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June 15th

Sewer system required

June 15, 2011

BUCKLAND — An environmental issue is pushing its way to the forefront in Buckland.
Buckland Village Council members agreed to schedule a public meeting to inform residents and answer questions concerning building a new centrally-tied sewer system in the village.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials have mandated that the small village begin plans to update the sewer system. Currently, each resident has independently-operated septic tanks.
The meeting has been set for 7:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Buckland community building where council meetings are now held.

Village buys sign for events

June 15, 2011

The village of Cridersville will soon have a sign in front of the Cridersville Village Hall to display announcements and to keep village residents informed on events.
A local church, Westview United Methodist Church, in Cridersville, purchased a new outdoor sign for their church, and they gave the opportunity to the village of Cridersville to purchase their old sign for a low price of $50.
The cost for the village to purchase a new sign would be approximately $17,000, Mayor Lorali Myers said during Monday’s council meeting.

Online program offered

June 15, 2011

Lack of funding is preventing Wapakoneta City Schools from offering its traditional summer school to students who may need the extra assistance.
While looking for a less costly alternative, a free online program was found that would provide opportunities for students of all levels to practice skills on which they can improve throughout the summer.
“Odyssey allows all our students to work at their own pace on material that is appropriate for them,” said Carrie Knoch, the district’s gifted intervention, gifted coordination and literacy coach, who is overseeing the program.

June 14th

Grad learns life skills through FFA

June 14, 2011

Alicia Klosterman may not be intending to apply skills that she learned in FFA to the farming industry itself. However, she considers everything she picked up as a member in the past four years as very important.
“FFA helped prepare me for life,” said the 18-year-old daughter of Linda and Tom Klosterman, who was awarded first in the state in FFA for agricultural processing.
“There is so much I can do now that I couldn’t do before,”
See FFA, Page 2A
Klosterman said.

Tree group organizes in Cridersville

June 14, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — A new group has been reinstated in an area village, and its members plan to give recommendations to help beautify their village.
A few residents in Cridersville came together to re-organize the Cridersville Tree Commission.
The members of this group will come together and research and recommend ways to beautify their village, especially concerning the tree lawn on Main Street in the village.

'Cut, cap, balance'

June 14, 2011

The rough economic times the United States is experiencing will prompt Americans to make tough decisions and should force national legislators to make smarter choices, a U.S. lawmaker says.
Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan said he knows Americans realize that the road ahead is tough and are willing to pay the price to preserve their liberties and their freedoms, but after decades when those in political office could survive mistakes “the politicians have to act smarter.”

June 13th

Salvaging a season: Corn, beans planted

June 13, 2011

With a dry week coupled with modern technology, preliminary estimates show that Auglaize County farmers have for the most part salvaged what was expected to be a record-setting year for growing corn.
Large amounts of rain throughout the months of April and May had kept farmers out of the field in May. However, a let up of the rainfall to start of the month of June allowed farmers to get in the fields.
Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association Communications Director Natalie Lehner said modern technology and resolve help Ohio farmers to be efficient when given a window.

W-G graduate inspired to become a nurse

June 13, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — After seeing the difference a person can make, Waynesfield-Goshen High School graduate Abbey Gray has chosen to offer the world one more difference maker.
“I have seen a lot of children’s medical missions at the church,” Gray said. “I’ve seen some drastic changes in those kids when someone has treated them overseas or treated them when they come here. I want to be a part of that.”

Old favorites return to Buckland

June 13, 2011

Some old favorites and some new ideas are being featured in plans for the 39th annual Buckland Firemans Festival.
Scheduled for Friday and Saturday, the downtown Buckland event this year will include the addition of a kids tent, novelty wheel and mechanical bull riding. Popular activities returning are to include a car show, T-102 Country Star Playoffs and a cornhole tournament, Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Chief Todd Vorhees said.

June 9th

Jose shares sting of losing bee, love of D.C.

June 9, 2011

A local middle school student had the opportunity of a lifetime when she traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Wapakoneta Middle School sixth-grader LeeAnn Jose took her fifth trip to the nation’s capital last week to compete for the first time at the national level of the spelling bee competition.
“It was fun,” Jose said, “and exhilarating.”
Jose recently returned home last Saturday, just in time to enjoy her last week of school before summertime.

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