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September 17th, 2012

Moving memorial

September 17, 2012

On July 20, 1969, the world watched in awe as astronaut Neil Armstrong, an Eagle Scout from Wapakoneta, took man’s first steps on the moon.

On Sept. 13, 2012, three Eagle Scouts from Wapakoneta — Eric Limbert, Zach Orchard and Alec Temple — watched in awe as they stood in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., as special guests at Neil Armstrong’s memorial service. Armstrong died Aug. 25 from complications after heart surgery earlier in the month.

Troopers: Seat belts save lives

September 17, 2012

Seat belts save lives.

That’s the message troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are again stressing to motorists.

“There is simply no disputing that wearing a safety belt can save your life,” OSHP Lt. Anne R. Ralston said.

She said that is why they are encouraging all motorists to buckle-up.

OSHP Sgt. Brian Jordan said when safety belts aren’t worn, the chance for serious injury is much higher in a crash.

September 14th

Organizer prepares for December event

September 14, 2012

Like a child’s Christmas list as the holiday draws nearer, the list of activities and events at the Children’s Hometown Holiday event continues to grow and grow.

The sixth annual Children’s Hometown Holiday will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, with some activities available on the eve of the event.

Agencies to receive aid for damage

September 14, 2012

Qualifying county agencies may expect to receive 87 percent in reimbursements for costs they incurred responding after  a wind storm hit the county at the end of June.

Sheriff warns of possible scam

September 14, 2012

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon is reminding area residents to be cautious before hiring anyone to work on their property.

Solomon told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Friday that they have received a report of possible itinerant workers in the area after a local resident reported Thursday that he was approached at a farm north of St. Marys by a male asking to paint the outbuildings at a farm. The vehicle he was driving was out of South Carolina.

Cliff hanger: U.S. senators want bill to move forward

September 14, 2012

With approximately two weeks remaining until the current farm bill expires, both U.S. senators from Ohio say they hope a deal can be reached on new legislation — one that is longer than a year.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown criticized House members for failing to act since the Senate has already passed a strong bipartisan bill. The current farm bill expires Sept. 30.

Brown said House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, needs to schedule a vote and move the legislation forward.

Buckland buys land for plant

September 14, 2012

BUCKLAND — The village of Buckland is growing. The land will not be for future home building, but for a major infrastructure improvement.

Buckland Village Council members approved Thursday a resolution to purchase 14.8 acres of land south of the village to build its new sewer system.

The resolution allows for the mayor to enter into a contract with Don Stahler, owner of the land, to purchase the land. Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert declined to reveal the purchase price of the land until the contract is signed.

Courthouse requires evacuation plan

September 14, 2012

With the newly renovated Auglaize County Courthouse comes the need for an improved and updated evacuation plan for those who may be in the building when disaster strikes, a county official says.

Such a plan was required to be approved prior to occupancy of the building.

Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson developed the plan, which was approved by the Auglaize County commissioners this week.

September 13th

Courthouse rededication, open house planned

September 13, 2012

The Auglaize County commissioners are inviting the public to a rededication ceremony and open house for the newly renovated Auglaize County Courthouse on Sunday.

The rededication ceremony is scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with the open house scheduled to follow from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Auglaize County Courthouse, located at 201 Willipie St. The ceremony is to be held on the east side of the courthouse. Limited seating is available for the rededication, but residents may bring their own lawn chairs.

Portman pushes for prioritizing budget cuts

September 13, 2012

With a continuing resolution and sequestration on the horizon, one U.S. senator from Ohio says both are a mistake and legislators should be prioritizing the country’s spending to rein in the debt and deficit.

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says sequestration has been ineffective and has prevented Congress and President Barack Obama from reaching a budget which addresses the federal deficit and federal debt. He noted he continues to work with members of both parties to develop legislation to avoid sequestration from going into effect.

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