August 6th, 2014
National Night Out was celebrated last night throughout the country and right here in Harmon Park.
Hundreds of community members within Auglaize County showed up to interact with the local law enforcement, tour emergency vehicles, meet the K-9 unit and enjoy a cookout.
According to Auglaize County Sheriff Deputy Mike Peterson National Night Out gives members of the community, especially kids an opportunity to see police officers, firefighters and other law enforcement personnel as friendly and non-threatening.
The Waynesfield Sons of the American Legion Post 395 will host its 14th annual turkey cook-off Sept. 20 to help raise money for needy families at Christmastime.
The event will take place at the American Legion Post 395 on 104 W. Wapakoneta St. in Waynesfield. The turkey cook-off will begin at 10 a.m., followed by judging at noon and dinner at 1 p.m.
As anyone who has driven downtown may have noticed, there’s some construction going on.
The contractor for the south interceptor sewer project has closed the downtown parking lot to through traffic.
According to the city’s website, the east entrance, near Dollar General, will remain open to allow access to the area south of the work zone.
Councilors called on their committees to further review two items under discussion, specifically a proposed change in private swimming pool rules and hours for the new dog park.
An ordinance concerning raising the legal depth limit for private temporary swimming pools met with questions over whether safety issues were considered.
And a previous statement that all city parks are open “dawn-to-dusk” proved to be erroneous.
A Montezuma man currently being held in the Lucas County Jail in Toledo is schedule to begin a trial by judge in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court on Aug. 11.
Timothy S. Workman, 44, was originally arrested on Sept. 30, 2013, at a motel in St. Marys for sexually oriented offenses involving minors occurring throughout the 2013 year in Wapakoneta.
Four people are running for two open seats on the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors.
Incumbents John Schwarck, of Wapakoneta, and Ron Wilker, of St. Marys, are up against two newcomers for the open spots on the five-member board.
Challenging Schwarck and Wilker are Brett Fledderjohann, of St. Marys, and Bob Little, of Wapakoneta.
James LeRoy Motter, 74, of Waynesfield, died Sunday morning, Aug. 3, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 19, 1939, in Auglaize County, to the later Venard and Louise Motter. On Nov. 7, 1960, he married Sue Bollinger, and she survives. Mr. Motter was a retired semi truck driver.
Before he stepped into the show ring Saturday at the Auglaize County Fair Junior Livestock Sale, 17-year-old Brandon Turner knew no matter how much his dairy steer sold for, the money would be going to a good cause.
That’s because Turner decided he would donate it all to the Nichole “Niki” Renee Schaub 4-H Scholarship Fund. Schaub, a seven-year member of the Happy Herdsmen 4-H Club, died in a car accident in 1991. In honor of her memory, one or more $1,000 scholarships are handed out each year to graduating seniors enrolled in an Auglaize County 4-H club.
The Auglaize County Court sentenced the man responsible for the aggravated robbery of the Subway restaurant located at 1401 Bellefontaine St. in Wapakoneta.
Steven D. Anschuetz, 58, of National City, Mich., was indicted on one count each of aggravated robbery and theft stemming from the Feb. 10 incident. After fleeing the scene, regional law enforcement was able to match a vehicle description on southbound Interstate 75, and proceeded to take Anscheutz into custody.
Fair-goers who visited the Gary Log House last week got a glimpse into Auglaize County’s past in the “Historical Church” exhibit put on by area historical societies.
Jill Baumer, of Minster, said she enjoyed viewing the collection of churches that may or may not still exist within the county.
“It was just interesting to see the older pictures of the churches when they were originally built,” Baumer said. “Some you can recognize, and some you don’t even recognize anymore.”