After 11 years serving as the Auglaize County administrator, Joe Lenhart officially announced his plans to step down.
Employed with Auglaize County in a variety of capacities since 1983, Lenhart wrote in his resignation letter to the Auglaize County commissioners that â€śalmost every day has been a joy.â€ť
While he said he appreciates the time spent as county administrator, â€śthe time has come for me to step back and let someone else have the fun.â€ť
In an effort to create jobs, a U.S. congressman unveiled legislation Wednesday to improve the nationâ€™s infrastructure which would include a $30 million project in Wapakoneta.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced his plans to introduce the bill to address the nationâ€™s infrastructure which should help the nationâ€™s communities with critical projects and should help provide jobs for thousands of Americans.
A CSX railroad engineer was killed this morning in an accident on the CSX railroad tracks near Taylor Road close to the Auglaize-Shelby County border just off of County Road 25A.
Investigators at the scene were still evaluating evidence as of press time this morning, but Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office Deputy Sheriff Mike Eberle said it appears the engineer of the train was pinned between the engine and a railroad car during a switching operation. He was pronounced dead at the scene.