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March 14th, 2012

Pearl Walker, 84

March 14, 2012

Pearl Walker, 84, formerly of 319 S. Beech St., St. Marys, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at Golden Living Center – Valley in St. Marys.
She was born April 26, 1927, in Pruden, Tenn., to Mary (Adkins) and Elvin Orick.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net.

Donald Miller, 80

March 14, 2012

Donald E. Miller Sr. 80, of Uniopolis, died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
He was born July 20, 1931, in Lima, the son of Pearl Arizona Roberts and John Lawrence Miller, who are both parents are deceased. On Jan. 15, 1949, he married his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Shirley Ann Jackson, she survives in Uniopolis.

Janice Metz, 82

March 14, 2012

Janice Olive Metz, 82, of Botkins, died Sunday, March 11, 2012.
She was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Buckland, the daughter of Lucina (Agner) and Glen Sprague, On June 12, 1949, she married the love of her life, Victor Leroy Metz, a World War II veteran, they shared 62 years together, and he survives.

Marie Arnett, 90

March 14, 2012

Marie M. Arnett, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born May 6, 1921, in Fryburg, the daughter of Mary (Reier) and John Roth, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 26, 1944, she married Frederick “Fritz” Arnett, who died Jan. 17, 1992.

‘Vicious’ cycle: State, local officials disagree over new law

March 14, 2012

In light of a recent pit bull attack on its owner in Celina, an Auglaize County official says state legislators may have acted irresponsibly by eliminating the “vicious dog” label on pit bulls in a new state letter.

What native is on game show? Wright!

March 14, 2012

A Wapakoneta native will be putting his knowledge to the test, as he will be a contestant on an episode of Jeopardy that airs Monday.

Alex Wright, who had went through the show’s multi-step tryout process, was selected to fly to Los Angeles to film the show.

Being on Jeopardy had been one of the 2002 Wapakoneta High School graduate’s dreams.

Health Dept. projects cuts in 2013 budget

March 14, 2012

A projected budget for 2013, annual confidentiality statements for employees, and a less expensive copier lease proposal were all approved Tuesday by the Auglaize County Health Board members.

The local Health Board is required to submit a proposed budget for 2013 to the state by the first Monday in April.

“It’s a guessing game,” said Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons, who based the projected budget on this year’s numbers.

BASKETBALL: Patton earns All-Ohio

March 14, 2012

Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers junior Kaylee Patton (20) earned Honorable Mention on the Division IV girls basketball All-Ohio teams announced Tuesday. Patton led the Tigers in several categories this season, averaging 24.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.2 steals per game.

Associated Press Girls Division IV All-Ohio team

COLUMBUS (AP) — The 2011-12 Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio girls basketball team, based on the recommendations of a media panel:

DIVISION IV

March 13th

W-G super hired: Pfister can remove interim for top post title

March 13, 2012

Chris Pfister can remove interim from his title.

During their meeting Monday, Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members officially hired Pfister officially as its superintendent.

“When I came to Waynesfield, I did not know what to expect,” Pfister said. “I knew there were community issues and obviously financial issues with the recent buy-out and reduction-in-force. I also knew that the board was very concerned with academic achievement and fiscal stability, their top two goals for 2011-12.

Grounds for camping: Generating sites eases campground demand

March 13, 2012

Demand for camping sites at the Auglaize County Fair continues to grow, and to ease the backlog fairgrounds crews are creating a private electric generator area.

Auglaize County Agricultural Society Secretary Fred Piehl informed Fair Board members the waiting list for fairgrounds’ 350 camping sites during the Auglaize County Fair has grown to 60, with demand growing each year.

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