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March 12th, 2013

Water rate debate

March 12, 2013

CRIDERSVILLE — Elected officials in a northern Auglaize County village are talking about potentially raising the water rates on their residents.

Finance Committee and Utilities Committee members met last week and informed Cridersville Village Council members Monday on the status of a possible water rate hike.

“At our joint committee meeting we discussed the future rates for water and the possibility of increasing them,” councilor Paul Lynch, who chairs the Utilities Committee, said. “There was no decision at that time.”

W-G super set to testify

March 12, 2013

Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Chris Pfister is one of several school administrators scheduled to testify in front of the state’s House of Representatives Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee concerning Kasich’s recently released new funding model for public schools.

Fair to start with a ‘bang’

March 12, 2013

No easing into this year’s Auglaize County Fair schedule, the Auglaize County Agricultural Society, or Fair Board, secretary says, the entertainment and livestock shows should start “with a bang” on Sunday and should continue with an exciting schedule the entire week “without easing up.”

March 11th

Solomon provides update on Fryburg man's death

March 11, 2013

A man found dead at his Fryburg home Friday, appears to have died of natural causes, although the investigation continues, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said this morning.

Solomon this morning released additional details surrounding the death of  Michael L. McClintock, 60, of the home in the village southeast of Wapakoneta.

McClintock was found dead at the residence Friday morning by a relative.  Deputies were dispatched to the scene at 8:30 a.m. and didn't leave until approximately 6 p.m.

Moon City Preview provides chance to sharpen skills

March 11, 2013

A mist forms as the 917-pound steer’s hot breath hits the cool air in the Show Barn Saturday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

The steer, with a sable black coat, walks the show ring as Wapakoneta High School student Kerrie Miller grips tightly on the reins. She works the steer into the best position for judging, taking advantage of past experience gained at past shows to sharpen her skills even further during the Moon City Preview, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Young Farmers and the Wapakoneta FFA Alumni.

Shake winter doldrums with Winterfest

March 11, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Stepping into one room at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools included stepping back into time.

A group of Civil War re-enactors hosted an 1860s ladies tea to help visitors to the Waynesfield-Goshen Muchinippi WinterFest learn about the time period and a different pace in life.

“We were really teaching people about what the teas were all about and why the ladies held them,” Carol Baker, one of the re-enactors dressed in a hoop-skirted blue dress, said.

Twins aren’t the same, but enjoy having each other

March 11, 2013

Twins Abbie and Allie McGaughy are glad they have each other, but both admit they are different.

“We don’t look the exact same,” Abbie said.

Abbie has long, blond hair and is the taller of the two. She describes herself as more of a tomboy, who likes to do karate and play basketball. She likes to wear jeans. She likes to read scary books and her favorite singer is Taylor Swift.

March 9th

Hoping to learn more about people

March 9, 2013


Bob Hope shared a joke about determining when a person is getting old.

Juliette Gordon Lowe shared how when she ran low on money that she sold a string of pearls to continue funding an all girls organization in its infancy.

Vincent Van Gogh shared he had an older brother who died at a young — his brother had the same birthday and the same name as he.

William Shakespeare shared he was born on April 23 and died on his birthday 52 years later in 1616.

Hazardous material forms go electronic

March 9, 2013

 

Hazard risk analysis information is going electronic.

Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said they are making plans to combine inspection forms and make them accessible to emergency responders online.

“It’s something new and we want to make sure we have it right, before we send it out to everyone,” Anderson said of plans to start the change with one business serving as a pilot and then to expand it from there.

Man found dead in Fryburg

March 9, 2013


Deputies with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office and investigators with the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) responded to a Fryburg home where a 60-year-old male was found dead early Friday morning.

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