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September 26th, 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.
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.
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.
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.”
More than 150 volunteers of all ages spent most of Saturday working on 35 homes throughout the area helping neighbors during the third annual Servants Day.
Groups helped people in Wapakoneta, Waynesfield, Uniopolis and St. Johns with household chores and upkeep. They did painting, window replacement and even built a couple of handicap-accessible ramps.
A Wapakoneta High School eighth-grader along with his father and sister helped Kim Zook, of Summerplace Drive, with gardening and painting her roof as well as painting a storage building.
Two new vendors should bring new flavors to the 11th annual Wapakoneta Wing Fest on Saturday at the American Legion grounds.
And while wings will start to be served at the same time — noon — people can come at 10 a.m. to listen to Vince Koza and his Saturday morning sports radio show on 93.1 The Fan as he hits the airwaves remotely from the American Legion Post 330.
While one of the organizers is excited about the new additions, he says he receives the greatest satisfaction from the event helping others.
Eight years ago, Harvest Baptist Church started its Upward Flag Football program as an outreach program to reach youth in the area with the message of Christ. The program is getting the message spread as it has grown exponentially throughout the years.
“We started out with about 80 kids,” Scott Miller, coordinator for the program and a coach of one of its teams. “We now have about 130 kids, 80 players and 50 cheerleaders.”
A mild winter last season, both locally and across the state, resulted in a 27 percent drop in salt bids for the county this week.
“Salt bids came in at the lowest price since 2007,” Auglaize County Engineer’s Office Chief Deputy Engineer Gary Kuck told the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Bids in 2007 were $47 per ton of salt. For 2012-13, the lowest bid came in at $49.68 per ton.
“The last four years, they have been within $1, between $67.84 and $68.55,” Kuck said.
In an effort to save Ohio jobs and to protect Ohio consumers, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown supports proposed legislation which would require companies to notify consumers their calls are being transferred abroad.
In an effort to curb profanity and vulgar language at the skating park from being heard by visitors to Veterans Memorial Park and the surrounding residents, Wapakoneta city officials proposed possibly moving the equipment to a paved section of Harmon Park.