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.
â€śI have little or no control over the increases,â€ť Siesel said.
ST. MARYS â€” The deadline for the 2012 version of the Grand Health Challenge â€” and the accompanying Grand Family Health Challenge â€” 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.
W-G at Van Buren, 6 p.m.
Marion Local at Wapak, 6 p.m.
Anna at Botkins, 7:30 p.m.
Wapak at Fort Recovery, 10 a.m.
Wapak at LCC, 6 p.m.
Wapak at Brecksville Tourney, 10 a.m.
Wapak at Lima YMCA, 3 p.m.
Wapak at New Bremen, 10 a.m.
Wapak at Union City, 3 p.m.
Botkins at Minster, 6:30 p.m.
Wapak at Brecksville Tourney, 10 a.m.
Vicky Kiefer, 50, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:19 p.m., Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
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, 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, 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.
Sue Gasson, 62, 909 Motz St., St. Marys, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born Nov. 26, 1949, the daughter of Leota (Keiber) Brincefield.
On June 17, 1967, she married Paul Gasson and he preceded her in death Feb. 7, 2011.
She is survived by a daughter, Amy Abbott, of St. Marys.
Services are at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Bill Drummond officiating.
Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Sueâ€™s family.
Eva M. Kimmel 74, of Lima died at 8:48 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born March 1, 1937, in Lima, the daughter of Mamie (Obshawn) and Thomas Jennings in Lima, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Paul (Melissa) Kimmel, and Larry T. (Danielle) Kimmel; and two daughters, Robin (Dave) Bambaloff, Patricia (Dave) Trusty; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be directed to the family.
One city elected official says he believes the best scenario is never having to utilize the equipment purchased for an emergency or for inclement weather, but he also realizes that thought is unrealistic.
Wapakoneta City Council 4th Ward Councilor Dan Graf said while the saying is often used by fire chiefs regarding fire trucks, he believes the adage can be applied to the harsh road conditions battled by members of the Public Works Department and local motorists.
He also thinks a new plan developed this year should help in fighting the war against ice and snow.