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Archive - Nov 26, 2013

For safe travel: don't drink and drive

November 26, 2013

In anticipation of increased traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are reminding motorists not to compound the problem by drinking and driving.
“With Black Friday shoppers and people starting their holiday travels, Thanksgiving weekend is a very busy time traffic wise,” OSHP Wapakoneta Post Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said. “We keep our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates and doesn’t complicate the busy traffic.”

Christmas Cheer for charity

November 26, 2013

Presents under the tree and a full stomach on Christmas Eve may be customary for some, but, for others, even basic necessities can be difficult to come by throughout the holidays.
One local organization is dedicated to bringing “Christmas Cheer” to those those families who need extra assistance this season.
Personnel from fire departments from Wapakoneta, Buckland, St. Johns and Uniopolis are asking their communities to donate toys and non-perishable food items through the “Christmas Cheer” program, which is celebrating its 31st year collecting and distributing donations.

A Day at the Pound

November 26, 2013

Students took turns petting and cuddling puppies and kittens while learning about their care during a special event at Cridersville Elementary School on Monday.
Paraeducator Laura Hadding organized the event as a fun activity on the last day of school before Thanksgiving break. All of the school’s kindergarten through fourth-grade students got a turn visiting the activity housed in the gym. While there they learned about pet care from an employee and volunteer of the Humane Society of Auglaize County, got their faces painted to look like

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