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Grounds ready for fair

July 8, 2011

With a new roof overtop the Junior Fair Building and blacktopping work done underfoot, the Auglaize County Fairgrounds is ready to host the county fair, the fairgrounds manager says.

Reading is fun!

July 8, 2011

Jessica Shaefer points out animals as she reads a story to her daughter, Eliza, 2, Friday morning at the Auglaize County Public District Library in Wapakoneta. The toddler spent the morning putting puzzles together, reading a few stories and browsing the book shelves as she and her parents picked out books to check out and read during the weekend.

Festival to kick off

July 8, 2011

From baseball to beer, from cars to bikes and from bands to beauties, the Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival features a full range of events when it starts next week.
Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dan Graf said this year’s festivities feature a new event, the Mass Krug Stemmen, or beer stein holding competitions, during the band breaks in the entertainment tent. Contestants must hold one liter of beer in a stein at a 90-degree angle and the last person keeping it up wins a beer stein.

County to build new dog shelter

July 8, 2011

This time next year, stray dogs found roaming Auglaize County could be housed in a new shelter built behind the Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center (ACLEC).
Increased funding coming into the county from a full-time dog warden hired three years ago has made it possible for the county to revisit the project originally discussed in the summer of 2008, county Commissioner Don Regula said.
Money for the building is to come from the county’s Dog and Kennel Fund, however some will need to be borrowed for a short amount of time to get the shelter completed now, Commissioner Doug Spencer said.

Brown backs TAA over FTAs

July 8, 2011

A Democratic U.S. senator from Ohio supports the president in seeking extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and enforcement of existing trade laws as part of legislation extending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama and Columbia.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said including Trade Adjustment Assistance as part of the FTAs is critical in protecting U.S. workers and the U.S. economy.

Portman backs tax reform to help with debt

July 8, 2011

Changes must be made in federal spending and programming or the country is headed for a financial “train wreck.”, a Republican U.S. senator says, and an attempt by President Barack Obama to seek a hike in the country’s debt ceiling is likely to fail.

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LIMA — Eight members of the Wapakoneta High School wrestling team competed Wednesday in the...


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