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Auglaize County Fact Book 2014

August 19, 2014

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Welcome to the 2014-2015 edition of the Auglaize County Fact Book. The Auglaize
Board of County Commissioners is pleased to be a part of sharing our great story –
shaped and written by generations of our ancestors who proved that to be successful one needs to possess a strong work ethic, to leave the community better than
one found it, to dream big and to make wise and conservative financial decisions.
Our forefathers set the bar of success very high from the beginning of our county in
1848 and installing the idea that the bar shall never rest on the pegs of mediocrity
and complacency. From arrowheads to aerospace, Auglaize County’s story continues to be written.
We invited you to page through this book to learn all that Auglaize County has to
offer. We feature 14 townships and cities and villages that are home to the more than
47,000 residents who are proud of their heritage and excited about their future. As
the county seal illustrates, we pay respect to our original residents of the county as
well as our favorite son, Neil Armstrong. The rest of the seat depicts our strong
agrarian culture entwined with our unmistakable industrial success.
We also invite your to tour the Auglaize County Courthouse, the cornerstone of our
county’s history. A recent major renovation of this magnificent building, which has
been in use as our hall of justice since 1894, was completed. The renovations,
completed after more than a decade of saving and planning, improved a building that
is a monument not only to our past but also to our resolve to always plan for the
future.
There is much to learn and appreciate in the pages that follow. As commissioners,
our hope is that you enjoy this virtual tour and history lesson of all the great places in
Auglaize County that make this a great place to call home. Again, welcome to Auglaize County -- where we celebrate our great past and look toward and even greater
future.
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Table of Contents
Welcome Letter from the Auglaize County Commissioners...................................................................................... 3
Auglaize County Information............................................................................................................................... 5-15
Wapakoneta Information .................................................................................................................................... 16-25
St. Marys Information ........................................................................................................................................ 26-35
New Bremen Information .................................................................................................................................. 36-40
Minster Information ........................................................................................................................................... 41-43
New Knoxville Information ............................................................................................................................... 44-46
Cridersville Information .................................................................................................................................... 47-49
Waynesfield Information .................................................................................................................................... 50-51
Buckland Information ........................................................................................................................................ 52-53
County Map ............................................................................................................................................................. 54
Auglaize County Townships .............................................................................................................................. 56-57
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Auglaize County
Auglaize County, Ohio
Great past, great future
John Bergman,
Doug Spencer
and Don Regula
Auglaize County Commissioners
www.auglaizecounty.org
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n 1795 the Treaty of Greenville reserved northwestern Ohio for
the Native Americans. The Shawnee tribe was assigned reservations at
Wapakoneta. The council house that was located within Wapakoneta
assembled Blue Jacket, his son, Chief Blackhoof and Tecumseh among other
great leaders of native America. In 1832 the Shawnees were removed to
Kansas, leaving then Allen County open for European settlers. In 1848 the
boundaries of Allen County changed, creating Auglaize County. Wapakoneta
was named the county seat in 1849.
The first county courthouse was built in 1851 at a cost of $11,499 and was
used until 1894. The county then constructed the current courthouse for
$259,481, employing 85 men for 18 months with its construction. In 2012
the county wrapped up a year-long remodeling project, returning the 100plus year-old building to its former glory.
Auglaize County’s economy is based in manufacturing. There are several
employers in the county with 400 employees or more including Crown
Equipment Corporation, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, the
Minster Machine Company, Setex, Inc., AAP-St. Marys Corporation, Veyance
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AUGLAIZE COUNTY
VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION
DEDICATED TO HELPING
VETERANS OBTAIN BENEFITS
M-F 9-10 • SAT 10-10 • SUN 12-10
2 Locations to Serve You!
Inside Wal-Mart
Celina
419.584.0976
Hours: 7am-10pm
Sat 8am-10pm
Sun 9am-10pm
701 E Market St
Celina
419.586.4544
Hours: 7am-10pm
Sat 8am-10pm
Sun 9am-10pm




DISABILITY BENEFITS
TRANSPORTATION
PENSION BENEFITS
SURVIVOR BENEFITS
Veterans Service Commission
209 S. Blackhoof St., Room 202
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30




VA HEALTHCARE
EDUCATION BENEFITS
NURSING HOME BENEFITS
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Lynne Skaggs – Director/Veterans Service Officer
Rob Wiss – Investigator/Veterans Service Officer
Suzie White – Office Manager
Phone: (419)-739-6750
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Auglaize County
Elected Officials
Commissioners:
Auditor:
Clerk:
John Bergman
jbergman@auglaizecounty.org
Don Regula
dregula@auglaizecounty.org
Doug Spencer
dspencer@auglaizecounty.org
419-739-6710
Fax # 419-739-6711
Janet Schuler
419-739-6705
Fax # 419-739-6706
jschuler@auglaizecounty.org
I. Jean Meckstroth
419-739-6765
Fax # 419-739-6768
jmeckstroth@auglaizecounty.org
Your Hometown Visiting Nurses & Hospice Team
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Auglaize County
Coroner:
Elected Officials
Dr. Thomas R. Freytag
419-738-8768
tfreytag@auglaizecounty.org
Engineer:
Douglas P. Reinhart
419-739-5620
Fax # 419-739-6521
augcoeng@augcoeng.com
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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Air Duct Cleaning •Water & Fire Restoration
Tile & Grout Cleaning • Sanitizing
Emergency Precleaning And Restoration
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Towing You Out of Trouble Since 1926
We hope you never get stuck with car trouble, but if you do,
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• Towing of R.V.’s, Motorcycles, Cars, Vans, Trucks
• Dock-side Boat Recovery • Interstate Batteries
AAA & Most Major Motor Clubs
Major Credit Cards Accepted
Emergency
Services
NELSON'S BODY SHOP
800 S. Wayne St. • St. Marys, OH • 419-394-3411
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Auglaize County
Recorder:
Elected Officials
Chris Lambert
419-739-6735
Fax # 419-739-6736
clambert@auglaizecounty.org
Prosecuting
Attorney:
Edwin Pierce
419-739-6785
Fax # 419-739-6785
Treasurer:
April Bowersock
419-739-6745
Fax # 419-739-6746
abowersock@auglaizecounty.org
Sheriff:
