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New COLA for seniors

November 17, 2011

With medical costs for American senior citizens eclipsing the average wage earner’s, two U.S. senators introduced a bill this week to have cost of living adjustments for Social Security benefits to more accurately reflect senior citizens expenses.
U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced Wednesday the introduction of their bill, the Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers Act, which would change the cost of living adjustments from an average wage earner in the United States to expenses incurred by senior citizens.

Jose takes the title of bee winner

November 17, 2011

A national spelling bee contestant took the crown once again at the Wapakoneta Middle School spelling bee.
Seventh-grader LeeAnn Jose competed against several students from the fifth, sixth and seventh grades on Wednesday afternoon at the Wapakoneta Middle School and again took home the first place title.
“It feels good, I guess,” LeeAnn Jose said after the competition in the auditorium. “Wait, no ‘I guess.’ It feels good.”
Jose did not win this without a fight, as sixth-grader Loren Hire met her word for word for several rounds.

Homestretch moves to new location

November 17, 2011

A downtown Wapakoneta business is moving to a Bellefontaine Street location to gain more room.
“We were out of room downtown,” Homestretch Inc. Manager Kim Baumer said this week as work began on the exterior of the former King Buffet location at 1030 Bellefontaine St. “We had been looking for quite a while.”
They inquired several years ago about the possibility of purchasing the building which they were able to purchase last week.

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