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The best online tax resources

January 17, 2014

The online consensus for do-it-yourself online tax software for the 2013 tax season is narrowed down to five products.

TurboTax, TaxACT, H&R Block, TaxSlayer and eSmart Tax round out the top five in a couple of different online reviews. One coming from, a site for technology consumers that offers top ten reviews on multiple products; another coming from Andrew Poulos, an online tax software expert who writes for, a startup company whose goal is to help users make the right and best decisions when purchasing products.

Tax changes and trends

January 17, 2014

Tax season is here once again, and with it comes changes that could affect the way people file their taxes.
The IRS originally intended to begin processing individual tax returns on Jan. 21, but the government shutdown in October forced the date to be moved to Jan. 31. The IRS will begin accepting and processing income tax returns on this date, and employers have been notified that this is the last day to get W-2 information to employees.

A taxpayer's struggle

January 17, 2014

'Tis the season — for filing taxes. While some taxpayers have been preparing for that April deadline since last year, others may continue to wait for a tax-inspired revelation to begin collecting their forms and data.
Certified Public Accountant Ron Kremer, assistant professor of accounting at Wright State University Lake Campus, said he understands taxpayers frustrations with tax filing, particularly with the Federal Income Tax.

Tab donations help others

January 17, 2014

Two students at Wapakoneta Elementary School found out what it’s like to be principal and vice principal for a day.

First-grader Sam Mosler and fourth-grader Jillian Price were randomly selected to shadow Principal Mark Selvaggio and Vice Principal Carrie Knoch on Thursday as a reward for buying 25 cent tickets.

The students helped make the morning announcements, tried some new cafeteria food, helped create a powerpoint presentation, visited classrooms and even helped teach a class.

Possible pertussis reported

January 17, 2014

Auglaize County Health Department Director of Nursing, Cindy Jones, received word of a probable pertussis case Monday involving a four -month-old baby.

“I really commend this medical care provider on even testing this little one, and I’m so glad that they did,” Jones said. “The child presented with only a history of a three day cough.”

In her health care professionals newsletter she is going to encourage people to look for, test for and report any possible pertussis cases.

Leaders VALU health and human services

January 17, 2014

With a day dedicated to health care and human services, local business leaders in Auglaize County got a look into the operations of many crucial health providers.

Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity (VALU) class, which is co-sponsored by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce, toured five of the county’s health care facilities.


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