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July 26th, 2012
A new state law addressing dangerous and nuisance dogs is keeping the Auglaize County dog warden busy.
Dog Warden Russ Bailey said he has been “very, very busy” since the new law took effect May 22.
“We’ve made six notifications so far,” Bailey said during a regular monthly meeting this week with the Auglaize County commissioners. “One was for a nuisance dog, the others were for dangerous dogs.”
He said five bites came from pit bulls.
Federal assistance and money are available for Ohioans whose homes were foreclosed in 2009 and 2010, a U.S. legislator says in his personal push to notify 140,000 people in his home state who may qualify for a free review.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown revisited the issue after only 6,000 of the 140,000 eligible Ohioans initiated the free Independent Foreclosure Review (IFR) process and because Congress extended the review deadline for a final time to Sept. 30.
A former state official recently returned to the political limelight to support a new tax initiative proposed by the current governor.
Former state Agriculture Director Fred Dailey favors Gov. John Kasich’s plan to raise taxes on natural gas and oil production in the state to offset the effects on the state budget by his proposal to reduce and eliminate the state’s income tax. The proposed tax on natural gas and oil production would only affect large producing wells.
Air freight travel is the busiest it’s been in years at the Neil Armstrong Airport.
“June was the busiest month we have had in 6 to 8 years,” Neil Armstrong Airport Manager Sean Stroh said. “It was a great month for us.”
A regular act at the Auglaize County Fair’s Gospel Tent has been busier than ever during the past year and is looking forward to their annual performance to help kick off the fair’s festivities.
Just Us Quartet, who has been singing together for 12 years, is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Gospel Tent at the Auglaize County Fair.
Just Us Quartet sings a variety of styles, including gospel, while sharing their faith through music. The local quartet from Wapakoneta, is a regular at the Gospel Tent.
WAYNESFIELD – A pair of Waynesfield Village Council members Monday took aim at eliminating health insurance benefits for the mayor or any other elected village official, but they fell a vote short of a tie.
During Monday’s meeting, councilor Bill Motter made a motion to eliminate insurance for the mayor, which was seconded by Cheryl Jerew. Mayor Mike Ridenour is the only village elected official who receives any benefits paid by the village. Motter stipulated that if the motion passed that it be as an emergency, or that it would take effect immediately.
The 2012 Auglaize County Fact Book, a project of The Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News, is included in today’s edition of the newspaper.
“This is a great resource for newcomers and long-time residents alike,” Wapakoneta Daily News Publisher Deb Zwez said. “It includes pertinent information that will come in handy throughout the year.”
The book features statistics from the cities, villages and townships, photos from throughout the county and information about the school districts located in Auglaize County.
A group of local mothers said a holistic program — which their children recently attended — is greatly benefiting their children.
Darla Gossard, along with her husband, Stephen, founded the Northwest Ohio Conductive Education Program, in 1999, which is a holistic approach designed for children and adults with a neuromotor disorder.
Their son, Cory, now 25, has cerebral palsy.
BRYAN — Wapakoneta emerged from the first weekend at the state ACME baseball tournament with a loss, but the Redskins are still alive after a bounceback win on Sunday.
The Redskins’ latest encounter in what has developed into a Western Buckeye League rivalry with Defiance was a 3-0 loss that put them in a must-win situation the rest of the tournament. Wapakoneta responded with a 12-3 win over Springfield on Sunday afternoon to stay alive in the tourney.
For one area family, the Run to the Moon races Saturday morning proved to be a family affair.
The four-member family raced together in the 5K race. Others could race in a 10K race and youngsters and their parent could race in a special 1-mile race. All the races started and ended at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum.
Amy and Jim Morrisey, of Lima, who ran the race with their two daughters, Jocelyn and Emily, praised race organizer, Amy Kentner, for a well-planned event.