Al Solomon
419-739-6565
Fax # 419-739-6566
sheriff6@bright.net
H&R Block
Open Year-Round
•Payroll • Bookkeeping • Tax Preparation • Advice
Wapakoneta Office – 419-738-4448
St. Marys Office – 419-394-2492
Minster Office – 419-628-4400
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Auglaize County
Common Pleas
Frederick D. Pepple
419-739-6770
Fax # 419-739-6771
County Municipal
Gary Herman
419-739-6780
Fax # 419-739-6782
Judges
Probate
Mark E. Spees
419-739-6778
Fax # 419-739-6779
Auglaize County
Courthouse
Domestic Relations
419-739-6775
Fax # 419-739-6779
209 S. Blackhoof St.
Wapakoneta, Ohio
Juvenile
419-739-6777
Fax # 419-739-6788
Everything in
Automotive Parts & Equipment
Dupont Performance Coating
Wapakoneta
(419) 738-8134
St. Marys
(419) 394-2345
315 E. Auglaize St.
415 S. Wayne St.
www.speckmanauto.com
Quality Parts & Service for over 50 Years
Auglaize Acres
Skilled Nursing Facility
13093 Infirmary Rd Wapakoneta
www.auglaizecounty.org
419.738.3816
Top Nursing Homes 4 Star Rated as published in Medicare.gov
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Auglaize County
County Departments and Services
Public Defender
Gerald F. Siesel
419-739-6796
Fax # 419-739-6797
Deputy Public Defenders:
Rob C. Wiesenmayer, II and
S. Mark Weller
Soil and Water
Conservation
Neil Armstrong
Airport
419-738-4016
Fax # 419-738-4782
Manager Sean Stroh
419-753-2810
Fax # 419-753-2946
Auglaize County
Airport Authority
President Todd Kitzmiller
Vice President John Hoge
Secretary Brad Smith
Gene Will
Kurt Lammers
Phil Schlenker
Roger Eversman
Dennis Schmiesing
James Berg
Board of Elections
Director Michelle Wilcox
Deputy Director Peggy Matheny,
Clerk Josie Schaub
419-739-6720
Fax # 419-739-6721
Board Members: Francie Engle
(chairperson), Brent Henschen,
Diana Dulebohn, William Roth
Title Department
419-739-6742
Fax # 419-739-6743
LININGER
TRAILER SALES & SERVICE
COMPLETE PARTS INVENTORY
14284 Glynwood New Knoxville Rd.
St. Marys, OH 45885
www.liningertrailers.com
Ph.# 419-394-9400
HOUSTON
Electric, Plumbing
Heating & A.c., Inc.
Septic Cleaning • Jetter Services • Electric Eel
Sewer Camera • Sewer & Drain Cleaning
24 Hour Emergency Service • Ohio License #25553
1008 E. Benton Street • Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Ph: 419/738-9800 • Fax: 419/738-1464
heph@bright.net
Auglaize County Health Department
Comprehensive Preventive Services




Immunizations for Children & Adults
WIC Nutrition Program
Reproductive Health Care
Home Health Care
214 S. Wagner Street • Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-3410 • www.auglaizehealth.org
Scaffolds - Concrete Tools - Drills
Pressure Washers - Trenchers
1900 Celina Rd., St. Marys, Ohio 45885
419-394-7883 Fax: 419-394-6162
Auglaize County
County Resources
Auglaize Acres
Dog Warden
Administrator Kim Sudhoff
419-738-3816
Fax # 419-738-6684
13093 Infirmary Rd.
Wapakoneta, Ohio
Russ Bailey
419-302-8303
Auglaize County
Extension
Board of
Developmental
Disabilities
County Director/ 4-H Educator
Elizabeth Miller
Educator. John Smith
FCS Educator. Barbara Hennard
208 S. Blackhoof St.
Wapakoneta, Ohio
419-739-6580
Fax # 419-739-6581
We give
FARMERS
CREDIT.
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Wapakoneta, Ohio
419-738-3422
Fax # 419-738-1267
Fairgrounds
Secretary Fred Piehl
419-738-2515
augcofair@bright.net
Superintendent Alvin Willis
20 E. First St.
New Bremen, Ohio
419-629-2419
Health
Department
Educational
Service Center
214 S. Wagner St.
Wapakoneta, Ohio
419-738-3410
Fax # 419-738-7818
information@auglaizehealth.org
Superintendent Ann Harvey
1045 Dearbaugh Ave. Suite #2
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Striving to promote and support the local economy and ultimately enhance the overall quality of life discovered in Wapakoneta
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Auglaize County
County Resources
Emergency
Management
Job and Family
Services
Director Troy Anderson
419-739-6725
tanderson@auglaizecounty.org
Director Michael S. Morrow
12 North Wood Street
Wapakoneta, Ohio
419-739-6505
Fax # 419-739-6506
Victim Assistance
Auglaize County Court House
P.O. Box 1992
Wapakoneta, Ohio
419-739-6795
419-738-2147 (after hours)
Fax # 419-739-6786
Libraries
Auglaize County District Library
203 S. Perry St.
Wapakoneta, Ohio
419-738-2921
Waynesfield Branch Library
108 E. Wapakoneta St.
Waynesfield, Ohio
419-568-5851
Cridersville Branch Library
116 W. Main St.
Cridersville, Ohio
419-645-5447
New Bremen Branch Library
45 S. Washington St.
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All Grades of
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Steel
Copper, Brass & Stainless
Auto Bodies
Aluminum & Aluminum Cans
Appliances
Aluminum
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Batteries
1610 East 4th St, Lima OH
800-419-3773
Copper, Brass
Lead Acid
TWO LOCATIONS:
Electronic (E-Scrap)
recycling coming soon
Images Courtesy of Clou Studio
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Auglaize County
County Resources
New Bremen, Ohio
419-629-2158
St. Marys Community Library
140 S Chestnut St.
Saint Marys, Ohio
419-394-7471
Minster Branch Library
196 E. 4th St.
Minster, Ohio
419-628-2925
Recycling and
Solid Waste
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Veterans Service
209 S. Blackhoof
Room 202
Wapakoneta, Ohio
419-739-6750
Fax # 419-739-6751
veterans@auglaizecounty.org
Director/Veterans Service
Officer Doug Howard
Director Dave Reichelderfer
15502 St. Marys River Road
St. Marys, Ohio
419-394-6721
www.auglaizecounty.org
Your Auglaize County Elected Officials
Are Proud To Serve
You!
Front Row:
I. Jean Meckstroth, Clerk of Courts
Janet Schuler, Auditor
Chris Lambert, Recorder
April E. Bowersock, Treasurer
Second Row:
Dr. Thomas R. Freytag, Coroner
Mark E. Spees, Judge
Frederick D. Pepple, Judge
Gary W. Herman, Judge
Doug Spencer, Commissioner
Back Row:
Al Solomon, Sheriff
Don Regula, Commissioner
Douglas P. Reinhart, Engineer
Edwin A. Pierce, Prosecuting Attorney
John Bergman, Commissioner
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Wapakoneta
Wapakoneta, Ohio
First to the Moon
W
Rodney Metz
Mayor of Wapakoneta
apakoneta traces its roots to the 1780s, when the Shawnee
established a settlement along the banks of the Auglaize River.
