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August 24th, 2012

Cuts save district money

August 24, 2012

Supplemental programming cuts have helped create more than $59,000 in savings for Wapakoneta City Schools.

Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said the changes to supplemental programs and contracts have been made from 2007 to the present and more than 30 positions were cut overall.

Young girl helps fight littering problem

August 24, 2012

A recent trip to a local park to play turned into a clean-up effort by a 6-year-old Wapakoneta girl.

Riley Warwick and her mother, Amanda Warwick, went to Veterans Memorial Park to swing and play on the equipment, but after they noticed a lot of trash laying around, the young girl started picking it up to make the playground clean.

“I wanted to pick it up to keep the earth healthy,” Riley said. “It’s called just being nice.

August 23rd

Driven by CAR

August 23, 2012

A county economic development endeavor should provide a foothold in the automotive industry, leading county economic development representative says who is inspired after revealing they already have two leads for possible development here.

The Auglaize County commissioners recently provided help spending $5,000 for membership to the  Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and another $1,850 for two representatives to attend a recent annual seminar held by the organization.

Church looking for help for pastor

August 23, 2012

A Waynesfield church congregation is banding together to help their pastor fight breast cancer and they are hoping others in the area will help.

Katie Hayes, the pastor of Waynesfield United Methodist Church, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year after a misdiagnosis last year. By the time the cancer was diagnosed correctly, it had also spread to her lymph glands. In the past few months Hayes has undergone surgery and chemotherapy and is now receiving radiation treatments.

RAC displays local artwork

August 23, 2012

An upcoming exhibit includes art not only for all ages but from all ages.

The Riverside Art Center, in Wapakoneta has their fourth annual Greater Wapakoneta Community Art Exhibit ready to go for their opening reception on Friday.

Riverside Art Center Gallery Director Anna Fisher said there is a variety of artworks displayed during this exhibit which will be shown until Sept. 29.

August 22nd

County to receive aid for storm

August 22, 2012

Auglaize County is one of 37 counties in the state receiving federal aid to supplement recovery efforts by government agencies after a severe wind storm hit the area June 29.

USDA announces designation

August 22, 2012

A recent designation by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack should help county farmers seek relief due to this year’s drought-like conditions, but the extent of that help will depend on Congress’s ability to get legislation passed, a local farming authority says.

Vilsack announced Wednesday 10 Ohio counties as primary natural disaster counties and 11 other counties as contiguous disaster counties, including Auglaize County.

Place, Zwiebel win

August 22, 2012

Two men elected to the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservtion District (SWCD) say they are eager to start their terms at the beginning of the new year.

Rick Place and Jeff Zwiebel were elected to three-year terms on the SWCD’s Board of Supervisors, which was announced at the end of the Tuesday’s annual meeting at the St. Joseph Parish Life Center in Wapakoneta after all votes had been tallied. Anyone that was a resident in Auglaize County that owned land in Auglaize County was eligible to vote.

August 21st

‘Bucks’ stop now

August 21, 2012

The “buck” stops here — at least the bucks should, a councilor says, until the Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee learns the reasons for a number of supplemental appropriations to transfer  funds.

City gains street grant

August 21, 2012

Wapakoneta city leaders learned the state is providing nearly $2 million for another street project.

Wapakoneta Councilor-at-large Dan Graf announced the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) awarded the city $1.8 million to cover 80 percent of the total reconstruction of West Auglaize Street from South Blackhoof Street to West Pearl Street. The city would be required to provide 20 percent, or approximately $350,000, toward the total cost of the project scheduled to start in 2015.

Graf called the announcement “great news” for the city.

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