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Local eateries expect to be busy Sunday

January 31, 2014

Although LaGrande Pizza & Subs is not offering any specials this Super Bowl Sunday, it is sure to be a fun environment for friends to enjoy the game and some food.

LaGrande manager Shannan Peachey said Sunday is usually a busy day for the business, but this Sunday should see a bit of an increase.

"We don't really run any specials, we do get a nice crowd in here anyway," she said. "A lot of friends will come in and sit at the bar andwatch it, but nothing too crazy here. Usually business as usual, plus a little extra."

Manning a local favorite

January 31, 2014

A few local, well-known figures will join the more than 100 million expected viewers for NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said he will not miss the Super Bowl, as he is a "huge football fan and sports nut."

Classmates square off

January 31, 2014

Wapakoneta Elementary School students Branden Goulet and Ryan Kinstle may share a classroom and a passion for football, but they are on opposite sides when it comes to Sunday's Super Bowl.

9-year-old Kinstle is rooting for the Denver Broncos because he likes their quarterback, Peyton Manning.

"He's just a good quarterback and he deserves to win the Super Bowl," Kinstle said.

Students see wild side of reading

January 31, 2014

If you happened to be inside Wapakoneta Elementary School on Wednesday, you would have noticed students clad in camouflage running from a snake pit to a bear’s den and then to a crocodile swamp.

OK, so there weren’t really snake pits or bear dens or crocodile swamps at an elementary school. These were all decorations put up by the school as part of its Right to Read week, where students do various activities with the final goal of teaching students that reading is fun.

County jobless rate drops

January 31, 2014

ST. MARYS — Auglaize County’s unemployment rate in December dropped a half a percent from the previous month — following the trend for the rest of the region.

In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the county recorded an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent in December, down from the 5.1 percent it saw in November. The year-end rate was 0.2 percent less than the 4.8 percent Auglaize County recorded to end 2012.

VFW honors top firefighter

January 31, 2014

Wapakoneta senior firefighter Don Wright has been awarded “Firefighter of the Year for 2013” by the Alvin W. Metzger VFW #8445.

Wright was on the auxiliary for three years before he started as a full-time firefighter. He has worked for the department for 25 years.

“I was on the auxiliary, and I found out it was something I’d like to do,” Wright said.

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