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March 15th, 2012

Brown urges curb on crude speculation

March 15, 2012

A U.S. senator from Ohio urged a federal commission to do more to curb speculation in the crude oil market.

“It’s extremely troubling to see Wall Street continue to make things worse through its risky speculation of the oil markets,” Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Wednesday during a media teleconference. “Every time there is a fire at a refinery or an outage on a pipeline or turmoil in the Middle East, every time that happens, Wall Street and the oil industry use it as an opportunity to spike prices.”

March 14th

‘Vicious’ cycle: State, local officials disagree over new law

March 14, 2012

In light of a recent pit bull attack on its owner in Celina, an Auglaize County official says state legislators may have acted irresponsibly by eliminating the “vicious dog” label on pit bulls in a new state letter.

What native is on game show? Wright!

March 14, 2012

A Wapakoneta native will be putting his knowledge to the test, as he will be a contestant on an episode of Jeopardy that airs Monday.

Alex Wright, who had went through the show’s multi-step tryout process, was selected to fly to Los Angeles to film the show.

Being on Jeopardy had been one of the 2002 Wapakoneta High School graduate’s dreams.

Health Dept. projects cuts in 2013 budget

March 14, 2012

A projected budget for 2013, annual confidentiality statements for employees, and a less expensive copier lease proposal were all approved Tuesday by the Auglaize County Health Board members.

The local Health Board is required to submit a proposed budget for 2013 to the state by the first Monday in April.

“It’s a guessing game,” said Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons, who based the projected budget on this year’s numbers.

March 13th

W-G super hired: Pfister can remove interim for top post title

March 13, 2012

Chris Pfister can remove interim from his title.

During their meeting Monday, Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members officially hired Pfister officially as its superintendent.

“When I came to Waynesfield, I did not know what to expect,” Pfister said. “I knew there were community issues and obviously financial issues with the recent buy-out and reduction-in-force. I also knew that the board was very concerned with academic achievement and fiscal stability, their top two goals for 2011-12.

Grounds for camping: Generating sites eases campground demand

March 13, 2012

Demand for camping sites at the Auglaize County Fair continues to grow, and to ease the backlog fairgrounds crews are creating a private electric generator area.

Auglaize County Agricultural Society Secretary Fred Piehl informed Fair Board members the waiting list for fairgrounds’ 350 camping sites during the Auglaize County Fair has grown to 60, with demand growing each year.

Friends organize bingo benefit for fire victim

March 13, 2012

Friends of a Buckland woman who lost all her belongings and suffered injuries in a fire days before Christmas are hoping the community comes out to offer its support at a fundraiser this weekend.

From 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buckland Fire Department a bingo benefit is being planned for Becky Krites. Her friends, Missy Johnson and Niki Oren, are planning the event with the help of a large number of supporters. Tickets for the event must be purchased by Friday to attend.

March 12th

PERI meeting

March 12, 2012

The PERI meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Easy Campground. They hold their meeting the first Tuesday of every month.

Moon City Magic: Steer, heifer show gives early chance to hone talents

March 12, 2012

Standing tall and straight, the 11-month-old youngster gets his hair trimmed, all the while quieted by Hannah Koch, as she prepares him to be judged.

The 952-pound youngster is Maverick, a steer born in April, and Koch is a junior at Botkins High School. The pair competed Saturday in the third annual Moon City Preview held in the Show Barn at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Wapak wins Scholastic Bowl

March 12, 2012

With seven wins in nine varsity matches, the Wapakoneta High School Scholastic Bowl team won the ninth annual Scholastic Bowl Tournament held Friday at The Ohio State University at Lima.

The Redskins team, under the direction of coach Adam Friemering, consists of Joey Jose, George Jose, Austin Klingler, Ross Kohler, Chris Schwartz and Cole Thrush.

Schwartz also earned recognition as being named to the WBL Scholastic Bowl All-Tournament Team, chosen by the coaches of the other teams.

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