Archive - Jun 15, 2012
With Fatherâ€™s Day approaching and Motherâ€™s Day just passed, a top county health official offered some tips in caring for the elderly.
â€śAll religions around the globe talk about caring for your parents,â€ť Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said.
A Christian and Jewish commandment calls for children to honor their father and mother and the Code of the Samurai advises caring for all parents, even those who may not have been so good to their children through the years, he said.
Time passes on and teachers retire every year, with many leaving some kind of a permanent mark when they leave.
However, Ruth Dollâ€™s 32 years with the school district was different than most.
While many teachers fill different positions on their path to retirement, Doll spent her entire 32 years as a Wapakoneta School District teacher as a fourth-grade teacher at Cridersville Elementary School. Her name will be forever linked with that specific classroom for every student that passed through the school and had her for fourth grade.
From neck ties to electronics, people are out shopping for the perfect gift for their father for Fatherâ€™s Day, but local children have something different in mind.
â€śIâ€™m making him a bunch of cards,â€ť six-year-old Natalie Hefner said. â€śMe and my brother (Jon) are hiding the cards in his bedroom.â€ť
Natalie said she plans to spend Fatherâ€™s Day with her dad, Jason, and take him somewhere special.
â€śMy dad really likes basketball and golfing,â€ť Natalie said. â€śWe like to play basketball on the Wii, and I always win. My dad watches me play (basketball) sometimes.â€ť
One of the most important things on one Ohio legislator’s mind is the upcoming election — and putting the right leader in charge.
“I want people to know how critical the election is this year,” U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, told a crowd Thursday at the Auglaize and Allen County Patriots meeting and speaking on the upcoming presidential election pitting President Barack Obama against presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
Auglaize County Election Board members are taking steps now to get into compliancy for voters with disabilities before the November presidential election.
“We have to have all the polling locations in compliance before the next election,” Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said of a list of areas still needing improvement as pointed out in a recent letter from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office.
If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is, a local law enforcement authority says.
Wapak-oneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said he can’t emphasize that piece of advice enough when it comes to criminals trying to cash in on unsuspecting residents.
He said it’s what his officers hear all the time when taking reports on Internet and phone scams and schemes being used to try and get personal information or money.
What a difference a week makes.
Seven days ago, the Wapakoneta ACME baseball team sent rival St. Marys home with its tail between its legs thanks to a 17-0 shellacking at K.C. Geiger Park.
Thursday at Wapakoneta High School, St. Marys jumped all over Wapak starting pitcher Andrew Hines for four first-inning runs.
But Hines settled down and Wapakoneta chipped away at the St. Marys lead to pull out a 5-4 win.
Wapak improved to 5-0 on the season. St. Marys is 3-4.