September 16th, 2011
Broad vision. Technologically sound. Preferably from the county or willing to relocate.
Those were some of the many attributes the Auglaize County Public Library Board of Directors will be looking for in a new director.
Board members met with Larry Corbus of Corbus Library Consultants in a special board meeting Thursday to discuss what they are looking for in a new candidate. The position needs to be filled after Director Jo Derryberry announced her retirement from the position earlier this month. She is to be honored on Sept. 30.
Already tasked with reining in $1.5 trillion from the federal budget, a freshman Congressman says it is dangerous for the country and wrong for President Barack Obama to saddle the committee with a jobs bill that adds nearly $450 billion more to the deficit.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman criticized the president for making a tough job in cutting the budget even more difficult with the unveiling of his â€śAmerican Jobs Act,â€ť which is a jobs bill and stimulus package.
An Auglaize County Election Board policy amended in August has been rescinded.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said a judge challenged the statewide policy change which dealt with refiling stipulations and the state Supreme Court said it was â€ślegally not correct.â€ť
Nancy Jo Miller Klopfenstein Mort, 68, of Sandford, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sept. 14, 2011.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Earl L. Knutzen, Jr., 56, 11470 East Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born July 30, 1956, in Lima, to Dolores â€śDodyâ€ť (Smith) and Earl L. Knutzen. On Oct. 31, 1997, in Wapakoneta, he married Rebecca Hawkey, who survives.
Time to shift gears.
Last week it was Bathâ€™s bruising back Aaron Smith.
Friday night it will be Celina Bulldogs quarterback Braden Billger and his arsenal of weapons.
The spread offense is coming back to Harmon Field when the 3-0 Wapakoneta Redskins host 0-3 Celina in a Week 4 Western Buckeye League matchup.
And the Redskins defense could have its hands full with Billger.
The junior quarterback has thrown for 820 yards on 70 of 124 (56.5 percent) with seven touchdowns and three interceptions already this season.
He has thrown scoring strikes to four different receivers.
WAYNESFIELD â€” As has been the case for several years now, the game between NWCC foes Waynesfield-Goshen and Fairbanks has determined the league title. This year, it appears to be no different.
â€śAbsolutely,â€ť Waynesfield coach Gary Spencer said. â€śThe road to a league title goes through Fairbanks. The kids know that. They are a great football program.â€ť
Two petitions questioned by the Ohio Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office are to remain on the Auglaize County ballot in November.
A 0.8-mill school renewal levy for permanent improvements in Minster schools and a liquor option for Sunday sales for Layla Inc., JTs, in the Kroger plaza in St. Marys, were reviewed by Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce upon the stateâ€™s request and he recommended they stay on the ballot.
For some, the mark of a Wapakoneta Redskin fan is easy to identify.
On some portion of the asphalt or concrete at a home or business, the familiar Wapakoneta logo, a â€śWâ€ť with an arrow through the capital letter, can be purchased to show a fanâ€™s support for the Redskins.
Convertibles used to transport the Wapakoneta High School court around the football field in the past are being replaced by golf carts.
â€śIn the past, the homecoming court has paraded around the track in convertible cars to kick off the homecoming ceremonies,â€ť said teacher Julie Courter, who advises Student Senate, which organizes homecoming. â€śThis year, the court will participate in the parade using golf carts.â€ť