Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
Artists at a local nursing home had the opportunity to submit their work to a regional contest â€” in which a few received top places.
Auglaize Acres had a handful of residents who placed in the top three and received honorable mentions at the Art and Writing Competition, which was sponsored by LeadingAge Ohio, which is the advocate of not-for-profit services for older Ohioans.
â€śThis contest got me excited and the residents excited,â€ť Auglaize Acres Activities Coordinator Barb King said.
A Lima man was arrested early Sunday morning on breaking and entering charges after a homeowner reported suspicious behavior at his property.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon released information about the burglary this morning.
Deputies arrested Jeremiah J. Bayman, 33, for entering a garage to a residence.
A homeowner on Ohio 67 reported suspicious behavior involving several people to the Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office at 8:45 a.m. Sunday.
Upon deputies arrival, Bayman and others, of Lima, claimed their vehicle had run out of gas.
More than $110,800 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) formula funding is to be used to make improvements to storm sewers and for asphalt resurfacing at Auglaize Acres.
Auglaize County Administrator Joe Lenhart said Wednesday that more than $22,000 of the funding is to be used for storm sewer improvements at the county nursing home on Infirmary Road.
A mandatory contractor walk-thru is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the site. Work is to be completed by Sept. 1. Bids for the project must be received by 11 a.m. July 26.
Wapakoneta union workers and city administrators recently reached a three-year contract agreement, which became official earlier this week with the adoption of an ordinance by Wapakoneta City Council.
The contract with the Utility Workers Union of America Local 565 provides wage increases of 1.5 percent for each of the next two years and a 2 percent increase in the third and final year. The contract covers approximately 50 workers with the Public Works, Refuse and Recycling, Water and Wastewater departments as well as some office staff at the Wapakoneta City Administration Building.
A Wapakoneta High School student showed off her temporary tattoo-drawing skills, talked about the confidence needed to make the move to a small community and answered a question about parental influence.
Wapakoneta High School senior Janki Patel, 16, the daughter of Renuka and Prakash Patel, earned the honor of being Miss Summer Moon Festival Queen following the pagaent held Wednesday.
Patel said her her speech on confidence symbolized her journey during her first pagaent.
â€śBath saltsâ€ť are now a banned substance in the city of Wapakoneta.
With passage of an ordinance regarding an epidemic of the designer drugs, â€śbath saltsâ€ť and other synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic drugs can no longer be sold, purchased or used in the city of Wapakoneta. Wapakoneta City Council members suspended the rule of three readings and passed the ordinance as an emergency to permit the legislation to take affect immediately.
Auglaize County Health Department officials plan to use the last of its H1N1 funding from the state to further develop emergency preparedness efforts both of its staff and the local community.
Auglaize County Health Board members approved two contracts during their meeting Tuesday to move forward with a survey of the community on its emergency preparedness within the home and with a professional in the public sector of the emergency
preparedness field for training of the health departmentâ€™s staff and emergency responders.
BUCKLAND â€” In the only major action taken Tuesday, Buckland Village Council members voted to accept a loan in anticipation of building a new sewer system for the village at its council meeting.
The village has been in talks with Rural Community Assistance Program consultant Julie Ward after learning that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was mandating them to begin plans to update the sewer system. Currently, each resident has independently-operated septic tanks.
The village will build a centrally-tied sewer system once final plans are made.
A Wapakoneta woman with concerns regarding the Humane Society of Auglaize County pleaded with Wapakoneta City Council members to visit the facility before approving any funding for the organization.
Lynn Schweitzer, of Wapakoneta, did work at the Humane Society of Auglaize County, often known as ACHS, and told councilors during Mondayâ€™s meeting of her concerns for the safety of the animals, workers and volunteers at the facility.
WAYNESFIELD â€” As hoped and anticipated, preliminary scores for the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) came back with glowing results for the Waynesfield-Goshen School District.
â€śThe preliminary scores show we have made some significant progress,â€ť Waynesfield-Goshen Superintendent Joanne Kerekes said at the meeting.