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November 26th, 2014

Benefit to help Botkins pair

November 26, 2014

BOTKINS — Enjoy games, food and music on Saturday at the Palazzo, 309 S. Main St., in Botkins, all while supporting a good cause.

From noon until midnight, a benefit will be held for Corinne Woodruff, a Botkins High School senior with melanoma, and Kevin Orndorff, a cook for the Palazzo who has pancreatic cancer. All are welcome.

There will be a donation at the door. It’s $5 for individuals and $20 for families.

Board honors pair of loyal volunteers

November 26, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education honored two local women for their dedication to the district’s academic and athletic endeavors at a regular board meeting Tuesday night.

Marsha Lotridge and Tammy Arel were presented with the Wapakoneta City Schools Service Recognition Award by Superintendent Keith Horner, who said the district was lucky to have their support.

Woman no stranger to scams

November 26, 2014

Wapakoneta resident Patricia Beale has seen it all when it comes to receiving money scams. She has received a scam over the phone, through email and even through the mail.

Oh, and she receives scams where she works too. 

Village continues talks on fire department guidelines

November 26, 2014

BOTKINS — The discussion over the implementation of new fire department guidelines continued during Tuesday night’s Botkins Village Council meeting.

It was discovered that the standard operating guidelines, or SOGs have not been updated since 1982. The new SOGs would replace a 30-year-old operating procedure guide, council member Lance Symonds said.

November 25th

Speech winners honored

November 25, 2014

Four local students were recognized by the Wapakoneta VFW Monday evening for their efforts in a national essay contest. 

Wapakoneta High School sophomore Emma Walker won first place in the “Voice of Democracy” contest, an audio-essay competition where high school students write and record a speech tailored around a specific theme.

Waynesfield optimistic on gas deal

November 25, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — Plans to give the Village of Waynesfield natural gas has taken another step closer to reality as a date with the gas company to see what it has to offer residents was disclosed during Monday’s Waynesfield Village Council meeting.

Mayor Mike Ridenour said the gas company the village is in contact with, which was not named, is having a presentation on Monday, Dec. 15, at Waynesfield-Goshen High School in front of council and village residents.

Students earn slots in honors band

November 25, 2014

This year, 11 Wapakoneta High School students earned spots in the Ohio Music Education Association’s District 3 honors band and jazz band.

Auditions were held on Nov. 15 at Van Wert High School. High school students from an eight-county area in west central Ohio competed for spots in the organization’s jazz band, honors band and choir. Each instrument had its own judge.

November 24th

Downtown shops support Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2014

Black Friday — which has stretched into Thanksgiving Day —  is a day of customers quickly finishing their Thanksgiving meal and enduring the cold and brisk conditions to be the first in line outside of stores such as Walmart, Kohl’s and Kmart. 

Customers will do anything to get a great deal for loved ones, or themselves, for the holidays such as an Xbox One game console, a 60-inch HD television or sales on expensive clothing.

Hospice is about caring during a difficult time

November 24, 2014

November is National Hospice Month and Community Health Professionals wants to get the word out about hospice care while hoping to deviate from a label associated with it for quite some time.

The common idea regarding someone going into hospice care is as soon as a patient is admitted, that person is going to pass away soon.

It’s not a matter of if a person will pass in hospice care, but when.

EMA seeks less in 2015

November 24, 2014

In a recent meeting with the county commissioners, Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson proposed a budget for 2015 that will be nearly 15 percent lower than his current budget.

Next year’s budget shrunk mainly because of a 92 percent decrease in the EMA’s equipment line item, which went from $25,000 in 2014 to a proposed $2,000 in 2015.

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