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March 20th, 2014
A quarter auction benefiting a Wapakoneta family and baby with medical needs will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at The Palazzo, 309 South Main St. in Botkins.
Baby Elizabeth Klopfenstein, who has a condition that will require surgery later this year, has endured countless complications and doctor visits. The auction is to help support her and her family’s needs.
At a parent advisory meeting Tuesday night, Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Chris Pfister announced that the administration will be releasing a survey asking parents if they support having a well-trained employee carrying a firearm in the building during school hours.
The district has not yet written the survey, but Pfister said the questions would be structured to provide parents and other community members with sufficient information to make a decision.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Insititute debuted their mobile mammography unit in May of 2009, which is also known as the James. The James Mobile Mammography Program is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
The mobile unit is the first in central Ohio to offer 100 percent digital X-ray capabilities, and travels to area businesses who want to offer mammography screenings to their employees over the age of 40.
This Saturday, the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) is hosting an informational meeting regarding the Facade Improvement Program.
The meeting will start at 9 a.m. at the Eagles building located at 25 E. Auglaize St. and breakfast will be available for purchase for those interested.
Chairman of the Façade Improvement Program, Sue Siesel said the primary focus of the program is to maintain some of the qualities downtown Wapakoneta has to offer.
In the face of a pandemic, how prepared is Auglaize County? That is the topic of conversation between county health, law and safety agencies as they anticipate an upcoming Northwestern Ohio widespread disease, mass fatality exercise.
“We put together a planning committee to design the exercise,” Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said about the health departments and hospitals in the 18-county region.
The planning began in November 2013.
State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) and State Senator Cliff Hite (R-Findlay) spoke about the benefits of Senate Bill 150 yesterday at the monthly Auglaize County Ag Breakfast.
The bill, which is jointly sponsored by Hite and Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina), was designed to address agricultural nutrient runoff into Ohio waterways and algae problems in Grand Lake St. Marys and Lake Erie.
In response to an especially harsh winter, the Ohio House and Senate approved House Bill 416 last week, which provides four additional calamity days for Ohio schools to use during the 2013-14 school year.
The legislation, initially sponsored by Representatives Tony Burkley (R-Paulding) and Brian Hill (R-Zanesville), will expand the number of allowable calamity days — days that do not need to be made up — provided the school first makes up four days from its previously approved contingency plan.
The Wapakoneta City Council met Monday night and bowling was on the agenda.
The Village of Buckland is in the beginning of installing sewer lines.
The Village Council met Thursday to discuss a letter being sent to residents concerning the new line.
The village received approximately $1.5 million in grants, plus another $1 million grant to help low-income property owners cut into the new system.
A meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Buckland Community Center to discuss how low-income families can use the grant. Residents must apply to be considered for the grant.
RHINE — Dresses made from pillowcases were created this past weekend by local seamstresses with one common goal — clothing the needy overseas.
The Sew-A-Thon was sponsored by the Social Justice Commission of the Petersburg Parishes, including Botkins Immaculate Conception, Wapakoneta St. Joseph and Rhine St. Lawrence.
“We’re trying to promote equality among our county and other counties,” Member Beth Boerger said.