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September 15th, 2011
Two petitions questioned by the Ohio Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office are to remain on the Auglaize County ballot in November.
A 0.8-mill school renewal levy for permanent improvements in Minster schools and a liquor option for Sunday sales for Layla Inc., JTs, in the Kroger plaza in St. Marys, were reviewed by Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce upon the stateâ€™s request and he recommended they stay on the ballot.
For some, the mark of a Wapakoneta Redskin fan is easy to identify.
On some portion of the asphalt or concrete at a home or business, the familiar Wapakoneta logo, a â€śWâ€ť with an arrow through the capital letter, can be purchased to show a fanâ€™s support for the Redskins.
Convertibles used to transport the Wapakoneta High School court around the football field in the past are being replaced by golf carts.
â€śIn the past, the homecoming court has paraded around the track in convertible cars to kick off the homecoming ceremonies,â€ť said teacher Julie Courter, who advises Student Senate, which organizes homecoming. â€śThis year, the court will participate in the parade using golf carts.â€ť
Auglaize County Health Department officials are considering increases to food service license fees.
Environmental Health Director Curt Anderson distributed charts of Auglaize Countyâ€™s current fees and those of 22 health department in the stateâ€™s northwest district to Auglaize County Health Board members during Tuesdayâ€™s meeting to compare and review during the next month as they prepare to hear proposals for fee increases locally.
ST. MARYS â€” Seventy-two people walked into Easy Campground in St. Marys with an equal shot of walking away with $10,000 as part of a promotion hosted by two area newspapers.
The Evening Leader, of St. Marys, and the Wapakoneta Daily News crowned the winner of the Dash for the Cash promotion Tuesday night. One-by-one, 72 participants walked across the stage until there was only one left standing. In the end, New Bremen resident Jon Wente walked away with the cash and a smile.
A U.S. Congressman says he plans to introduce a bill that would help school districts across the state keep up with renovation and maintenance projects.
The Fix Americaâ€™s Schools Today (FAST) Act, to be introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, would provide financial assistance to help cover a multitude of projects for districts across the nation. Under a proposal included in President Barack Oba-maâ€™s American Jobs Act, Brown said Ohio could net approximately $986 billion for projects, which could support more than 12,000 jobs.
A new man is in charge of the Wapakoneta Electric Department and he hopes to be a positive influence.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz announced Monday longtime employee Donnie Schnarre as the new Electric Department superintendent, replacing Bill Lambert, who retired Aug. 31 after 32 years with the department. The mayor made the announcement during Mondayâ€™s Wapakoneta City Council meeting.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members opened Mondayâ€™s school board meeting with a moment of silence in honor of a school employee.
Deb Boday, who had been employed with the school district for 26 years as a bus driver, died early Monday morning at Lima Memorial Health System.
Board members collectively agreed that their hearts went out to Bodayâ€™s family.
â€śShe was very involved with the community and the school,â€ť Superintendent Joanne Kerekes said. â€śShe will be missed.â€ť
Wapakoneta city leaders learned Monday a city street project set for 2013 received an additional $560,000 to enhance the roadwayâ€™s look and appeal.
Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains told Wapakoneta City Council members the city received a $559,680 Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for a streetscape project. This is the second grant the city has received from ODOT for the project. They earlier received a $1.34 million for the estimated $2.5 million street reconstruction project.
Approximately 350 people from Wapakoneta and the surrounding area turned out at the Wapakoneta Fire Station Sunday for a memorial service to remember the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2011.
â€śI was very pleased with the turnout,â€ť Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said. â€śFor us, it wasnâ€™t going to matter what the turnout was going to be because it was something we thought needed to be done.
â€śHowever, we were glad the community turned out in support of the event,â€ť he said. â€śIt was a show of patriotism.â€ť