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July 17th, 2012
Suggestions to make Wapakoneta a more cycling friendly community grabbed the attention Monday of Wapakoneta City Council members including the Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee chair.
Scott Risner, who rides with the local group Revolution Cycling, addressed councilors at Monday’s meeting to propose ways to make the Wapakoneta community already rich with cycling history more appealing to a growing population who are riding their bicycles more and more for leisure and transportation.
CRIDERSVILLE — Two young entrepreneurs say they not only enjoyed watching the Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree parade, but they helped parade attendees stay hydrated.
Abigail and Leah Ranchel sat along Cridersville’s Main Street at their lemonade stand, as they served fresh, cold lemonade for 25 cents per cup.
“We did this to get some money. We get to sell lemonade, and it’s a great day to do that. I love to sell lemonade,” seven-year-old Leah said. “We did this last year for the parade, too.”
Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members agreed that they need to have a more detailed hazard analysis for the county.
“We want to get a better picture,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said. “We want to bring information together from all the different entities — the health department, hospital, sheriff, industry.
“We want to get back to the basic roots of the LEPC and enhance what we are doing,” he said.
A local adult is taking her passion for art to a whole new level.
Twenty-one year old Allison Venturella, of Wapakoneta, is currently studying art education at Bowling Green State University.
But instead of wanting to teach in a traditional school, she wants to use her knowledge to give kids a second chance.
A Wapakoneta mother can’t remember how many units of blood her son went through after he was diagnosed with cancer.
What she can remember vividly is the time nurses told her they may not have the blood they needed for him and may have to order it and wait for it to arrive.
Judy Strauser is hoping a blood drive dedicated in memory of her son, Jason Strauser, can help others in their time of need.
A long time member of the Auglaize County Health Board has resigned after more than 20 years of service.
Dr. David Nielsen, who has served on the board since 1991, decided that at 91-years-old, it was time for him to leave the board, over which he has served as president for 20 years.
“Looking at my 91 years, I felt as if it was wise to retire now and have someone younger take my place,” Nielsen told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Friday.
Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) Director Greg Myers told board members this week that the organization hopes to become aggressive in attracting more business to the area as the economy continues to slowly recover.
Myers told the board he recently submitted a budget request with Auglaize County Commissioners for a considerable increase in funding to address economic development in the county.
Commissioners are considering the request as they outline their budget, Myers said.
Starting with a front tire in the Pacific Ocean and ending with a front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, a 68-year-old Wapakoneta man recently biked across the United States.
John Keller and his wife Jane, tandem cyclists, had talked for years about riding across the country, but they never were able to fulfill that dream before she died from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Residents in Buckland will soon begin paying a new assessment to help fund a mandate from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Buckland councilors on Thursday night held the third and final reading of an ordinance that would establish sewer rates for an expansive sewer project being mandated by the EPA.
Recent storms struck a server at the Auglaize County Elections Board causing concern that it may need to be replaced soon.
During a regular meeting this week, members of the Elections Board approved funds — approximately $3,800 — to purchase a new system and get it installed, however since the meeting, continued monitoring has suggested that the Elections Board may be able to get by with what they have until its maintenance contract expires in April.