January 18th, 2013
Auglaize County residents have less than two weeks to purchase their dog tags for 2013 without penalty.
Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey said the tags may be purchased without a late fine through Jan. 31. They may be purchased online, by mail or at a special Saturday sale planned at two locations on Jan. 26.
“We know there are those people who work Monday through Friday,” Bailey said. “We are hoping this helps them get their dog tags purchased before they incur a late fee.”
It is not too late for those who haven’t gotten the flu vaccine to get it, county health officials say.
The Auglaize County Health Department has no more adult vaccine, but has a couple hundred doses of the pediatric version of the vaccine for children ages 6-months to 18-years-old. The adult vaccine is still available at physicians’ offices and pharmacies in the county.
Two Wapakoneta city elected officials expressed a desire for a city administrator to explore putting offices in an existing building as an alternative to including them in the plans for a new building.
Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members reviewed the Water Treatment Plant and the Water Expansion funds Wednesday which included $350,000 for a possible building next to the new Water Treatment Plant on the south side of U.S. 33. The proposed building would house 10 vehicles, supplies, several offices and restrooms.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen School Board members agreed to put a 4.9-mill renewal levy on the ballot in the May primary election.
The levy, which has been in place since 1988, funds permanent improvements for items such as grounds, buses, equipment, and technology. While voters passed the levy at 4.9 mills, the levy generates approximately $196,000 per year and has rolled back to an effective rate of approximately 3.3 mills, meaning it currently cost a homeowner with a $100,000 home approximately $116 per year.
Estimated resources and permanent appropriations for 2013 were approved Tuesday by Auglaize County Health Board members.
Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said the department’s overall budget of more than $1.8 million, plus more than $324,390 for Families and Children First, is a decrease of $100,000 from 2012.
“It’s a difference in grants,” Parsons said. “The general fund is about identical.”
A profound artist will soon visit the area to teach about painting.
Steven Walker will lead the 2013 Painting Workshop at Botkins Local School, and this event will be open to the public.
“I’ve taken a class with Steven and can promise you’ll not only leave a better painter, but you’ll enjoy the learning,” Botkins High School art teacher Dan Knepper said.
Any artist is eligible to attend the workshop, as Walker specializes in helping all ability levels.
ST. MARYS — The latest edition of a local weight-loss challenge kicked off Tuesday night.
The Grand Lake Health Challenge began its orientation meeting at St. Marys Memorial High School. Wapakoneta Daily News Publisher Deb Zwez spoke first and introduced the rules of the challenge.
Frederick Howe, 95, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Cridersville Healthcare Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Robert Louis Bowsher, 98, died peacefully Dec. 29, 2012, at St. James Place.
He was born May 21, 1914 in Wapakoneta, the son of Louise (Fisher) and Francis Jacob Bowsher, who both preceded him in death. In 1940, he married his wife of 59 years, Gene Lois Troxel and she preceded him in death.
Jesse G. Daniels, 56, of Lima, died at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 14, 2013, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.