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June 19th, 2013

Relay for Life ready

June 19, 2013

Staff Writer
Organizers have set a goal to raise at least $50,000 this year as they prepare for this weekend’s Greater Auglaize County Relay for life.
“We are shooting for at least that much,” Relay for Life Public Relations Chair Kim Klingler said of the biggest fundraiser held annually in the county for the American Cancer Society. “The last two years we have been right at that number.”

Brown: System needs fix

June 19, 2013

As the Senate debates a fix for a broken immigration system, a bipartisan amendment to the bill would help ensure qualified American workers have a chance to be hired before foreign workers who are willing to be paid less.
For the complete story, see the Wednesday, July 19 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Troopers target distracted drivers

June 19, 2013

One of the major goals of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) each year is to reduce the number of traffic crashes.
For the complete story, see the Wednesday, June 19 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Cash clash

June 19, 2013

Managing Editor
A Wapakoneta City Council member refused to suspend the rule of three readings for supplemental appropriations until he has a more complete explanation of amounts shifting accounts and changes made to the city’s budget.
Wapakoneta 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier declined to suspend the rule of three readings for an ordinance to shift $25,000 into the Wapakoneta Fire Department’s personnel account to cover unemployment expenses from the contingency fund. With Councilor-at-large Dan Graf absent, Neumeier’s vote was needed to meet the six votes necessary to suspend the rules.

Wapak prepares for GOBA cyclists

June 19, 2013

The city of Wapakoneta will host cyclists with Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) Thursday during an excursion stop to the city.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, June 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Mayor, SSD laud crews, residents

June 19, 2013

Wapakoneta city administrators expressed pride in the response by members of two city departments last week to straight-line winds causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage in the city and the area.
For the complete story, see the Tuesday, June 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

June 17th

Mayor against HB5

June 17, 2013

Managing Editor
A bill before state legislators is expected to streamline a patchwork of local rules, forms and definitions in regard to Ohio’s numerous municipal income tax, a state office holder says. The bill is meant to institute a simpler, fairer and more friendly system to help spur job creation.
Mayor Rodney Metz disagrees and says the city stands to lose thousands of dollars, if not more, in income tax revenue, which would force them to seek new forms of revenue from local residents.

Locals: NSA in the wrong

June 17, 2013

If the feelings of Wapakoneta residents are indicative of the feeling of this nation’s people, the sentiment of the American people toward the country’s elected officials is they have overstepped their bounds.
For the complete story, see the Monday, June 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Area experts teach proper techniques

June 17, 2013

MOULTON — With one eye closed, an 11-year-old boy uses his other eye to peer down the barrel of the rifle, exhales, relaxes and then pulls the trigger — taking aim at and hitting a paper target.
For the complete story, see the Monday, June 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

June 15th

God's Storehouse celebrates 30th year in existence

June 15, 2013

Helping people has always been the mission of God’s Storehouse and for 30 years, the volunteers running the local food pantry have been able to do just that.

God’s Storehouse recently celebrated its 30th year of serving the community with the need continuing to grow. In 2012, God’s Storehouse distributed $57,000 in food, a steady increase from $26,821 in 2008, $44,145 in 2009, and $47,621 in 2010.

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