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January 17th

Police investigate stabbing

January 17, 2012

Wapakoneta police officers are investigating a domestic violence situation, which involved a stabbing.

Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said that an 18-year-old female called for assistance shortly before 9:40 a.m. Sunday after an argument escalated  at the apartment she shares with her boyfriend on Edgebrook Drive.

The woman, who suffered minor injuries according to the police officer’s report, called concerned about events that transpired after she yielded a steak knife in her defense, the police chief said.

C’ville updates tree work

January 17, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — An area tree commission is taking beautification of the village through a step-by-step process.

Cridersville Tree Commission President Ken Dreitzler recently unveiled the board’s plan for work on Main Street.

“There are 10 to 11 trees that should come down because of crackage, blocking view of intersections and other issues,” Dreitzler said during a recent report to Cridersville Village Council.

January 16th

WEA issues plea to talk: Teachers share thoughts, experiences with board

January 16, 2012

Wapakoneta Education Association (WEA) members re-enforced their position on contract negotiations Saturday during a public forum with Wapakoneta City School Board of Education members.

Board members officially conducted two meetings, the first being the district’s annual re-organizational meeting. The second meeting was used for discussing employment of personnel and negotiations, all discussed in executive session. However, the public comment section of each meeting  highlighted the morning’s talks.

Signs of education

January 16, 2012

Cans of black and red spray paint, drip cloths and plastic replaced black and red pens, text books and notebook paper for a few hours Sunday afternoon.

Wapakoneta City School District teachers gathered at their headquarters in the former J&D Bicycle Shop on North Street to make signs which refer people to a website with information regarding their position in negotiations with school administrators and Board of Education members.

Wedded to a new look: Bridal Emporium holds grand re-opening

January 16, 2012

The owner and operator of the Bridal Emporium in downtown Wapakoneta, experienced first-hand over the weekend that at times things can turn out better than ever expected.

The shop held a grand re-opening over the weekend and had approximately 250 people pass through its doors to take advantage of specials offered over the weekend.

“It went very, very well,” Diana Varno said. “We are very happy with the response.”

January 13th

Commissioners build salary reserve fund

January 13, 2012

By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
A transfer of $100,000 is expected to build back up the county’s salary reserve fund for any retirements this year.
The Auglaize County commissioners this week approved the transfer from the contingencies fund to the salary reserve fund, which was established a couple years ago to help pay out vacation and sick time obligations offered as part of the county’s financial severance package upon an employee’s retirement.
Auglaize County Commissioner Doug Spencer said they had just a little more than $12,000 left in the account going into 2012.

Wind farm project talks set

January 13, 2012

By LANCE MIHM
Staff Writer
Buckland area and rural residents in the surrounding townships will have the chance to get more information on the possibility of a renewable energy plant being built in the area.
U.S. Mainstream Renewable Power Inc., headquartered in Chicago, recently completed preliminary studies for the project, which would have portions in the village, as well as parts of Duchouquet, Logan and Moulton townships.
“We thought now was the time to let people in the public get involved and get their input,” Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert.

Classroom normalcy

January 13, 2012

By KAREN KANTNER
Assistant Managing Editor
Anticipating the possibility that teachers with Wapakoneta City Schools may strike, school administrators are making plans to keep schools open and continue to educate students.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Friday administrators have been spending a great deal of time preparing for a possible strike.

Title changes: Clerk of Courts requests renovations to title office

January 13, 2012

With costs unknown, the Auglaize County commissioners plan to work with the Auglaize County Clerk of Courts to renovate the county title office.

“I don’t know how much this would cost,” Auglaize County Clerk of Courts Jean Meckstroth said Thursday as she presented a list of 10 specific items she’d like to see updated in the office.

Commissioners planned to do a walk-through of the county office, located in a complex in the 600 block of South Blackhoof Street, before approving any plans.

1st Ward civics lessons

January 13, 2012

A group of Wapakoneta High School students talked with a local legislator to learn more about government from the ground up.

Thirteen members of Teen Green, a group formed by the city Tree Commission for planting trees, gathered Thursday in council chambers of the Wapakoneta City Administration Building to listen to a presentation from 1st Ward Council Jim Neumeier about his responsibilities as a representative of the people.

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