With $13 million spent in the past few years to replace the cityâ€™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 â€” Middle Street, Harrison Street and Defiance Street â€” along with poles and transformers throughout the city have been replaced as the city upgrades its electrical system.
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.
â€śWe expect these things and are still sitting OK yet,â€ť Auglaize County
Administrator Joe Lenhart said. â€śWhen you look at an $8 million project itâ€™s to be expected when you tear into a 100-year plus building.â€ť
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.
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 cityâ€™s park system must be OKâ€™d by the city auditor first to ensure money is in the fund. The city would then issue a check.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” 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 Mondayâ€™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.
WAYNESFIELD â€” Waynesfield Board of Education members officially recognized Colin Maxwell as he made his last appearance as a school board member at Mondayâ€™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.
â€śIâ€™ve been on the board a long time and I feel we have accomplished a lot,â€ť Maxwell said after the meeting.
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 (Dâ€™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 donorâ€™s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.armentroutfuneralhome.com.
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 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, 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.
BOTKINS â€” New Bremen sophomore Julie Brownâ€™s jumper with five seconds left allowed the Cardinals to defeat the Botkins Trojans 50-48 on Monday night.
It was a tight battle throughout the game with the lead changing hands often, but the clean jumper off a turnover by Brown gave New Bremen its first road win of the season.
â€śWe needed this win,â€ť Cardinals varsity coach Randy Eckert said. â€śIt was one of those games that they got a lead and we got a lead and it went back and forth and we were just fortunate to win it at the end.â€ť