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New W’field councilors sworn in

December 28, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Two new councilors will be representing residents in the village of Waynes-field after they officially take office in January.
Waynesfield Mayor Mike Ridenour swore in two new councilors during Tuesday’s Waynesfield Village Council meeting.
Bill Motter and Richard Libby took the oath of office during the meeting and will begin their terms Sunday. The two were the top vote-getters of a highly contested election that saw seven people run for two open spots. Councilor Chris Wilson chose not to run again and Ronda Knox finished third in the race.

Prosecutor requests salary increases

December 28, 2011

Prefacing himself with saying he gives the same pitch every year, the Auglaize County prosecutor submitted a budget request for 2012 up 2 percent from this year.
Auglaize County Prosecutor Ed Pierce said the increase reflects a $500 increase to $3,000 in supplies and a 3 percent pay increase for employees, specifically a pay grade increase for the assistant prosecuting attorney.
In total, Pierce requested a budget of $487,463 for his office in 2012.

December 27th

Cooking up a cover: Local gets face on cover of book

December 27, 2011

For frequent readers of romance novels, the man on the cover of a recently released book of him dressed in a chef’s outfit with a pregnant girl may ring a bell.
Christopher Short, 21, of Wapakoneta, appears on the cover of the book “The Baby Truce,” a romance novel by Jeannie Watt that is available in the Super Romance series published by Harlequin.
Short is the son of Becki and Mike Short of Wapakoneta.

Transcripted request: Public defender requests more, but expenses unknown

December 27, 2011

Overall, the Auglaize County public defender expects his budget to increase in 2012, but its the unknown each year that makes it hard to craft a budget.
Public Defender Gerald Siesel proposed a budget of $275,646, an increase of 3 percent for 2012 when he met recently with Auglaize County commissioners.
Line items to increase include $7,280 for a total of $34,280 in other expenses, $2,000 for a total of $6,000 in transcripts, and an increase of $600 for a total of $9,450 in rental facilities.
“I have little or no control over the increases,” Siesel said.

Health event set to start

December 27, 2011

ST. MARYS — The deadline for the 2012 version of the Grand Health Challenge — and the accompanying Grand Family Health Challenge — is nearing at the end of this month and organizers are looking forward to the latest weight-loss competition.
Organized by executives with The Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News in cooperation with Joint Township District Memorial Hospital (JTDMH), the premise of the challenge has remained the same through the years.

PREP: This week's schedule

December 27, 2011

Tuesday
Boys Basketball
W-G at Van Buren, 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball
Marion Local at Wapak, 6 p.m.
Anna at Botkins, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday
Boys Bowling
Wapak at Fort Recovery, 10 a.m.

Thursday
Boys Basketball
Wapak at LCC, 6 p.m.
Wrestling
Wapak at Brecksville Tourney, 10 a.m.
Swimming
Wapak at Lima YMCA, 3 p.m.
Boys Bowling
Wapak at New Bremen, 10 a.m.
Girls Bowling
Wapak at Union City, 3 p.m.

Friday
Boys Basketball
Botkins at Minster, 6:30 p.m.
Wrestling
Wapak at Brecksville Tourney, 10 a.m.

Saturday 31
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Vicky Kiefer, 50

December 27, 2011

Vicky Kiefer, 50, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:19 p.m., Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Marie E. Bilyj, 88

December 27, 2011

Maire E. Bilyj, 88, of Cridersville, died at 6:01 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Otterbein Cridersville.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Kay Guyer, 57

December 27, 2011

Kay Guyer, 57, of St. Marys, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at St. Marys Living Center.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.

Lola Brautigam, 83

December 27, 2011

Lola Brautigam 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

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