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February 16th, 2012

Mercy Unlimited pushes ‘sock it to me’

February 16, 2012

A conversation between a grandmother and her grandchildren sparked an idea for Mercy Unlimited.

Mercy Unlimited is hosting a sock drive during the month of February. Individuals can bring in packs of sock for infants and children and place then in a barrel at the store.

Mercy Unlimited Store Manager Angie Combs came up with this idea after talking with two of her grandchildren, who are in kindergarten and second grade.

“My grandkids would tell me that ‘so and so’ didn’t have socks on at school today,” Combs said.

February 15th

Sewer grant possible: Village awarded $1.3M but action required

February 15, 2012

BUCKLAND — Buckland Village Council members learned the village received a $1.3 million, 50 percent principal forgiveness grant for design and construction of a new sanitary system in the village, but they will have to move up the  construction timetable in order to get the money.

Virus hits county

February 15, 2012

A stomach virus known to plague passengers on cruiseships has hit Auglaize County and is causing problems for its most frail residents.

The highly contagious norovirus was reported in two New Bremen and Minster area nursing homes during the last week in a level high enough that the facilities posted signs requesting limited visitation.

But they aren’t the only nursing homes seeing signs of the virus, Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones told Auglaize County Health Board members Tuesday during their regular meeting.

W-G opens rolls

February 15, 2012

WAYNESFIELD – Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members unanimously approved a revision to a policy opening enrollment to students from anywhere in the state.

Superintendent Chris Pfister recommended the move during the board’s January meeting, saying the move could potentially bring more students and additional finances into the district. Pfister advised board members there was really no downside to the move.

February 14th

The next move: Uniopolis may place unincorporation on ballot

February 14, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — More than 80 people turned out for a special meeting Monday in Uniopolis to discuss lack of village funding and possibly unincorporating and becoming part of Union Township.

“What this is about is that we are running short on money to run the town,” Mayor Bill Rolston said. “We wanted to get feedback from the rest of the community.”

WaterPark rates to increase

February 14, 2012

Daily and seasonal membership rates for the Wapakoneta WaterPark are going up this summer, but city administrators say this is offset by the fact the pool season also is going to be longer.

Wapakoneta City Recreation Board members approved a recommendation made by the Wapakoneta WaterPark Pool Advisory Committee to increase daily fees by $1 and the seasonal  membership fee for a family by $25.

C’ville to sell fire vehicles

February 14, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — An area fire chief and his crew are ready to sell a truck that has been with the village for 21 years.

Cridersville Fire Chief Ron Mertz along with the Cridersville Village Council members intend to advertise the 1991 Ford pick-up truck for selling, as it is to be auctioned off.

The truck will be advertised in the Cridersville Village Hall parking lot, and it will be put up for sale in mid-March at the Springbrook Auto Auction.

Snow delay and closings

February 14, 2012

Wapakoneta City Schools are closed.
Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are closed.
Botkins Local Schools are on a 2-hour delay.

February 13th

Laws of Life: WHS students honored by essay contest

February 13, 2012

Three Wapakoneta High School students were honored recently as the school’s top essay writers in the Laws of Life Essay Contest.

Mutsuo Sasaki, the son of Yuko and Jim Mankin; Stephanie Bracey, the daughter of Steve Bracey and Carla Crawford; and Chastity Austin, the daughter of Scott Austin, were chosen as Wapakoneta’s best and represented the school recently at an awards banquet held at the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center in Lima.

Tourney raises money for cancer

February 13, 2012

Nearly 150 people participated Sunday in the VFW District 2 annual fundraising bowling tournament held at Astro Lanes.

Proceeds from the tournament are earmarked to help cancer patients and their families and National Military Services, which provides assistance and support to military families in need.

In all, 29 five-person teams participated in the tournament. All the teams were comprised of VFW members or its auxiliaries in District 2. The tournament included teams from Spencerville, Celina, Sidney, Lima, Wapakoneta and St. Marys.

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