They built their council house not far from the river, named by
the French for its clay-filled waters. Many great American Indian
leaders came to Wapakoneta to council, including Tecumseh,
Little Turtle, Blue Jacket and the Shawnee’s elder chief, Black
Hoof. Early local historians attributed the name Wapakoneta to
a person, possibly a leader of the tribe. The earliest maps of the
town spell its name as Waughpaughkonnetta, which has evolved
into Wapakoneta.
In 1832 the federal government removed the Shawnee from
Ohio and sent them to Kansas. What had been their reservation
opened for settlement. Wapakoneta was platted in 1833 as part
of Allen County. On February 14, 1848, the Ohio Legislature
voted to create the new Auglaize County from portions of Allen
and Mercer counties and Wapakoneta became the county seat.
With the completion of the Dayton & Michigan Railroad in
1858, Wapakoneta’s success was assured. It became a prosperous shipping point in west central Ohio. By the late 1800s local industry had developed with a national reputation for butter
churns, cast iron cookware, furniture and buggies. Wapakoneta’s
downtown developed to accommodate the growing population.
Wapakoneta gained international attention when native son
Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon
in 1969. A world-class museum dedicated to the history of space
exploration opened in Wapakoneta in 1972, and continues to
draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Today Wapakoneta is
a prosperous community of nearly 10,000 located at I-75 and US
33, a major crossroads in American travel and commerce. Then
and now, Wapakoneta is an outstanding place to live or visit.
www.wapakoneta.net
Wapakoneta
Elected and Appointed Officials
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Mayor
Rodney Metz
419-738-6111
metz@wapakoneta.net
Safety Services
Director
William Rains
419-738-6111
wrains@wapakoneta.net
City Auditor
Gail E. Walter
419-738-6111
gwalter@wapakoneta.net
Law Director
Dennis Faller
419-738-4578
dfaller@wapakoneta.net
Community Support Groups
All Welcome ~ No Cost to Participate
Call for more information 419-549-8530 x101
Keeping What Matters: Problem
Gambling - Mondays 6:00pm
PVFF, 309 W. High St., Lima
Safe Spaces: LGBT - 2nd and 4th
Tuesdays 6:00pm, PVFF, 309 W.
High St., Lima
Shelter From the Storm: Depression
& BiPolar Disorders - Mondays
6:30pm Delphos Public Library, 309
W. 2nd St., Delphos
PFLAG: Parents and Friends of
Lesbians and Gays 1st Tuesday of the Month 6:00pm
PVFF, 309 W. High St., Lima
GRASSP (grief, resiliency, and surviving suicides’ pain) - Family and
friends who have lost loved one to
suicide.
1st Tuesday of the Month 6:30pm, St.
Paul UCC, 101 Perry St., Wapakoneta
2nd Tuesday of the Month 6:30pm,
PVFF, 309 W. High St., Lima
New Chapters: Separated & Divorced
Wednesdays 6:00pm, PVFF, 309 W.
High St., Lima
Understanding Loss: Grief & Loss Thursdays 6:00pm, Springview Manor,
883 W. Spring St., Lima
www.PVFF.org
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Wapakoneta
City Council
Council President
Second Ward
Fourth Ward
First Ward
Third Ward
Treasurer
Steve Henderson
419-738-6999
Daniel Lee
419-738-3759
James Neumeier
419-738-4338
Bonnie Wurst
419-738-5370
poppe law office
John Poppe
1100 West Auglaize St.
Wapakoneta, Ohio
419-738-7180
www.thepoppelawoffice.com
Chad Doll
419-738-6180
Barbara Steinke
419-738-5681
Council at Large
Dan Graf
419-738-9437
Randy Fisher
419-235-5028
Rachel Barber
419-738-4924
Your Wapakoneta
Walmart is proud to help
you save money and
live better!
1257 Bellefontaine Street
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
419-738-0474
Wapakoneta
City Departments and Services
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Wapakoneta Fire
Department
Wapakoneta
Police Department
Electrical
Department
Chief Kendall Krites
419-738-2014 (non emergency)
kkrites@wapakoneta.net
Chief Russel Hunlock
419-738-8802 (non emergency)
police@wapakoneta.net
Superintendent Donald Schnarre
419-738-7713
Located in the heart of Wapakoneta's historic
district, a classic yet casual Bistro and ballroom,
with a colorful menu of classical comfort foods,
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Wapakoneta City Schools will be the leader in providing
excellent learning experiences for our students.
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Homemade Desserts
Draft beers
Handcrafted cocktails
Weekend Entertainment
Marley’s Downtown
will meet all your needs
and exceed all your
expectations.
15 Perry Street • Wapakoneta, OH 45895 • 419-738-7020
www.marleysdowntownohio.com
Accepting open enrollments. Call 419-739-2900 • www.wapak.org
NISWONGER
Chevrolet
North Dixie Hwy. • Wapakoneta
419-738-2167
800-959-2167
niswongerchevy.com
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Wapakoneta
City Departments and Services
Zoning and
Engineering
Manager Mary Ruck
419-738-5596
mruck@wapakoneta.net
Parks and
Recreation
Manager Jack Hayzlett
419-738-7158
wriwapak@yahoo.com
MALL HOURS:
Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
*Hours are subject to change
987 E. Ash St. Piqua, OH 45356 • (937) 773-1225
Public Works
Superintendent Meril Simpson
419-738-8223
1-800-567-HOPE (4673)
24 HOURS / 7 DAYS
Turning HOPE for a
healthy, strong
community into reality!
Auglaize We Care Center
419-394-7451
720 Armstrong Street
St. Marys, OH 45885
Wapakoneta
City Departments and Services
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Wapakoneta
Waterpark
106 Hamilton Rd.
419-738-6412
Wastewater
Treatment
Superintendent Rob Burns
419-738-2418
Water Treatment
Plant
Superintendent Brent Hamel
419-738-7439
Long & Folk Chapel
13 S. Blackhoof St.
419-738-8188
1102 Lincoln Ave.
(St. Rt. 501)
419-738-7676
Wapakoneta, Ohio
www.bayliffandeleyfh.com
FUNERAL HOME
“WORTHY OF YOUR TRUST”
Remember...There Is A
Difference In Funeral Service!
