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August 9th, 2011
Faced with balancing the state budget, Senate Bill 5 proved to be the best option to help the state and local municipalities as well as local school districts to balance their books, a state legislator claims.
An Ohio Education Association representative contends while state Sen. Cliff Hite did not lie about what is contained in Senate Bill 5, a bill which limits negotiating rights of unions representing public employees, he also did not fully explain the bill or Issue 2, which is on the ballot this fall to rescind the bill passed by the General Assembly.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” An area village will be putting a pair of renewal levies on the November ballot.
Cridersville Village Council members passed a resolution Monday to place two $2 million levies on the fall ballot, both for renewal.
â€śWe passed the levies tonight (Monday), and I will present them to the Board of Elections tomorrow (Tuesday),â€ť Village Solicitor Jim Hearn said.
One of the levies to be put on the ballot is the Cridersville village $2 million levy.
â€śWeâ€™ve had this levy for a number of years,â€ť Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. â€śItâ€™s the only levy we have for Cridersville.â€ť
With four events in four consecutive weekends in July, the cityâ€™s recreation director says it may have been the busiest month for the city parks and Wapakoneta Recreation Department crews on record.
Veterans Memorial Park hosted the Moon City Classic sponsored by Dairy Queen and Wapakoneta Recreation Inc. (WRI) on July 8-10, the Dairy Queen tournament for softball on July 22-24 and a 3-on-3 soccer tournament on July 29-30, while the Wapakoneta WaterPark hosted the Western Ohio Aquatic League (WOAL) championships on July 15 and 16.
Bids rained from the skies during Saturdayâ€™s livestock sale â€” which saw a record paid for a lamb that eventually helped a long-time 4-H scholarship fund â€” at the Auglaize County Fair.
Bidders packed into the show ring as hogs and lambs were displayed for sale in the new hog building. The morning kicked off with a frenzied bidding for the Grand Champion Market Barrow, showed by RaNae Bornhorst. When the final bids were tallied, the hog netted $8,000 for the daughter of Terri and Glenn Bornhorst.
Domino, a black-and-white cocker spaniel-dachsund mixed puppy, sits quietly in his ownerâ€™s lap waiting for their turn in the fenced off show arena in the Junior Fair Building.
He would at times switch laps to one of Ky Knochâ€™s friends or relatives, getting a better view of his surroundings and a few more pettings on his head and scratches under his chin.
Ky, 10, of Botkins said she thought bringing Domino to the fair and training him for the obedience portion of the show would be fun and would be good training for the 10-month old puppy.
Fun and laughs were a plenty in the Show Barn Saturday evening as kids of all ages competed in the â€śBest Animal Calling and Decorated Animal Contestâ€ť at the Auglaize County Fair.
The event began with the â€śDecorated Animal Contest,â€ť which featured a pair of â€śSuper Goats,â€ť complete with black masks and capes, also worn by their handlers. The mop dog stole the first place honors, with a costume that featured a long, paper towel roll pole with a small, white dog at the end.
Hefty bids received for animals raised as projects for the fair make all the hard work worth it, several youth said after leaving the sales ring Friday.
Most also said they were putting the money in savings accounts or setting it aside for a large upcoming expected expense, including college or a car.
â€śWithout the bidders and their support it would be a lot harder to do,â€ť Zach Lagemin, 16, of New Knoxville, said after selling his dairy steer, Devil.
It was his fourth year showing and selling a steer at the Auglaize County Fair.
A local extension office set up a booth at the fair and educated fair-goers on important topics â€” including sun safety.
OSU Extension Educator on Family and Consumer Sciences Lois Clark was out at the fair in the Horticulture Building giving tips and information on sun safety.
â€śI encourage the use of sunscreen and a hat while outside,â€ť Clark said. â€śI also encourage people to stay out of the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., but if they have to be, it is important to apply sunscreen.â€ť
When a local business organization leader hears feedback about economic development opportunities in Wapakoneta, executives and realtors from other parts of the country and the world comment about the readiness of the 471-acre Job Ready Sites manufacturing site.
A Wapakoneta FFA and Fryburg Happy Farmers member completed a rare feat Thursday by capturing a showmanship Triple Crown.
Kaylee Fisher, who won the Dairy Market Steer and the Beef Market Steer showmanships, earned the title of â€śShowman of Showmenâ€ť in the Showmanship Sweepstakes Thursday in Show Barn No. 1.
As she stood with her fellow competitors in front of the announcerâ€™s table before they announced the â€śShowman of Showmen,â€ť Kaylee replayed in her mind herself showing all the animals.