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June 30th, 2011
A local fundraiser that is in conjunction with the Summer Moon Festival is underway with collecting items for their auction.
The Riverside Art Centerâs Chair-ity and Fun-iture Silent Auction will be held July 15 and 16, during the Summer Moon Festival in Wapakoneta.
Organizers are still taking donations of decorated chairs and furniture up until Friday.
âWe always get something unique that catches the eye,â co-chair of the event Carrie Knoch said.
After 16 years, the track at Harmon Field is scheduled to be resurfaced this summer.
Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members Tuesday unanimously accepted the lowest bid for the work, which is expected to be completed by Aug. 1 at a total cost of $65,566.
âWeâve done as many repairs to it as we could,â Wapakoneta City Schools Operations Director Mike Watt said. âThis past spring before track started, sections could be lifted up, they werenât adhered anymore. We had to adhere it with material from Loweâs to get us through.â
MINSTER â One phone call and five minutes â was all it took for Ohioâs governor to get jobs for a handful of engineers at Dannon in Minster.Â
In a visit Tuesday touting development and investment in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich helped Dannon find engineers to fit its needs at the Minster plant. The job opportunities surfaced during a tour of the plant when the plant manager noted he needed some engineers.
Kasich called The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee who pledged his support.
An annual patriotic and family festival will kick off this weekend at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
The 61st annual St. Joe Fourth of July Festival will be held Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, and will feature many festival favorites, along with some new attractions.
Chairmen of the St. Joe Festival say that this event is for the community, and one main purpose is to celebrate patriotism.
âOur mission of the festival is family and patriotism,â co-Chair Mike Wurst said. âItâs a family-oriented event.â
In the 1983 movie âUncommon Valor,â retired Col. Cal Rhodes tells the financier of an incursion into Laos and Vietnam to free Americans, including sons of Rhodesâ and the financierâs, held at a prisoner of war camp years after the war was over. Rhodes said he could not talk his son out of serving because of his familyâs military history.
âItâs the only thing we are good at,â Rhodes, played by Gene Hackman, says as he traces his ancestors back to the Civil War. âItâs the only thing we want to do.â
WAYNESFIELD â Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter proposed a village-wide ordinance to ban the use, possession and sale of synthetic drugs within village limits during Mondayâs Waynesfield Village Council meeting.
The goal of the legislation is to ban the substance which has become known as âbath salts,â a recreational hallucinative drug which has become a problem in the county since the beginning of the year.
An area theatre group has been practicing hard for the past five weeks and has been putting the final touches on their upcoming musical.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Muchinippi Theatre presents âSeussical,â this Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Waynesfield-Goshen School Auditeria.
The company picked this musical because their idea was to involve as many children as possible.
âWe try to, in the summer, involve as many children as we can,â co-producer Pat Noykos said. âWe have something where the kids can participate.â
The Auglaize County Relay for Life had a good turnout with weather and participants this weekend, organizers say, as teams walked all night for the fight against cancer.
Raising a total of $38,969, teams and organizers said they were thrilled with the total, as it was announced during the closing ceremony on Saturday at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Organizers said this event has two major goals â to raise awareness of cancer and to raise funds for research.
A local gospel group, who have been together for 11 years, plans to help kick off the Auglaize County Fair by performing on July 31 in the Gospel Tent.
Just Us Quartet sings a variety of music, including gospel, while sharing their faith through music. The group is a local quartet from Wapakoneta, and are a regular to the Gospel Tent each year.
The group consists of lead vocalist Dale Dicus, tenor Everett Gross, baritone Garth Parsons, bass Don Bailey and accompanist Karen Butler.
âWe sing at places all over the area,â member Don Bailey said. âWe will go to any place that invites us.â
A maintenance agreement on ballot counting equipment should continue to ensure voter confidence, the Auglaize County Elections Board director says.
The hardware maintenance services and software maintenance contact and support agreement with Election Systems & Software (ES&S) recently was approved by the Auglaize County commissioners at an annual cost of more than $15,700. The five-year contract automatically renews and extends through April 30, 2016.
The county uses ES&Sâs voter tabulation equipment and licensed software.