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October 14th, 2013

New firm for bridge

October 14, 2013

After the low bidder failed to secure all the materials needed for a planned bridge project on Deep Cut Road, the contract has been awarded to the second lowest bidder.
In late July, the Auglaize County commissioners awarded the bridge project over the Miami and Erie Canal to Hume Supply, of Lima, for approximately $112,730.
For more information, see the Saturday, Oct. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Threat made at WHS

October 14, 2013

A Wapakoneta High School student was removed from the building Wednesday morning and could face charges after making threats to damage property.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said Friday that the 15-year-old male made what he described as “generalized threats,” which other students overheard and reported at 9:41 a.m.
For more information about the school threat, see the Saturday, Oct. 12 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

October 11th

Portman proposes 3- point plan

October 11, 2013

Continuing his crusade to cut wasteful spending and fighting for tax and regulatory reform, a U.S. lawmaker seeks a “smart way forward” to deal with the federal shutdown and debt ceiling in an effort to support and best serve his constituents.
“The shutdown is not easy for my constituents, a lot of them are concerned about it,” Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday during a media teleconference, “and others strongly believe we need to hold firm because of the spending issues.
For more information about Portman's plan, see the Friday, Oct. 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Budget review

October 11, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — The time is now to begin talking about pay packages and changes for next year as Cridersville Village Council members start to discuss the 2014 village budget.
“We wanted to start thinking about what we need to do for our budget for next year,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. “We are making sure plans are in place.”  
For more information about the Cridersville Finance meeting, see the Friday, Oct. 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Safety rules school walk

October 11, 2013

Walking a lap through the parking lot of Wapakoneta Elementary School, students were joined Thursday by cheerleaders, local mascots and city and police officials as they celebrated International Walk to School Day.
The event focused on how to use sidewalks safely and stay healthy.

October 9th

Refuse to lose

October 9, 2013

With a piece of legislation introduced Monday calling for hikes in refuse fees, one Wapakoneta City Council member inquired about taking it a step further — investigating the costs of contracting for refuse and recycling collection.
After the ordinance’s first reading, Wapakoneta 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier questioned the wisdom of legislation calling for a 50 cent increase each year in refuse fees on resident’s utility bills for perpetuity and requested city administrators seek rates from refuse and recycling haulers for the sake of comparison.

New stance on "Stand Your Ground"

October 9, 2013

ADA — During the year-long controversy and eventual acquittal of George Zimmerman, many citizens found themselves questioning their legal rights of self-defense.
Dr. C. Antoinette Clarke, Ohio Northern University (ONU) criminal law and juvenile justice professor, presented “Shoot First, Ask Questions Later: Self Defense, Stand Your Ground, and the Trayvon Martin Tragedy” at the university’s College of Law Tuesday afternoon.

Lessons in skating

October 9, 2013

Cautiously making their way along the gym floor, two Wapakoneta Elementary School second-graders roll past the cones and turn a corner with small smiles marking their success.
Avery Hutt, 8, remembers what it was like when she didn’t want to get off the mats where they sit to lace up their roller skates and fasten their wrist guards.
“The first time, I don’t think I went off the mats, now I am not scared at all,” Avery said. “In kindergarten, everyone kept falling.”
Hannah Elling, 7, said skating is fun and each year they get better.

October 8th

Courthouse recognized by state

October 8, 2013

Renovation work to the Auglaize County Courthouse was recently recognized with a state award for historic preservation.

The Auglaize County commissioners and Garmann-Miller & Associates architectural firm, of Minster, received a preservation merit award from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office for their efforts in preserving and rehabilitating the county’s courthouse built in 1894. 

Is wider street better? ODOT permits 37-foot width, Wapak City Council to make final decision

October 8, 2013

With Wapakoneta city administrators officially receiving word Thursday from Ohio Department of Transportation officials, Wapakoneta City Council now has the power to decide if a section of West Auglaize Street to be reconstructed in 2014 will be 37 feet or 39 feet wide.

During his report to councilors, Mayor Rodney Metz announced he received a letter Thursday permitting the shorter width. City officials designed the street to be 39 feet wide, meeting requirements councilors cited as being imposed by ODOT engineers.

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