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September 14th, 2012
With approximately two weeks remaining until the current farm bill expires, both U.S. senators from Ohio say they hope a deal can be reached on new legislation — one that is longer than a year.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown criticized House members for failing to act since the Senate has already passed a strong bipartisan bill. The current farm bill expires Sept. 30.
Brown said House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, needs to schedule a vote and move the legislation forward.
BUCKLAND — The village of Buckland is growing. The land will not be for future home building, but for a major infrastructure improvement.
Buckland Village Council members approved Thursday a resolution to purchase 14.8 acres of land south of the village to build its new sewer system.
The resolution allows for the mayor to enter into a contract with Don Stahler, owner of the land, to purchase the land. Buckland Mayor Dan Lambert declined to reveal the purchase price of the land until the contract is signed.
With the newly renovated Auglaize County Courthouse comes the need for an improved and updated evacuation plan for those who may be in the building when disaster strikes, a county official says.
Such a plan was required to be approved prior to occupancy of the building.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson developed the plan, which was approved by the Auglaize County commissioners this week.
The Auglaize County commissioners are inviting the public to a rededication ceremony and open house for the newly renovated Auglaize County Courthouse on Sunday.
The rededication ceremony is scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with the open house scheduled to follow from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Auglaize County Courthouse, located at 201 Willipie St. The ceremony is to be held on the east side of the courthouse. Limited seating is available for the rededication, but residents may bring their own lawn chairs.
With a continuing resolution and sequestration on the horizon, one U.S. senator from Ohio says both are a mistake and legislators should be prioritizing the country’s spending to rein in the debt and deficit.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says sequestration has been ineffective and has prevented Congress and President Barack Obama from reaching a budget which addresses the federal deficit and federal debt. He noted he continues to work with members of both parties to develop legislation to avoid sequestration from going into effect.
As November’s presidential election draws closer, Auglaize County Elections Board members continue to get ready.
During Wednesday’s board meeting, they proofed ballots, discussed new computers, made decisions about poll workers and discussed duties of new temporary employees.
Ballot proofs for each of the county’s precincts checked out fine and are expected to be printed beginning next week.
CRIDERSVILLE — A local police chief decided to have an ordinance pulled from its readings, so Cridersville Village Council Safety Committee members could take some more time to discuss the issue.
As the ordinance concerning the keeping of animals in the village was on the docket for its scheduled second reading Monday, Cridersville Police Chief John Drake decided to request the ordinance be tabled and have councilors review the legislation to make it more fair.
Three local Eagle Scouts and a leader are representing Wapakoneta at a national memorial service for hometown, and American hero, Neil Armstrong.
The Boy Scouts were asked to attend by the Armstrong family. While growing up in Wapakoneta, Neil Armstrong had been an Eagle Scout and member of Troop 14.
All Wapakoneta Eagle Scouts were invited to attend the service in Washington, D.C., as there was interest in representing Armstrong’s hometown and youth at the service.
Christian rock is taking the stage next week at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center.
The concert, which features three bands, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center. A portion of the proceeds are to go toward Fellowship for Christian Athletes (FCA).
Opening the show is local band, WiFive, followed by Slawdog, of Lancaster, and then the featured act, Messenger.
“We are excited about this show,” said Pam Egbert, of ProDuctions, of Wapakoneta.
CRIDERSVILLE — Two Cridersville officials, who have served village residents for decades, announced their plans of retirement.
At Monday Cridersville Village Council meeting, Village Administrator John McDonald and Fire Chief Ron Mertz made public their decisions to retire from their respective positions.
On Monday, Mayor Lorali Myers released McDonald’s letter of intent to retire to the councilors.