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Loan for bridges: Engineer seeks funds to replace structures

February 15, 2013

For the first time in 30 years, the Auglaize County engineer is taking out a loan for bridge replacement projects.
“I’m not comfortable with taking a loan out for the first time, but in this case I have to,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said. “I don’t want to create debt for the county or the next engineer, but it adds up to me needing to move forward with this.”
The loan from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) is for $176,000, to be combined with a county match of $44,000. Interest on the 20-year loan is zero percent and it would be repaid at less than $9,000 annually.

Room with a view

February 15, 2013

Three young girls and two cats were the inspiration for a painted mural placed in the upper level of a local downtown shop.
Thrifty Treasures, 117 W. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, has a special touch in the windows above their shop thanks to students in the Wapakoneta High School Art Club.
This project was arranged through the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP), as they worked with Thrifty Treasures owners Donna Parsons and her sister, Lisa Schott.

Helping 'Honor' veterans

February 15, 2013

The nephew of a couple who devoted their lives to the U.S. military plans to help veterans living in Auglaize County travel to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II Memorial.
Tom Stinebaugh, the nephew of Lt. Col. Marie Bilyj and Col. Steve Bilyj, is offering to help veterans get into contact with Honor Flight organizers in Findlay to ensure they get the chance to visit the World War II Memorial.

Edward Hut, 65

February 15, 2013

Edward J. “John” Hut, 65, of Wapakoneta and Ft. Myers, Fla., died at 1:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, in Lima, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born July 17, 1947, in Wapakoneta, to Pearl (Hale) and Phillip Hut, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 30, 1973, he married Andrea Ryan, and she survives in Wapakoneta.

Paul Schumacher, 74

February 15, 2013

Paul L. Schumacher, 74, 07947 Southland Road, New Knoxville, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Golden Living Center.
He was born Sept. 22, 1938, in New Weston, the son of Gertrude (Guggenbiller) and Oscar Schumacher. On Oct. 20, 1962, he married Janice Schrolucke, and she survives at the residence.

Oliver Hershberger, infant

February 15, 2013

Oliver Andrew Hershberger, infant son of Trena (Argabright) and Andrew Hershberger, of Sidney, was stillborn at 10:04 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
In addition to his parents, Oliver is survived by a brother, Owen Hershberger (age 5), at home; maternal grandparents Carol Argabright, of Sidney, and Talford Argabright, of Jackson Center; paternal grandparents Milly and Tim Hershberger, of Wapakoneta; and great-grandparents Rowena and Lowell and Mohler, of Sidney.

Donald Ruble, 71

February 15, 2013

Donald Eugene Ruble, 71, of Belle Center, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
He was born Jan. 27, 1942, in Belle Center, the son of the late Geraldine (Royer) and Alpha Ruble. On Dec. 31, 1960, he married the former Essie F. Butler, and she survives.

Redskins have offensive explosion to beat Shawnee

February 15, 2013

 

Dialing long-distance, shooting from downtown, raining 3s.

The Wapakoneta Redskins used the trifecta to create some early distance from the Shawnee Indians, but they could not shake their Western Buckeye League neighbor because they, too, were hitting bombs.

Both teams combined for 19 3-pointers in the contest with Wapak hitting 10, led by junior guard Sara Warner with four but nearly the whole team got involved. Shawnee snapped the twine nine times with two girls each hitting three.

Recommendations for Tdap vaccine change

February 15, 2013

The recommended administration of a vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, has changed for 2013.

Auglaize County Health Department Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said the new recommendations for when Tdap should be administered is a “big change.”

The changes include a recommendation that the vaccine be administered to pregnant women during each pregnancy between 27 and 36 weeks gestation, regardless of the number of years it has been since the expectant mother last received the vaccine.

Income tax moves closer

February 15, 2013

BUCKLAND — Buckland Village Council members heard the second reading Thursday of an ordinance to institute a 1 percent income tax on village residents.

Councilors began looking into the possibility of instituting the 1 percent income tax in November after voters defeated a 2.6-mill property tax levy on the November general election ballot. The levy was expected to generate approximately $20,000 annually.

The income tax ordinance will provide zero tax credit for people working in Buckland and living out of town.

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