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Pay increases set for Health Department in 2012

December 14, 2011

Auglaize County Health Department employees can expect pay raises in 2012, although those rates won’t be applied uniformly.
Auglaize County Health Board members voted Tuesday to revise the pay range schedule for the department and set new pay rates for its 29 employees in 2012.
Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said with the previous pay range schedule set in 2000 and last updated in 2005, salaries no longer fell in line with averages around the state so it was time to make a change.

Committee focuses on growing park fund

December 14, 2011

With $13 million spent in the past few years to replace the city’s electrical system, including three substations, Wapakoneta city officials want to rebuild the fund for possible expansion in the new industrial park.
In the past three years, three substations — Middle Street, Harrison Street and Defiance Street — along with poles and transformers throughout the city have been replaced as the city upgrades its electrical system.

Change orders add another $44,000

December 14, 2011

Another $44,000 has been added to the Auglaize County Courthouse renovation project with the latest change orders.
The increases bring the total change orders for the $8 million project up to $289,000 to date.
“We expect these things and are still sitting OK yet,” Auglaize County
Administrator Joe Lenhart said. “When you look at an $8 million project it’s to be expected when you tear into a 100-year plus building.”
The latest in the list of change orders includes $26,400 for Brian Brothers Painting & Restoration for paint restoration. The base amount of which was $463,500.

December 13th

Account for a change: Rec Board to use new financial procedure

December 13, 2011

A procedural change sits on the horizon for the Wapakoneta City Recreation Board in regard to approving expenditures in 2012.
Safety-Service Director Bill Rains explained expenses approved by Wapakoneta City Recreation Board members for projects and services for the city’s park system must be OK’d by the city auditor first to ensure money is in the fund. The city would then issue a check.

Village settles with family

December 13, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — Administrators with a local village have agreed on a settlement for damages that were caused to a displaced family by a tornado that hit the village over a year ago.
Cridersville Village Solicitor Jim Hearn announced at Monday’s council meeting that a settlement with Kathleen and Steve Florence, of East High Street, whose house was destroyed by a tornado in October 2010, was agreed upon in the amount of $22,000.

Board bids good bye

December 13, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield Board of Education members officially recognized Colin Maxwell as he made his last appearance as a school board member at Monday’s meeting.
Maxwell, who served 14 years (1997-2011) on the board, decided not to run again this year. His position will be filled by Mark Chiles, who previously served on the board.
“I’ve been on the board a long time and I feel we have accomplished a lot,” Maxwell said after the meeting.

Guy Frankina, 54

December 13, 2011

Guy Anthony Franklin, 54, of Waynesfield, died at 11:08 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at his home.
He was born Dec. 9, 1957, in Cleveland, the son of Jane Marie (D’Amico) and Tony Frankina. He married Margaret Holestein, who survives.
Surviving is one son and two daughters.
Services will be held in the Spring of 2012 in Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.armentroutfuneralhome.com.

Adrian Settlage, 89

December 13, 2011

Adrian R. Settlage, 89, 11780 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died suddenly at 4:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born June 27, 1922, on the farm where he currently resided, the son of Ida (Wellman) and William Settlage. On March 6, 1948, he married Martha Maneke, and she survives at the residence.

Virgil Stienecker, 89

December 13, 2011

Virgil H. Stienecker, 89, 1300 Circle Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Otterbein Retirement Community in St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 21, 1922, in rural St. Marys, the son of Lanora (Dohse) and Leander Stienecker. On August 29, 1948, at the Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys, he married Marjorie Schmehl, and she survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kate Lawler, of St. Marys, and Noreen Stienecker, of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ron Stienecker, who died July 12, 2011.

Roger Lee Shockey 62

December 13, 2011

Roger Lee Shockey, 62, of Keyser, W. Va., died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
He was born Aug. 11, 1949, in Lima, the son of Roselyn M. (Byrne) and Edward L. Shockey, of Wapakoneta. Both parents survive. He married Esther Rodriguez, who also survives.

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