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December 2nd

Board’s final offer

December 2, 2011

After months of negotiations failing to result in an agreement, Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members approved a resolution declaring its intent to implement its final offer to teachers beginning Jan. 1.

Red Cross honors locals

December 2, 2011

Local residents and businesses have been recognized for outstanding achievements and volunteer service to a nationwide organization.
The Indiana-Ohio Region of American Red Cross Blood Services recently hosted its annual recognition luncheon, with one of the recipients having hit a milestone — by donating 24 gallons of blood in her lifetime.
Wapakoneta resident and the “Outstanding Blood Donor Award” winner for Auglaize County, Rita Tebbe, 84, has donated approximately 192 times to date, and has donated 24 gallons of blood, which translates to helping approximately 576 people.

Positives seen to online testing

December 2, 2011

Starting in 2014, Ohio school districts are to be use new state tests of common core curriculum.
The new tests are to be implemented in 45 states and the District of Columbia, but they come with a catch, they must be taken online, replacing the traditional paper and pencil standardized tests Ohio students have been taking.

December 1st

Extension needed: Brown pushes act to help middle class

December 1, 2011

Extending a middle class tax break would put more than $1,000 in the average American family’s pockets for the next year and should help to continue to fuel a U.S. economic recovery, a U.S. Congressman says. The proposed legislation also would help small business owners with payroll taxes.
The biggest battle in Congress will be offsetting the cuts by raising taxes on those making more than $1 million per year. The act would tax income in excess of $1 million by an additional 3.25 percent.

Wind project considers county

December 1, 2011

An international renewable energy company is considering Auglaize County as a site for a wind farm.
U.S. Mainstream Renewable Power Inc. has completed preliminary studies for a proposed 100-megawatt project in portions of Duchouquet, Logan and Moulton townships, said Greg Myers, president of the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council.
“The company plans to continue to conduct in depth analysis throughout 2012 to further determine the wind speeds and the overall feasibility for the development of a wind generation project,” Myers said.

Part of odor cause eradicated

December 1, 2011

Before Christmas, at least one possible source of an irritating odor is expected to be eradicated at Cridersville Elementary School.
Crews are working this week to put sealer down on floors in affected rooms where carpet had been laid.
“It’s designed to seal in any off-gasing odors coming from the concrete,” Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said.
He said with the carpet and adhesive in several rooms, including the music room, office and library, the smell seems to have disappeared.

November 30th

Administrator named: Longtime public servant nabbed for top post

November 30, 2011

The Auglaize County administrator position has been filled.
Michael Hensley, 53, who works as a quality improvement manager and ombudsman with Allen County Children Services, accepted the position Tuesday after being offered the job by the Auglaize County commissioners.
He described his hiring as an honor and it will be a privilege to work with the commissioners, elected officials and department heads, and for the residents of Auglaize County.
“I’ve always wanted to serve the citizens and taxpayers,” said Hensley, who lives in the Cridersville area. “I consider them my boss.

Helping flash a bright smile

November 30, 2011

Walking away with a new toothbrush and toothpaste in hand and flashing a fresh, white smile, a young Cridersville Elementary School student who had never before been to the dentist got that chance Tuesday at school.

City starts budget process

November 30, 2011

This is the last budget process for one Wapakoneta City Council member — and he offered some advice to his eventual successor.
Councilor-at-large Wilbur Wells, who serves as chair of the Finance Committee, reviewed the 2011 city expense report Tuesday with fellow committee members — 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier and 3rd Ward Councilor Bonnie Wurst — and they started the process in crafting the proposed 2012 city budget.

November 29th

Zone of change: Zoning Board to send recommendation regarding variance

November 29, 2011

Changes to the notification process for variances and non-conforming use requests likely will fall onto the shoulders of Wapakoneta City Council members.
Wapakoneta Zoning Board of Appeals members decided Monday a letter will be written in the next few weeks to councilors expressing their desire on proceeding with the fees and the notification process in an effort to cut costs for the city.

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