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October 3rd

Election primer

October 3, 2012

Several candidates explained their stances Tuesday on local and state issues for the upcoming election at a Meet the Candidates Luncheon hosted by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ohio Board of Education District 1 candidate Ann Jacobs and Ohio 82nd District state representative candidates, Pete Schlegel and Tony Burkley, made abbreviated remarks about their plans if they are elected and their qualifications for the posts.

Two local officials also addressed issues area residents will have the opportunity to vote on.

Board trims expenses to meet income

October 3, 2012

BOTKINS — Botkins Board of Education members reviewed a detailed list of materials for building the new school and items and furnishings that will be housed in the building.

The report was detailed to the point of listing every staple, screw and other materials that will be used and their cost to the school district.

Botkins Board of Education President Jack Koenig  called for Tuesday’s special board meeting to for a detailed review of the list as the deadline for specifications approaches.

Dracula fright

October 3, 2012

With Halloween comes scary creatures. Perhaps there is not one that is more scary than or more popular as a Halloween costume than Count Dracula.

Count Dracula is the central character in Irish novelist Bram Stoker’s horror story, “Dracula,” published in 1897.

October 2nd

Budget push: Councilors want to craft 2013 budget

October 2, 2012

With a tight city budget already in 2012, Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members and the mayor favor an earlier start on the budget process for 2013.

Wapakoneta 3rd Ward Councilor and Finance Committee Chair Bonnie Wurst says she intends to contact City Auditor Gail Walter about having spreadsheets showing expenses for the first nine months this year so they can extrapolate year-end totals and start the budget process for next year.

Fans sport pink at games

October 2, 2012

Local students and fans will be wearing pink during sporting events this week and next week all for one cause — to raise awareness for breast cancer.

With October being breast cancer awareness month, the Wapakoneta Redskins will host a soccer, a volleyball and a football game, and the fans can dress up in pink, by purchasing a t-shirt through the Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters, to wear for these games.

This is the second year Wapakoneta has participated in this type of fundraiser.

Dissolving village prompts response

October 2, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — Nearly 60 residents attended the Uniopolis Village Council meeting Monday to ask questions and get details on different scenarios as a vote to surrender the village’s corporate powers quickly approaches in November.

Most people in attendance expressed comments backing the move to unincorporate the village as the best financial scenario for the village and its residents. However, several addressed concerns for the switch, which would surrender governing powers to the Union Township Trustees.

October 1st

Great day for wings

October 1, 2012

The 11th annual Wapakoneta Wing Fest at the American Legion grounds featured two new vendors during this year’s event, and one of them brought a southern mustard recipe up north to steal first place.

The winner? Saucy Sows, a new company out of Jackson Center, was started by husband and wife duo, Theresa and Scott Scherer. They started the company in January, and have been ecstatic with how it has taken off so far.

Walk this way

October 1, 2012

This Wednesday Wapakoneta City School students will do something they do every day — walk. Only this time, they will be doing it with students from around the world.

More than 600 Wapakoneta Middle School students are expected to celebrate International Walk to School Day, with special activities centered around walking and walking safety at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harmon Field.

Tractor to be auctioned off for FFA

October 1, 2012

The Niki Schaub Scholarship Fund is auctioning off an antique tractor to raise funds for scholarships for Wapakoneta FFA students.

The scholarship, which was established in 1991 in memory of Niki Schaub, a 16-year-old Wapakoneta FFA student who was killed in a traffic accident, is awarded each year, but the fund has since grown enough where three scholarships were given last year, one $1,500 scholarship and two $500 scholarships.

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