WAPAKONETA - The smoke-free workplace law is causing financial and manpower woes for health departments trying to enforce it.
Recent amendments to the law will require county health departments to notarize punitive letters they send to violators and the inspection forms officials use. Fortunately, the Auglaize County Health Department has a notary public on site and neighboring Mercer County can borrow one from the commissioners' office. [More]
COLDWATER - High school students with reading disabilities are getting additional help this year with the school's recently purchased MP3 players, according to resource specialist Marge Hoops.
During the regular meeting on Tuesday evening, Hoops notified board members the school has purchased eight MP3 players - at a cost of around $50 apiece - which are being utilized in English classes. [More]
ROCKFORD - A policy that would allow Parkway Local school buildings to be given names was narrowly approved by the board at Tuesday's Parkway Local Schools board of education meeting.
Casting dissenting votes were board members Betty DuBry and Kim Brandt. Bob Ransbottom and Terry Shaffer were in favor of the policy and after a lengthy time, board President Dana Smith finally gave the deciding yes vote. [More]