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January 17th, 2014
With a day dedicated to health care and human services, local business leaders in Auglaize County got a look into the operations of many crucial health providers.
Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity (VALU) class, which is co-sponsored by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce, toured five of the county’s health care facilities.
ST. MARYS — Doug Frye will try to rebuild the St. Marys football program that he carefully tended for 11 seasons, the one he watched fall into disrepair in the five seasons since he left.
Frye was officially named head coach of the Roughriders at a St. Marys Board of Education meeting Wednesday night.
At its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday night, the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education elected a new board president and vice president.
Pat Gibson and Brent Schwartz were sworn in as president and vice president, respectively. Gibson takes over for former president Eric McKinniss.
Director of Nursing with the Auglaize County Health Department, Cindy Jones, reported to the Board of Health Tuesday morning that flu activity is picking up.
Jones received a notice from the Ohio Department of Health telling her that from November to December the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had received several reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle aged adults.
Auglaize County Administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.
“We accepted his resignation and that’s all there is at this time,” Auglaize County Commissioner John Bergman said Tuesday afternoon.
Hensley became county administrator on Feb. 1, 2012, replacing Joe Lenhart, who held the position for 12 years.
The Wapakoneta Police Department and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are undergoing training in two command vehicles, which are used as alternative dispatch locations.
“Any emergency — if you have a very large crime scene — you can put it in and have all of your resources right there,” Lieutenant Steve Stienecker said.
Stienecker said the command vehicles provide dispatchers the use of radio communications and dispatch system operations.
At its regular board meeting on Monday evening, the Waynesfield-Goshen Local School Board rejected a proposal to make indoor track an official sport.
Although indoor track is recognized by the board, it is not officially recognized by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
The original proposal was made at the December board meeting by Jim Epperly, head track coach at Waynesfield-Goshen. Epperly proposed making the sport recognized by the OHSAA through paying the coach and by funding other expenses such as travel.
ST. MARYS — Officers from the St. Marys Police Department assisted in the arrest of an Alabama man Monday night.
The Cridersville Village Council met for the first time in 2014 last night for a two hour meeting addressing the month of December, 2013, as a whole and what is on the slate for 2014.
Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers opened the meeting by welcoming new council member Robert Conner and by seeking nominations for council president.
Tomorrow night, the Auglaize County Public Library is hosting a paying for college seminar from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Andrea Burton, Adult Services Coordinator at the library said the Wapakoneta branch of Minster Bank will be presenting the information to parents and students.
“They (Minster Bank) were actually the ones who approached us about coming and doing some seminars at the library, and we’re hoping that this is just going to be the beginning,” Burton said.