National Church Residencies
EXCELLENCE THAT TRANSFORMS LIVES
WAPAKONETA VILLAGE APTS
Affordable Senior Living
62+ and/or disabled
Come See One Of Our Newly Renovated Apartments! Enjoy The
Independence, Comfort & Affordability In Your New Home!
• One bedroom floor plans • On-site laundry facility
• Elevator • Controlled access • Courtyard and walking trail
• Rent based on income • 24-Hour Maintenance
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Wapakoneta
Wapakoneta City Schools
Board of Education
Ron Mertz
mertro@wapak.org
Willie Sammetinger
sammwi@wapak.org
Eric McKinniss
mckier@wapak.org
Brent Schwartz
schwbe@wapak.org
Wapakoneta Elementary School
900 N. Blackhoof St.
419-739-5000
Pat Gibson
gibspa@wapak.org
Wapakoneta City Schools
1102 Gardenia Dr.
419-739-2900
www.wapak.org
Cridersville Elementary School
128 S. Pine St.
419-394-5291
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1 Redskin Trail
419-739-5200
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Wapakoneta Middle School
400 W. Harrison St.
419-739-5101
Service Times
Sundays
9:30 & 11 a.m. in the Activity Center
10:15 a.m. in the East Campus Sanctuary
Services Available:
• Repairs on premises
• Appraisals on all types of jewelry &
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• Custom Design & casting
• Large inventory of remounts
• Large inventory of loose colored
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• Large inventory of loose
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• Lapidary work
• Stone cutting & polishing
• Programs at no charge to service clubs &
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• Free cleaning & inspection
• Free gift wrapping
• Free layaway
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to stop in and visit their beautiful show room and
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Hours: M-W 9-6, Th 9-1, F 9-8, Sat 9-3, Sun Closed
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Wapakoneta
Wapakoneta Demographics
or higher: 82.4%
Bachelor’s degree or
higher: 12.4%
Land Area
and Climate
Population
9,474
Male population: 4,480
Female population:
4,994
Age
Statistics
Under 5: 711
5-14: 1,336
15-24: 1349
25-34: 1,289
35-44: 1,400
45-54: 1,169
55-64: 742
65-74: 673
75-84: 535
Over 85: 270
Marital
Status
Now married: 3,981
Never Married: 1,611
Separated: 96
Widowed: 836
Divorced: 933
Housing &
Income
Total housing units:
4,057
Total households: 3,803
Average household
size: 2.43
Average family size:
2.99
Households with under
18: 1,328
Households with over
65: 938
Owner occupied: 2,644
Renter occupied: 1,159
Median home value:
$79,300
Per capita income:
$18,826
Median family income:
$45,456
Educational
Attainment
Total population 25 and
older: 6,151
No high school diploma:
1,084
High school only: 2,833
Some college,
no degree: 1,062
Associates degree: 410
Bachelor’s degree: 515
Graduate degree: 247
High School
City of Wapakoneta:
5.92 square miles
Persons per square
mile: 1,593
Average annual temperature: 51 degrees
Average winter: 25 degrees
Average summer: 23
degrees
Average annual rainfall:
36 inches
Average annual snow:
25 inches
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St. Marys
St. Marys, Ohio
Where living is a pleasure
T
Patrick McGowan
Mayor of St. Marys
he City of St. Marys was legally established in 1823, incorporated in 1834 and became a city in 1904. Its first mayor
was Judge Stacy Taylor who was elected in 1834. St. Marys Memorial School was opened in 1924 with its first graduating class
in 1925.
Before the canal was erected, supplies coming into western
Ohio came by boat on the St. Marys River. General Harrison
ordered Fort Barbee be built at what is now St. Marys at the end
of the 18th century. It was reputed to be the most important
military post in Ohio.
St. Marys was the county seat of Mercer County from 1824
to 1840, when the seat was moved to Celina. In 1849 St. Marys
became part of the newly formed Auglaize County. In 1837
workers begin constructing Grand Lake St. Marys as a reservoir
to supply water for the Miami-Erie Canal. Men constructed the
lake by using axes and shovels to cut down trees in the great
swamp and dig the lake deep enough to be a natural storage
place to feed the canal.
After 1915 the lake was no longer needed to feed the canal
and the Ohio General Assembly passed an act that the body of
water and the adjacent lands owned by the state were to be set
apart for the use of the public as parks or pleasure resorts, thus
creating what would later become Grand Lake St. Marys State
Park.
Today the city of St. Marys has a population of 8,342 and is
home to many local business and commercial industry employing those from Auglaize County and beyond.
www.cityofst.marys.net
St. Marys
Elected and Appointed Officials
Mayor
Patrick McGowan
419-394-3303
pmcgowan@cityofstmarys.net
Director of Public
Service & Safety
Gregory J. Foxhoven
gfoxhoven@cityofstmarys.net
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City Auditor
Douglas Riesen
419-394-3303 ext. 3110
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St. Marys
Elected and Appointed Officials
Law Director
Treasurer
City Council
Kraig Noble
419-394-7441
Dennis Pfeffenberger
419-394-3303
Council President
Daniel Hoelscher
419-394-2041
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St. Marys
Elected and Appointed Officials
First Ward
John Bubp
419-394-8140
Fourth Ward
Robin Willoughby
419-304-6285
Second Ward
Ken Koverman
419-394-1214
Council at Large
Dan Uhlenhake
419-953-5289
Todd Fleagle
419-394-5156
Bob Fitzgerald
419-394-2977
Third Ward
Greg Freewalt
419-300-2045
City of St. Marys
101 E. Spring St.
St. Marys, Ohio
419-394-3303
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St. Marys
419-394-4632
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314 W. High St.
St. Marys
419-394-2301
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St. Marys
City Departments and Services
St. Marys
Police Department
St. Marys Fire
Department
Chief Mark Ernst
419-394-2325 (non emergency)
mernst@cityofstmarys.net
Chief Doug Ayers
419-394-2361 (non emergency)
wsweigart@cityofstmarys.net
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631 Greenville Road
St Marys, OH 45885
Call 419-394-2164 to
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St. Marys
City Departments and Services
General Services
Utility Office
Superintendent Dennis Craft
N. Chestnut St.
419-394-4201
Fax # 419-394-6774
dcraft@cityofstmarys.net
Supervisor Carol Lengerich
106 E. Spring St.
419-394-3303 Option 7
Fax # 419-394-3304
clengerich@cityofstmarys.net
Solid Waste Dept.
