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April 1st, 2014

Auglaize River heating up

April 1, 2014

Just when we thought the effects of winter were over, there comes the threat of volcanic activity beneath the Auglaize River.

According to local officials, recent measurements show the water temperature of the river is at 94 degrees, far warmer than the usual 33 degrees it is this time of year.

Along with the heat, a foul smell has been reported.

“It smells like rotten eggs,” said Josh Hines, executive director of the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.

Wapak native returns to help community grow

April 1, 2014

There’s a new face at the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council.

Jessica Braun, a Wapakoneta native, took over as assistant director March 17.

Braun attended The Ohio State University after high school and spent one and a half years after graduation woking on an AmeriCorps project.

AmeriCorps is an organization whose members conduct intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

‘Skins double up Jays

April 1, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins created runs with the help of five doubles out of their eight hits in Monday’s game.

Although the offense produced fewer hits as the game wore on, they were solid enough in other areas to hold off the St. John’s Blue Jays in the season opener for both teams.

The Redskins emerged with a 6-3 non-league victory Monday over St. John’s in varsity baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.

March 31st

Caring third-grader builds ‘buddy bench’

March 31, 2014

A third-grader at Wapakoneta Elementary School took it upon herself to help students at her school make new friends.

A couple weeks ago, 9-year-old Becca Poynter was reading the Weekly Reader, an educational classroom magazine designed for children. She read about a “buddy bench” — a place where children can sit during recess that lets other kids know that they are looking for someone to play with.

Poynter thought this was a great idea and that there should be a buddy bench at her school.

Relay donates to cancer society

March 31, 2014

Relay For Life made a $6,000 donation to the American Cancer Society Auglaize County on Thursday.
Including today’s funds and income from bingo, the Relay team has donated $19,629 to the ACS.

Officials note new focus for health agency

March 31, 2014

Last week the Auglaize County Health Department met with the district advisory council for the annual 2013 report.

Emergency Response Coordinator Don Jump and Director of Environmental Health Curt Anderson presented their assessments to the council regarding changes and upcoming events for the health department.

Jump explained he has been in the position for three years, and his past work with the Wapakoneta Fire Department gave him a great background for his current position.

Ned A. Mowery, 85

March 31, 2014

Ned A. Mowery, 85, of Cridersville, died at 9:50 a.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Feb. 26, 1929, to Ruhie Edward and Margaret ‘Dutch’ Viola Baumgardner Mowery. Both parents preceded him in death. On May 12, 1950, he married Jeanne Ann Harshe, who survives in Cridersville.

March 28th

Hot and cool power

March 28, 2014

Your house has probably taken a beating this winter, with all of the wind, snow, ice and cold.

To take care of any dirt build up on the exterior of your house it might be time to consider power or pressure washing to get your house squeaky clean for summer.

Power and pressure washers are virtually the same and achieve the same results when in use. The defining difference between the two is the temperature of water used. Power washers use a stream of hot water, while pressure washers typically use cold or normal temperature water.

Landscaping tips from the pros

March 28, 2014

From mulching to trimming to designing, Village Green in Wapakoneta knows what works — and what doesn’t — in landscaping services.

Co-owners Gretchen Sheely and Blaine Kohler said they frequently dish out advice for homeowners, whether they are seeking do-it-yourself advice or professional services.

Remembering to prepare the landscape is just as important as knowing the right flowers and shrubs to plant, Kohler said.

Tune up & clean up

March 28, 2014

Now that spring is here and the temperatures are warming up (a little bit), you may be thinking you want to start cleaning and organizing all the clutter that may have accumulated in your garage.

If you are unsure of how to get started, two local experts offered some tips on how you can make your garage as clean and decluttered as the day you moved into your home.

Before starting the cleaning process, it’s best to organize all the tools and other items in your garage to clear up space.

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