Fire destroys downtown building

Wapakoneta fire fighters spent Sunday night at the former Koneta Hotel at the corner of Auglaize and Perry streets, after battling the blaze that ravaged the former ground floor restaurant and upper floor apartments.
One of the residents, Wesley Michael Slaughter, 19, was arrested at 2:56 a.m. Monday on a charge of aggravated arson, a second degree felony, according to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office website.
More than 20 residents were displaced and no injuries were reported as of Monday morning, reported Fire Chief Tony Stinebaugh.