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December 7th

Keith Palmer, 72

December 7, 2012

Keith A. Palmer, 72, died at 2:49 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.

Tracy Greve, 49

December 7, 2012

Tracy Loyer Greve, 49, formerly of Botkins and Waynesfield, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Pavillion of Sidney, following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 26, 1963, in St. Marys, the daughter of L. Jean (Ketcham) and Edward Loyer, who preceded her in death.

Ronald McCarty, 64

December 7, 2012

Ronald J. McCarty, 64, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:20 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Celina, the son of Mary Ann (Copeland) and Bernard McCarty. His mother survives in Wapakoneta, and his father died March 6, 2012.
Also surviving are two aunts, Darlene (McCarty) Beelman and his aunt Sondra (McCarty) Bird; and their families.

Infamous day recalled

December 7, 2012

ST. MARYS — On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched their surprise attack on what has been possibly the most infamous battle in U.S. military history — Pearl Harbor.

The attack, known as Operation Al by the Japanese, was secretly planned by Japanese military leaders while Japanese ambassadors were in active negotiations with U.S. federal officials regarding oil, parts and tools. There was no formal warning.

Wells balloon costs

December 7, 2012

Five new wells and additional groundwater monitoring test will cause the Auglaize County Solid Waste District’s budget for 2013 to balloon 23 percent.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials ordered the county to drill five new wells at the former St. Marys landfill in 2013 to monitor groundwater possible entering the St. Marys River.

More need, more work for JFS

December 7, 2012

Larger caseloads mean more work for Auglaize County Job and Family Services (JFS) employees going into 2013.

“No one is handing out money and telling us to do good things,” county JFS Director Mike Morrow said of funding to support these increases in work across the board.

“They are telling us to do more good things with less,” he said of state and federal funding for the department.

December 6th

Happy Christmas!

December 6, 2012

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On his way up: A local pitcher's journey to the majors

December 6, 2012

 

Former Wapakoneta Redskin baseball star Brian Garman is moving his way up through the minor league system, attributing his success to positive thinking and hard work.

Saturday and Sunday, Garman will try to instill those values to participants Brian Garman’s Pitching Camp in Wapakoneta.

While Garman found success with the Huntsville Stars at the AA level as a pitcher, he knows where he comes from and he owes a lot of his current and future success to Auglaize county.

Students give back to community

December 6, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Students at Cridersville Elementary School are coming together for a selfless cause.

The 20th annual “Canned and Boxed Food Drive” is currently underway at Cridersville Elementary School, and the guidance counselor says the number of items donated is tremendous.

“It seems like its more than last year,” Cridersville Elementary guidance counselor Jill Stubbs said.

Stubbs, who was pleased with the turnout, said all the students have been doing a great job raising food for the needy families in the area.

SWCD requests more

December 6, 2012

An additional $18,000 requested for the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for its 2013 budget would help keep two employees on staff.

SWCD Administrator Nancy Fisher asked the Auglaize County commissioners for the money during a budget hearing this week.

“The additional is for personnel, to get our staff up to full,” Fisher said.

In total, Fisher said they are requesting $158,000 in the new year, up from $139,653 this year.

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