August 11th, 2011
Before heading to compete in a national pageant, a 17-year-old Wapakoneta High School senior gave her local community a preview of what she would be presenting to the nation next week.
The Ohio State University graduate student Alexandra Gress quickly pointed out Wednesday the Auglaize County Junior Fair offered ‚Äúcuts that certainly rank well with industry standards‚ÄĚ during the carcass review at Kah Meats.
‚ÄúComparitively speaking, things were certainly at the industry average,‚ÄĚ said Gress, who has been judging carcasses for fairs since 2007. ‚ÄĚThe pork was very good quality. The grand and dairy steers were very good quality, too.‚ÄĚ
A contract for social services offered as part of the family planning program at the Auglaize County Health Department has been terminated.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre streamlining family planning,‚ÄĚ Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said of the decision after the Auglaize County Health Board‚Äôs meeting this week. ‚ÄúWe don‚Äôt feel we can afford to offer it any more.‚ÄĚ
Parsons said the decision was made as the department continues to receive less funding through grants and other sources.
Six teams ‚ÄĒ five golfers each ‚ÄĒ and 18 holes.
And one stroke.
That‚Äôs the margin that separated the top three teams in the Auglaize County varsity boys golf tournament Wednesday at a soggy Wapakoneta Country Club.
The Minster Wildcats took the title after tying the Wapakoneta Redskins with matching team scores of 345. Under the tie-breaker rules, the match is then decided by the scores of the No. 5 golfers on each team.
Minster‚Äôs Xavier Francis turned in an 89 while Wapak‚Äôs Josh Apple carded a 96, handing the win to Minster.
After review, changes are being made beginning Sept. 1 to immunization clinics offered by the Auglaize County Health Department.
An immunization clinic offered in New Bremen is closing, substituted by a walk-in clinic every Tuesday between 8 and 11 a.m. at the Auglaize County Health Department, located at 214 S. Wagner St. An existing clinic offered at the Health Department from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays is changing to appointment only.
BUCKLAND ‚ÄĒ With the village expected to receive $230,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money in the future, Buckland Village Council members continue to mull over how to spend the money to improve Main Street.
Councilors discussed with no action taken if they should use the money solely for curbs and gutters or should the village use some of the money to pay to replace sidewalks along Main Street. They also discussed if the village had enough money to replace the sidewalks itself or if property owners should pay part of or all of the sidewalk replacement.
CRIDERSVILLE ‚ÄĒ An area village‚Äôs Tree Commission members reported that a majority of fruit trees in the village have been removed.
Cridersville Tree Commission members reported at Monday‚Äôs Cridersville Village Council meeting that a majority of the red crab apple trees that are on the tree lawn along Main Street have been removed along with several pear trees.
Now, village administrators are waiting until autumn arrives to trim other trees in the tree lawn.
CELINA ‚ÄĒ The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team opened its 2011 season by finishing 6th in the 12-team Celina Invitational on Tuesday at The Fox‚Äôs Den in Celina.
Wapak compiled a team score of 412. The Shawnee Indians won the event with a 337.
Sophomore Shelby Kohler fired a 94 to lead the way for the Redskins. Senior Courtney Knippen was right behind with a 95.
Junior Hannah Smith carded a 101 and sophomore Bryly Beaman turned in a 122 to round out the scoring for Wapakoneta.
Faced with balancing the state budget, Senate Bill 5 proved to be the best option to help the state and local municipalities as well as local school districts to balance their books, a state legislator claims.
An Ohio Education Association representative contends while state Sen. Cliff Hite did not lie about what is contained in Senate Bill 5, a bill which limits negotiating rights of unions representing public employees, he also did not fully explain the bill or Issue 2, which is on the ballot this fall to rescind the bill passed by the General Assembly.
CRIDERSVILLE ‚ÄĒ An area village will be putting a pair of renewal levies on the November ballot.
Cridersville Village Council members passed a resolution Monday to place two $2 million levies on the fall ballot, both for renewal.
‚ÄúWe passed the levies tonight (Monday), and I will present them to the Board of Elections tomorrow (Tuesday),‚ÄĚ Village Solicitor Jim Hearn said.
One of the levies to be put on the ballot is the Cridersville village $2 million levy.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve had this levy for a number of years,‚ÄĚ Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs the only levy we have for Cridersville.‚ÄĚ