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April 16th, 2014

County recognizes dispatchers

April 16, 2014

Whether a car accident, a burglary or an act of violence, the first to respond in any emergency situation is someone hidden from the public’s eye.

Auglaize County dispatchers were recognized by the county commissioners as part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. A resolution stating that their work is “vital to the interest of the community” was signed at the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

New moon sculptures set to debut May 3

April 16, 2014

The second installment in the Wink at the Moon sculpture series by Ohio artist Jay Risner will make its debut on Saturday, May 3, at the Casa Chic Derby Day Wine Tasting at Marley’s Downtown Ballroom.

According to Judie Presar, president of the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership, Casa Chic’s relationship with Risner began because some of his other sculptures were already being sold at the store.

April 15th

Jordan speaks at chamber forum

April 15, 2014

Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, discussed health care, education and working with Democrats during a roundtable discussion held for Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce members at the Eagles Ballroom on Monday.

During the discussion, Jordan spoke extensively about health care reform, saying the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the biggest impediment to growing businesses.

“With each passing day we find out more and more how bad this thing is,” Jordan said. “It’s a complete mess and we need a whole different approach on health care policy.”

Alleged cameras really sensors

April 15, 2014

And now the truth is known.

Those alleged cameras atop the new traffic signals at the intersection of Bellefontaine, Wood and Pearl streets are really sensors.

Amid the controversy over red light cameras in Ohio and other states, it was originally thought that the new devices that appeared over the weekend we’re designed to catch and automatically ticket speeders and/or stoplight violators.

The devices, which could easily be mistaken for cameras, are far more high-tech than that it turns out.
They monitor traffic flow.

Village will back Issue 1

April 15, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — New business at the Village of Cridersville’s monthly meeting was discussed regarding two resolutions Monday night.

Village Administrator Jarid Kohlrieser presented resolution 2234 pertaining to the Ohio Public Works Commission Issue 1 grant for the village.

April 14th

Barricade’s fate up to city

April 14, 2014

The city of Wapakoneta is trying to decide what it wants to do with a brick structure that was constructed in the parking lot of Image Master’s Print and Copy Center on 126 E. Auglaize St. during the East Auglaize Street Project, which was completed in 2013.

The structure covers up the base of an old sign post that was taken down years ago after a company went out of business.

Auglaize Acres hosts volunteer banquet

April 14, 2014

Auglaize Acres hosted its annual volunteer banquet last week in honor of the individuals who dedicate their time and effort to improving each resident’s quality of life.

“Volunteers Put Spring in Our Step” was the theme for the luncheon planned in time for National Volunteer Week.

Approximately 70 people volunteer at Auglaize Acres, whether that means coming in once a year for a large activity or visiting on a weekly basis, Activity Director Kristina Martin said.

April 11th

Roads in, rails in, studies done, ... Ready!

April 11, 2014

Under the tagline “Roads, Rail, Ready,” the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council has spent the last several years preparing a 476-acre parcel of land to become an Ohio Certified Job Ready Site that will allow companies to build factories on the property known as the West Central Ohio Industrial Center (WCOIC). 

To do this, the council needed to perform all the necessary analytics and create an infrastructure that was conducive to industrial capacity. 

Working as a region

April 11, 2014

When it comes to attracting businesses to Western Ohio, local economic development leaders understand it is up to the  combined force of a like-minded region, not only individual cities and counties.

Shovel-ready, job ready

April 11, 2014

Along I-75 and County Road 25A sits a 476-acre parcel of land which can be subdivided into shovel ready sites ranging from 40 to 400 acre plots.

This large piece of land is a Ohio Certified Job Ready Site (JRS), which means the land is ready to be built on by any interested industrial companies. The area is known as the West Central Ohio Industrial Center (WCOIC).

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