to get the whole family involved in some Halloween fun.
On Halloween evening, county residents will have the opportunity to toss a pumpkin from the bucket of a fire truck and watch it smash on the ground below.
This is all part of Cash2Smash — smash a pumpkin, support the local library.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown took to the telephone lines Wed-nesday for a town hall teleconference to battle attacks made by his Republican opponent for a U.S. Senate seat and current state Treasurer Josh Mandel.
Brown, who talked with more than 6,000 Ohio residents Wednesday during his teleconference, discussed with Ohioans the reason for his auto manufacturing bailout and other pieces of legislation aimed at spurring the economy out of a recession.
Nearly $600 worth of jewelry was allegedly stolen from a booth at a downtown antique shop, according to a Wapakoneta Police Department report.
Maria B. Holloway, 54, reported at 10:53 a.m. Oct. 9 a theft of four rings with a total value of approximately $605 stolen between 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 10:53 a.m. Oct. 9 from a booth at the Auglaize Antique Mall. The rings belong to Joyce L. Howell, 65, 13882 Spring St., St. Johns.
Ruth A. Hindenlang, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:32 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Joint Twp. District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Patsy J. Foster, 82, of Wapakoneta, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.