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November 3rd, 2011

Deal critical: City working on agreement with AEP

November 3, 2011

Reaching an agreement and developing a plan with an electric company to bring a large line to help power a potential end-user in Wapakoneta’s Jobs Ready Sites is critical, several Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) board members say.
WAEDC Executive Director Greg Myers said it is vital for the city to have an agreement or at least a plan in place with American Electric Power (AEP) to provide additional electricity to the 471-acre West Central Ohio Industrial Center site, if a company decides to locate there and requires a large electrical load.

New school for Botkins on the ballot

November 3, 2011

BOTKINS — Botkins Local School District residents will cast their votes on a 7.99-mill property tax levy on Nov. 8 to build a new school and provide money to maintain those facilities for a maximum of 35 years.
The bond levy will raise the approximate $6.9 million local share of the $24.4 million total project. The school district has done several presentations to the public during the last several months so voters can make an educated vote during the election.
School Superintendent Connie Schneider said district residents are being presented with an opportunity of a lifetime.

Annual Holiday Open Houses set for weekend

November 3, 2011

With Christmas less than two months away, local shops are preparing for holiday shoppers this weekend.
Wapakoneta’s annual Holiday Open Houses will be held this weekend throughout different shops, businesses and churches in Wapakoneta.
“We would like everyone to get their holiday shopping starting in Wapakoneta,” Wapakoneta Antique and Specialty Shops (WASS) President Jamie Goudy said. “This is a great way to kick off the holiday season.”

November 2nd

Ivan Klopfenstein, 76

November 2, 2011

Ivan C. Klopfenstein, 76, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:58 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Ruth Casanova, 84

November 2, 2011

Ruth L. (Wollam) Casanova, 84, Douglassville, Pa., formerly of Norton, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.
She was born in Hood River, Ore., the daughter of Gail (Hamilton) and Harry Wollam. She married Albert J. Casanova, who is deceased.
She was preceded in death by a son.
Private service will be held and a date was not released. Burial will follow at Hamilton Bethel Cemetery near Mendon.
Arrangements are being handled by Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Week 11 Power Rankings

November 2, 2011

Issue 2 stirs debate: Opponents, proponents argue their sides on issue

November 2, 2011

Few people will argue Ohio Gov. John Kasich is attempting anything to reduce government spending and balance the state budget, but one piece of legislation in particular is stirring up plenty of attention regarding his methods to reach that goal.
State Issue 2, placed on the ballot as a referendum, would ban public worker strikes and restrict collective bargaining rights for public employees, including teachers, firefighters and police officers. Public employee unions will still be able to negotiate on wages but not on their pension or their health care benefits.

Student wins national FFA award

November 2, 2011

A local high school student has gained national recognition through a small business she runs.
Wapakoneta High School senior Mallory McDevitt received top honors as she earned national recognition during the National FFA Convention, which was held in Indianapolis in October.
The 18-year-old, who owns and operates her own organic produce business, farms a one-acre plot of land at her parent’s residence and has a clientele of approximately 30 people when she sells her fresh produce to each week.

Fundraiser memorializes WG fan

November 2, 2011

Waynefield-Goshen Schools students’ biggest fan’s legacy will live on, first with a fundraiser and then as an annual scholarship in her name.
The Deb Boday Memorial fundraiser is planned for 2 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Waynesfield-Goshen School auditeria. All the money raised is to benefit the school’s band and choir trip to New York City in the spring.
Doors open at 2 p.m. with a quarter auction beginning at 3 p.m. Children’s games, a cake wheel, minihorse program, and a craft show featuring both local and more distant vendors are to take place throughout the afternoon.

Anne Prueter, 86

November 2, 2011

Anne Prueter, 86, of 1315 Kimberly Drive, St. Marys, and a longtime resident of Perrysburg, died at 9:46 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born April 4, 1925, in Waynesfield, the daughter of Addie (Coolidge) and P. L. Pepple. On March 23, 1947, she married Albert “Tiny” Prueter and he preceded her in death on May 22, 2005.

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