Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
CRIDERSVILLE — As a local village gets ready to fill an administrative position, its councilors have decided on at least a salary range.
The Cridersville village administrator position will soon be vacant, as Village Administrator John McDonald announced his retirement effective Dec. 31.
“We are hopeful to get it filled before John McDonald leaves,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said of the post.
Parked in the warm sun, cars lined the side of road Sunday as hundreds of people throughout the day walked up the drive of Jana and Jim Ashba’s home at 11835 Canning Factory Road.
Linda Blosser, a member of the Women’s Civic League of Wapakoneta, greeted people at the front door as they toured one of three homes during the annual Showcase of Homes.
The popular “The Book of Wapakoneta” is to enter a third printing for this holiday and purchasers can stipulate the proceeds from the purchase to benefit three local charities.
Rachel Barber, who chaired Wapako-
Long-time business owners Linda and Scott Kuenning, of New Bremen, have enjoyed success running the family business, True Value Western Ohio Hardware, for 25 years from their stores in Minster and St. Henry.
The couple now plans to extend their services to the Wapakoneta area.
The Kuennings plan to open a third store at 811 Defiance St. in the Grandview Plaza in the former location of Coast to Coast in March.
The Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Infirmary Road and Ohio 501.
While the investigation is incomplete, an officer at the scene said it appears a Honda CSV was north bound on Ohio 501 when they stopped and attempted to turn west onto Infirmary Road. The motorist did not see a Chevy Cavalier driving south on Ohio 501 and failed to yield while turning. The Cavalier came to rest off of the side of the road and the Honda was on its side in the middle of Ohio 501.
With temperatures climbing into the high 50s, Becky Noe knew she had to take advantage of the nice weather to cut the grass around her Ramga Road home.
At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Noe went outside and climbed aboard the lawnmower when she noticed smoke from her neighbor’s barn — the barn she knew housed Mary and Ray Holbrook’s 12-year-old Tennessee Walker.
For the first time in at least the last 84 years, a Republican candidate for president captured Auglaize County with greater than 70 percent of the vote but failed to capture the White House.
On Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney earned 16,802 votes, or 73.44 percent of the ballots cast in the race in the county and failed to defeat the Democratic candidate.
A local woman struggled to find the words to show her appreciation and tears welled up in her eyes after she was named the recipient of an annual prestigious award in Wapakoneta and being recognized for her passion for helping others.
Carol Berg was named the 2012 Citizen of the Year at the 2012 Community Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.
BUCKLAND — Buckland Village Council members unanimously chose Thursday to investigate the possibility of passing a 1 percent income tax levy in the village to generate more funds for the operation of the village.
According to Ohio Revised Code, municipalities can levy up to 1 percent on residents income tax to generate funds without going before the voters at the polls. Councilors agreed to consider the issue after discussing a renewal on a five-year, 2.6-mill property tax levy that likely was defeated Tuesday.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson discussed with Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members about details for the Homeland Security Grants.
He noted there are two Homeland Security Grants, the fiscal year 10 and the fiscal year 11, which are worth $66,789 and $35,882, respectively.
“We decided we were going to handle two requests from Auglaize Acres,” Anderson said during Wednesday’s LEPC meeting.