Water and Sewer
Departments
Superintendent Doug Metz
15500 St. Marys River Rd.
419-394-3303 ext. 1244
Fax # 419-394-2054
stmarys@cityofstmarys.net
Tax Department
Commissioner Joy Bond
106 E. Spring St.
419-394-3303 ext. 3107
Fax # 419-394-3304
jbond@cityofstmarys.net
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1610 Celina Road St. Marys, OH 45885
419-394-1624
In Business Since 1993
Superintendent Jeff Thompson
503 S. Wayne St.
419-394-4114
Fax # 419-394-2552
dsprague@cityofstmarys.net
Personnel
Director
Sue Backs
419-394-3303 ext. 3105
Noble, Montague & Moul, LLC
Attorneys at Law
146 East Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Ph: 419-394-7441
Fax: 419-394-7694
www.nmmlawyers.com
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St. Marys
St. Marys Schools
Board of Education
President Brian Little
419-300-2111
lltddt@gmail.com
Vice President Ronda Shelby
419-394-5342
Ronda.Shelby@smriders.net
Karl Danmeyer
419-305-6345
Karl.Danmeyer@smriders.net
St. Marys Primary School
650 Armstrong St.
419-394-2616
Travis Kuenning
419-394-5785
Travis.Kuenning@smriders.net
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419-394-4353
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St. Marys
St. Marys Schools
St. Marys Memorial High School
419-394-4011
St. Marys Middle School
419-394-2112
2250 St. Rt. 66
St. Marys City Schools
100 W. Spring St.
419-394-4312
www.smriders.net
Grand Lake Christian School
1001 Holly St.
419-300-9001
www.grandlakechristianschool.net
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128 S. Pine St.
419-394-5291
www.holyrosaryschool.us
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St Marys, OH 45885
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St. Marys
St. Marys Demographics
Population
8,341
Male population:
4,046
Female population:
4,295
Age
Statistics
Under 5: 610
5-14: 1,294
15-24: 1,063
25-34: 1,162
35-44: 1,219
45-54: 1,028
55-64: 667
65-74: 582
75-84: 496
Over 85: 164
Marital
Status
Now married: 3,622
Never Married: 1,289
Separated: 40
Widowed: 635
Divorced: 664
Housing &
Income
Total housing units:
3,479
Total households: 3,218
Average household
size: 2.55
Average family size: 3.1
Households with under
18: 1,204
Households with over
65: 827
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St. Marys Demographics
Owner occupied: 2,271
Renter occupied: 947
Median home value:
$78,000
Per capita income:
$17,682
Median family income:
$44,557
Educational
Attainment
Total population 25 and
older: 5,179
No high school diploma:
927
High school only: 2,514
Some college,
no degree: 743
Associates degree: 384
Bachelor’s degree: 397
Graduate degree: 214
High School
or higher: 82.1%
Bachelor’s degree or
higher: 11.8%
Land Area
and Climate
City of St. Marys:
4.4 square miles
Persons per square mile:
1,895
Average annual temperature: 51 degrees
Average winter:
25 degrees
Average summer:
73 degrees
Average annual rainfall:
36 inches
Average annual snow:
25 inches
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New Bremen
New Bremen, Ohio
A place people love to call home
N
ew Bremen was founded in 1833 in what would eventually become Auglaize County. The original settlers were Bavarians and Hannovarians from Germany. When they arrived in
Ohio in 1832, the settlers formed a group called “The City of
Bremen Society.” This plot of farmland was later called New
Bremen.
The village is placed along the Miami-Erie Canal and features the Lockkeeper’s House at Lock One. The building that
stands at this location today houses the Southwestern Auglaize
County Chamber of Commerce, the New Bremen Historical
Association and the Miami Erie Canal Visitor Center, and is an
exact replica of the original building that served as the home of
the lockkeeper in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Today New Bremen is a village of just under 3,000 people
and is still a hub of industrial energy. Crown Equipment Corporation has its headquarters in New Bremen and the Bicycle
Museum of America is also located there.
Jeffrey Pape
Mayor of New Bremen
www.newbremen.com
New Bremen
Elected and Appointed Officials
Mayor
Village Solicitor
Jeffrey Pape
nbmayor@nktelco.net
Stephen Smith
c/o nbadmin@nktelco.net
Fiscal Officer
Diane Gast
newbremen@nktelco.net
Village Administrator
Wayne York
nbadmin@nktelco.net
Outstanding in our field!
We know insurance!
Miller Insurance
Agency
10 N. Washington St.
New Bremen
Agents
Jeff Condon
Dan Condon
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419-629-2791 or 888-629-2791
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New Bremen
Village Council
Don Kuck
don@newbremeninsurance.com
Dennis Burnell
nbcards@nktelco.net
Craig Hoffman
go2mrcraig@gmail.com
John Schwartz
joan.schwartz@crown.com
Robert Parker
Jim Kronenberger
sews123@hotmail.com
New Bremen
Village Departments and Services
Fire Dept.
Chief Bob Kuck
nbfd@nktelco.net
419-629-3101
(non emergency)
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Emergency
Squad
NBEMS@nktelco.net
419-629-3837
P.O. Box 133
Police Dept.
Chief Mike Skinner
nbpolice@nktelco.net
419-629-3036
Fax # 419-629-3371
214 N. Washington St.
Electric Dept.
Supt. Matt Krieg
nbelectric@nktelco.net
419-629-2325
55 Streine Dr.
Water Dept.
Supt. Greg Dennings
nbwater@nktelco.net
419-629-3423
305 S. Herman St.
Wastewater
Department
Supt. Dave Goodwin
nbwwt@nktelco.net
419-629-2840
Fax # 419-629-2302
321R N. Walnut St.
Public Works
Department
nbpw@nktelco.net
419-629-2802
304 S. Herman St.
Parks Dept.
nbparks@nktelco.net
419-629-3563
304 S. Herman St.
Economic
Development
Director
Angela Hamberg
angela.hamberg@
newbremen.com
419-629-2447
Fax # 419-629-2302
214 N. Washington St.
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New Bremen
New Bremen Local Schools
New Bremen Elementary and
Middle School
202-210 S. Walnut St.
419-629-3244
New Bremen High School
901 E. Monroe St.
419-629-8606
www.bremen.k12.oh.us
Board of Education
Shelly Busse
419-977-2400
shelly.busse@newbremenschools.og
Doug Hall
419-953-9042
doug.hall@newbremenschools.org
Kami Fox
419-753-3189
kami.fox@newbremenschools.org
Tom Paul
419-629-2306
tom.paul@newbremenschools.org
Scott Bertke
419-629-3719
scott.bertke@newbremenschools.org
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Minster
Minster, Ohio
A great community
T
Dennis Kitzmiller
Mayor of Minster
he Village of Minster is in the southernmost part of
Auglaize County. The village was originally founded by Francis J. Stallo in 1832 as Stallostown.
