Archive - Aug 2011 - News Article
A contract for social services offered as part of the family planning program at the Auglaize County Health Department has been terminated.
â€śWeâ€™re streamlining family planning,â€ť Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said of the decision after the Auglaize County Health Boardâ€™s meeting this week. â€śWe donâ€™t feel we can afford to offer it any more.â€ť
Parsons said the decision was made as the department continues to receive less funding through grants and other sources.
After review, changes are being made beginning Sept. 1 to immunization clinics offered by the Auglaize County Health Department.
An immunization clinic offered in New Bremen is closing, substituted by a walk-in clinic every Tuesday between 8 and 11 a.m. at the Auglaize County Health Department, located at 214 S. Wagner St. An existing clinic offered at the Health Department from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays is changing to appointment only.
BUCKLAND â€” With the village expected to receive $230,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money in the future, Buckland Village Council members continue to mull over how to spend the money to improve Main Street.
Councilors discussed with no action taken if they should use the money solely for curbs and gutters or should the village use some of the money to pay to replace sidewalks along Main Street. They also discussed if the village had enough money to replace the sidewalks itself or if property owners should pay part of or all of the sidewalk replacement.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” An area villageâ€™s Tree Commission members reported that a majority of fruit trees in the village have been removed.
Cridersville Tree Commission members reported at Mondayâ€™s Cridersville Village Council meeting that a majority of the red crab apple trees that are on the tree lawn along Main Street have been removed along with several pear trees.
Now, village administrators are waiting until autumn arrives to trim other trees in the tree lawn.
Faced with balancing the state budget, Senate Bill 5 proved to be the best option to help the state and local municipalities as well as local school districts to balance their books, a state legislator claims.
An Ohio Education Association representative contends while state Sen. Cliff Hite did not lie about what is contained in Senate Bill 5, a bill which limits negotiating rights of unions representing public employees, he also did not fully explain the bill or Issue 2, which is on the ballot this fall to rescind the bill passed by the General Assembly.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” An area village will be putting a pair of renewal levies on the November ballot.
Cridersville Village Council members passed a resolution Monday to place two $2 million levies on the fall ballot, both for renewal.
â€śWe passed the levies tonight (Monday), and I will present them to the Board of Elections tomorrow (Tuesday),â€ť Village Solicitor Jim Hearn said.
One of the levies to be put on the ballot is the Cridersville village $2 million levy.
â€śWeâ€™ve had this levy for a number of years,â€ť Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. â€śItâ€™s the only levy we have for Cridersville.â€ť
With four events in four consecutive weekends in July, the cityâ€™s recreation director says it may have been the busiest month for the city parks and Wapakoneta Recreation Department crews on record.
Veterans Memorial Park hosted the Moon City Classic sponsored by Dairy Queen and Wapakoneta Recreation Inc. (WRI) on July 8-10, the Dairy Queen tournament for softball on July 22-24 and a 3-on-3 soccer tournament on July 29-30, while the Wapakoneta WaterPark hosted the Western Ohio Aquatic League (WOAL) championships on July 15 and 16.
Bids rained from the skies during Saturdayâ€™s livestock sale â€” which saw a record paid for a lamb that eventually helped a long-time 4-H scholarship fund â€” at the Auglaize County Fair.
Bidders packed into the show ring as hogs and lambs were displayed for sale in the new hog building. The morning kicked off with a frenzied bidding for the Grand Champion Market Barrow, showed by RaNae Bornhorst. When the final bids were tallied, the hog netted $8,000 for the daughter of Terri and Glenn Bornhorst.
Domino, a black-and-white cocker spaniel-dachsund mixed puppy, sits quietly in his ownerâ€™s lap waiting for their turn in the fenced off show arena in the Junior Fair Building.
He would at times switch laps to one of Ky Knochâ€™s friends or relatives, getting a better view of his surroundings and a few more pettings on his head and scratches under his chin.
Ky, 10, of Botkins said she thought bringing Domino to the fair and training him for the obedience portion of the show would be fun and would be good training for the 10-month old puppy.
Fun and laughs were a plenty in the Show Barn Saturday evening as kids of all ages competed in the â€śBest Animal Calling and Decorated Animal Contestâ€ť at the Auglaize County Fair.
The event began with the â€śDecorated Animal Contest,â€ť which featured a pair of â€śSuper Goats,â€ť complete with black masks and capes, also worn by their handlers. The mop dog stole the first place honors, with a costume that featured a long, paper towel roll pole with a small, white dog at the end.