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Lupus walk brings out supporters

August 1, 2011

A local fundraiser brought members of the community together to raise awareness for an auto-immune disease.
“A Walk for Lupus” attracted approximately 400 people Saturday morning to Harmon Field in Wapakoneta to show their support by either walking or running a 5K.
Lupus Foundation of America Michigan and Northwest Ohio Chapter President and CEO Aleta Foust said it is important for everyone to be aware of what lupus is.
“There are 50,000 people in the state of Ohio that have lupus,” Foust said. “There are more people than we know that have lupus”

Jamboree raises funds for fire budget

August 1, 2011

A local festival dodged the rain this past weekend as it drew large crowds for its activities on Friday and Saturday.
The Uniopolis Jamboree, the mid-summer event, is the major fundraiser for the Uniopolis Fire Department’s budget, and firefighter Sam Blank said that the money will fund their budget for the year. This year the proceeds from the event will go toward updating equipment.
“The money is used for repairs, and for new equipment,” Blank said. “Outdated equipment needs to be replaced.”

W’field to add K-9 to police force

August 1, 2011

WAYNESFIELD – Waynesfield Village Council members voted Friday to add a new officer to the local police force — a K-9.
After many councilors expressed uncertainty at a meeting Monday and tabled the issue, they evidently gathered the information they needed as the proposal from Police Chief Nathan Motter passed Friday with a unanimous vote.

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