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July 14th, 2014

Fun and games in Cridersville

July 14, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — It was chicken dinners, entertainment and family fun this weekend at the Annual Firemen’s Jamboree.

The event kicked off with a classic car show Friday evening.

“It’s grown every year that we’ve had it,” Fire Chief Rick Miller said. “It gives people a chance to bring their cars out, show them off and get some notoriety for having a nice vehicle.”

Games and rides ran Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.

Administrator candidate list narrowed to three

July 14, 2014

BOTKINS — In the search for a new village administrator, Botkins council has narrowed the list down to three candidates.

Current village administrator Jesse Kent announced his resignation in May because of a desire to move to Sacramento, Calif., and be closer to family. Kent continues to work alongside the council and mayor to vet and interview candidates.

July 11th

Starting with a pageant

July 11, 2014

Ten young women will vie for the Miss Summer Moon 2014 Scholarship Pageant Queen to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center, 1 Redskin Trail, Wapakoneta. 

With a theme of “Where the Boys Are,” the pageant will kick off the beginning of the 2014 Summer Moon Festival with a talented performance by Brad Severt, Austin Drake and Micah Nicol. 

Museum brings space to life

July 11, 2014

To help celebrate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon the Armstrong Air and Space Museum is gearing up for events during the 2014 Summer Moon Festival.

The festival runs from July 16 to 20, and the events at the museum run July 19 and 20.

Director of the museum Chris Burton said the next few years will be leading up to a bigger celebration of the 50th anniversary.

Downtown is where it's at

July 11, 2014

Tethered hot air balloon rides and a kids entertainment section are two new features that will highlight the downtown portion of the 2014 Summer Moon Festival, which will also include more than 15 events, music, rides and games.

Hayzlett settling in with W-G Tigers

July 11, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Jack Hayzlett is doing something he set out to do since high school: be a head coach for a high school basketball program.

That was his intention when he attended The Ohio State University to become a teacher as a career.
It never came to fruition at the time, but he now has the chance.

Hayzlett, a Wapakoneta resident, was hired in May to be the varsity boys basketball head coach for Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

Suspect flees police at Cashland

July 11, 2014

An intruder was seen inside of Cashland, 1254 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta, after an alarm alerted Wapakoneta Police at 4:50 a.m. today.

On officer’s arrival, a subject was observed inside the business, after which officers surrounded the building and made entry with the department’s K-9. No one was located inside.

According to a press release, police believe the suspect fled out the back door before the business was surrounded.

Project overview, easements top sewer discussion

July 11, 2014

Mayor Rodney Metz provided an overview of the $30M West Auglaize Street sewer project Thursday evening and fielded questions from homeowners with properties affected by the fork.

“Our purpose tonight is to bring everybody up to speed,” Metz said.

Before Metz spoke, Safety-Service Director Bill Rains noted that, of the $30 million estimate, only $14 million has been spent so far.

Author unveils ‘First Man’

July 11, 2014

“I wasn’t chosen to be first. I was just chosen to command that flight. Circumstance put me in that particular role.”

Official biographer of Neil A. Armstrong, James Hansen, would tell anyone this quote from Armstrong himself is the epitome of Armstrong’s character, attitude toward life and his simple complexities.

Hansen dropped by the Armstrong Air and Space Museum Wednesday night to elaborate on Armstrong and help define who he really was, while also discussing his 2005 biography, “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.”

July 10th

New furniture store opens

July 10, 2014

A new store that recently opened on Willipie Street is specializing in selling gently used furniture items, dishware and home decor.

Everyday Furniture & More opened May 30, joining the many other locally-owned shops in downtown Wapakoneta.

Store owners Eric and Jenny Kent have close ties to Wapakoneta, and wanted to open up a store that would benefit the community they grew up in.

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