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Extension needed: Brown pushes act to help middle class

December 1, 2011

Extending a middle class tax break would put more than $1,000 in the average American family’s pockets for the next year and should help to continue to fuel a U.S. economic recovery, a U.S. Congressman says. The proposed legislation also would help small business owners with payroll taxes.
The biggest battle in Congress will be offsetting the cuts by raising taxes on those making more than $1 million per year. The act would tax income in excess of $1 million by an additional 3.25 percent.

Wind project considers county

December 1, 2011

An international renewable energy company is considering Auglaize County as a site for a wind farm.
U.S. Mainstream Renewable Power Inc. has completed preliminary studies for a proposed 100-megawatt project in portions of Duchouquet, Logan and Moulton townships, said Greg Myers, president of the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council.
“The company plans to continue to conduct in depth analysis throughout 2012 to further determine the wind speeds and the overall feasibility for the development of a wind generation project,” Myers said.

Part of odor cause eradicated

December 1, 2011

Before Christmas, at least one possible source of an irritating odor is expected to be eradicated at Cridersville Elementary School.
Crews are working this week to put sealer down on floors in affected rooms where carpet had been laid.
“It’s designed to seal in any off-gasing odors coming from the concrete,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.
He said with the carpet and adhesive in several rooms, including the music room, office and library, the smell seems to have disappeared.

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