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April 12th, 2012

Suitehearts laughs: Wapak Theatre Guild preparing for play

April 12, 2012

Comedy will be in the air this weekend and the next as the Wapakoneta Theatre Guild performs their production of “Suitehearts.”

In this PG-13 play, two married couples —  a newlywed couple and an older couple that has been married for years — have been booked into the same suite in New York hotel, and neither will give up their suite.

“It’s pure comedy,” Wapakoneta Theatre Guild Director Scott Bowman said. “It’s nothing but laughing.”

Transfer maintains school fund

April 12, 2012

The amount of money annually transferred from the Income Tax Permanent Improvement Fund to a maintenance fund within Wapakoneta City Schools is being increased.

Wapakoneta City Schools Treasurer Susan Rinehart said the increase, which was approved during a regular meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education, would be from $158,424 to $208,000.

She said the recommendation to make the change was hers and is one of the ways she is trying to get things in place prior to her planned retirement in August 2013.

Auction benefits Buckland FD

April 12, 2012

In an effort to support the men serving their community, the Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting a quarter auction Saturday to benefit the department.

“The Buckland Volunteer Fire Department is a private entity and relies on fundraisers to raise money to insure the department can operate with the best equipment possible,” Buckland Volunteer Fire Auxiliary Vice President Rachel Winkler said.

The auction is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the fire department in downtown Buckland. Doors open at 5 p.m.

April 11th

‘At a crossroads’: Apollo superintendent explains center’s needs

April 11, 2012

Considering their options, Apollo Career Center administrators are planning a community forum this week to discuss future funding and renovation options.

Apollo Superintendent Judy Wells addressed Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members Tuesday to explain the needs of the career and technical education center.

Contract cuts money for C’ville

April 11, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — The Cridersville fire chief brought up a new proposed fire contract by a neighboring community.

Fire Chief Ron Mertz informed Criderville Village Council members Monday that Shawnee Township trustees want to cut the amount they pay on a service contract with the village.

Typically, the two government entities sign a three-year contract with Shawnee Township paying $17,000 per year for Cridersville’s fire and rescue service to the township.

County’s health remains steady, according to survey

April 11, 2012

Auglaize County remains the 10th healthiest county in the state, according to a national survey published recently by the University of Wisconsin.

“County Health Rankings and Roadmaps — A Healthier Nation, County by County” is in its third year of taking a closer look at the health of counties across the country with the end goal being to pinpoint areas communities can work toward improving.

April 10th

Sidewalks underway: Cridersville state project almost completed

April 10, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — New sidewalks are estimated to be in place and completed within the next week or two in Cridersville, the mayor says.

Crews are working on installing sidewalks in Cridersville to connect Main Street to the new Cridersville Elementary School on Reichelderfer Road.

“Work is happening on the west side of Carlisle Street and the east side of Reichelderfer Road,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said.

Myers noted she is pleased the project is almost complete, in time for the spring and upcoming walking season.

Honoring those who served

April 10, 2012

It’s for those who are serving. It’s for those who served and came home. It’s for those who have the scars of war. It’s for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Wapakoneta resident and Vietnam War veteran Ralph Reynolds is raising funds to erect an 8-foot tall, 3-foot wide, 12-inch thick marble monument for the entrance at Veterans Memorial Park. The memorial would honor the soldiers who fought during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Radical change in daily schedule stirs local board

April 10, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members discussed making a radical change to its schedule during Monday’s meeting.

April 9th

Closer tab on budget: Council discusses new way to give dept. reports

April 9, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — An area councilor gave insight on an idea that went over well with the rest of his colleagues.

Cridersville Village Council members recently discussed an idea that should  allow them to keep a closer tab on expenditures in the village.

Councilor Tony Zuppardo recommended department directors for the village, including those overseeing the fire, police and water departments, should give a monthly report on what kind of call load there was for that month, how many hours of overtime were worked and why it was needed.

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