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The best online tax resources

January 17, 2014

The online consensus for do-it-yourself online tax software for the 2013 tax season is narrowed down to five products.

TurboTax, TaxACT, H&R Block, TaxSlayer and eSmart Tax round out the top five in a couple of different online reviews. One coming from, a site for technology consumers that offers top ten reviews on multiple products; another coming from Andrew Poulos, an online tax software expert who writes for, a startup company whose goal is to help users make the right and best decisions when purchasing products.

Tax changes and trends

January 17, 2014

Tax season is here once again, and with it comes changes that could affect the way people file their taxes.
The IRS originally intended to begin processing individual tax returns on Jan. 21, but the government shutdown in October forced the date to be moved to Jan. 31. The IRS will begin accepting and processing income tax returns on this date, and employers have been notified that this is the last day to get W-2 information to employees.

A taxpayer's struggle

January 17, 2014

'Tis the season — for filing taxes. While some taxpayers have been preparing for that April deadline since last year, others may continue to wait for a tax-inspired revelation to begin collecting their forms and data.
Certified Public Accountant Ron Kremer, assistant professor of accounting at Wright State University Lake Campus, said he understands taxpayers frustrations with tax filing, particularly with the Federal Income Tax.

Elinor Koch

January 17, 2014

Elinor J. Koch

Elinor J. Koch, age 94 of Cridersville, died at 10:12 a.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Shawnee Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 9, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late William and Elsie Meder Klein. On March 26, 1938 she married William J. Koch who died March 2, 1993.

Harold E. Emrick, 94

January 17, 2014

Harold E. Emrick, 94, of Cridersville, died at 10:50 a.m., Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.  He was born on Feb. 26, 1919, in Wayne Township, to Orion L. and Vera Opal Feikert Emrick. He married Hazel P. Whitaker on Feb. 16, 1973 and she survives in Cridersville.

Mr. Emrick was a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church. He had been a farmer, drove a rural route paper delivery for The Wapakoneta Daily News for 15 years and retired from Fisher Cheese where he had been a supervisor.

Jerome F. “Jerry” Zink, 79

January 17, 2014

Jerome F. “Jerry” Zink, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:25 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born on Sept. 5, 1934, in Duchouquet Township., Auglaize County, the son of Adolph and Anna (Bustetter) Zink, who preceded him in death.

Wapakoneta's Sutton breaks 2nd record in 6 days

January 17, 2014

From staff reports

For the second time within a week, Wapakoneta Redskins sophomore Charlie Sutton set a school record.

His second new record came Thursday in the 500-yard freestyle race, as Sutton’s time of 5 minutes, 3.35 seconds shattered the previous record of 5:08.49 set by Royce Kantner.

Sutton broke another Kantner record, the 200 free, on Saturday in Celina.

Wapakoneta's Mya Hager sets new school record

January 17, 2014

From staff reports

Mya Hager will have another three-plus seasons to break the school record she broke Thursday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins freshman set a new mark in the 100-yard breaststroke.

With a time of 1 minute, 12.79 seconds, Hager topped the previous mark of 1:13.40 set by Kimi Kentner in 2010.

Her new school record was set in Wapakoneta’s sweep of the St. Marys Roughriders and the Coldwater Cavaliers in a home tri-meet during girls high school swimming competition Thursday.

Tab donations help others

January 17, 2014

Two students at Wapakoneta Elementary School found out what it’s like to be principal and vice principal for a day.

First-grader Sam Mosler and fourth-grader Jillian Price were randomly selected to shadow Principal Mark Selvaggio and Vice Principal Carrie Knoch on Thursday as a reward for buying 25 cent tickets.

The students helped make the morning announcements, tried some new cafeteria food, helped create a powerpoint presentation, visited classrooms and even helped teach a class.

Possible pertussis reported

January 17, 2014

Auglaize County Health Department Director of Nursing, Cindy Jones, received word of a probable pertussis case Monday involving a four -month-old baby.

“I really commend this medical care provider on even testing this little one, and I’m so glad that they did,” Jones said. “The child presented with only a history of a three day cough.”

In her health care professionals newsletter she is going to encourage people to look for, test for and report any possible pertussis cases.


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