Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown proposed business incubator legislation he says would create business incubators that would ultimately lead to more jobs in Ohio.
The bill, deemed the Business Incubator Promotion Act (BIPA) is aimed at creating high-skill, high wage jobs across the state. Brown said that an independent report completed by the Economic Development Council (EDA) has indicated that every $10,000 in EDA funds invested in business incubators has led to the creation of 47 to 69 jobs in the state.
As several retirees received recognition for their work by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members, board members approved several other upcoming retirements.
Wapakoneta Middle School Principal Ray Payne, Technology Coordinator Steve Schuler, third-grade teacher Yvonne Cook, high school social studies teacher Dennis Cosart, middle school science and social studies teacher Edna Elisha Smith, Title I reading teachers Jean Turner and Melanie Webb, bus driver Sheryl Beers, and Wapakoneta Elementary School para-educator Nancy Hunter are retiring this year.
A new member of the Auglaize County Elections Board was sworn into office Wednesday.
Brent Henschen, of New Knoxville, who serves as the chair of the Auglaize County Democratic Executive Committee, was the only nominee for the position left vacant after Larry Fledderjohann’s recent death. Fledderjohann served on the board since 2003.