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April 4th, 2012
The Auglaize County Mustangs went to New Philadelphia Saturday morning with high hopes.
They returned as state champions.
The Mustangs won the state Special Olympics Division III basketball tournament championship with an 81-61 win over the Fayette County Dragons.
A team can be comprised of players between the ages of 13 and 40 who have some form of disability.
Preliminary work for The Neil Armstrong Airport terminal building continues to move in anticipation of final construction drawings and plans, an airport official says.
County Airport Manager Sean Stroh said they are continuing site survey work to extend drainage and utilities from the village of New Knoxville.
Mote and Associates, of Greenville, is completing a topographic survey of a square area of land between the village, Kuck Road, the airport runway and Ohio 219. The survey is of drainage, electrical and telephone lines.
The Auglaize County Public District Library has a new face.
Karie Maurer-Enneking joined the staff taking over as the new youth services coordinator. She assumes the position left by Beth Steiner, who is the new library director. Steiner took over as director after Jo Derryberry retired earlier this year.
Maurer-Enneking brings more than 14 years of experience working with children and management in both the corporate and non-profit sectors in the library system.
Wapakoneta city officials plan to continue to refine rules regarding wind turbines and solar panels within the city limits in the next few months, but they have no plans to take a new stance on a proposed wind farm north of the city.
A dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department says she got into the law enforcement field of work because of the inspiration of her father and the ability to help others in her community.
Vicki Harrison, a dispatcher at the Wapakoneta Police Department, is retiring this week after 30 years.
“I always had an interest in this,” Harrison said of why she decided to go into the law enforcement career. “My father (Roger Shoffstall) is my true inspiration. He was a volunteer firefighter and volunteer policeman for Buckland.”
ST. MARYS — To achieve the many goals people have for themselves, Bruce Boguski suggests acting a little childish.
“I’m suggesting we go back to being kids,” Boguski said Monday during his motivational speech for Grand Health Challenge and Grand Health Family Challenge participants. “When you were children, you knew everything that it was going to take to get anything you wanted in life. You knew what it was going to take to be successful.”
After two decades, an Auglaize County organization eclipsed the $500,000 mark for their cause — funds used to protect and develop land for pheasants and other wildlife.
The Auglaize County Pheasants Forever organization celebrated reaching the milestone Saturday during their 21st annual banquet and fundraiser in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Like area homeowners, city crews have taken advantage of the warm weather, but one city administrator does not want to predict they can do any additional projects this summer until the later this spring.
“It has been a extremely busy this spring and we have even been busy this entire winter since it has been extremely light weather,” Mayor Rodney Metz said. “The Electric Department has been able to be out all winter changing transformers to keep up with that project. In the past, we haven’t been able to do that.
With $55,000 in scholarships available to Wapakoneta students, the director of an area community foundation wants to make sure everyone who can take advantage of the opportunity to apply for aid.
Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation (WCAF) Executive Director Larry Tester has been working closely with school administrators to get the message out about how much is available in a variety of scholarships for local students seeking college degrees.
“We are offering 40 scholarships this year,” Tester said.
The Auglaize County engineer scheduled 21 structures for replacement or rehabilitation as part of Auglaize County’s bridge replacement program in 2012.
The total price tag for the projects is $549,200, with $200,000 representing material costs.
“It’s all very labor intensive,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said. “By the fact that income from license plate fees and gasoline taxes for 2012 are projected below the income seen in 2006, much of the program will be comprised of bridge rehabilitation.