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July 8th, 2011
With a new roof overtop the Junior Fair Building and blacktopping work done underfoot, the Auglaize County Fairgrounds is ready to host the county fair, the fairgrounds manager says.
Jessica Shaefer points out animals as she reads a story to her daughter, Eliza, 2, Friday morning at the Auglaize County Public District Library in Wapakoneta. The toddler spent the morning putting puzzles together, reading a few stories and browsing the book shelves as she and her parents picked out books to check out and read during the weekend.
From baseball to beer, from cars to bikes and from bands to beauties, the Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival features a full range of events when it starts next week.
Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dan Graf said this yearâ€™s festivities feature a new event, the Mass Krug Stemmen, or beer stein holding competitions, during the band breaks in the entertainment tent. Contestants must hold one liter of beer in a stein at a 90-degree angle and the last person keeping it up wins a beer stein.
This time next year, stray dogs found roaming Auglaize County could be housed in a new shelter built behind the Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center (ACLEC).
Increased funding coming into the county from a full-time dog warden hired three years ago has made it possible for the county to revisit the project originally discussed in the summer of 2008, county Commissioner Don Regula said.
Money for the building is to come from the countyâ€™s Dog and Kennel Fund, however some will need to be borrowed for a short amount of time to get the shelter completed now, Commissioner Doug Spencer said.
A Democratic U.S. senator from Ohio supports the president in seeking extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and enforcement of existing trade laws as part of legislation extending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama and Columbia.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said including Trade Adjustment Assistance as part of the FTAs is critical in protecting U.S. workers and the U.S. economy.
Changes must be made in federal spending and programming or the country is headed for a financial â€śtrain wreck.â€ť, a Republican U.S. senator says, and an attempt by President Barack Obama to seek a hike in the countryâ€™s debt ceiling is likely to fail.
Troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol and firefighters with the St. Johns Fire Department responded to a crash near the intersection of Wapak-Fisher Road and U.S. 33 at approximately 11:30 a.m Thursday.
A passerby driving a semi-tractor trailer noticed a gray Chrysler New Yorker with Auglaize County plates setting off of the road on the bank of the pond on the south side of U.S. 33 in front of a trailer park. Officials at the scene found a female motorist unconscious and did not know how long she had been sitting there in a clump of trees.
BOTKINS â€” A Botkins man has finally decided to step down from a local business that he had been running since 1978.
Sixty nine-year-old Ron Steinke recently decided to retire from the family business with his last day coming last week. However, Steinkeâ€™s Marathon Service station will remain under the Steinke banner, as his sons, Steve, 38, and Andy, 40, will continue to run the business that has been in the family for more than 100 years.
Board members of a local economic development organization faced a decision of teaming up with Toledo or Dayton as part of regionalization of Gov. John Kasichâ€™s JobsOhio reform of Ohioâ€™s government.
BOTKINS â€” Botkins school board members officially chose a dollar amount to ask from district voters to build approximately $23.3 million worth of new school facilities.
Botkins Schools Board of Education members will seek the issuance of bonds totaling $6.95 million to pay the 25 percent local share of the construction in November. That total also includes locally funded initiatives not paid for under the yet-to-be-signed official agreement with the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC) and money for land acquisition costs.