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January 18th, 2013

Deadline for purchasing 2013 dog tags approaching

January 18, 2013

Auglaize County residents have less than two weeks to purchase their dog tags for 2013 without penalty.

Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey said the tags may be purchased without a late fine through Jan. 31. They may be purchased online, by mail or at a special Saturday sale planned at two locations on Jan. 26.     

“We know there are those people who work Monday through Friday,” Bailey said. “We are hoping this helps them get their dog tags purchased before they incur a late fee.”

January 17th

Flu widespread: Get vaccine, wash hands to guard against flu

January 17, 2013

It is not too late for those who haven’t gotten the flu vaccine to get it, county health officials say.

The Auglaize County Health Department has no more adult vaccine, but has a couple hundred doses of the pediatric version of the vaccine for children ages 6-months to 18-years-old. The adult vaccine is still available at physicians’ offices and pharmacies in the county.

Storage building sought

January 17, 2013

Two Wapakoneta city elected officials expressed a desire for a city administrator to explore putting offices in an existing building as an alternative to including them in the plans for a new building.

Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members reviewed the Water Treatment Plant and the Water Expansion funds Wednesday which included $350,000 for a possible building next to the new Water Treatment Plant on the south side of U.S. 33. The proposed building would house 10 vehicles, supplies, several offices and restrooms.

W-G to put a 4.9-mill renewal levy on May ballot

January 17, 2013

WAYNESFIELD —  Waynesfield-Goshen School Board members agreed to put a 4.9-mill renewal levy on the ballot in the May primary election.

The levy, which has been in place since 1988, funds permanent improvements for items such as grounds, buses, equipment, and technology. While voters passed the levy at 4.9 mills, the levy generates approximately $196,000 per year and has rolled back to an effective rate of approximately 3.3 mills, meaning it currently cost a homeowner with a $100,000 home approximately $116 per year.

January 16th

Health budget OK’d: 2013 budget includes pay increase

January 16, 2013

Estimated resources and permanent appropriations for 2013 were approved Tuesday by Auglaize County Health Board members.

Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said the department’s overall budget of more than $1.8 million, plus more than $324,390 for Families and Children First, is a decrease of $100,000 from 2012.

“It’s a difference in grants,” Parsons said. “The general fund is about identical.”

Artist hosts class for locals

January 16, 2013

A profound artist will soon visit the area to teach about painting.

Steven Walker will lead the 2013 Painting Workshop at Botkins Local School, and this event will be open to the public.

“I’ve taken a class with Steven and can promise you’ll not only leave a better painter, but you’ll enjoy the learning,” Botkins High School art teacher Dan Knepper said.

Any artist is eligible to attend the workshop, as Walker specializes in helping all ability levels.

Health challenge kicks off

January 16, 2013

ST. MARYS — The latest edition of a local weight-loss challenge kicked off Tuesday night.

The Grand Lake Health Challenge began its orientation meeting at St. Marys Memorial High School. Wapakoneta Daily News Publisher Deb Zwez spoke first and introduced the rules of the challenge.

January 15th

Projects slated for grants

January 15, 2013

Much of the remaining Homeland Security grant money is to be spent to continue with existing projects.

Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said members of the Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) are working to determine how best to use the remaining money from the grants. They are expected to move forward with their options during their next meeting in March.

Park dugouts tabled

January 15, 2013

Replacing dugouts at Veterans Memorial Park is delayed at least a month as more information can be obtained from the city’s insurance company, but Wapakoneta’s recreation director does not want to wait too long because he would like them ready for the spring sports season in April.

During Monday’s Wapakoneta City Recreation Board meeting, Recreation Director Jack Hayzlett presented two estimates to replace dugouts on the two larger baseball diamonds, where one first base dugout and one third base dugout were destroyed during the June 29 windstorm.

Locals invited to help contribute to flood exhibit

January 15, 2013

The Auglaize County Historical Society staff is taking on a project of an event that dates back 100 years ago — and one that affected the whole state of Ohio.

The Historical Society is launching an effort to document the Flood of 1913 — which is known as the greatest natural disaster in Ohio history, according to Ohio History Central, a project of the Ohio Historical Society.

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