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August 2nd, 2011

Neumeier gains approval for Rains to negotiate land deal

August 2, 2011

The city’s legislative body approved moving forward on an opportunity to purchase the former Centennial Elementary School property and make it part of the Wapakoneta park system.

Woman OK after getting caught on train

August 2, 2011

A 49-year-old Wapakoneta woman attempting to cross between stopped train cars got caught on one of them as the train started to move again Sunday afternoon.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said at 1:05 p.m. Mary Music, 49, of Apt. 1, 2 Perry St., attempted to cross through the stopped train at the Auglaize Street intersection by crawling between cars. Witnesses saw what happened and called the Wapakoneta Police Department for assistance.
Hunlock said they notified CSX about Music and asked them to make an emergency stop.
Music was removed from the train with no injuries.

August 1st

Lupus walk brings out supporters

August 1, 2011

A local fundraiser brought members of the community together to raise awareness for an auto-immune disease.
“A Walk for Lupus” attracted approximately 400 people Saturday morning to Harmon Field in Wapakoneta to show their support by either walking or running a 5K.
Lupus Foundation of America Michigan and Northwest Ohio Chapter President and CEO Aleta Foust said it is important for everyone to be aware of what lupus is.
“There are 50,000 people in the state of Ohio that have lupus,” Foust said. “There are more people than we know that have lupus”

Jamboree raises funds for fire budget

August 1, 2011

A local festival dodged the rain this past weekend as it drew large crowds for its activities on Friday and Saturday.
The Uniopolis Jamboree, the mid-summer event, is the major fundraiser for the Uniopolis Fire Department’s budget, and firefighter Sam Blank said that the money will fund their budget for the year. This year the proceeds from the event will go toward updating equipment.
“The money is used for repairs, and for new equipment,” Blank said. “Outdated equipment needs to be replaced.”

W’field to add K-9 to police force

August 1, 2011

WAYNESFIELD – Waynesfield Village Council members voted Friday to add a new officer to the local police force — a K-9.
After many councilors expressed uncertainty at a meeting Monday and tabled the issue, they evidently gathered the information they needed as the proposal from Police Chief Nathan Motter passed Friday with a unanimous vote.

Mildred Craft, 87

August 1, 2011

Mildred M. Craft, of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Jack Emrick, 45

August 1, 2011

Jack J. Emrick, 45, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:25 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Lima Memorial Health System emergency room from injuries sustained in an accident at his home site near Wapakoneta.
He was born Feb. 7, 1966, in Lima, the son of Ruth (Thuman) and James Walker Emrick. His mother survives in Wapakoneta, and his father died April 19, 2011. He is also survived by his partner Lisa Bowman.

Browns rookie WR Little has opportunity

August 1, 2011

BEREA (AP) — Two days into training camp, rookie Greg Little has moved up the Cleveland Browns’ depth chart.
The wide receiver made the most of getting the opportunity Sunday under new coach Pat Shurmur while three key receivers sat out.
Josh Cribbs missed the second half of drills, his left knee wrapped in ice. Mohamed Massaquoi still had his right foot in a cast. Tight end Ben Watson watched after sustaining a concussion Saturday.
Shurmur said it all means that Little will get a chance in the new West Coast offense.

July 29th

Fickell thrust into spotlight

July 29, 2011

CHICAGO — Every day presents a new challenge for Ohio State interim coach Luke Fickell.
Thursday’s big surprise was facing a swarm of media members — he was expecting just to give a speech at a luncheon. After all, this was his first time here.
But questions keep coming and he had to react.

Building booths for fair

July 29, 2011

Fences and gates have been erected.
Mobile homes and house trailers sit parked inside the east gate, connected to the electric posts.
Crews work in the barns, readying them for the steers, cows, hogs, chickens, rabbits and a list of other animals.
Near the midway, three young girls carry a section of fence with their fair club’s name, Star Spangled Clovers, across the front. Lauren Klopfenstein, Emma Davis and Danica Zink move the prop Friday from a vehicle in the parking lot into the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

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