Extending a middle class tax break would put more than $1,000 in the average American family‚Äôs pockets for the next year and should help to continue to fuel a U.S. economic recovery, a U.S. Congressman says. The proposed legislation also would help small business owners with payroll taxes.
The biggest battle in Congress will be offsetting the cuts by raising taxes on those making more than $1 million per year. The act would tax income in excess of $1 million by an additional 3.25 percent.
An international renewable energy company is considering Auglaize County as a site for a wind farm.
U.S. Mainstream Renewable Power Inc. has completed preliminary studies for a proposed 100-megawatt project in portions of Duchouquet, Logan and Moulton townships, said Greg Myers, president of the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council.
‚ÄúThe company plans to continue to conduct in depth analysis throughout 2012 to further determine the wind speeds and the overall feasibility for the development of a wind generation project,‚ÄĚ Myers said.
Before Christmas, at least one possible source of an irritating odor is expected to be eradicated at Cridersville Elementary School.
Crews are working this week to put sealer down on floors in affected rooms where carpet had been laid.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs designed to seal in any off-gasing odors coming from the concrete,‚ÄĚ Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.
He said with the carpet and adhesive in several rooms, including the music room, office and library, the smell seems to have disappeared.
Patricia R. ‚ÄúPat‚ÄĚ Wagner, 80, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:53 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at St. Rita‚Äôs Medical Center in Lima.
Franklin R. Rostorfer, 76, of rural Wapakoneta, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Michael Dean Alge, 58, of Brighton, Mich., and formerly of St. Marys, died at 3:27 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.
He was born Aug. 19, 1953, in Bluffton, the son of Doris Riegle and Jack Alge. On March 31, 1976, in St. Marys, he married Diana Lynn Hawkey, who survives.
Also surviving is a son, Ryan Michael Alge, of Columbus, and two daughters, Amanda Lynn Bales, of Beavercreek, and Christina Sue Alge, of Brighton, Mich.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys.
L. G. ‚ÄúSonny‚ÄĚ Carmean, 87, 14888 Ohio 66 North, St. Marys, died at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Golden Living Center ‚Äď Valley in St. Marys.
He was born September 24, 1924, in St. Marys, to Cina (Bowman) and Stephen Carmean. On April 10, 1948, in Wapakoneta, he married Evelyn Clara Koenig, who died August 30, 2003.
Surviving is a son, Terry Carmean, of St. Marys; and a daughter, Diane (David) Blackburn, of Wapakoneta.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Carmean; and a daughter Christine Marie Woods.
Debra Sue ‚ÄúDebi" Richeson, 58, of Spencerville, died at 8:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at St. Rita‚Äôs Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Dec. 8, 1952, in Lima, the daughter of M. Joan Gossard and John I. Boyer. On Dec. 26, 1971, she married Aaron Gregory Richeson who survives.
Also surviving is a son, Kevin Gregory Richeson, of Spencerville; and three daughters, Jennifer Sue Richeson, of Hilliard, Melissa Erin Richeson, of Columbus, and Kymm Leigh-Ann Richeson, of Columbus.
James F. Romaker, 64, of Lima, died at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at St. Rita‚Äôs Medical Center in Lima.
He was born May 24, 1947, in Columbus, to Katherine June ‚ÄėKate‚Äô Bonfiglio and James Richard Romaker, his mother survives in Lima and his father preceded him in death. On Oct. 5, 1974, he married Barbara Ann Woolf and she survives in Lima.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys and girls bowling teams are off to matching 2-0 starts after posting wins Saturday at Community Lanes in Minster.
The boys team rolled to a 2,723-2,193 over Marion Local.
Zach Miller bowled a high round of 213 for the Redskins, the fifth-best round of the day in the 16-team event.
Chandler Kaeck turned in a 204. And Luke Manger notched a 186.
The Versailles Tigers are in first place in the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference standings with a 2-0 record and a 971 team average. Wapak is second with a 956 team average.