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July 18th, 2012

Making Strides becomes area event

July 18, 2012

Locals can gear up for a national event that will now take place locally.

Breast cancer survivors and communities members are invited to participate in a kick-off event for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this Saturday.

Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation and unite more than 270 communities to fund the fight against breast cancer awareness, and now Lima will be hosting the annual event for the first time ever this September.

July 17th

City: Stay or go: Council must decide between CB Richard Ellis, Alterra

July 17, 2012

Should they stay or should they go.

After a presentation Monday by Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) Executive Director Greg Myers, Wapakoneta City Council members must ultimately decide which industrial site real estate company to represent the 471-acre Job Ready Sites-certified West Central Ohio Industrial Center — to stay with CB Richard Ellis or to go with the new firm Alterra, of Columbus. They also could elect to not sign a contract.

Health Board renews lease

July 17, 2012

Auglaize County Health Department officials plan to keep the county agency in its leased location at 214 S. Wagner St. for at least a few more years.

Auglaize County Health Board members recently approved extending the building lease for another three years at $6,000 per month rent.

The building is rented from TADD Investments.

Cyclists propose path for future

July 17, 2012

Suggestions to make Wapakoneta a more cycling friendly community grabbed the attention Monday of Wapakoneta City Council members including the Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee chair.

Scott Risner, who rides with the local group Revolution Cycling, addressed councilors at Monday’s meeting to propose ways to make the Wapakoneta community already rich with cycling history more appealing to a growing population who are riding their bicycles more and more for leisure and transportation.

July 16th

Hometown gathering: Attendance up at jamboree

July 16, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Two young entrepreneurs say they not only enjoyed watching the Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree parade, but they helped parade attendees stay hydrated.

Abigail and Leah Ranchel sat along Cridersville’s Main Street at their lemonade stand, as they served fresh, cold lemonade for 25 cents per cup.

“We did this to get some money. We get to sell lemonade, and it’s a great day to do that. I love to sell lemonade,” seven-year-old Leah said. “We did this last year for the parade, too.”

Moving toward more complete hazard analysis

July 16, 2012

Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members agreed that they need to have a more detailed hazard analysis for the county.

“We want to get a better picture,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson said. “We want to bring information together from all the different entities — the health department, hospital, sheriff, industry.

“We want to get back to the basic roots of the LEPC and enhance what we are doing,” he said.

Youth plans to help people through art

July 16, 2012

A local adult is taking her passion for art to a whole new level.

Twenty-one year old Allison Venturella, of Wapakoneta, is currently studying art education at Bowling Green State University.

But instead of wanting to teach in a traditional school, she wants to use her knowledge to give kids a second chance.

July 13th

Giving blood in honor of a life

July 13, 2012

A Wapakoneta mother can’t remember how many units of blood her son went through after he was diagnosed with cancer.

What she can remember vividly is the time nurses told her they may not have the blood they needed for him and may have to order it and wait for it to arrive.

Judy Strauser is hoping a blood drive dedicated in memory of her son, Jason Strauser, can help others in their time of need.

Doctor resigns from Health Board

July 13, 2012

A long time member of the Auglaize County Health Board has resigned after more than 20 years of service.

Dr. David Nielsen, who has served on the board since 1991, decided that at 91-years-old, it was time for him to leave the board, over which he has served as president for 20 years.

“Looking at my 91 years, I felt as if it was wise to retire now and have someone younger take my place,” Nielsen told the Wapakoneta Daily News on Friday.

WAEDC pursuing new business

July 13, 2012

Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) Director Greg Myers told board members this week that the organization hopes to become aggressive in attracting more business to the area as the economy continues to slowly recover.

Myers told the board he recently submitted a budget request with Auglaize County Commissioners for a considerable increase in funding to address economic development in the county.

Commissioners are considering the request as they outline their budget, Myers said.

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