For frequent readers of romance novels, the man on the cover of a recently released book of him dressed in a chefâs outfit with a pregnant girl may ring a bell.
Christopher Short, 21, of Wapakoneta, appears on the cover of the book âThe Baby Truce,â 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.
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.
âI have little or no control over the increases,â 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.