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November 10th

Middle class pushes back

November 10, 2011

Reflecting on the results of a referendum, a U.S. legislator proclaimed the middle class pushed back with a first-ever vote of its kind on the ballot regarding public policy.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown discussed Wedmesday the significance of Ohio voters defeating Issue 2 and thus rejecting Senate Bill 5, which stripped public unions of some of their bargaining rights.

Immunize to avoid the flu

November 10, 2011

As flu season begins to get underway, the public is encouraged to be immunized.

“We’re just starting to see it,” Auglaize County Health Department Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said this week of influenza cases locally. “Our concern is once people do their Thanksgiving sharing they will be passing more than the turkey.”

With the flu vaccine taking approximately two weeks to become effective, Jones said they are encouraging the public to come in as soon as possible to get one.

Festival of Trees to bring holiday cheer

November 10, 2011

A local tradition, filled with holiday cheer, will soon be underway in Wapakoneta.
The 13th annual Festival of Trees is set to be held from Nov. 16 through Nov. 20 at The Gardens at Wapakoneta.
The Festival of Trees is a silent auction of decorated Christmas Trees and other decor to raise funds for the organization’s hospice care.
“It has become like a tradition in the area,” Community Health Professionals Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator Niki Du Vall said. “I have people that start calling in August asking when the festival will be held.”

November 9th

One vote separation

November 9, 2011

One person’s vote can make a difference.
By one vote, the incumbent Uniopolis mayor was re-elected to his fifth term Tuesday night.
Uniopolis Mayor Bill Rolston received 44 votes and his opponent, Marilyn Fleck, who served on Uniopolis Village Council 43 votes, a difference of one vote and a little more than 1 percentage point, according to unofficial results from the Auglaize County Elections Board,

Opposites elected to council

November 9, 2011

Waynesfield Village Council meetings may be the forum for some heated discussions once the new administration begins in January.
With six people running for two available seats, two candidates who were on opposite sides of a deeply contested issue were voted seats on Waynefield Village Council in Tuesday’s election.
William Motter, 106 Cook St., and Richard Libby, 101 Anthony Wayne Trail, were elected to the council.

Myers re-elected, beats Zuppardo

November 9, 2011

Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers will continue as the village’s top elected official as she was re-elected to serve another four-year term.
Myers received 335 votes, or 55.93 percent, while councilor Tony Zuppardo received 264 votes, or 49.43 percent, after unofficial election results were released Tuesday night.
“I am excited and privileged to serve the village for four more years,” Myers said. “I want to thank the residents for their support.”
Myers said she was pleased with the voter turnout, noting approximately 600 village residents took the time to go to the polls.

November 8th

Tight races, surprises mark election

November 8, 2011

One vote can make a difference.
In the closest vote Tuesday in Auglaize County, one vote separates incumbent Mayor William Rolston from his opponent, Marilyn Fleck, for Uniopolis mayor. Rolston garnered 44 votes, while Fleck collected 43.
In other contested races in eastern Auglaize County races, incumbent Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers defeated challenger Tony Zuppardo, 335 to 264.
The two renewal levies in Cridersville also received voter support.

Wapak man arrested for thefts

November 8, 2011

A Wapakoneta man has been arrested in connection with thefts from the Beer & Wine Depot.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock released information today that Jacob Day, 22, has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of theft, and one count possession of criminal tools.
The arrest came as the result of investigations into two breaking and entering reports made at the Beer & Wine Depot, 804 Lima St., on Oct. 26 and Nov. 4.

Councilor: ‘Slow down’: Wells pleads to make sure funds available to meet grant obligations

November 8, 2011

A Wapakoneta City Council member hopes city administrators heed the signs along most road construction sites — slow down — especially when it comes to grant applications.
Councilor-at-large Wilbur Wells expressed his concerns Monday with the city leaders regarding applying for multiple street and improvement grants in the future prior to learning the city’s financial status to be able to match those grants obligations.
The projects include reconstruction or repaving of East and West Auglaize streets, West Mechanic Street and Short Road, improving Heritage Park and installing sidewalks.

C’ville names council member

November 8, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — During a special meeting of Cridersville Village Council, councilors welcomed a new member to their ranks.
Mayor Lorali Myers gave the oath of office to Paul Lynch, 403 Reichelderfer Road, who will serve as the newest village councilor.
When former Councilor Beverly Wood resigned last month, councilors had approximately 30 days to find a replacement and Lynch was selected after a vetting process.
“We thought he would be a great person for this position,” Myers said. “He will bring in a new perspective and will offer guidance to help run the village.”

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