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Cooper Farms completes biosecurity building
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:00 PM
Gary, Dianne and Jim Cooper pose in front of a Cooper Farms in the automatic truck wash at their new biosecurity building located on SR 613 east of Oakwood. (Submitted photo)

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OAKWOOD — Cooper Farms is proud to announce the completion of their newest addition, a biosecurity building. The building will aid the company in ensuring the health of their animals in the area.

Biosecurity is a set of preventive measures designed to greatly reduce the risk of transmission bacteria or pathogens in livestock and poultry. The new Cooper Farms Biosecurity Building adds an additional level of biosecurity for the company’s northern Live Animal Division.

 
Tennis camp set Aug. 12-14
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:25 PM

BY NANCY SPENCER

DHI Media Editor

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DELPHOS — The Delphos Herald will sponsor a Tennis Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 12, 13 and 14 at Delphos Stadium Park tennis courts. This clinic is open to all area youth, ages 5 and up.

Tennis Director and Head Pro Jeff Brown from Westwood Tennis Center in Lima is in charge of training at the clinic. In addition, other instructors will demonstrate and teach the basics of tennis to participants.

 
Parents get a peek at Chromebooks, school’s Straight A Fund grant
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:22 PM
Delphos City Schools parent Chris Shaw investigates a Google Chromebook on display at the district’s town hall meeting Tuesday. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)

BY NANCY SPENCER

DHI Media Editor

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DELPHOS — A dozen parents along with Delphos City Schools administrators and teachers gathered for a town hall meeting on the school’s $511,000 Ohio Straight A Fund grant.

“The main goal of applying for this grant was to provide our students with the technology they need,” Superintendent Kevin Wolfe. “We needed to prove uniqueness and sustainability and we met that criteria.”

 
Eco dev meeting shows need for point person
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:20 PM
Close to 40 city officials, economic development representatives, business owners and concerned citizens met at Delphos Eagles Tuesday night to discuss economic development for the city. DHI Media Advertising Manager Peter Ricker, right, explains the desire to get things moving to the panel, including from left, Safety Services Director Shane Coleman, Van Wert County Economic Development Director Sarah Smith, Mayor Michael Gallmeier, Bob Ulm, Community Improvement Corporation President Dave Roach, Van Wert County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Larry Lee and Allen County Coordinator of Strategic Workforce Development Eric Davis. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)

BY STEPHANIE GROVES

DHI Media Staff Writer

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DELPHOS — Close to 40 city officials, economic development representatives, business owners and concerned citizens met at Delphos Eagles Tuesday night to discuss prospects for the city.

The meeting included a panel of seven individuals belonging to county and city organizations that have been involved in or are offering assistance with the economic development of Delphos. The panel included Delphos Safety Service Director Shane Coleman, Van Wert County Economic Development Director Sarah Smith, Mayor Michael Gallmeier, Bob Ulm, Community Improvement Corporation President Dave Roach, Van Wert County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Larry Lee and Allen County Coordinator of Strategic Workforce Development Eric Davis.

 
Elida resident wins Emmy for Gomer School documentary
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:17 PM
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COLUMBUS — A documentary about the former school in Gomer was honored this past weekend in Columbus with an Emmy Award.

“Echoes of Gomer School” is a film about the school, which opened in 1914 in northern Allen County in the village of Gomer. The school served the community until 1969 when the high school was consolidated with Elida and then eventually reduced to just a kindergarten and then closed in 2012.

 
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