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November 18th, 2011

A perfect crust isn't pie in sky

November 18, 2011

When Thanksgiving approaches and thoughts turn to pie, many cooks have discovered they can have a crusty situation on their hands.
Rolling out a picture-perfect pie crust can be a challenge for the most seasoned baker, but particularly for home cooks who may only bake pies from scratch a few times each year.
Akron, Ohio, resident Helen Weyrick has been using the same shortening-based recipe for her pie crust for more than 60 years. But lately, she said she has been frustrated with it.
"It gets too sticky and I had to keep adding flour and adding flour," she said.

Wapak BOE files charge

November 18, 2011

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education has filed an unfair labor practice charge against its teacher union based on actions conducted during negotiations which have been extended since April between the two entities.

Acres rates to increase

November 18, 2011

Auglaize Acres residents will be paying more per day for their rooms beginning Jan. 1.
The Auglaize County commissioners approved the rate increases proposed by Auglaize Acres Administrator Connie Pierce on Thursday. On average the increase is $5 per day.
Under the new rates, residents of the county nursing home are to pay $180 per day for semi-private rooms with shared bathrooms, $187.50 per day in the memory unit, $190 per day with a private room and shared bathroom, and $192.50 per day for a private room with a private bathroom.

WHS grad to perform at senior recital, conduct show

November 18, 2011

A graduate of Wapakoneta High School has reached a milestone in his college career, as he will be performing at his senior recital this weekend.
Adam Fahncke, a 2006 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, is a four-year student at Ohio Northern University where he is studying music and business management. He has been preparing for his recital ever since he entered college.
“It takes many hours, not only sitting at a piano, but I work on score study, studying the music, learning the music and memorizing the music,” Fahncke said. “It’s a long process.”

November 17th

New COLA for seniors

November 17, 2011

With medical costs for American senior citizens eclipsing the average wage earner’s, two U.S. senators introduced a bill this week to have cost of living adjustments for Social Security benefits to more accurately reflect senior citizens expenses.
U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced Wednesday the introduction of their bill, the Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers Act, which would change the cost of living adjustments from an average wage earner in the United States to expenses incurred by senior citizens.

Jose takes the title of bee winner

November 17, 2011

A national spelling bee contestant took the crown once again at the Wapakoneta Middle School spelling bee.
Seventh-grader LeeAnn Jose competed against several students from the fifth, sixth and seventh grades on Wednesday afternoon at the Wapakoneta Middle School and again took home the first place title.
“It feels good, I guess,” LeeAnn Jose said after the competition in the auditorium. “Wait, no ‘I guess.’ It feels good.”
Jose did not win this without a fight, as sixth-grader Loren Hire met her word for word for several rounds.

Homestretch moves to new location

November 17, 2011

A downtown Wapakoneta business is moving to a Bellefontaine Street location to gain more room.
“We were out of room downtown,” Homestretch Inc. Manager Kim Baumer said this week as work began on the exterior of the former King Buffet location at 1030 Bellefontaine St. “We had been looking for quite a while.”
They inquired several years ago about the possibility of purchasing the building which they were able to purchase last week.

November 16th

Ohio's business renaissance

November 16, 2011

Ohio is on the verge of regaining its economic place in the nation and the world, a state economic development official says.

Addressing attendees of the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council annual meeting, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer Mark Kvamme outlined three major areas that should key Ohio’s business renaissance in the 21st century.

OSHP focus on impaired driving enforcement

November 16, 2011

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are increasing their focus on impaired driving enforcement as part of an ongoing effort to contribute to a safer Ohio.

Through the effort, known as Trooper Shield, troopers statewide are working on effective traffic enforcement, multi-agency partnerships and educational campaigns as well as appealing for cooperation from motorists in what they hope builds on a trend of declining fatalities and increased enforcement of OVI (operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol) offenses.

Cridersville Tree Commission attends meetings, brings back ideas to village

November 16, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — Members of a local tree commission have been doing their homework and attending informational meetings to help beautify the village.

Cridersville Tree Commission and Cridersville village officials recently attended two informational meetings — an Ohio Division of Forestry meeting, held in Bluffton, and a tree trimming seminar, held in Defiance, to learn to apply skills to make the village landscape more attractive along Main Street.

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