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March 19th

Farm runoff bill discussed at ag forum

March 19, 2014

State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) and State Senator Cliff Hite (R-Findlay) spoke about the benefits of Senate Bill 150 yesterday at the monthly Auglaize County Ag Breakfast.

The bill, which is jointly sponsored by Hite and Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina), was designed to address agricultural nutrient runoff into Ohio waterways and algae problems in Grand Lake St. Marys and Lake Erie.

March 18th

District reacts to changes in calamity days

March 18, 2014

In response to an especially harsh winter, the Ohio House and Senate approved House Bill 416 last week, which provides four additional calamity days for Ohio schools to use during the 2013-14 school year.

The legislation, initially sponsored by Representatives Tony Burkley (R-Paulding) and Brian Hill (R-Zanesville), will expand the number of allowable calamity days — days that do not need to be made up — provided the school first makes up four days from its previously approved contingency plan.

Council honors bowling champs

March 18, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Council met Monday night and bowling was on the agenda.

March 17th

Buckland sewer project continues

March 17, 2014

The Village of Buckland is in the beginning of installing sewer lines.

The Village Council met Thursday to discuss a letter being sent to residents concerning the new line.

The village received approximately $1.5 million in grants, plus another $1 million grant to help low-income property owners cut into the new system.

A meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Buckland Community Center to discuss how low-income families can use the grant. Residents must apply to be considered for the grant.

From pillowcases to clothing

March 17, 2014

RHINE — Dresses made from pillowcases were created this past weekend by local seamstresses with one common goal — clothing the needy overseas.

The Sew-A-Thon was sponsored by the Social Justice Commission of the Petersburg Parishes, including Botkins Immaculate Conception, Wapakoneta St. Joseph and Rhine St. Lawrence.

“We’re trying to promote equality among our county and other counties,” Member Beth Boerger said.

Cridersville student works toward Eagle Scout award

March 17, 2014

With his 18th birthday a little over a month away, Wapakoneta High School junior, Lucas Lightle plans to have his Eagle Scout volunteer project completed by the end of March.

Lightle explained that you have to get your Eagle Scout before you turn 18, but there is a bit of leeway with paperwork.

“I turn 18 on April 24,” Lightle said. “I’l be finishing my project by the end of the month, and you send your paperwork in and that could take three months, but they give you three months after you turn 18 to send in your paperwork.”

Wapak grad in run for state rep

March 17, 2014

Wapakoneta resident Brett Eley has announced that he will be running for Ohio State Representative for the 82nd district as a Republican candidate and will challenge incumbent Tony Burkley (R-Paulding) in the primary election of the Ohio General Assembly on May 6.

The 82nd district is made up Van Wert, Paulding and Defiance counties, along with a part of Auglaize County that includes Wapakoneta.

March 14th

A bit o’ the green

March 14, 2014

Local area residents will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the weekend leading up to it in various ways.

Listed below are three institutions that will be celebrating the holiday in one way or another.

School events

For kindergartners in Cheri Brandt’s class at Wapakoneta Elementary School, St. Patrick’s Day festivities began at the start of this past week.

History and lore of Ireland’s patron saint

March 14, 2014

Regardless of race, color or ethnicity, on Monday, everyone will be Irish. When looking into the legend of St. Patrick, there may be a good explanation for the affinity.

St. Patrick was not Irish. According to history.com, he began to identify with Ireland after he was enslaved by the very people whose culture now associates itself with the saint’s iconic green shamrocks.

St. Patrick was born and raised in Britain, and legend has it that he came from a nonreligious background.

Celebrate with a true Irish meal

March 14, 2014

In the United States people have a long standing tradition with preparing corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day, trying to be just like those in the land of saints and scholars.

Sadly, all of those people don’t realize that corned beef and cabbage is a popular Irish dish, but it is not one that is traditionally served on March 17 in Ireland.

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