Archive - Feb 2013 - News Article
While the broader effects of an announcement by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) have yet to made public, USPS officials issued a news release Wednesday stating that Saturday would be eliminated from the mail delivery schedule beginning the week of Aug. 5 to help control costs.
The move should save the USPS approximately $2 billion annually.
Five additional test wells are to be added this year for improved monitoring at the St. Marys Landfill.
The investigative wells were recommended by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for improved monitoring at the site. The cost for adding the wells is approximately $45,000.
“It was suggested by the EPA and we want to make sure residents are not affected by anything negatively there,” Auglaize County Administrator Mike Hensley said.
He said they expect the process of monitoring the former landfill site to be long term.
The Wapakoneta Optimist Club helped kick off the YMCA's annual support campaign last week with a $1,200 donation! Presenting the check is Optimist Terry Blosser; accepting the check are Y campaign representative Van Wright and YMCA CEO Josh Little.
The Auglaize County commissioners hope to save at least $150,000 with the latest proposed plans for a county dog shelter.
Commissioner John Bergman said these new savings could help ensure that the building is completed and in use by the end of November.
He described a meeting Tuesday with architects from the Minster firm of Garmann-Miller & Associates as going better than anticipated as two cost-saving buildings were proposed.
“Some concepts were put together so we could get an idea of what we could save,” Bergman said.
While pouring their hearts into words and putting the words onto paper, three seniors were named top winners of an essay contest.
Wapakoneta High School seniors Ross Kohler, Nicole Brown and Joe Schneider were named third, fourth and fifth place winners in the “Laws of Life” contest at the high school.
This essay is an writing project their teacher, Linda Temple, assigned, and the object was to write about something near and dear to them, and that is exactly what Kohler did.
Union workers from Auglaize Acres, joined by family members of residents and friends, held a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening outside the Auglaize County Administration Building praying for a resolution to contract talks.
Battling a breeze to keep their candles lit, Susan Elliott, who serves on the executive board for the Auglaize Acres bargaining unit, led the group as they gathered along South Blackhoof Street.
The Wapakoneta Rotary Club, represented by Randy Fisher (left), presented the Wapakoneta YMCA with $1,000 to help kick-start its annual support campaign. Van Wright, and Josh Little, accept the donation.
Shifting a city employee from hourly to salary does not bother a city elected official, but the raise without an explanation does.
Wapakoneta City Council members heard the second reading of an ordinance Monday to amend job titles and salary ranges for city employees — primarily to shift the Wapakoneta WaterPark general manager from hourly to salary.
Two high school students earned the top two spots in an essay contest — a contest that helped them to find themselves.
Wapakoneta High School seniors Salon Gegel and Makenna Salsbury each wrote an essay for the “Laws of Life” contest, and won first and second place at their school, respectively.
“I wrote about smiling,” Gegel said. “Just smiling at someone can change someone’s day. It can make their day a bit brighter.”
The city received three payments recently — all dealing with reimbursements for clean-up costs for the June 29 wind storm that caused millions of dollars in damage.
While the money is welcomed, city administrators say the money puts only a dent into the total amount spent on cleaning up the streets, fixing electrical lines and grinding up limbs and debris at the Wapakoneta Compost Facility.