Archive - Nov 25, 2011 - News Article
A shopper in Los Angeles pepper-sprayed her competition for an Xbox and scuffles broke out elsewhere around the United States as bargain-hunters crowded malls and big-box stores in an earlier-than-usual start to the madness known as Black Friday.
For the first time, chains such as Target, Best Buy and Kohlâ€™s opened their doors at midnight on the most anticipated shopping day of the year. Toys R Us opened for the second straight year on Thanksgiving itself. And some shoppers arrived with sharp elbows.
Local residents can join Charles Dickens in his study as history, humor and holiday come to life as he tells the story of â€śA Christmas Carol.â€ť
Scrooge and all the characters of Charles Dickensâ€™ holiday story will take the stage for the final show of the season at Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in â€śThe Night Before Christmas Carol,â€ť a special take on the classic Christmas story written by Dickens in 1843.
For those wanting to support Wapakoneta City Schools, they need only to purchase groceries at Kroger with a special card.
To start, those interested purchase a gift card from the school district for $1. Money can be continuously reloaded onto the card.
Two votes ended up being the difference in the race for Uniopolis mayor.
By two votes, the incumbent Uniopolis mayor was re-elected to his fifth term, according to official results of the Nov. 8 general election released Wednesday by the Auglaize County Elections Board.
No final outcomes of other countywide races changed based on official election results after provisional ballots were added into totals.
Through an agreement with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Auglaize County Solid Waste District recently made changes and updates to its rules and regulations.
Auglaize County Solid Waste Coordinator Dave Reichelderfer said the update is part of a normal process but was something that was long overdue.
â€śWhen we submitted a plan to the EPA we said we would review some of the rules we have and update them,â€ť Reichelderfer said. â€śWe have finally done that. Itâ€™s something we should have done quite a while ago.â€ť
In another move meant to help watch spending, Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members appointed two administrators as purchasing agents and change order authorizers for the district.
Superintendent Keith Horner and Operations Director Mike Watt were approved this week to give the authorization for change orders up to 10 percent of the original contract award amount, not to exceed $25,000, with a follow-up report made to board members at the next regularly scheduled meeting.