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May 9th, 2013

STOP Act seeks to halt drug abuse

May 9, 2013

With more Ohioans in recent years dying from accidental prescription drug overdoses than automobile mishaps, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown plans to re-introduce a bill Wednesday to combat prescription drug abuse and to target “doctor shopping and pharmacy hopping.”

The bill — Stop Trafficking of Pills (STOP) Act — would crack down on the fraudulent use of Medicaid cards to obtain and fill prescriptions for addictive pain medications.

May 8th

Fire levy fails

May 8, 2013

BUCKLAND — Buckland village residents let out a resounding “no,” as unofficial election results showed that a 4-mill fire and rescue levy was defeated by a 45-17 margin.

Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert said he was surprised and disappointed in the vote.

“I honestly thought the people would support it since it was for fire and rescue,” Lambert said. “I didn’t expect it to be defeated.”

The defeat marked the second consecutive election that a fire levy in the village went down in defeat.

Apollo bond, levy passes

May 8, 2013

The Apollo Career Center will have the funds to improve and expand the facility as voters passed a bond and tax levy to leverage Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) money.

Voters in Allen and Auglaize counties provided the winning margins Tuesday to pass a 0.31-mill bond levy to raise $11.64 million to be repaid over the next 30 years to expand the school buildings and 0.19-mill property levy to improve, enlarge and rebuild existing classroom. The total cost is $2.56 per month on a $100,000 property.

The school will receive $23 million from OSFC.

Apollo bond, levy passes

May 8, 2013

The Apollo Career Center will have the funds to improve and expand the facility as voters passed a bond and tax levy to leverage Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) money.

Voters in Allen and Auglaize counties provided the winning margins Tuesday to pass a 0.31-mill bond levy to raise $11.64 million to be repaid over the next 30 years to expand the school buildings and 0.19-mill property levy to improve, enlarge and rebuild existing classroom. The total cost is $2.56 per month on a $100,000 property.

The school will receive $23 million from OSFC.

W-G School levy approved

May 8, 2013

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen School District voters approved the renewal of a 4.9-mill, five-year permanent improvement levy on Tuesday by a 248 to 136 vote.

“We really appreciate the community’s support,” Superintendent. Chris Pfister said. “The community has always been supportive of the school.”

May 7th

Silva cell street

May 7, 2013

At the request of a city resident, Wapakoneta city administrators plan to investigate the cost of planting larger trees the entire length of the East Auglaize Street reconstruction project.

City revenue on the rise

May 7, 2013

Wapakoneta’s mayor says he is encouraged by the latest city income tax revenue report, but he is aware those numbers fluctuate thro-ughout the year.

He also voiced concerned that employment numbers in the region may be causing problems for local industries to find qualified workers, which if they could reach full employment would help city income tax collections climb higher.

Through April, the city of Wapakoneta collected $940,490 in income taxes, compared to $903,260 in 2012 and $902,383 in 2011.

Uniopolis appoints Leppla to council

May 7, 2013

UNIOPOLIS — Uniopolis Village Council members unanimously appointed Martin Leppla to fill an unexpired council seat at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Leppla, 59, who has been a resident of the village for about 25 years, said he thinks he can be a benefit to the community.

“I will be on the Street Committee, so I feel I can help out there,” Leppla said.

May 6th

Ruling favors city

May 6, 2013

A federal arbitrator ruled last week to uphold a decision by Wapakoneta city administrators to demote a Wapakoneta Fire Department captain after determining the firefighter lied about talking to city councilors regarding the purchase of a new fire truck.

Former Capt. Tom Stinebaugh and his union representative claim his 1st Amendment right of free speech was violated and Stinebaugh has retained an attorney to file a federal civil suit against the city.

Tourists in their own hometown

May 6, 2013

While one family lives in Wapakoneta, there were a few local historical sites the Hasting family had never visited.

The “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” event during the weekend encouraged them to do so.

“It sounded interesting and we get to see some local places we have never been to before,” said Susan Hasting, who visited seven of the 12 sites with her husband, Steve, and their children, Danielle, 11, and Trevor, 7.

The family made all their stops Saturday, although the sites could be visited Saturday or Sunday.

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