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June 18th, 2012

Jeanette Thobe, 77

June 18, 2012

Jeanette P. Thobe, 77, of New Knoxville, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born March 11, 1935, in Maria Stein, the daughter of Magdelena (Hoelscher) and Henry Rutschilling. On Aug. 9, 1954, she married Arthur J. Thobe, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2005.

Benjamin Yale, 60

June 18, 2012

Benjamin F. “Ben” Yale, 60, died at 11:58 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Lima Memorial Health System.
Ben was born Sept. 4, 1951, in Lima, the son of to Edith (Dancy) and E. Benjamin Yale, and they preceded him in death. On April 14, 1973, in Belle Center, he married Bonnie Gay, and she survives in Waynesfield.

Festival successful despite rain, fire calls

June 18, 2012

Whether it was fire or rain, the elements could not put a damper on the Buckland Fireman’s Festival held Saturday in this village, northwest of Wapakoneta.

Firefighters with the Buckland Fire Department responded Friday night to Easy Campgrounds near St. Marys while setting the festival up. They had already been called out earlier Friday afternoon for a mutual aid call. They were again called on another fire run Saturday night.

Water hike on deck

June 18, 2012

The city’s Water Fund needs help to make payments on the new $8.6 million water plant and $1.4 million water line improvements, the mayor says, so rates will likely increase later this year.

A review of city water bills by Wapakoneta city administrators revealed the increase proposed by Wapakoneta City Council members is necessary, Mayor Rodney Metz told the Wapakoneta Daily News Sunday, after confusion regarding the calculation of the bill arose during the May 21 meeting. Councilors are to expected to vote on the ordinance tonight.

June 16th

Fire destroys camper at campground

June 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — Officials from the Buckland Fire Department are expected to return to the scene of a camper fire today to continue their investigation.

Buckland Fire Chief Todd Vorhees said at approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday, his department received a phone call reporting a camper was on fire at Easy Campground, just off U.S. 33. While crews were en route, they were notified there was a male burn victim. That victim, Vorhees said, was transported by St. Marys Fire and Rescue to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

June 15th

Caring for our parents

June 15, 2012

With Father’s Day approaching and Mother’s Day just passed, a top county health official offered some tips in caring for the elderly.
“All religions around the globe talk about caring for your parents,” 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 to relax

June 15, 2012

Time passes on and teachers retire every year, with many leaving some kind of a permanent mark when they leave.
However, Ruth Doll’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.

Shopping for dad

June 15, 2012

From neck ties to electronics, people are out shopping for the perfect gift for their father for Father’s Day, but local children have something different in mind.
“I’m making him a bunch of cards,” six-year-old Natalie Hefner said. “Me and my brother (Jon) are hiding the cards in his bedroom.”
Natalie said she plans to spend Father’s Day with her dad, Jason, and take him somewhere special.
“My dad really likes basketball and golfing,” Natalie said. “We like to play basketball on the Wii, and I always win. My dad watches me play (basketball) sometimes.”

Nov. election critical: Jordan addresses local Patriots groups

June 15, 2012

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.

Board preparing polling places

June 15, 2012

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.

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