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November 8th

TONIGHT AT 7:30 at Harmon Field - Wapakoneta

November 8, 2013

Playoff Game: Wapakoneta vs. Springfield Shawnee

Vision of the future

November 8, 2013

During a ceremony to honor the first participants in a joint private-public downtown Wapakoneta building program, the city’s mayor challenged Wapakoneta City Council to find more money for the fledgling program.
The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) hosted an event Thursday in the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Heritage Room to recognize the first six property owners taking advantage of the matching grants available through the Façade Improvement Program.

Club collects ‘Coats for Kids’

November 8, 2013

Hundreds of Wapakoneta families should be able stay warm this winter thanks to a group of students dedicated to providing coats to children and adults in need.
“Coats for Kids” is a program provided by the Wapakoneta High School’s Octagon Club that collects community-donated coats to be distributed to struggling families throughout Wapakoneta.
Green barrels marked “Coats for Kids” will be set up throughout the community for people to donate new or gently used adult and children sized coats.

November 7th

Brown: New bill would help seniors

November 7, 2013

More than 19 percent of the Auglaize County population, a total of 8,765 seniors, received Social Security benefits in 2012 — but Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said they are not getting the benefits they deserve.
“Because of Social Security, Ohio’s poverty rate for seniors is 8 percent,” Brown said Wednesday during a media teleconference call. “It’s one of our nation’s best anti-poverty programs and has been for seven decades. It’s not a hand out, it’s an insurance mechanism.”

LEPC helps fund signs

November 7, 2013

Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members approved funding for emergency response agencies to purchase advance warning signs during a regular meeting Wednesday.
The 4-foot square, bright pink signs would warn motorists of emergency scenes ahead to prevent further problems at the location, explained Jim Williams, who chairs the Grants Committee tasked with determining whether or not to allocate funding for the signs.

Ohio: Great for FDI

November 7, 2013

Looking at the statistics and having talked with foreign companies investing in the Buckeye State, a JobsOhio manager can say with confidence — “Ohio is truly a great place to do business.”
JobsOhio Foreign Direct Investment Manager Mindy McLaughlin addressed more than 100 people at the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council annual meeting Wednesday by examining the numbers and the philosophy behind retaining jobs in and attracting jobs to Ohio from foreign firms.
After explaining that

November 6th

Uniopolis votes to unincorporate

November 6, 2013

The failure of two property levies and one income tax levy proved moot when Uniopolis village residents approved surrendering the village corporation powers to Union Township.
Forty-nine village residents voted in favoring of unincorporating the village compared to 23 voters against the move. Residents voted against the issue in November 2012.

Buckland defeats fire levy

November 6, 2013

Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert says he plans to meet with Buckland Village Council members and discuss where to go from here after a levy for fire and EMS services was voted down by residents for the second time on Tuesday.
The 5-year, 3-mill property tax levy for fire and EMS services for the village was defeated 45 to 34, according to unofficial results of Tuesday’s general election from the Auglaize County Elections Board.

Barber, Fisher, Graf elected

November 6, 2013

Two incumbents and one former councilor will return to represent Wapakoneta as councilors-at-large when they take the oath of office for their terms starting in January.
Councilor-at-large Dan Graf, who served two terms as 4th Ward councilor and the last term as a councilor-at-large, returns to his seat. He received the most votes with 721.

November 5th

Election Results

November 5, 2013

Unofficial election results courtesy of the Auglaize County Elections Board Office

Wapakoneta City Council (3 elected)
Rachel Barber 687
Tom Finkelmeier Jr. 618
Randy Fisher 647
Dan Graf 721

Uncontested
President of Council Steve Henderson
Treasurer Barbie Steinke
1st Ward Jim Neumeier
2nd Ward Dan Lee
3rd Ward Bonnie Wurst
4th Ward Chad Doll

Cridersville Village Council (4 elected)
Shirley Anderson 192
Bob Conner 181
Paul Lynch 208
Eric West 194
Tony Zuppardo 161

Waynesfield Village Council (4 elected)
Beckie Clarke 64

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