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February 19th, 2013

Fiscal officer leaves library

February 19, 2013

Auglaize County Public District Library Board members met in special session Monday to begin laying out the process for replacing a long-time employee.

Dana Webb, a 15-year employee for the board, announced she is leaving her position as fiscal officer for the library district. Webb accepted a position with Wapakoneta  City Schools, where she will process payroll for the school district. Her last official day will be March 15, but her last day of work due to vacation days will be March 8. She is scheduled to start her new position with the schools on March 11.

Chili Day set, proceeds benefit programs

February 19, 2013

The Wapakoneta Sertoma Club is hosting its 38th annual Chili Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

“Hopefully the weather will be cooperative,” event chair Ralph Miller said. “Its for a great cause. It is for a great cause and the people of Wapakoneta have always been supportive of the event.”

February 18th

Another trip around the dance floor

February 18, 2013

Satins, sequins and lace hang from racks, waiting for the possibility that new life could be breathed into them.

The 38 dresses were being sold at the Octagon Club’s prom dress exchange — “Cinderella’s Encore: Once More Around the Dance Floor” — Saturday afternoon in the Wapakoneta High School choir room.

Load closes CR 25A

February 18, 2013

Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart plans to close a portion of County Road 25A on Wednesday and Thursday in order for a piece of equipment to be delivered to a Wapakoneta business.

Reinhart told the Wapakoneta Daily News he would advise motorists to use Hardin Pike and Interstate 75 to avoid the road closure, which will occur south of Wapakoneta.

SSD buying power

February 18, 2013

A Wapakoneta city administrator will be given the power to purchase items when needed or to answer an emergency if a piece of legislation is adopted tonight at the Wapakoneta City Council meeting.

Council members are scheduled to hear the third and final reading of an ordinance to authorize Safety-Service Director Bill Rains to advertise for bids and to enter into contracts for specific materials, service contracts and equipment rental for the operation of city departments.

February 15th

Loan for bridges: Engineer seeks funds to replace structures

February 15, 2013

For the first time in 30 years, the Auglaize County engineer is taking out a loan for bridge replacement projects.
“I’m not comfortable with taking a loan out for the first time, but in this case I have to,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said. “I don’t want to create debt for the county or the next engineer, but it adds up to me needing to move forward with this.”
The loan from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) is for $176,000, to be combined with a county match of $44,000. Interest on the 20-year loan is zero percent and it would be repaid at less than $9,000 annually.

Room with a view

February 15, 2013

Three young girls and two cats were the inspiration for a painted mural placed in the upper level of a local downtown shop.
Thrifty Treasures, 117 W. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, has a special touch in the windows above their shop thanks to students in the Wapakoneta High School Art Club.
This project was arranged through the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP), as they worked with Thrifty Treasures owners Donna Parsons and her sister, Lisa Schott.

Helping 'Honor' veterans

February 15, 2013

The nephew of a couple who devoted their lives to the U.S. military plans to help veterans living in Auglaize County travel to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II Memorial.
Tom Stinebaugh, the nephew of Lt. Col. Marie Bilyj and Col. Steve Bilyj, is offering to help veterans get into contact with Honor Flight organizers in Findlay to ensure they get the chance to visit the World War II Memorial.

Recommendations for Tdap vaccine change

February 15, 2013

The recommended administration of a vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, has changed for 2013.

Auglaize County Health Department Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said the new recommendations for when Tdap should be administered is a “big change.”

The changes include a recommendation that the vaccine be administered to pregnant women during each pregnancy between 27 and 36 weeks gestation, regardless of the number of years it has been since the expectant mother last received the vaccine.

Income tax moves closer

February 15, 2013

BUCKLAND — Buckland Village Council members heard the second reading Thursday of an ordinance to institute a 1 percent income tax on village residents.

Councilors began looking into the possibility of instituting the 1 percent income tax in November after voters defeated a 2.6-mill property tax levy on the November general election ballot. The levy was expected to generate approximately $20,000 annually.

The income tax ordinance will provide zero tax credit for people working in Buckland and living out of town.

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