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October 12th, 2012

More wells needed

October 12, 2012

Auglaize County residents will likely soon carry the burden of paying for four more monitoring wells — at a cost of approximately $20,000 more per year — at the former St. Marys landfill that now houses the Auglaize County Recycling Center.

Auglaize County Solid Waste Coordinator Dave Reichelderfer, discussed the likely scenario Thursday with the Auglaize County commissioners during a meeting at the commissioners office  at Auglaize Acres.

Cridersville fire Jeep to be auctioned

October 12, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — An area fire department is ready to sell a piece of equipment.

The Cridersville Fire Department is looking to auction off their 1994 Jeep, which has 112,973 miles, a 2.5L engine and 4-wheel drive. This unit was used as a grass fire truck.

“I think the Jeep will be worth some good money because people have shown interest in it,” Cridersville Village Council member Tony Zuppardo said this week at the village’s regular council meeting.

New sewer fee starts in Dec.

October 12, 2012

BUCKLAND — Buckland village residents will receive their first bill in December to pay for upgrades to the village’s sewer system.

Buckland Village Council members learned Thursday all residents will get their first assessment when they receive their bills scheduled to go out Dec. 1. The assessment, which will be charged at a rate of $20 per parcel, will help pay costs of the new wastewater treatment plant.

October 11th

Grand Lake Drug Task Force make arrests

October 11, 2012

Two Dayton men were arrested Tuesday in Wapakoneta part of an undercover drug buy by the Auglaize-Mercer Grand Lake Drug Task Force.

Denisen Dancer, 27, and Tyran Gooch, 18, are being held in Auglaize County Jail after being arrested following a short-term investigation where undercover officers seized a substantial amount of heroin and cocaine, with a street value of approximately.

Romney visits Sidney

October 11, 2012

SIDNEY — After a host of local, state and federal officials spoke, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s tour bus pulled up to the stage at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney Wednesday at promptly 7 p.m., sending most in attendance into a frenzy and back into a chant of “Four more weeks.” This was a chant started earlier by state Rep. John Adams, R-Sidney, during his address to the crowd, referring to the 27 days left until the election.

ACCA hosts fall fest

October 11, 2012

A county agency is gearing up for a festival to help get people into the spirit of the season — and to raise some funds for their organization.

The Auglaize County Council on Aging (ACCA) is hosting their first annual Auglaize County Harvestfest from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds. Patrons can enter through the east gate entrance.

ACCA Executive Director Christina Roby said this is an event for all ages to enjoy.

“We have a wide variety of activities,” Roby said.

Chili cook-off joins community

October 11, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — An area nursing home recently hosted a community-wide event to bring the residents together and enjoy fellowship.

The Cridersville Healthcare Center held a chili cook-off Wednesday, their first of many, to gather and enjoy a good cup of the tasty concoction.

Activities Director Karen Metzger said they decided to host this contest as a way of bringing in the community to see their newly remodeled space.

October 10th

Deficit concerns

October 10, 2012

Through nine months, the Auglaize Acres is operating with close to a $150,000 deficit, which has the Auglaize County commissioners voicing some concern since they want the county nursing home to continue operation as a stand-alone facility.

During a monthly update, Auglaize Acres Business Manager Kim Sudhoff shared the financial report which showed a deficit of $16,908 in September and an annual deficit of $149,977. It has not created a debt, but it has reduced the cash carryover for the Auglaize Acres fund from $565,591 to $415,613.

Weight gain, diabetes on rise

October 10, 2012

Cookbooks with healthier food choices and calorie counters may be in line for Christmas gifts for purchase this year in Auglaize County, if the 2012 health assessment for the county prompts local action.

In the publication recently released by the Auglaize County Health Department, diabetes and weight gain appeared to be the most significant problem areas in the county.

Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons provided Health Board members with a copy of the assessment during Tuesday’s Auglaize County Health Board meeting.

Cat food likely source of house fire

October 10, 2012

Firefighters with the Wapakoneta Fire Department responded just before noon Tuesday to a house fire at 311 Glynwood Road.

Firefighters responded after receiving a 911 call Tuesday at 11:50 a.m. about a house fire at the address of Lynn and Luke Nagel.

The couple has children, but nobody was home at the time.

Fire Capt. Jeff Orphal said Lynn Nagel came home from a church-related event and noticed heavy smoke when she opened the garage. She reported the fire and firefighters and police officers responded to the scene at 11:54 a.m.

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