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October 6th, 2011
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has proposed legislation to give the government broader powers aimed at cracking down on illegal Chinese trade practices.
Brown, who spoke for approximately 30 minutes during a media teleconference Wednesday, addressed a bill he introduced titled the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011 and which passed the Senate this week. The bill would create more oversight on Chinese manipulation of their currency in an attempt to lower their prices and inflate U.S prices.
Solar energy power production is coming to Wapakoneta.
Two executives from Westerville-based SolarVision Inc. addressed more than 100 people gathered Wednesday for the annual Public Power luncheon in the Wapakoneta Electric Department garage regarding the role solar energy will play in the cityâ€™s future.
October has been named as Fire Safety Month, and members of the local fire department stress the importance of staying safe.
â€śEvery month should be Fire Safety Month,â€ť Wapakoneta Firefighter Doug Kill said.
Fire Safety Month is celebrated every October and this is because October is the month when the Great Chicago Fire occurred in 1871. This fire was one of the largest U.S. disasters of the 19th century.
This week is being celebrated Fire Safety Week, and members of the Wapakoneta Fire Department said this is a good time to review fire safety at home.
A Wapakoneta girl and a Botkins teen were crowned winners during the Miss West Central Ohio Outstanding Teen and Little Miss Scholarship Program last weekend.
Ali Wayman, 11, of Wapakoneta, was named Little Miss West Central Ohio, and Shelby Boyd, 16, of Botkins, was named Miss West Central Ohioâ€™s Outstanding Teen. Matti Lynn Chrisman, 16, of Nashport, was named Miss Crystal Lakeâ€™s Outstanding Teen.
Boydâ€™s platform was preventing childhood obesity while Chrismanâ€™s was â€śdonâ€™t text and drive.â€ť
Walking is a great way to get exercise and have fun as well as a great way to get from one place to another, an organizer of a National Walk to School Day event says, but it needs to be done safely.
Wapakoneta City School District administrators and city of Wapakoneta administrators along with members of the community organized a local event for next week to coincide with Mondayâ€™s National Walk to School Day.
BOTKINS â€” Botkins High School Principal Jeff McPheron is finding out the hard way that maybe he will not underestimate the student body again.
The students had never managed to raise more than $1,660 in any given year for its annual drive to raise money for the Shelby County United Way, so McPheron naturally felt safe with this yearâ€™s event.
Annually, the schoolâ€™s Student Council members come up with a unique approach to raising the money. This year, vocational agriculture teacher Chad Berning agreed to let students shave his head if $1,800 was raised.
The staff at an area business dedicates their time to each and every customerâ€™s need.
The Ritz, in Lima, is a store that provides breast care for every women, any shape or size, and also specializes in helping women who are battling with breast cancer to gain control of their body.
The special part of this business is that there is nothing like this in the area, the manager says.
â€śItâ€™s a nitch that is needed,â€ť store manager Sondra Ambrister said.
Similar to area residents using September warm spells to prepare for the change of the seasons, Wapakoneta city crews have been working on getting equipment and trucks ready for leaf pick-up this fall and snow removal this winter.
After Mondayâ€™s Wapakoneta City Council meeting, Wapakoneta Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said his crews are â€śready to roll.â€ť
In the final three months of his term, Wapakoneta Councilor-at-large Wilbur Wells is preparing for his eventual departure as a city elected official.
During Mondayâ€™s abbreviated Wapakoneta City Council meeting, Wells asked to meet with Council President Steve Henderson and Mayor Rodney Metz regarding his replacement as chair of councilâ€™s Finance Committee and the selection of a new member to the panel.
A group of people and dogs came out and enjoyed sunny skies as they helped to raise awareness and funds for one purpose â€” worldwide and local hunger issues.
â€śHunger is one of the biggest problems that the world faces today,â€ť the Rev. Becky Sunday, of St. Paul United Church of Christ, said prior to the he seventh annual CROP Hunger Walk held in Wapakoneta on Sunday afternoon.
Community members from several local churches came together for the two-mile walk through historical downtown.