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January 12th, 2015

Library offers virtual vacation

January 12, 2015

Had enough of the Ohio weather that has brought several inches of snow and a wicked cold snap, after just one week into the month of January? You are not alone.

The Auglaize County Public Library may not be able to take you on a magic carpet ride to the Bahamas or Caribbean Islands, but they can get your mind off the cold weather for an hour and think about somewhere that is not only 75 degrees warmer, but also much more beautiful too.

January 9th

Pipe fix in the works

January 9, 2015

County officials are discussing plans to repair the failing cast iron sewer pipe throughout the Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center in 2015, with construction likely beginning in the spring.

In 2014, about 20 percent of the building’s cast iron pipe was replaced with PVC pipe as part of an emergency repair. 

Three in metal theft case await sentencing

January 9, 2015

A  man has changed his plea in a breaking and entering case that involved three men stealing scrap metal from Murotech in St. Marys on Oct. 29. In addition, two Wapakoneta men await sentencing in the same case.

Adopt-a-grandparent returns for 2nd year

January 9, 2015

Haehn Florist and Greenhouses is accepting donations for its second annual Adopt-a-Grandparent program.

Firefighters respond to Blume Apartments

January 9, 2015

Wapakoneta firefighters responded to an apartment fire at Blume Apartments, 407 S. Blackhoof St., on Thursday afternoon.

According to Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites, there was small fire in an unoccupied apartment on the second floor of the two-story structure.

Cookie time again

January 9, 2015

One of America’s favorite times of the year, the annual Girl Scout cookie sale, kicks off today.

Individual orders can be placed now through Feb. 22, and cookies will be delivered the week of Feb. 28. Girl Scouts will be selling to friends, family and door-to-door until March 6, when booth sales begin. The sale concludes at the end of March.

Driver’s licenses receive color makeover

January 9, 2015

For years, the state of Ohio has had an interesting color, to say the least, for its driver’s license. 

Salmon — or pink, depending on your color preference — is gone, as drivers will now have a blue and green colored license.

Effective Monday, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles issued a new format of Ohio’s driver license and identification cards to customers who are renewing them.

January 8th

Local agencies discuss AIP leak

January 8, 2015

The August chemical leak at AIP Logistics Inc. was discussed at the Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting, held Wednesday morning at the Auglaize County Administration Building.

Committee Chairman and Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said since the last LEPC meeting, the EPA passed their investigation information to the attorney general’s office who then sought a temporary restraining order against the company.    

County OKs annual budget

January 8, 2015

Auglaize County Commissioners on Tuesday passed the annual appropriation resolution for fiscal year 2015, approving a 3 percent increase from last year in total general and special funds.

A total of $55,016,186 represents the entire budget for all county departments, which includes $38,731,887 in special funds and $16,284,298 in the general fund.

Planning helps keep local pantry stocked

January 8, 2015

The end of the holiday season brings a drop in donations for many food pantries.

The following varsity sporting events scheduled for Saturday have been canceled.  ...
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