July 8th, 2011
Jessica Shaefer points out animals as she reads a story to her daughter, Eliza, 2, Friday morning at the Auglaize County Public District Library in Wapakoneta. The toddler spent the morning putting puzzles together, reading a few stories and browsing the book shelves as she and her parents picked out books to check out and read during the weekend.
From baseball to beer, from cars to bikes and from bands to beauties, the Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival features a full range of events when it starts next week.
Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dan Graf said this year‚Äôs festivities feature a new event, the Mass Krug Stemmen, or beer stein holding competitions, during the band breaks in the entertainment tent. Contestants must hold one liter of beer in a stein at a 90-degree angle and the last person keeping it up wins a beer stein.
Norman G. Berry, 90, 912 Neil Armstrong Drive, Wapakoneta, died in the early morning on June 16, 2011.
He was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Municing, Mich. Norman and his wife married on July 14, 1989. She survives in Wapakoneta
He is survived by seven children, Rebecca S. Lofland, of Raleigh, N.C., Della (Pixie) Rogers, of Wapakoneta, Joseph B. Martin, of Lamont, Ill., Lecia J. Winn, of Wapakoneta, Raymond (Alice) Berry, of Redmond, Wash., Tonia (Alan) Boyle, of Bellevue, Wash., and Drommie (John) Williams, of Canada.
The Rev. James O. Byrne, 99, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at St. Charles Center infirmary, in Carthagena.
He was born Aug. 28, 1911 in Glynnwood, the son of Anna (Cogan) and Thomas P. Byrne.
This time next year, stray dogs found roaming Auglaize County could be housed in a new shelter built behind the Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center (ACLEC).
Increased funding coming into the county from a full-time dog warden hired three years ago has made it possible for the county to revisit the project originally discussed in the summer of 2008, county Commissioner Don Regula said.
Money for the building is to come from the county‚Äôs Dog and Kennel Fund, however some will need to be borrowed for a short amount of time to get the shelter completed now, Commissioner Doug Spencer said.
A Democratic U.S. senator from Ohio supports the president in seeking extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and enforcement of existing trade laws as part of legislation extending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama and Columbia.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said including Trade Adjustment Assistance as part of the FTAs is critical in protecting U.S. workers and the U.S. economy.
Changes must be made in federal spending and programming or the country is headed for a financial ‚Äútrain wreck.‚ÄĚ, a Republican U.S. senator says, and an attempt by President Barack Obama to seek a hike in the country‚Äôs debt ceiling is likely to fail.
COLUMBUS (AP) ‚ÄĒ With the hours dwindling until the deadline for Ohio¬†State‚Äôs¬†response to NCAA allegations of improper benefits and a cover up in the football program, athletic director Gene Smith said Thursday that he‚Äôs disappointed by ‚Äúwhere we are‚ÄĚ even as he‚Äôs encouraged by the work of the school‚Äôs compliance department.
Ohio¬†State is on track to submit its reply today to NCAA charges of major violations that led to coach Jim Tressel‚Äôs forced resignation and the departure of star quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol and firefighters with the St. Johns Fire Department responded to a crash near the intersection of Wapak-Fisher Road and U.S. 33 at approximately 11:30 a.m Thursday.
A passerby driving a semi-tractor trailer noticed a gray Chrysler New Yorker with Auglaize County plates setting off of the road on the bank of the pond on the south side of U.S. 33 in front of a trailer park. Officials at the scene found a female motorist unconscious and did not know how long she had been sitting there in a clump of trees.
The Rev. James O. Byrne, 99, a long-time priest who served many parishes in the area, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the infirmary of St. Charles Seminary in Carthagena.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.