Archive - 2014
Black Friday — which has stretched into Thanksgiving Day — is a day of customers quickly finishing their Thanksgiving meal and enduring the cold and brisk conditions to be the first in line outside of stores such as Walmart, Kohl’s and Kmart.
Customers will do anything to get a great deal for loved ones, or themselves, for the holidays such as an Xbox One game console, a 60-inch HD television or sales on expensive clothing.
November is National Hospice Month and Community Health Professionals wants to get the word out about hospice care while hoping to deviate from a label associated with it for quite some time.
The common idea regarding someone going into hospice care is as soon as a patient is admitted, that person is going to pass away soon.
It’s not a matter of if a person will pass in hospice care, but when.
In a recent meeting with the county commissioners, Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson proposed a budget for 2015 that will be nearly 15 percent lower than his current budget.
Next year’s budget shrunk mainly because of a 92 percent decrease in the EMA’s equipment line item, which went from $25,000 in 2014 to a proposed $2,000 in 2015.
SIDNEY — Two lost fumbles by the Wapakoneta Redskins doomed their chance of unseating the Trotwood-Madison Rams.
Losing the opportunity to score, the Redskins defense could not make enough stops to survive the Rams in the Division III, Region 10 championship, as Trotwood-Madison prevailed in a 34-28 four overtime thriller Friday in high school football action at Sidney Memorial Stadium.
Joyce Murphy has lived a long life. From a wife of more than 40 years with a family business, to a woman who was admitted to hospice care and now resides at Wapakoneta Manor.
The common consensus when someone is admitted to hospice care is a person is going to pass away in a matter of months, maybe days or weeks, but not for Murphy, who was in hospice care for five months. She is the exception.
Ever since he was a young child, Wapakoneta High School senior Hayden Metzger has always loved math.
“I’ve always understood math better than a lot of other subjects,” Metzger said. “There was just something about it that really hit home with me. From the start I could do it easily and as I grew older it stuck with me.
“I just always really enjoyed math.”
The five stylists at Mirror Image Hair Salon are almost completely settled in their new home after moving into it three weeks ago.
The salon moved to its new location at 801 Middle St. from 2 S. Seltzer St., where it had been for more than eight years. Prompting the decision to move was the need for more space.
The Auglaize County Solid Waste District will purchase two new vehicles in 2015, director Dave Reichelderfer said in a recent budget meeting with the county commissioners.
Auglaize County is giving municipalities within the county the opportunity to create a database of its infrastructure through an app.
It was a beginning.
The Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee got down to work Thursday afternoon by discussing items they will need and trying to pin down how often they will have to meet to get a budget through in a timely manner.
Finance Committee Chair and Third Ward Councilwoman Bonnie Wurst said she was a little concerned that the budget is tighter than expected due to a reduction in income tax.