Archive - Oct 31, 2013
Nativity scenes bless one table. Angels adorn another table. Different types of Christmas candles and wreaths are situated on other tables.
Nearly two weeks prior to the storeâ€™s opening, people checked the locked door to see if they could enter and peered through the windows to get a glimpse of the items going up for sale.
What they would see is an array of goods collected throughout the year.
â€śThat first day they stand in line outside to get in,â€ť Mercy Unlimited Volunteer Services Coordinator Charlene Smith said. â€śIt is like the day after Thanksgiving at the mall.â€ť
A $160,000 grant is to be used to install 4,600 feet of guardrail along county roadways.
The federal gasoling tax grant filtered through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is considered a safety project, requiring no matching funds.
â€śApproximately half of this will replace existing rail that is in excess of 30 years old, with many rotten wood posts, at the wrong height, and doesnâ€™t have a secondary steel backup member that is a standard for rail installations today,â€ť Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said.
In the contested race for Wapakoneta City Councilâ€™s three councilors-at-large seats, the four candidates laid out their decision-making process from relying on research to depending on experience, as well as their talents in consensus building or having the fortitude to make a decision based on their character.
The candidates for councilor-at-large â€” Rachel Barber, Tom Finkelmeier Jr., Randy Fisher and Dan Graf â€” addressed approximately 30 people Wednesday gathered at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.
The two teams in Friday’s matchup are heading in opposite directions.
The Wapakoneta Redskins (8-1) have won seven consecutive games, have unofficially clinched a playoff berth and are virtually scoring at will.
The Shawnee Indians (2-7) have lost six straight games, have two wins against opponents with zero wins and are struggling to score points.
The two teams will meet Friday in Lima in the 2013 regular season finale for the varsity football year, in the ninth and final Western Buckeye League game.