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July 20th

Locals help after storms

July 20, 2012

Volunteers from a local church recently traveled to Birmingham, Ala. to contribute to what Becky Sunday defined as “the community of Christ.”

Sunday, the minister of Church Development and Parish Life at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, was one of 15 parishioners along with other volunteers that made the trip to Birmingham to help clean up storm damage. The opportunity came up through the United Church of Christ Volunteer Ministries, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity’s Birmingham office.

July 19th

Passing the crown

July 19, 2012

The Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center was filled with smiling faces and positive attitudes when 14 young women competed for the title of Miss Summer Moon Scholarship Pageant queen.

But only one took home the title.

Eighteen-year-old Mindy Kiefer was crowned as the Miss Summer Moon Scholarship Pageant queen on Wednesday evening, as family and friends cheered her on.

“It’s an awesome feeling,” Kiefer told the Wapakoneta Daily News after the competition. “I was very, very surprised.”

Lottery sales no relief for schools

July 19, 2012

Reports of record sales and profits from the Ohio Lottery does not automatically mean additional funds for school districts across the state.

Senator angered by uniforms made in China

July 19, 2012

Angered by Team America donning opening ceremony uniforms made in China, a U.S. legislator is introducing a measure aimed at perfection — requiring the federal government to purchase apparel that is 100 percent American made instead of 51 percent.

July 18th

Bed bugs invade

July 18, 2012

More unwanted guests have made their way into Auglaize County homes.

“We’re getting three to five calls a week asking about more information on bed bugs,” Auglaize County Health Department Environmental Health Director Curt Anderson said.

Anderson said he didn’t have a tally for the total number or calls or reports they had received about the pests, but the number of calls received from throughout the county have been high for the past three or four months.

Acres talks ongoing

July 18, 2012

Negotiations between Auglaize Acres administrators and its unionized employees remain ongoing.

The 64 employees belonging to the bargaining unit are continuing to work under terms of the previous contract, which expired June 30, Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce said.

The previous three-year contract was signed in 2009. The contract under negotiation would be for another three years.

“We are still in negotiations,” Pierce said, noting since negotiations are taking place she can not say more until a contract is finalized.

Making Strides becomes area event

July 18, 2012

Locals can gear up for a national event that will now take place locally.

Breast cancer survivors and communities members are invited to participate in a kick-off event for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this Saturday.

Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation and unite more than 270 communities to fund the fight against breast cancer awareness, and now Lima will be hosting the annual event for the first time ever this September.

July 17th

City: Stay or go: Council must decide between CB Richard Ellis, Alterra

July 17, 2012

Should they stay or should they go.

After a presentation Monday by Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) Executive Director Greg Myers, Wapakoneta City Council members must ultimately decide which industrial site real estate company to represent the 471-acre Job Ready Sites-certified West Central Ohio Industrial Center — to stay with CB Richard Ellis or to go with the new firm Alterra, of Columbus. They also could elect to not sign a contract.

Health Board renews lease

July 17, 2012

Auglaize County Health Department officials plan to keep the county agency in its leased location at 214 S. Wagner St. for at least a few more years.

Auglaize County Health Board members recently approved extending the building lease for another three years at $6,000 per month rent.

The building is rented from TADD Investments.

Cyclists propose path for future

July 17, 2012

Suggestions to make Wapakoneta a more cycling friendly community grabbed the attention Monday of Wapakoneta City Council members including the Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee chair.

Scott Risner, who rides with the local group Revolution Cycling, addressed councilors at Monday’s meeting to propose ways to make the Wapakoneta community already rich with cycling history more appealing to a growing population who are riding their bicycles more and more for leisure and transportation.

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