The village changed its name to Minster in 1836, honoring the Roman Catholic region in Munster, Westphalia, the
origin of many of the settlers.
A cholera outbreak in 1849 killed a large portion of the
population just 13 years after it was founded. There is a
monument to those who died of the illness in St. Augustine’s
cemetery.
The village is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration. The German festival began in 1975 by the Jaycees (The
Minster Journeyman’s Club) and the Kiwanis (Minster Service Club) and attracts nearly 80,000 people to the village
over the course of the weekend. The festival features polka
music, traditional German food like bratwurst and sauerkraut, a beer-tray relay, and the Miss Oktoberfest and Little
Miss Oktoberfest pageants, complete with young ladies in
traditional Germany costume. There is also one of the most
attended 10Ks in the state on the Sunday of the festival.
The village of Minster also boasts one of the top school
districts in the state. Minster Local Schools has earned an
“Excellent” rating on the state report card for the past 10
years and in recent years has earned the “Excellent with Distinction” designation from the state.
The picturesque village is set just minutes from Lake Loramie State Park and offers recreation such as a community
swimming pool, bowling alley and a number of beautiful
parks. The Miami Erie Canal walking path also cuts through
Minster, providing ample recreation for residents and visitors.
www.minsteroh.com
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Minster
Elected and Appointed Officials
Mayor:
Village
Administrator
Dennis Kitzmiller
Fiscal Officer
John Stechschulte
Solicitor
James Hearn
Village Council
Paul Enneking
Craig Oldiges
Rick Schwartz
Steve Kitzmiller
Nicole Clune
Tom Herkenhoff
Donald Harrod
419-628-3497
Fax 419-628-1031
5 W. 4th St. P.O. Box 1
administration@minsteroh.com
Minster Local Schools
Minster Elementary School
50 E. 7th St.
419-628-4174
Minster Jr/Sr High School
100 E. 7th St.
419-628-2324
www.minster.k12.oh.us
Board of Education
President
Kurt Forsthoefel
419-628-4169
Vice President
Connie Meiring
419-628-4820
John Heitbrink
419-628-1091
Jeffry Monnin
419-628-4302
Katrina Nixon
419-628-3050
Minster
Village Departments and Services
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Electric
Department
Superintendent John Neuman
419-628-2850 ext. 107
Fax 419-628-4095
285 N. Ohio St. P.O. Box 1
Fire Dept.
Chief Dale Dues
419-628-4093
Fax 419-628-4194
61 S. Jefferson St. P.O. Box 24
Police Dept.
Chief Randy Houseworth
419-628-2378
Fax 419-628 4450
126 W. 4th St. P.O. Box 25
police@minsteroh.com
Parks and
Recreation Dept.
Director Ryan Geise
419-628-3404 ext. 107
Fax 419-628-4095
285 N. Ohio St. P.O. Box 1
Taking pride in helping
Municipal Pool
Water Department
419-628-2441
40 W. 7th St. P.O. Box 1
419-628-2850 ext. 104
Fax 419-628-1037
29 S. Hanover St. P.O. Box 1
Rescue Squad
President Travis Sudhoff
419-628-2001
Fax 419-628-3350
61 S. Jefferson St. P.O. Box 60
Wastewater
Treatment
Superintendent Daniel Haehn
419-628-2850
Street Department
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419-628-3404 ext. 109
Fax 419-628-4095
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New Knoxville
New Knoxville, Ohio
Our German Heritage
A
fter the Shawnee were removed from what
would later become Auglaize County, James Knox
Lytle purchased land in Washington Township. Lytle
plotted a village of 102 lots in 1835, calling it Knoxville to honor his mother’s family.
New Knoxville is home to a complex of sites on the
National Register for Historic Plces called “The Heritage Center Complex.” This complex consists of H.E.
Feldderjohann’s House, Doctor’s Office and Summer
Kitchen and is part of the Auglaize County Historical
Society and the New Knoxville Historical Society’s
tours.
Just outside the village is The Auglaize County
Neil Armstrong Airport which is an important part
of the community. It is located adjacent to the Village
of New Knoxville’s industrial park, can accommodate
all general aviation aircraft and provide a link for travelers and goods coming into the community from
around the world. The airport’s 5,650 foot runway is
suitable for all kinds of aircraft including corporate
jets. The airport is named after Neil Armstrong, the
first man on the moon, who grew up in nearby Wapakoneta.
www.newknoxville.com
Keith Leffel
Mayor of New Knoxville
New Knoxville
Elected and Appointed Officials
Mayor
Village Council
Keith Leffel
mayor@newknoxville.com
419-629-2220
President Mark Howe
Jeffrey Henschen
James Henschen
Robert Jaynes
Andrew Roettger
Jennifer Egbert
Fiscal Officer
Abgail Homan
fiscal.officer@newknoxville.com
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New Knoxville
Village Departments and Services
Fire Department
Chief Scott Schroer
101 S. Main St.
Police Department
Chief Eric Morris
419-753-2404
101 S. Main St.
Utility Department
Clerk Amanda Neidemire
utilityclerk@newknoxville.com
New Knoxville Schools
Board of Education
New Knoxville Schools
345 S. Main St.
P.O. Box 476
419-753-2431
www.nk.k12.oh.us
Phil Kuck
pkuck@nk.k12.oh.us
Shawn Egbert
segbert@nk.k12.oh.us
Brian Lammers
blammers@nk.k12.oh.us
Ryan Miltner
rmiltner@nk.k12.oh.us
Steve Frankenberg
sfrankenberg@nk.k12.oh.us
Cridersville
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Cridersville, Ohio
Small town America at its very best
T
Lorali Myers
Mayor of Cridersville
he Village of Cridersville was platted on April 17, 1856
when Ephraim and Polly Crider and their son Issac filed a map
of a new town to be called Cridersville. There were only 24 lots
on this first town map. They were all on Main Street and High
Street in the first block west of the railroad. The Dayton and
Michigan Railroad was built in 1858. It was the quickest way
to travel. The new railroad meant great success for the Crider’s
new town. Ephraim owned the first grain mill in the area. He
bought a steam-powered grist mill on the east edge of Cridersville in 1859. It was the place area farmers brought their grain
to be ground into meal flour.
In 1885 oil was discovered in Lima. Within two years Cridersville was in the middle of the largest oil boom in the world.
Thousands of workers came to drill hundreds of oil wells around
the Cridersville area. The town grew quickly.
