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September 11th, 2014

Rescue squad addresses Botkins council

September 11, 2014

BOTKINS — During a regular Village of Botkins council meeting,  Anna Rescue Squad Chief Ben Luthman addressed council members to discuss the squad’s recent takeover of ambulance services in Jackson Center and Jackson Township.

Luthman said the new monthly contract would not change the current services provided to the Botkins area.

Luthman said Botkins should not see a decrease in services. The department houses two ambulances in Anna and one ambulance in Botkins.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

September 10th

County solid waste coordinator retires

September 10, 2014

Auglaize County Solid Waste District Coordinator Dave Reichelderfer announced he will retire at the end of the year, saying it is “just the right time.”

“I talked to people who had retired and asked them how they decided when to retire, and they said ‘you’ll just know when the time comes,’ so I think that time is here for me,” Reichelderfer said. “It’s time to try something different and let someone else take over.”

Health board mulls vaccine requirements

September 10, 2014

Approving the new policy and protocols for the Zostavax shingles vaccine was a main point of discussion Tuesday morning during the Auglaize County Health Department’s Board of Health meeting.

Director of Nursing Cindy Jones explained the recent changes for the policy on administration of the shingles vaccine.

Fisher eyes boosting online presence

September 10, 2014

In his first board of health meeting as the new health commissioner, Oliver Fisher approached the board with some new ideas regarding the functionality of the department’s website and the idea of adding social media as a tool.

Fisher began by comparing the current Auglaize County Health Department website with other health department websites in the area.

September 9th

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6
In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.

Electric bills going up

September 9, 2014

Electric consumers in Wapakoneta will see an increase in their electric bills.

City council passed an ordinance Monday night authorizing the city to pass along the state-mandated kilowatt-hour tax on to consumers.

First-Ward Councilman James Neumeier voiced the only no vote. Neumeier had stated at previous council meetings that passing the tax on to consumers took away any advantage consumers within the city limits had over those outside the city.

Rotary takes ALS challenge

September 9, 2014

Each with their own bucket of ice water, members of the Rotary Club of Wapakoneta lined up in front of the Rotary Gazebo in Harmon Park to perform the “ALS Challenge” in Wapakoneta.

“It’s been something that’s been going on around the world,” Rotary Club Comunity Service Chair Larry Jones said. “You can see it on the Internet — all over the place. It’s a pretty ingenious way of making money, if you think about it.”

W-G board nixes arming workers

September 9, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education voted against authorizing employees to carry firearms on school grounds Monday night and will continue to “explore other options” regarding school safety, Superintendent Chris Pfister said.

Village mulls dog issue

September 9, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — After several recent events regarding aggressive dogs, Auglaize County Dog Warden, Russ Bailey, attended the Cridersville Village Council meeting Monday to help address questions from council members and residents.

Toward the beginning of the meeting Mayor Lorali Myers explained the dog warden was asked to attend the meeting to help shed explain different options the village has regarding adopting a new ordinance to try to address current problems with local dogs.

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