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November 24th, 2014

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.

November 21st

Patient thriving following stay at local hospice

November 22, 2014

Joyce Murphy has lived a long life. From a wife of more than 40 years with a family business, to a woman who was admitted to hospice care and now resides at Wapakoneta Manor.

The common consensus when someone is admitted to hospice care is a person is going to pass away in a matter of months, maybe days or weeks, but not for Murphy, who was in hospice care for five months. She is the exception.

Math whiz earns Honda medal

November 22, 2014

Ever since he was a young child, Wapakoneta High School senior Hayden Metzger has always loved math.

“I’ve always understood math better than a lot of other subjects,” Metzger said. “There was just something about it that really hit home with me. From the start I could do it easily and as I grew older it stuck with me.

“I just always really enjoyed math.”

Stylists ready to ‘wow’ at roomier location

November 22, 2014

The five stylists at Mirror Image Hair Salon are almost completely settled in their new home after moving into it three weeks ago.

The salon moved to its new location at 801 Middle St. from 2 S. Seltzer St., where it had been for more than eight years. Prompting the decision to move was the need for more space.

District to purchase semi to save on trips

November 21, 2014

The Auglaize County Solid Waste District will purchase two new vehicles in 2015, director Dave Reichelderfer said in a recent budget meeting with the county commissioners.

County touts GIS benefits

November 21, 2014

Auglaize County is giving municipalities within the county the opportunity to create a database of its infrastructure through an app.

Committee begins work on budget

November 21, 2014

It was a beginning.

The Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee got down to work Thursday afternoon by discussing items they will need  and trying to pin down how often they will have to meet to get a budget through in a timely manner.

Finance Committee Chair and Third Ward Councilwoman Bonnie Wurst said she was a little concerned that the budget is tighter than expected due to a reduction in income tax.

November 20th

Cook-off all about helping kids

November 20, 2014

The Knights of Columbus will host its 7th Annual Chili Cook-off at 5 p.m. Friday at the K of C Hall in Wapakoneta to help support the Auglaize County Shop with a Cop program.

Senior trustee Mike Sullivan said last year’s cook-off was able to raise more than $3,000, which benefited at least 100 children who were able to participate in the program.

Election Day results certified

November 20, 2014

The results of the Nov. 4 election are official.

The Auglaize County Board of Elections met twice this week, first to examine absentee ballots on Tuesday, and then to go over provisional ballots, if any, and certify the election on Wednesday.

Jingle Trio jazzes up holiday gatherings

November 20, 2014

Add a little jazz to any holiday gathering this season with the help of Wapakoneta High School juniors Eli Kentner, Micah Nicol and Dakota Dillon.

The three formed their band, Jingle Jazz Trio, about two weeks ago, but have been performing together at school events for the past couple of years. 

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