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March 20th, 2012
An urban forester’s scathing report of the city’s dealing with trees to enhance a gateway into the city will be taken under advisement, a Wapakoneta administrator says, but alterations to change the street improvement project cannot occur without jeopardizing state grant dollars.
Urban Forester Stephanie Miller, who works for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, prepared a report for the city voicing concerns for the residential area along the $2.6 million East Auglaize Street reconstruction and roadway enhancement project.
An investigation has determined that manure runoff from an area farm caused the massive fish kill Friday in Owl and Pusheta creeks.
While the official news release had not been released yet, an official at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources confirmed a total of 28,770 dead fish or animals were found in the two creeks. The runoff was caused by manure from a farm owned by Lowell Headapohl, 12170 Burr Oak Road.
Wapakoneta native Alex Wright is advancing to the next round, as he will be the returning champion on Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy.
Wright ended the game with a final cash amount of $25,600, winning by $1,600, against a contestant who also got the Final Jeopardy question correct and started the final round with more money.
“It feels great,” Wright said of the results. “The first game was so well played by all of the contestants.”
WAYNESFIELD — Browsing booths at the Muchinippi WinterFest on Saturday, a Lakeview man said he was there to support the community.
Kathy and Joe Leugers came to support the small village and school from where their child graduated.
Joe Leugers said as he shopped with local vendors set up for a craft show as part of the weekend long community fundraising event.
Bo Jackson knows sports, but Joses know spelling.
Joey Jose captured one title in 2005. His younger brother, George Jose, retained the Lima regional spelling bee crown three times inn 2007, 2009 and 2010. Now the crown has been defended by LeeAnn Jose, who won the title for her first time in 2011, won again Saturday at Rhodes State College.
For the sixth time in eight years, one of the Joses captured the Lima regional bee after winning in their hometown, Wapakoneta, prior to the competition.
The county’s top medical professional espouses a very simple idea, but one that can make all the difference — exercise with arthritis.
Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said while exercise is important to a wide variety of people for just as many reasons, it’s especially important to the 50 million suffering from arthritis, inflammation of joints, which causes pain, swelling, stiffness and limited movement.
A local farmer will likely see a significant increase in his business expenses in the near future.
Personnel from several different county and state agencies investigated a significant fish kill in Pusheta and Owl creeks on Friday.
Workers from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), the Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) gathered at the scene at 9 a.m. after receiving a call about numerous dead fish in the two creeks.
Despite initial concerns about when Auglaize County may be reimbursed for grant-funded renovations at the courthouse, the Auglaize County commissioners no longer are anticipating any delays.
While the commissioners authorized an advance of the $1.16 million which they are still owed from a state grant covering HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and lighting portions of the project, from the countyâ€™s general fund into the countyâ€™s permanent improvement Fund this week, Commissioner Doug Spencer said it was an accounting issue.
In 2009, Rebecca Luthman had numerous luminaria and 14 torches taken out in her name by members of the public and the team formed to support her.
For Melissa Deal, the torches were the most she had ever seen for one person. Deal, who has been involved with the luminaria and the torches for approximately five years, returned this year to organizing the luminaria for the 15th annual Relay for Life.
While the torches have been discontinued, Deal and the rest of the Relay for Life Committee have given a couple twists to the luminaria.
Ohio’s two U.S. senators agree Ohio’s and the nation’s highway system needs major repairs and upgrades, but they split their vote on a two-year, $109 billion federal transportation bill which passed the Senate on Wednesday.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman supported the bill’s aim, but he balked at increasing the national deficit to fund the infrastructure improvements bill. He was one of 22 senators to vote against the bill.