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Prescription drug abuse on rise

February 24, 2012

With a death rate higher than all deaths for cocaine and heroin combined, abuse of prescription drugs and painkillers is gaining more attention.

Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said the increased misuse and abuse of prescription drugs has led to a public health problem.

“People tend to think that because the doctor gave them to them they must be good,” Torres said. “Pain killers are thought of as a type of medicine that they need more of once they run out.”

City budget intact: Rec Fund changes proposed, delayed for supplemental

February 24, 2012

The document outlining the city’s spending for 2012 is to stay intact.

The ordinance setting the budget for 2012 will proceed through the legislative process as planned after Wapakoneta City Council Finance Committee members recommended no change be made to the Recreation Department Fund.

Wapakoneta Recreation Director Jack Hayzlett had voiced concerns to 1st Ward Councilor Jim Neumeier, who chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee, regarding line items being shortchanged in the Recreation Department Fund.

Library to teach about electronic books

February 24, 2012

The local library will be hosting a class to help patrons with using their electronic reader.

Auglaize County District Public Library administrators saw the need to create a class for library patrons with helping them to properly use an electronic book, including the Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPad and others.

“Our numbers have skyrocketed,” Auglaize County Public Library Assistant Director Diana Schneider said.

Howard Washburn, 89

February 24, 2012

Rev. Howard William Washburn, 89, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Hackensack, N. J., to Adlagunda Bellm and Russell LeRoy Washburn Sr., and raised by his grandparents Christina and John Bellm. His wife, Barbara Washburn, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John Washburn, and Jim Washburn.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Washburn.

Christopher Ewing, 55

February 24, 2012

Chris L. Ewing, 55, of Stuart, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at his residence after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 12, 1957, the son of the late Sylvia and Robert Ewing. On Feb. 26, 1994, he married Gianna Werner, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Christopher Ewing; a daughter, Selena Ewing; six sisters, Christine Turkelson, Coleen Bowersock, Carol Hickman, Charlotte Preville, Cindy Stechschulte, and Connie Kantner; and a brother, Cliff Ewing.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Ewing.

SWIMMING: Miller advances to final

February 24, 2012

CANTON — Two one-hundredths of a second.

That was all the cushion Wapakoneta Redskins freshman Josie Miller needed to advance the finals of the girls 50-yard freestyle in the Division II state swimming meet at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.

It was also all she needed to guarantee her spot in Redskins history as the only Wapakoneta individual swimmer to reach the medal stand at the state meet.

In the preliminary race on Thursday, Miller swam a 24.43 for the eighth fastest time of the day.

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