On May 2, 1918 a young man was burning trash behind a
store on East Main Street. It was a very windy day and the fire
blew into a nearby barn. Soon the fire from the burning barn
blew onto the roofs of several stores on Main Street. The fire
spread from building to building until both sides of the street
were ablaze. Within three hours all the stores and homes in the
block were gone.
The town rebuilt and has since flourished. Major employers
include Otterbein Retirement Community, Cridersville Health
Care Center and Cridersville Elementary School.
www.villageofcridersville.com
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Cridersville
Elected and Appointed Officials
Mayor
Lorali Myers
info@villageofcrid
419-645-4212
Village
Council
John McDonald
419-645-5001
administrator@villageofcridersville.com
Council President Eric West
Stacey Myers Cook
Robert Conner
Rick Walls
Paul Lynch
Shirley Anderson
Village
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Cridersville
Village Departments and Services
Fire Department
Chief Rick Miller
100 E. Main St.
419-645-4000
fire@villageofcridersville.com
Village of
Cridersville
Village Hall
419-645-5959
info@villageofcridersville.com
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Police Department
Chief John D. Drake
110 W. Main St.
419-645-4111
police@villageofcridersville.com
Steve Myers Service, Inc.
World’s Largest TORO Wheel Horse Showroom
311 West Main Street
Cridersville, OH 45806
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Waynesfield
Waynesfield,
Ohio
Auglaize County’s
Best Kept Secret
W
aynesfield was founded on July 1, 1848
and was named after the United States Army
general and statesman from the 18th century, Anthony Wayne like many communities,
schools and cities throughout Michigan and Indiana, the region where he fought many of his
battles.
Waynesfield is located a short drive away
from Indian Lake, providing ample opportunity
for boating, camping and fishing.
Mike Ridenour
Mayor of Waynesfield
www.waynesfieldohio.com
Waynesfield
Elected and Appointed Officials
Mayor
Mike Ridenour
mridenour@waynesfieldohio.com
Town Council
Vicki Zimmerman
vzimme@waynesfieldohio.com
Dick Hardin
dhardi@waynesfieldohio.com
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Waynesfield-Goshen School District
Board of Education
Mark Chiles
chilesm@wgschools.org
David Pepple
peppled@wgschools.org
Tom Brookhart
brookhartt@wgschools.org
Jeff Schultz
schultzj@wgschools.org
Tadd Turner
turnert@wgschools.org
Rich Libby
rlibby@waynesfieldohio.com
Sharon Ewing
sewing@waynesfieldohio.com
Bill Motter
bmotter@waynesfieldohio.com
Waynesfield-Goshen School
500 N. Westminster St.
419-568-9100
www.wgschools.org
Glen Valenti
gvalen@waynesfieldohio.com
Your Hometown Agency,
in Business since 1945.
Auto – Home – Farm – Business – Life
www.blockagency.com
315 E. Wapakoneta St.
Waynesfield
419-568-4801
102 N. Wood St.
Wapakoneta
419-738-9365
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Buckland
Buckland, Ohio
B
Pride in our community
uckland was originally named Whitefeather and was founded in 1872. The Shawnee Indian Chief Na-Wa-Ba-She-Ka or White
Feather resided in the Indian town which was
located on both sides of the Auglaize River.
A north-south trail paralleled the river and
ran through an Indian field, considered old in
1832, which lay across the river from the present Buckland.
Buckland, platted in 1872, was originally
called Whitefeather because of the proximity to the Indian town. On May 14, 1891 the
name was changed to Buckland, honoring
General Buckland of Fremont. He was one of
the well-known promoters of the railroad.
Today Buckland is making improvements
to the village with a Community Development Block Grant from the county commissioners.
www.villageofbuckland.com
Dan Lambert
Mayor of Buckland
Buckland
Elected and Appointed Officials
Mayor
Fire Dept.
Dan Lambert
dan@ohiolink.net
Chief Todd Vorhees
Village Solicitor
James Hearn
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Street
Commissioner
Bob Gibson
Police Dept.
Chief Randy Trayer
Fiscal Officer
Kayla Guess
Village Council
Council President Lonnie John
Tim Detty
Cindy Sidey
Matt Pleiman
Rusty Jones
Judy Guess
Proud to be part of Auglaize County Since 1903
Buckland
Telephone
Company
Communications
419-657-2222
105 S. Main St.
Buckland
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Auglaize County
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Total Area: 252,000 acres
State & Federal Highways: 191 miles
County Roads: 352 miles
Township Roads: 320 miles
Covered & Historical bridges: 3
County Bridges: 352
National Register of
Historic Places
Auglaize County Courthouse (Wapakoneta)
Blume High School (Wapakoneta)
Julius Boesel House
(New Bremen/German Township)
Egypt Catholic Church and Recotry
(Jackson Township)
First Presbyterian Church of Wapakoneta
(Wapakoneta)
H.E. Feldderjohann House, Doctor’s Office and
Summer Kitchen (New Knoxville)
Ft. Amanda Site (Logan Township)
The Fountain Hotel (St. Marys)
Glynwood Catholic Church (Moulton Township)
Holy Rosary Catholic Church (St. Marys)
Miami-Erie Canal/Deep Cuty (Salem Township)
William Luellman House (New Bremen)
Minster Elementary School (Minster)
John H. Nicholas House (Wapakoneta)
Hugh T. Rinehart House (Union Township)
Round Barn (Goshen Township)
St. Augustine Catholic Church (Minster)
St. Johns Catholic Church (Fryburg)
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Wapakoneta)
Uniopolis Town Hall (Uniopolis)
Wapakoneta Commercial Historic District
(Wapakoneta)
Dr. Issac Elmer Williams House and Office
(St. Marys)
Charles Wintzer Building (Wapakoneta)
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Auglaize County Townships
Clay Township
Trustees:
David Emerson
937-596-6050
10962 S.R. 65 Wapakoneta
E. Keith Rohm
419-738-6948
20878 Gutman Rd. Wapakoneta
Jerry Shipp
937-596-6950
10941 Valley Rd. Wapakoneta
Fiscal Officer: Jim Metzger
419-236-8757
23412 Idle Rd. Wapakoneta
Zoning Inspector: Denny Thrush
419-568-7403
13192 Valley Rd. Wapakoneta
Meetings are the first Thursday of the
month
Duchoquet
Township
Trustees:
John Limbert
419-738-6962
15261 Middle Pike Wapakoneta
Bruce Rohrbacher
419-738-9350
16630 Seitz Rd. Wapakoneta
Dwight Steinke
419-738-6092
16926 Hengstler Rd. Wapakoneta
Fiscal Officer: Cathy Oen
419-738-8676
17301 Golden Bridge Rd. Wapakoneta
Zoning Inspector: Tom Doorley
419-738-8342
17455 Hengslter Rd. Wapakoneta
Meetings are the first Tuesday of the
month
German Township
Trustees:
