Archive - Nov 2, 2012 - News Article
LIMA — President Barack Obama declared Americans need a champion for their causes and interests in Washington, D.C. and more work needs to be done on Capitol Hill to move the United States forward.
Obama addressed approximately 3,000 people gathered Friday afternoon in the gymnasium at Lima Senior High School, the third stop in a whirlwind one-day trip in Ohio, to rally Democrats with the election four days away.
Two politically experienced men are making bids for the 84th district state representative seat during the Nov. 6 election.
Jim Buchy (R-Greenville), the current office holder, squares off against challenger Ron Hammons (D-Celina).
Either man would bring a wealth of experience to the position, as both have served in elected positions for more than 20 years.
Four bids for clearing log jams in the Auglaize River came in where one Auglaize County official thought, while he says one bid far exceeded his expectations to the point of suspicion and skepticism.
Engineers estimated clearing logjams and trees along a 62-mile stretch of the Auglaize River from Westminster in Allen County, through Auglaize County and ending at the Allen County-Putnam County line at $776,020.
A traditional Christmas season event in Wapakoneta will soon be underway.
The 14th annual Festival of Trees is slated for Nov. 14-18, with donations still being accepted until Nov. 10.
The Festival of Trees is a silent auction of decorated Christmas trees and other decor to raise funds for the organization’s hospice care.
“It definitely gets you in the mood for Christmas,” Community Health Professionals Marketing Coordinator Niki DuVall said. “I have people tell me that they go every year.”
Two auxiliary officers retired from the Wapakoneta Police Department force Thursday — ending more than six decades of combined association with the local law enforcement agency.
John Nester, 67, retires after 14 years on the auxiliary and concluding nearly 42 years on the force. He worked more than 28 years as a full-time officer with the Wapakoneta Police Department before retiring in 1998.
“I have really enjoyed it,” Nester said