After reviewing a water rate study for the city, Wapakoneta’s utilities consultant advises altering the water bill structure to include a base cost fee — a move a Wapakoneta City Council councilor and committee chair favors.
“Do it one person at a time,” were the inspirational words spoken by a campaign chair during a local facility’s annual fundraiser.
The Wapakoneta Family YMCA kicked off their annual campaign on Wednesday, and chair Van Wright spoke to a room full of supporters to help with this cause.
“Our goal is to make sure the YMCA doors are open to everyone,” Wright said.
The annual support campaign helps to raise funds, as more than 10 percent of the members of the YMCA are receiving some form of financial assistance.
By 2014, the Auglaize County commissioners plan to have a new salary and wage schedule in place to help guide pay for county employees — including a suggestion to move toward pay increases based on merit and away from across the board raises.
Commissioners met recently with representatives of Clemans & Nelson, a Lima management consulting service, to discuss possibilities for conducting a salary survey of county employees’ jobs in comparison to those in other similar counties. The last time such a survey was done was 2000.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Village Council members returned to discussing an issue confronting the village for nearly the past year — farm animals within the village limits.
They addressed the issue at great length Monday, but again took no action. However, Mayor Mike Ridenour urged the council to continue to focus on the issue and make a decision that will be acceptable to all residents involved.
CRIDERSVILLE — An area fire chief keeps busy by doing what he loves.
Cridersville Fire Chief Rick Miller, who took over the new post after former Fire Chief Ron Mertz retired at the end of 2012, says he grew up a firefighter.
“I grew up at the fire department,” Miller said. “My dad was a fireman and was a lieutenant before he left.”
So whenever his father went to the fire department, Miller would tag along.
“It was like my second home,” Miller said.
DOLA — In front of a loyal fan base and in front of a basketball oriented family, Waynesfield-Goshen’s point guard, Kaylee Patton, made history Tuesday night.
Patton broke the all-time career scoring record at Waynesfield-Goshen High School. She now has 1,819 career points, breaking the previous record set in 1991.
Kyle Herndon held the previous record for 22 years with 1,803.
Mildred A. â€śMillieâ€ť Swaidner, 96, of Bellefontaine, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Green Hill Care Center in West Liberty.
Millie was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Bellevue, Pa., the daughter of the late Mary (Pitzer) and J. Clyde Amon. On April 4, 1941, in Pennsylvania, she married Arthur W. Swaidner, and he preceded her in death on May 28, 1998.
SIDNEY — One coach says he was ecstatic with the play of his team, one coach says he was underwhelmed.
One coach says his team play inspired basketball, one coach says they need to play better or they will lose on Friday.
One coach watched his team rally to take a first period and first half lead, one coach watched his team take control of the game in the third period and win 60-54.
Michelle R. Geib 49, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:40 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.
Kathryn â€śKatieâ€ť Diedrich, 84, 318 N. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 1:02 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her daughterâ€™s residence in Jackson Center.
She was born April 12, 1928, in Moulton, the daughter of Opal (Katter) and Robert Crusie. On Aug. 29, 1945, she married Carmon Diedrich, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 1989.
She is survived by three sons, Michael Diedrich, of St. Marys, Edwin Diedrich, of Sebring, Fla., and Terry Diedrich, of Coral Springs, Fla.; and two daughters, Deborah Wright, of Jackson Center, and Cindy Keeling, of St. Marys.