Archive - Oct 14, 2011 - News Article
A silent auction is to benefit Mercy Unlimited while also highlighting some of the donations the thrift store receives each year.
â€śWeâ€™ll be auctioning close to 75 items â€” housewares, glassware, furniture, lamps and artwork,â€ť said Mercy volunteer Linda Johns, who is coordinating the project.
Everything to be auctioned has been donated.
â€śWe receive some beautiful stuff,â€ť Johns said. â€śWeâ€™ll be auctioning vintage items and antiques, plus some newer items, some of which have never been used or are still in the original box.â€ť
One of every four women will experience the loss of a baby at some point in their lives, says the leader of a national organization.
With today marking the National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a local mother is sharing her story, in hope to break the silence and taboo surrounding pregnancy and infant loss.
Leslie Phillips and her husband, Dave Phillips, Jr., moved to Wapakoneta in 2001, when Phillips was pregnant with twin boys. On Dec. 20 of that year, her sons were diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) during a routine check up.
The impact a section written into the Ohio budget bill will have depends on how well the governing agencies were already complying with existing law, an Ohio Newspaper Association (ONA) official says.
Rumors are swirling around about the potential impact of the changes on smaller communities, but the law already required government entities to post their ordinances prior to the new budget bill taking effect.
According to an existing section in
Charles Burrell, 79, a resident of Elmcroft Assisted Living in Lima, loves to sing. Other residents at Elmcroft can vouch for that.
He loves to sing so much, in fact, that he has always had dreams of having his name flashing in lights as he prepared for a captive performance.
However, he figured it would always be a dream. But thanks to a special program for seniors, Burrellâ€™s dream came true at precisely 6 p.m. Wednesday night.
Keeping children safe as they ride their bicycles is the goal of an upcoming safety event hosted by an area police department.
The Cridersville Police Department is starting a new tradition and hosting a bike safety day to keep kids safe and they ride their bike to school.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake and his officers will be hosting the first annual Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Cridersville Elementary School.
â€śWe want to teach kids how to ride bikes safely,â€ť Drake said, regarding the purpose of the event.
A U.S. senator praised the passage of trade agreements with three nations earlier this week and noted it could lead to a growth in jobs.
â€śItâ€™s been a busy week,â€ť Sen. Rob Portman said during a teleconference with regional media Thursday afternoon. â€śYesterday (Wednesday) all three of the pending export agreements (with) South Korea, Colombia and Panama were passed. This is a milestone.â€ť