November 7th, 2014
With various stores in downtown Wapakoneta having their Holiday Open House, True Value Hardware, on 811 Defiance St., is having their own for the holiday season.
This year though, the event is not just one day, but all weekend long with specific events for each day.
Rarely, if ever, does someone get the chance to meet someone else who shares the exact same name. Yet, for two individuals to both have the same, yet uncommon, first and last name, and not knowing if they are related, is quite rare and astonishing.
Yet, it happened recently for a local boy — Quinn Epperly — and the unusual coincidence sparked an arranged meeting at a football game in New Jersey last month.
An irate parent who threatened to drive his vehicle through the doors of Wapakoneta High School Wednesday morning was arrested for aggravated menacing after making threats to school officials and getting into a physical altercation with his son on school grounds.
Julia Pepple, a senior at Wapakoneta High School, never imagined a four-day trip would change her life the way it has as her high school career begins to end and the launch to her college career is right around the corner.
It all began when Pepple participated in the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 15-18, to share her research of a third world country’s domestic issues.
A large portion of Wednesday morning’s Local Emergency Planning Commission meeting was spent discussing the need to focus on doing a better job of spreading knowledge about chemicals and hazardous materials.
In fact, the LEPC was put in place by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act in 1986 to do just that.
An incident on a school bus that led to the arrest of a Wapakoneta High School student Monday has caused at least one parent to question the way the school district handled the situation.
Village voters again failed to pass a 4-mill, 5-year levy Tuesday. It was one of a trend of failed levies over the past years as the village tries to keep its bills paid and stay afloat.
The county auditor certified in June that the proposed levy would have raised $9,120 per year over the life of the levy.
“We have our next regular council meeting Thursday, Nov. 13,” Mayor Dan Lambert said earlier today, “so we’ll have to discuss where we go from here.”
The Auglaize County Public Library will be hosting its third annual “Used Book Sale” Thursday through Saturday, and though the event is being held in the library’s basement, the fundraiser is actually run by the Friends of the Wapakoneta Public Library and not the staff.
Unofficial election results show the Heritage Park District levy and the Buckland levy failing. Details in Wednesday's WDN.
Pro Football Weekend Recap
28 New Orleans (4-4) @
10 Carolina (3-5-1)
New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.
22 Cleveland (5-3) vs.
17 Tampa Bay (1-7)