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September 16th, 2011
Broad vision. Technologically sound. Preferably from the county or willing to relocate.
Those were some of the many attributes the Auglaize County Public Library Board of Directors will be looking for in a new director.
Board members met with Larry Corbus of Corbus Library Consultants in a special board meeting Thursday to discuss what they are looking for in a new candidate. The position needs to be filled after Director Jo Derryberry announced her retirement from the position earlier this month. She is to be honored on Sept. 30.
Already tasked with reining in $1.5 trillion from the federal budget, a freshman Congressman says it is dangerous for the country and wrong for President Barack Obama to saddle the committee with a jobs bill that adds nearly $450 billion more to the deficit.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman criticized the president for making a tough job in cutting the budget even more difficult with the unveiling of his â€śAmerican Jobs Act,â€ť which is a jobs bill and stimulus package.
An Auglaize County Election Board policy amended in August has been rescinded.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said a judge challenged the statewide policy change which dealt with refiling stipulations and the state Supreme Court said it was â€ślegally not correct.â€ť
Two petitions questioned by the Ohio Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office are to remain on the Auglaize County ballot in November.
A 0.8-mill school renewal levy for permanent improvements in Minster schools and a liquor option for Sunday sales for Layla Inc., JTs, in the Kroger plaza in St. Marys, were reviewed by Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce upon the stateâ€™s request and he recommended they stay on the ballot.
For some, the mark of a Wapakoneta Redskin fan is easy to identify.
On some portion of the asphalt or concrete at a home or business, the familiar Wapakoneta logo, a â€śWâ€ť with an arrow through the capital letter, can be purchased to show a fanâ€™s support for the Redskins.
Convertibles used to transport the Wapakoneta High School court around the football field in the past are being replaced by golf carts.
â€śIn the past, the homecoming court has paraded around the track in convertible cars to kick off the homecoming ceremonies,â€ť said teacher Julie Courter, who advises Student Senate, which organizes homecoming. â€śThis year, the court will participate in the parade using golf carts.â€ť
Auglaize County Health Department officials are considering increases to food service license fees.
Environmental Health Director Curt Anderson distributed charts of Auglaize Countyâ€™s current fees and those of 22 health department in the stateâ€™s northwest district to Auglaize County Health Board members during Tuesdayâ€™s meeting to compare and review during the next month as they prepare to hear proposals for fee increases locally.
ST. MARYS â€” Seventy-two people walked into Easy Campground in St. Marys with an equal shot of walking away with $10,000 as part of a promotion hosted by two area newspapers.
The Evening Leader, of St. Marys, and the Wapakoneta Daily News crowned the winner of the Dash for the Cash promotion Tuesday night. One-by-one, 72 participants walked across the stage until there was only one left standing. In the end, New Bremen resident Jon Wente walked away with the cash and a smile.
A U.S. Congressman says he plans to introduce a bill that would help school districts across the state keep up with renovation and maintenance projects.
The Fix Americaâ€™s Schools Today (FAST) Act, to be introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, would provide financial assistance to help cover a multitude of projects for districts across the nation. Under a proposal included in President Barack Oba-maâ€™s American Jobs Act, Brown said Ohio could net approximately $986 billion for projects, which could support more than 12,000 jobs.
A new man is in charge of the Wapakoneta Electric Department and he hopes to be a positive influence.
Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz announced Monday longtime employee Donnie Schnarre as the new Electric Department superintendent, replacing Bill Lambert, who retired Aug. 31 after 32 years with the department. The mayor made the announcement during Mondayâ€™s Wapakoneta City Council meeting.