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September 16th

USDA lists Ohio areas of disaster

September 16, 2011

Farmers in the local area are eligible for low-interest loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of the year’s tumultuous weather.

Library board outlines attributes of new director

September 16, 2011

Broad vision. Technologically sound. Preferably from the county or willing to relocate.
Those were some of the many attributes the Auglaize County Public Library Board of Directors will be looking for in a new director.
Board members met with Larry Corbus of Corbus Library Consultants in a special board meeting Thursday to discuss what they are looking for in a new candidate. The position needs to be filled after Director Jo Derryberry announced her retirement from the position earlier this month. She is to be honored on Sept. 30.

Portman: Bill makes job harder

September 16, 2011

Already tasked with reining in $1.5 trillion from the federal budget, a freshman Congressman says it is dangerous for the country and wrong for President Barack Obama to saddle the committee with a jobs bill that adds nearly $450 billion more to the deficit.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman criticized the president for making a tough job in cutting the budget even more difficult with the unveiling of his “American Jobs Act,” which is a jobs bill and stimulus package.

Election Board policy rescinded

September 16, 2011

An Auglaize County Election Board policy amended in August has been rescinded.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said a judge challenged the statewide policy change which dealt with refiling stipulations and the state Supreme Court said it was “legally not correct.”

September 15th

Prosecutor rules petitions are still valid

September 15, 2011

Two petitions questioned by the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office are to remain on the Auglaize County ballot in November.
A 0.8-mill school renewal levy for permanent improvements in Minster schools and a liquor option for Sunday sales for Layla Inc., JTs, in the Kroger plaza in St. Marys, were reviewed by Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce upon the state’s request and he recommended they stay on the ballot.

Showing 'Skins spirit

September 15, 2011

For some, the mark of a Wapakoneta Redskin fan is easy to identify.
On some portion of the asphalt or concrete at a home or business, the familiar Wapakoneta logo, a “W” with an arrow through the capital letter, can be purchased to show a fan’s support for the Redskins.

Golf carts, not cars to carry court

September 15, 2011

Convertibles used to transport the Wapakoneta High School court around the football field in the past are being replaced by golf carts.
“In the past, the homecoming court has paraded around the track in convertible cars to kick off the homecoming ceremonies,” said teacher Julie Courter, who advises Student Senate, which organizes homecoming. “This year, the court will participate in the parade using golf carts.”

September 14th

Food service license fees may increase

September 14, 2011

Auglaize County Health Department officials are considering increases to food service license fees.
Environmental Health Director Curt Anderson distributed charts of Auglaize County’s current fees and those of 22 health department in the state’s northwest district to Auglaize County Health Board members during Tuesday’s meeting to compare and review during the next month as they prepare to hear proposals for fee increases locally.

Winner crowned at Dash for Cash contest

September 14, 2011

ST. MARYS — Seventy-two people walked into Easy Campground in St. Marys with an equal shot of walking away with $10,000 as part of a promotion hosted by two area newspapers.
The Evening Leader, of St. Marys, and the Wapakoneta Daily News crowned the winner of the Dash for the Cash promotion Tuesday night. One-by-one, 72 participants walked across the stage until there was only one left standing. In the end, New Bremen resident Jon Wente walked away with the cash and a smile.

Brown pushes school bill

September 14, 2011

A U.S. Congressman says he plans to introduce a bill that would help school districts across the state keep up with renovation and maintenance projects.
The Fix America’s Schools Today (FAST) Act, to be introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, would provide financial assistance to help cover a multitude of projects for districts across the nation. Under a proposal included in President Barack Oba-ma’s American Jobs Act, Brown said Ohio could net approximately $986 billion for projects, which could support more than 12,000 jobs.

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