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September 21st, 2012

Salt bids lower

September 22, 2012

A mild winter last season, both locally and across the state, resulted in a 27 percent drop in salt bids for the county this week.

“Salt bids came in at the lowest price since 2007,” Auglaize County Engineer’s Office Chief Deputy Engineer Gary Kuck told the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Bids in 2007 were $47 per ton of salt. For 2012-13, the lowest bid came in at $49.68 per ton.

“The last four years, they have been within $1, between $67.84 and $68.55,” Kuck said.

Pushing working bills: Brown seeks to protect call center workers

September 22, 2012

In an effort to save Ohio jobs and to protect Ohio consumers, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown supports proposed legislation which would require companies to notify consumers their calls are being transferred abroad.

Skate park move

September 21, 2012

In an effort to curb profanity and vulgar language at the skating park from being heard by visitors to Veterans Memorial Park and the surrounding residents, Wapakoneta city officials proposed possibly moving the equipment to a paved section of Harmon Park.

Overcoming tough times

September 21, 2012

An area businessman and radio personality recently visited a local school this week to talk about a book the students were reading.

But the man didn’t just talk about the book, he related it to his own life in an effort to let the students know they always need to stay positive and have the strength to get through tough times in life.

Health Dept. to offer flu vaccine

September 21, 2012

This year, there will be some changes to how the Auglaize County Health Department personnel administers the flu vaccine — and those changes will affect people throughout the county.

No longer will they be taking it out into the individual communities in the county, Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said.

“We have done that in the past,” Jones said. “With so many other places now offering the vaccine, the need for us to be in the community isn’t there.”

September 20th

Mending little hearts

September 20, 2012

A Wapakoneta family is again walking this year to raise money for the American Heart Association, specifically congenital heart defects.

Jessica and Dan Makuh’s two daughters, Abby and Lauren, are joining them in the Dayton Heart Walk on Saturday. It’s their second walk as a family and means even more as Lauren nine weeks ago underwent her third and final heart surgery in a series for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition with which the 3-year-old was born.

Street delayed

September 20, 2012

Barring any further delays, the reconstructed section of East Benton Street should be open to traffic by the end of October, a city official says.

On Wednesday, Wapakoneta Engineering Department Superintendent Mary Ruck updated Wapakoneta City Council Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee members regarding on-going street and sidewalk projects this year. She discussed the final phases of the East Benton Street reconstruction project, the status of the Safe Routes to Schools sidewalk program and work on a bicycle route.

Loans, deals topic of village

September 20, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — The Union Township trustees held a question-and-answer session at its regular meeting Wednesday as 18 people attended the meeting.

September 19th

Doenges earns honor

September 19, 2012

ST. MARYS — With tears and moments of reflection and song, a county agency recognized the county’s top senior citizen Tuesday during its annual celebration.

Vernon Doenges was named the 2012 Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year during the Auglaize County Council on Aging’s annual celebration of National Senior Center Month.

Fall prompts fun farm

September 19, 2012

An area family has been spending months preparing for festivities that may become a fall family tradition.

Julie and Matthew Gossard, and their children, Mercedez, 13, and Caesar, 11, soon will be welcoming the community to their home during the grand opening of Furry Tail Farm Saturday.

Furry Tail Farm is a family attraction, that has everything from pumpkins and hay rides to a corn maze to a jumping pillow.

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