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September 10th, 2014

County solid waste coordinator retires

September 10, 2014

Auglaize County Solid Waste District Coordinator Dave Reichelderfer announced he will retire at the end of the year, saying it is “just the right time.”

“I talked to people who had retired and asked them how they decided when to retire, and they said ‘you’ll just know when the time comes,’ so I think that time is here for me,” Reichelderfer said. “It’s time to try something different and let someone else take over.”

Health board mulls vaccine requirements

September 10, 2014

Approving the new policy and protocols for the Zostavax shingles vaccine was a main point of discussion Tuesday morning during the Auglaize County Health Department’s Board of Health meeting.

Director of Nursing Cindy Jones explained the recent changes for the policy on administration of the shingles vaccine.

Fisher eyes boosting online presence

September 10, 2014

In his first board of health meeting as the new health commissioner, Oliver Fisher approached the board with some new ideas regarding the functionality of the department’s website and the idea of adding social media as a tool.

Fisher began by comparing the current Auglaize County Health Department website with other health department websites in the area.

September 9th

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6
In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.

Electric bills going up

September 9, 2014

Electric consumers in Wapakoneta will see an increase in their electric bills.

City council passed an ordinance Monday night authorizing the city to pass along the state-mandated kilowatt-hour tax on to consumers.

First-Ward Councilman James Neumeier voiced the only no vote. Neumeier had stated at previous council meetings that passing the tax on to consumers took away any advantage consumers within the city limits had over those outside the city.

Rotary takes ALS challenge

September 9, 2014

Each with their own bucket of ice water, members of the Rotary Club of Wapakoneta lined up in front of the Rotary Gazebo in Harmon Park to perform the “ALS Challenge” in Wapakoneta.

“It’s been something that’s been going on around the world,” Rotary Club Comunity Service Chair Larry Jones said. “You can see it on the Internet — all over the place. It’s a pretty ingenious way of making money, if you think about it.”

W-G board nixes arming workers

September 9, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education voted against authorizing employees to carry firearms on school grounds Monday night and will continue to “explore other options” regarding school safety, Superintendent Chris Pfister said.

Village mulls dog issue

September 9, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — After several recent events regarding aggressive dogs, Auglaize County Dog Warden, Russ Bailey, attended the Cridersville Village Council meeting Monday to help address questions from council members and residents.

Toward the beginning of the meeting Mayor Lorali Myers explained the dog warden was asked to attend the meeting to help shed explain different options the village has regarding adopting a new ordinance to try to address current problems with local dogs.

September 8th

Two dead following I-75 crash

September 8, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Two people died from injuries suffered in a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 75 near Cridersville Friday night.

According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 9 p.m., John Strachan, 41, of Dayton, was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on I-75 with a passenger, Helen Coleman, 47, of Dayton. Strachan was in the left lane with a group of approximately 20 other motorcycles. Several of the motorcycles lost control for an unknown reason.

Mowers meet to help others

September 8, 2014

The Auglaize County Fairgrounds’ grandstand was full of life Saturday afternoon as the K & R Mower Derby occupied the arena.

Drivers of all ages competed on mowers of all shapes, sizes and colors, all to benefit local charities.

Jeremy Resor, one of the founders of the K & R Mower Derby said it all started with a group of guys at the farm where he and Chad Kantner lived, and as the event grew in popularity it moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall on Dixie Highway, and now to its new home, the fairgrounds.

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