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Black Friday, rosy outlook

November 24, 2012

If Black Friday is used as a measuring stick, local retailers will either meet or outdistance last year’s sales totals, according to reports from several stores.

Stores reported plenty of customers taking advantage of special deals on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving which is largely viewed was the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Some reported normal traffic at minimum, while others thought shopping activity was up.

“We have had normal traffic with no spikes and no lows,” said a representative at Lowe’s.

Heart on sun power

November 24, 2012

One Wapakoneta city administrator pledges the city’s electric system will have a solar panel field providing power for the city’s power consumers in 2013.

“I believe in my heart we will have a 3 megawatt project on the Zink Farm providing the city’s electric system with green energy,” Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said.  “We are pretty close on finalizing our contract with Solar Planet and having it signed. This is the first time we have worked with them so we are making sure we are protected and they are protected.

Area man named to new post

November 24, 2012

An area man, who has a passion for farming and agriculture, has a new title in the field.

Ben Seibert was recently named regional credit officer of United Producers Inc. (UPI) Credit Services serving the northern and western Ohio regions. UPI Credit Services continues to offer a wide variety of livestock, crop input, operating expense, equipment, building and real estate loan products.

“I’m just excited to start a new position with a new company,” Seibert said. “I’ll be traveling and meeting new

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