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September 27th, 2012

Fire damage

September 27, 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE — While an investigation is incomplete, a fire that caused extensive damage to a residence at 13290 McBeth Road in New Hampshire Wednesday night appears to have been caused by an overloaded circuit at an electrical outlet.

Wayne Township Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday after a report of a fire at the residence to the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

Revenue and costs to remain stagnant

September 27, 2012

Wapakoneta City Schools expenditures and revenue are both anticipated to remain relatively flat for the next three years, the district’s superintendent reported during a monthly financial report this week.

Superintendent Keith Horner in presenting the information to the district’s Board of Education members showed actual operating expenditures for fiscal years 2010, 2011 and 2012 as compared to operating revenues during those same years. Then he compared them to estimated expenditures and revenues for 2013 through 2015.

Prize Patrol to roam streets in October

September 27, 2012

The Pumpkin Prize Patrol will soon be driving through the streets of Wapakoneta looking for the most “spooky” scene.

This is the seventh year for the Orange Light District, and local residents are invited to decorate their homes in orange lights and Halloween decorations to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

Anyone that lives in Wapakoneta is eligible to compete, by participating for a chance to win prizes.

September 26th

Bonfire

September 26, 2012

The Wapakoneta Redskins have scheduled their annual homecoming week bonfire to start at 7:40 p.m.. Thursday at Harmon Stadium

Music is to be played on the public address system with the introduction of the Wapakoneta High School Marching Band and its directors Klayton Hilleary and Steve Wimmers. The cheerleaders are to be introduced next.

Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football head coach Doug Frye takes the microphone and will introduce the Redskins football team with the senior players and cheerleaders addressing the crowd.

Insurance debate

September 26, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — Employee health insurance again hit the forefront as Waynesfield Village Council members discussed the topic during Monday’s council meeting.

Councilors Rich Libby and Chris Kaufman presented an option to council that would still provide the village with a savings of $10,259 but according to the committee’s findings they also would provide the village’s seven employees with a good plan.

Plans discussed for WHS FFA trip

September 26, 2012

Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members heard a presentation Tuesday regarding plans for students to attend the FFA National Convention.

Wapakoneta High School FFA adviser Chris Turner discussed with board members plans for students to attend the annual convention in Indianapolis.

Botkins Council to apply for state money for lift station

September 26, 2012

BOTKINS — Botkins Village Council members voted Tuesday to apply for Issue I money from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) to replace the old South Street lift station during its regular council meeting.

Village Administrator Jesse Kent said the lift station has reached the end of its usage expectancy and it was time for council to start looking into its replacement.

“The current substation is over 40 years old,” Kent told councilors.

September 25th

Emergency dilemma

September 25, 2012

WAYNESFIELD —Waynesfield Village Council members have been forced to schedule two special meetings for later this week after two village councilors voted against suspending the rule of three readings and declaring an emergency that would have made transfers from certain fund to others and would have appropriated other funds to their proper accounts.

Village Clerk Judith Quinlan requested $43,350 be appropriated into various accounts and another $17,500 be transferred  in an effort to pay various bills that were due or coming due soon.

WASS hosts fall alley party

September 25, 2012

Local downtown shops are getting together to host a fall festival.

Pickin’ in the Alley is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, in the alley, behind Casa Chic and Fern Hill Farmhouse.

“This is our first year for this, and we thought it would be fun,” Casa Chic co-owner and Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS) President Landa Tomlinson said.

NK school treasurer to retire

September 25, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — After more than two decades of service, a local school official has announced her retirement.

New Knoxville Board of Education members approved the retirement of Treasurer Marcia Wierwille during Monday’s meeting. Her retirement is effective Jan. 31.

“It’s bittersweet,” Wierwille told board members.

Board President Phil Kuck thanked Wierwille for her service to the school.

“I want to thank Marcia for her many, many years of service,” Kuck said. “Enjoy the next step.”

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