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March 13th, 2013
MINSTER — After participants in the Grand Health Challenge learned about healthy food choices last month at Pantry Pride, they went on location again this month to learn about healthy fitness choices.
On Tuesday, people visited the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, Auglaize-Mercer YMCA North, in Celina, and Auglaize-Mercer YMCA South, in Minster, and participated in tours of the facilities, including the weight room, cardio room, aerobic track and the pool area, along with a YMCA employee explaining each portion of the tour in depth.
The Auglaize County health commissioner’s contract was renewed for another two years during Tuesday’s meeting of the Auglaize County Health Board.
“It’s virtually the same contract I have had for 10 to 12 years,” Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said after the meeting.
Health Board members approved the renewal after an executive session Tuesday morning.
The contract, for an approximate $85,425 annual salary, has no changes, Parsons said.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members decided to refinance several school bonds to save district taxpayers thousands of dollars and take advantage of current lending rates.
Board members decided during Monday’s meeting to begin the process to refinance several bonds from 2006 based upon the recommendation of the board’s Finance Committee, which met at 6 p.m. just prior to the board meeting. Preliminary figures are showing the district could save as much as $268,000 by taking advantage of current rates.
CRIDERSVILLE — Elected officials in a northern Auglaize County village are talking about potentially raising the water rates on their residents.
Finance Committee and Utilities Committee members met last week and informed Cridersville Village Council members Monday on the status of a possible water rate hike.
“At our joint committee meeting we discussed the future rates for water and the possibility of increasing them,” councilor Paul Lynch, who chairs the Utilities Committee, said. “There was no decision at that time.”
Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Chris Pfister is one of several school administrators scheduled to testify in front of the state’s House of Representatives Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee concerning Kasich’s recently released new funding model for public schools.
No easing into this year’s Auglaize County Fair schedule, the Auglaize County Agricultural Society, or Fair Board, secretary says, the entertainment and livestock shows should start “with a bang” on Sunday and should continue with an exciting schedule the entire week “without easing up.”
A man found dead at his Fryburg home Friday, appears to have died of natural causes, although the investigation continues, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said this morning.
Solomon this morning released additional details surrounding the death of Michael L. McClintock, 60, of the home in the village southeast of Wapakoneta.
McClintock was found dead at the residence Friday morning by a relative. Deputies were dispatched to the scene at 8:30 a.m. and didn't leave until approximately 6 p.m.
A mist forms as the 917-pound steer’s hot breath hits the cool air in the Show Barn Saturday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The steer, with a sable black coat, walks the show ring as Wapakoneta High School student Kerrie Miller grips tightly on the reins. She works the steer into the best position for judging, taking advantage of past experience gained at past shows to sharpen her skills even further during the Moon City Preview, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Young Farmers and the Wapakoneta FFA Alumni.
WAYNESFIELD — Stepping into one room at Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools included stepping back into time.
A group of Civil War re-enactors hosted an 1860s ladies tea to help visitors to the Waynesfield-Goshen Muchinippi WinterFest learn about the time period and a different pace in life.
“We were really teaching people about what the teas were all about and why the ladies held them,” Carol Baker, one of the re-enactors dressed in a hoop-skirted blue dress, said.
Twins Abbie and Allie McGaughy are glad they have each other, but both admit they are different.
“We don’t look the exact same,” Abbie said.
Abbie has long, blond hair and is the taller of the two. She describes herself as more of a tomboy, who likes to do karate and play basketball. She likes to wear jeans. She likes to read scary books and her favorite singer is Taylor Swift.