August 8th, 2014
The opportunity to work and live full time in the town she grew up in was the driving force behind newly appointed Auglaize County Administrator Erica Preston’s decision to accept the position, the 32 year old said Friday in an interview with the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Preston, who moved back to Wapakoneta in October after seven years of living in Dublin, Ohio, had been commuting from home to her job at a law firm in downtown Columbus for nearly nine months before accepting the position in early July.
A truck and trailer full of hay caught fire about 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, at a farm located at the 23000 block of Buckland Holden Road in Wayne Township. No injuries were reported.
“I was the second [fire] truck in, and the pick up truck and all the hay on the trailer was well involved when I got here,” Uniopolis Fire Department Assistant Chief Michael Wenning said.
The Auglaize County Board of Elections has the list of candidates and issues for the Nov. 4 general election ballot resulting in contested races across the state.
All precincts in the state will be voting on State Executive Offices for governor, attorney general, auditor of the state, secretary of state and treasurer of state.
In the state gubernatorial race Republican and incumbent Gov. John Kasich and running mate Mary Taylor face off against Democratic candidate Edward FitzGerald and Sharen Swartz as well as Green party candidate Anita Rios and Bob Fitrakis.
The Wapakoneta Redskins had three strong scores in their opening match Thursday. They just needed another one to pull out a win.
The Redskins fell by two strokes, 191-193, to the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets in a non-league varsity girls golf match Thursday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
The Redskins’ first group consisting of Sierra Sammons and Emily Klopfenstein each shot 44 to tie for match medalist honors Thursday.
Haley Kinstle followed with a 45. Kasey Carrico contributed Wapakoneta’s fourth score with a 59.
City workers on Thursday completed repairs on a water main that broke on the 100 block of South Wood Street on Wednesday, which caused flooding as far east as Middle Pike and as far south as Bellefontaine Street.
At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday a pipe shattered causing three feet of water to flood the streets. The Wapakoneta Water Treatment Department was dispatched to the scene, shutting down two valves on Middle Street and Bellefontaine Street.
BOTKINS — While he gets to know the faces and names of Botkins, the new village administrator says he has been greeted with a friendly community, and he is looking forward to familiarizing himself with the village.
In true astronaut form more than 50 kids started their morning this week with physical training at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as part of the annual week-long space camp.
Museum Educator Emily Richard said it is important to show and teach the second through seventh graders how astronauts begin each of their days whether in space or training on Earth.
A Lima man who has been taken into custody in Allen County is suspected of being involved in recent burglaries in Auglaize, Allen, Shelby and Logan counties.
According to a press release from the Sheriff Al Solomon, Mark Ball, 51, of Lima, was arrested by Allen County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives this week. All agencies had been working together to try and locate a suspect on a rash of house burglaries in the four counties.
On the course just a couple hours after sunrise Wednesday morning, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers began the 2014 high school boys golf season about as early as a team could, as the official start of the season was Wednesday.
The Tigers began their season with a tournament at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course in Lima.
W-G arrived in Allen County early Wednesday morning, escaping fog that blanketed their departure from Waynesfield in Auglaize County.
An officer recently welcomed to the Wapakoneta Police Department says he is learning the ropes and is looking forward to serving the community.
Patrolman Ryan Nolan, 28, of St. Marys, accepted the position after serving the Washington Township Police Department.
“A personal goal is just to serve the community as they expect me to serve them,” Nolan said, “learn everything that I can from every officer and individual that I work with, and just applying that to my everyday tasks.”