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November 1st

Halloween moves inside

November 1, 2013

Windy weather did not stop area facilities from hosting their trick or treat for the children.
At Auglaize Acres, resident’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and others stopped in for a visit.
“This is a time for them to socialize with the younger generation,” Activities Coordinator Barb King said. “The residents’ faces light up when they see the kids — it’s an important thing for them.”
King said the trick-or-treat event allowed residents and staff members to mingle with family members that they speak about every day.

Brown backs Troop Talent Act

November 1, 2013

For one U.S. legislator, he cannot believe a soldier who drives a truck in Iraq cannot transfer those skills automatically into a CDL in the United States.
He cannot believe a soldier who works on trucks and tanks cannot receive automatic certification to work on cars stateside.
He cannot believe a medic who worked to save a soldier’s life during a military operation cannot easily transition into an EMT or paramedic certification in the country he devoted his life.

October 31st

Christmas store opens

October 31, 2013

Nativity scenes bless one table. Angels adorn another table. Different types of Christmas candles and wreaths are situated on other tables.
Nearly two weeks prior to the store’s opening, people checked the locked door to see if they could enter and peered through the windows to get a glimpse of the items going up for sale.
What they would see is an array of goods collected throughout the year.
“That first day they stand in line outside to get in,” Mercy Unlimited Volunteer Services Coordinator Charlene Smith said. “It is like the day after Thanksgiving at the mall.”

Grant OK'd for guardrail

October 31, 2013

A $160,000 grant is to be used to install 4,600 feet of guardrail along county roadways.
The federal gasoling tax grant filtered through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is considered a safety project, requiring no matching funds.
“Approximately half of this will replace existing rail that is in excess of 30 years old, with many rotten wood posts, at the wrong height, and doesn’t have a secondary steel backup member that is a standard for rail installations today,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said.

Approach, tax hot topics

October 31, 2013

In the contested race for Wapakoneta City Council’s three councilors-at-large seats, the four candidates laid out their decision-making process from relying on research to depending on experience, as well as their talents in consensus building or having the fortitude to make a decision based on their character.
The candidates for councilor-at-large — Rachel Barber, Tom Finkelmeier Jr., Randy Fisher and Dan Graf — addressed approximately 30 people Wednesday gathered at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.

October 30th

TRICK OR TREAT

October 30, 2013

WAPAKONETA TRICK OR TREAT has been changed noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 due to expected inclement weather conditions on Thursday, Halloween, Wapakoneta Mayor Rodney Metz declared today.

The village of Cridersville has changed trick or treat to 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 due to expected inclement weather conditions on Thursday, Halloween.

Miller's buys Sun Industrial

October 30, 2013

Sun Industrial Chemical Inc, a business that has been in operation in Wapakoneta for nearly 30 years, will be under new ownership beginning Friday. The company sold to Miller’s Textile Service.
“I’d like to thank all our customers, and especially Wapakoneta, for its cordialness and support over the many years,” owner Pat Koester said.
Sun Industrial Chemical has been providing commercial cleaning products and hygienic paper supplies in 12 counties, with Auglaize County and Wapakoneta serving as the main “hub.”

Dinner supports area cancer group

October 30, 2013

ST. MARYS — All year long, the Cancer Association of Auglaize County (CAAC) provides nourishment for cancer patients who are losing weight due to treatment, but Friday the group will feed the community at large while raising the money to support those patients for the rest of the year.
Its annual spaghetti dinner, in its 10th year, is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the St. Marys Eagles Club.

Poppe: Hasan case exposes conflict in Bill of Rights

October 30, 2013

Representing the man who is responsible for the worst mass murder on a military base in U.S. history and who wants to die for his crimes, his attorney says military justice officials are now realizing a conflict can arise from the U.S. Constitution.
Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, who had an informal discussion with members of the Auglaize County Bar Association Tuesday, said the trial of Maj. Nidal Hassan, who killed 13 people and shot nearly three dozens others, brings into conflict two provisions in the Bill of Rights.

October 29th

3 write-ins on ballot

October 29, 2013

With three candidates officially running as write-ins in Tuesday’s general election, voters have been curious how to properly cast ballots in their favor.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Michelle Wilcox explained that the ballot has a space on it that says “write in” followed by a line, on which the candidate’s name should be written. An oval beside “write-in candidate” must also be filled in to indicate a desire to vote for that person.

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