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November 18th, 2011
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education has filed an unfair labor practice charge against its teacher union based on actions conducted during negotiations which have been extended since April between the two entities.
Auglaize Acres residents will be paying more per day for their rooms beginning Jan. 1.
The Auglaize County commissioners approved the rate increases proposed by Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce on Thursday. On average the increase is $5 per day.
Under the new rates, residents of the county nursing home are to pay $180 per day for semi-private rooms with shared bathrooms, $187.50 per day in the memory unit, $190 per day with a private room and shared bathroom, and $192.50 per day for a private room with a private bathroom.
A graduate of Wapakoneta High School has reached a milestone in his college career, as he will be performing at his senior recital this weekend.
Adam Fahncke, a 2006 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, is a four-year student at Ohio Northern University where he is studying music and business management. He has been preparing for his recital ever since he entered college.
âIt takes many hours, not only sitting at a piano, but I work on score study, studying the music, learning the music and memorizing the music,â Fahncke said. âItâs a long process.â
With medical costs for American senior citizens eclipsing the average wage earnerâs, two U.S. senators introduced a bill this week to have cost of living adjustments for Social Security benefits to more accurately reflect senior citizens expenses.
U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced Wednesday the introduction of their bill, the Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers Act, which would change the cost of living adjustments from an average wage earner in the United States to expenses incurred by senior citizens.
A national spelling bee contestant took the crown once again at the Wapakoneta Middle School spelling bee.
Seventh-grader LeeAnn Jose competed against several students from the fifth, sixth and seventh grades on Wednesday afternoon at the Wapakoneta Middle School and again took home the first place title.
âIt feels good, I guess,â LeeAnn Jose said after the competition in the auditorium. âWait, no âI guess.â It feels good.â
Jose did not win this without a fight, as sixth-grader Loren Hire met her word for word for several rounds.
A downtown Wapakoneta business is moving to a Bellefontaine Street location to gain more room.
âWe were out of room downtown,â Homestretch Inc. Manager Kim Baumer said this week as work began on the exterior of the former King Buffet location at 1030 Bellefontaine St. âWe had been looking for quite a while.â
They inquired several years ago about the possibility of purchasing the building which they were able to purchase last week.
Ohio is on the verge of regaining its economic place in the nation and the world, a state economic development official says.
Addressing attendees of the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council annual meeting, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer Mark Kvamme outlined three major areas that should key Ohio’s business renaissance in the 21st century.
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are increasing their focus on impaired driving enforcement as part of an ongoing effort to contribute to a safer Ohio.
Through the effort, known as Trooper Shield, troopers statewide are working on effective traffic enforcement, multi-agency partnerships and educational campaigns as well as appealing for cooperation from motorists in what they hope builds on a trend of declining fatalities and increased enforcement of OVI (operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol) offenses.
CRIDERSVILLE — Members of a local tree commission have been doing their homework and attending informational meetings to help beautify the village.
Cridersville Tree Commission and Cridersville village officials recently attended two informational meetings — an Ohio Division of Forestry meeting, held in Bluffton, and a tree trimming seminar, held in Defiance, to learn to apply skills to make the village landscape more attractive along Main Street.
Despite an economy struggling to gain footage, one place in Cridersville has two openings.
Two council seats are up for grabs in an area village.
Cridersville Village Council members have two seats they need to fill on council by the new year. They are currently accepting resumes.
âThis is a great opportunity to get involved,â Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said.
Resumes can be submitted to the village office. Interested residents must have lived in the village for at least a year to be considered for a possible seat on the legislative body.