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October 2nd, 2012
With a tight city budget already in 2012, Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members and the mayor favor an earlier start on the budget process for 2013.
Wapakoneta 3rd Ward Councilor and Finance Committee Chair Bonnie Wurst says she intends to contact City Auditor Gail Walter about having spreadsheets showing expenses for the first nine months this year so they can extrapolate year-end totals and start the budget process for next year.
Local students and fans will be wearing pink during sporting events this week and next week all for one cause — to raise awareness for breast cancer.
With October being breast cancer awareness month, the Wapakoneta Redskins will host a soccer, a volleyball and a football game, and the fans can dress up in pink, by purchasing a t-shirt through the Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters, to wear for these games.
This is the second year Wapakoneta has participated in this type of fundraiser.
UNIOPOLIS — Nearly 60 residents attended the Uniopolis Village Council meeting Monday to ask questions and get details on different scenarios as a vote to surrender the village’s corporate powers quickly approaches in November.
Most people in attendance expressed comments backing the move to unincorporate the village as the best financial scenario for the village and its residents. However, several addressed concerns for the switch, which would surrender governing powers to the Union Township Trustees.
The 11th annual Wapakoneta Wing Fest at the American Legion grounds featured two new vendors during this year’s event, and one of them brought a southern mustard recipe up north to steal first place.
The winner? Saucy Sows, a new company out of Jackson Center, was started by husband and wife duo, Theresa and Scott Scherer. They started the company in January, and have been ecstatic with how it has taken off so far.
This Wednesday Wapakoneta City School students will do something they do every day — walk. Only this time, they will be doing it with students from around the world.
More than 600 Wapakoneta Middle School students are expected to celebrate International Walk to School Day, with special activities centered around walking and walking safety at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Harmon Field.
The Niki Schaub Scholarship Fund is auctioning off an antique tractor to raise funds for scholarships for Wapakoneta FFA students.
The scholarship, which was established in 1991 in memory of Niki Schaub, a 16-year-old Wapakoneta FFA student who was killed in a traffic accident, is awarded each year, but the fund has since grown enough where three scholarships were given last year, one $1,500 scholarship and two $500 scholarships.
The highest paid mayor in Auglaize County is not the highest compensated in the county, an investigation into mayoral salaries and benefits show.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan is the highest paid with an annual salary of $15,000, followed by Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz with an annual salary of $10,000.
An Auglaize County dispatcher reported to work for the last time Friday — ending nearly a 24-year career with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.
Carolyn Zenz, who started more than two decades ago, celebrated her career Friday with former and current dispatchers and deputies at the Sheriff’s Office.
“Carolyn Zenz has been a great asset to this office,” fellow dispatcher Mary Vorhees said.
Her ability to multi-task did not escape the eye of Sheriff Al Solomon.
CRIDERSVILLE — After much research and review, an area tree commission is ready to start on a big project.
Cridersville Tree Commission members are now ready to plant trees on the tree lawn on Main Street in the village.
Tree Commission Vice President Stacey Cook notified Cridersville Village Council members during Thursday’s Committee-of-the-Whole meeting that three different species of trees will be planted, which are maple, cherry and snow crab. Cook also is a member of the council.
CELINA — With an estimate of more than 5,000 unsolved homicide cases in the state of Ohio, Attorney General Mike DeWine created a centralized database for unsolved homicides to help local law enforcement solve these crimes.