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July 25th, 2013

Brown seeks more oversight of banks

July 25, 2013

In light of Wall Street banks allegedly manipulating the costs of commodities paid by manufacturers and ultimately consumers, a U.S. legislator from Ohio wants the Federal Reserve to flex its regulatory muscle to help eliminate these anti-competitive practices.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, says he and other Congressional members will call for additional hearings in the future and they intend to pressure federal officials to use their influence to make the marketplace more competitive.

Two teachers resign, two hired

July 25, 2013

Two teachers were hired and the resignations of two teachers accepted during a regular meeting of the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education this week.

July 24th

Classified contract OK’d

July 24, 2013

Assistant Managing Editor
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members approved Tuesday a two-year contract between the school district and its classified staff.
The contract with the Wapakoneta Classified Association (WCA) is in effect from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2015, and implements seven changes from the previous contract. The district employs approximately 120 classified employees.
The contract was approved 4-to-0, with board member Ron Mertz abstaining, during Tuesday’s board meeting.

Buckland readies levy for ballot

July 24, 2013

BUCKLAND — During a second special meeting in as many weeks, Buckland Village Council members had the final reading of an ordinance to place a 5-year, 3-mill property levy for fire and emergency services put on the November ballot.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Jamboree adds live band

July 24, 2013

Organizers of the annual Uniopolis Volunteer Fire Department’s Jamboree are trying a couple different things this year — adding a live band and a beer tent — to the festivities.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

July 23rd

Flags for freedom fighter

July 23, 2013

Staff Writer
WAYNESFIELD — Members from several area veterans organizations gathered Monday and presented flags to the parents and the wife of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman, who died last Tuesday while serving in Afghanistan.
Members from the VFW Post 8445 men’s and women’s auxiliaries, the Ohio District 2 Women’s Auxiliary, Freedom’s Colors, and the Wapakoneta AMVETS served on the Color Guard as the flags were presented to Zimmerman’s father, Chris, at his home in Waynesfield, and to his wife, Morgan, and step-daughter, Riley, at their home in Fort Shawnee.

Deal reached on farm animals

July 23, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Council members appear to have reached a compromise with two residents in the village concerning a proposal for new regulations governing farm animals within the village corporation limit.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Grocery thief nabbed

July 23, 2013

A woman who pushed a cart full of groceries out of Walmart without paying for them Friday was apprehended by Allen County Sheriff’s Office deputies later that day.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 23 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News

July 22nd

Local youths show off singing, dancing routines, talents

July 22, 2013

Managing Editor
The crowd and other participants at the 2013 Summer Moon Festival’s Youth Talent Show spurred on the acts and made them feel really welcomed, one of the returning performer says.
Ten acts, comprised of 15 youths aged 8 through 18, participated in the show on Saturday afternoon before a crowd of approximately 150 people gathered in the Festival Tent.
“I really liked the fact that most people were cheering you on this time — the crowd and the other competitors,” said 12-year-old Jenna Dodds, who sang “Our Song” by Taylor Swift with her best friend Elora Freistuhler.

Rain impacts street sales

July 22, 2013

Thunderstorms and rain showers may have dampened business Saturday morning at the street sales held during the Summer Moon Festival, but as the skies cleared the afternoon attendance definitely picked up.
For the full story, see the Monday, July 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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