Dave Albers
419-629-2532
06727 CR 66A New Bremen
Robert Heitkamp
419-629-7403
467 Canal St. New Bremen
Vernon Paul
419-629-3512
419 S. Canal St. New Bremen
Fiscal Officer: Karen Balster
419-629-3581
123 N. Man St. New Bremen
Zoning Inspector: Rodney Bertke
419-629-9407
05061 Lock Two Rd.
New Bremen
Meetings are the first Tuesday of the
month
Goshen Township
Trustees:
Gary Horn
419-568-4630
25173 US Rt. 33 Wapakoneta
Don Spangler
419-568-5212
28114 May Rd. Wapakoneta
Ed Spencer
419-568-5712
25605 Goshen Rd. Wapakoneta
Fiscal Officer: Jodi Hennon
419-568-4868
94 E. Market St. New Hampshire
Zoning Inspector: Kenneth Cummings
419-568-1762
27606 Buckland-Holden Rd.
Waynesfield
Meetings are the third Monday of the
month
Jackson Township
Trustees:
Carl Albers
419-628-2731
3299 Tri Township Rd. Minster
Jim Albers
419-628-2705
1864 SR 119 Minster
Ken Sommer
419-628-3183
3402 Sommer Rd. Minser
Fiscal Officer: Dave Doenges
419-628-3561
P.O. Box 94 Minster
Zoning Inspector: Dave Doenges
419-628-3561
47 N. Main St. Minster
Meetings are the first Tuesday of the
month
Logan Township
Trustees:
Dennis Krites
419-657-6629
11252 Zerkle Rd. Cridersville
David Krites
419-657-6983
20056 Main St. Wapakoneta
Anthony Lochard
419-657-6704
22758 Conant Rd. Spencerville
Fiscal Officer: Dean Place
419-657-6767
08533 National Rd. Wapakoneta
Zoning Inspector: Robert Gibson
419-657-2373
20389 Conant Rd. Wapakoneta
Meetings are first
Tuesday of the month
Moulton Township
Trustees:
William Doering
419-657-2126
11729 Main St. Rd. Wapakoneta
Dean Kentner
419-657-6926
08667 Doering Rd. Wapakoneta
Pat Schneider
419-657-4585
15290 Kettlersville Rd. Wapakoneta
Fiscal Officer: Larry Jones
419-738-7905
09280 Glynwood Rd. Wapakoneta
Zoning Inspector: Mike Benny
419-738-2763
1625 Springfield Court Wapakoneta
Meetings are second Tuesday of the
month
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Auglaize County Townships
Noble Township
Trustees:
Brian Cook
419-394-5882
6097 Koenig Rd. St. Marys
James Johns
419-394-5802
17414 CR 66A St. Marys
Greg Leffel
419-394-8819
15627 SR 66N St. Marys
Fiscal Officer: Steve Schamp
419-394-5106
05617 Lock 14 Rd. St. Marys
Zoning Inspector: Kyle Ankerman
419-394-4066
15279 CR 66A St. Marys
Meetings are the second Thursday of
the month
Pusheta Township
Trustees:
Jay Fisher
419-738-2533
17965 Wapak-Fisher Rd. Wapakoneta
John Kaeck
419-738-8542
14681 Fryburg Dr. Wapakoneta
Jim A. Schaub
419-738-7252
13179 Owl Creek Rd. Wapakoneta
Fiscal Officer: Jeff Zwiebel
419-738-5643
14002 Pusheta Rd. Wapakoneta
Zoning Inspector: Fritz Gerstner
419-738-8373
Santa Fe-New Knoxville Rd.
Wapakoneta
Meetings are the first Tuesday of the
month
Saint Marys
Township
Trustees:
Chad Elshoff
419-753-2533
05768 Southland Rd. New Knoxville
Allen Immwalle
419-753-8630
02378 Waesch Rd. St. Marys
Robert Wilker
419-629-2738
945 CR 66A New Bremen
Fiscal Officer: Ronald Sudman
419-394-6363
10307 Schroeder Rd. St. Marys
Zoning Inspector: Steven Schartz
419-394-8459
1961 SR 219 St. Marys
Meetings are the second and fourth
Tuesday of the month
Salem Township
Trustees:
Richard Seibert
419-647-6534
21674 St. Marys River Rd.
Spencerville
Gary Truesdale
419-647-4343
21830 Briggs Rd. Spencerville
Michael Vogel
419-394-4379
19272 Claus Rd. St. Marys
Fiscal Officer: Pat McMichael
419-657-6501
05863 SR 197 Wapakoneta
Zoning Inspector: Jack Miller
419-657-6619
05313 SR 197 Spencerville
Meetings are the first Monday of the
month
Union Township
Trustees:
Dale Miller
419-738-3652
18542 SR 67 Wapakoneta
Kelly Knutzen
937-538-8412
20694 Fairmount Rd. Wapakoneta
Steve Severt
419-738-8366
19288 Blank Pike Wapakoneta
Fiscal Officer: Cindy Bourne
419-302-3019
19128 Miller Rd. Wapakoneta
Zoning Inspector: Chuck Copeland
419-568-4863
17283 Boundry Rd. Wapakoneta
Meetings are the third Wednesday of
the month
Washington
Township
Trustees:
Lou Klopfenstein
419-753-2844
09630 Burr Oak Rd. New Knoxville
Steve Kuck
419-753-2937
08179 SR 219 New Knoxville
Fred Piehl
419-753-2144
09859 Kohler Rd. New Knoxville
Fiscal Officer: David Bambauer
419-753-2614
10631 Kettlersville Rd. New Knoxville
Zoning Inspector: Randy Kuck
419-753-2766
7166 Moulton Anlge Rd. New Knoxville
Meetings are the second Tuesday of the
month
Wayne Township
Trustees:
Charles Haggard
419-568-7373
16557 Pepple Rd. Waynesfield
Robert Spencer
419-568-2842
18374 Mayer Rd. Waynesfield
Kim Spencer
419-233-4056
18524 Grant Rd. Waynesfield
Fiscal Officer: Holly Turner
419-568-5748
P.O. Box 103 Waynesfield
Zoning Inspector: Kenneth Cummings
419-568-1762
27606 Buckland-Holden Rd.
Waynesfield
Meetings are the
second
Thursday of the month
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