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September 16th

Bailey named airport manager

September 16, 2014

The Board of County Commissioners have selected interim airport manager Matthew Bailey as the new manager for the Neil Armstrong Airport.

Bailey’s appointment was effective Sept. 12.

Bailey replaces Sean Stroh, who managed the airport from 2007 until his resignation Aug. 22, to take a position in the Cincinnati area.

Upon Stroh’s resignation, Bailey took over as interim airport manager.

A St. Marys native, Bailey is a 2005 graduate of Memorial High School.

Courtyard gets a makeover

September 16, 2014

Located in the center of Wapakoneta Middle School sits a courtyard.

Equipped with cement sectionals for planting purposes and plenty of space, two teachers took it upon themselves to create a beautiful and educational environment for students to utilize.

Vickie Sawmiller, a fifth-grade math teacher at WMS, and Kim Mullen, a fifth-grade language arts teacher at WMS, decided making the courtyard look a little bit nicer would benefit everyone at the school.

September 15th

Harvestfest honors seniors

September 15, 2014

The Auglaize County Council on Aging held its third annual Harvestfest at the fairgrounds Saturday, raising money for the organization and celebrating National Senior Center Month by honoring one special woman who has dedicated more than 2,000 hours of volunteerism to the community.

Therapy dog a busy pooch

September 15, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Sadie is a 5-year-old Goldendoodle who spends many of her days volunteering.

From visiting patients at Lima Memorial Health System to working with students at Cridersville Elementary School, Cridersville and Wapakoneta libraries and working jail ministry at Hancock County Jail, this certified therapy dog has her work cut out for her.

Sadie is certified through Lima Memorial Health System’s pet therapy program which is affiliated with Pet Partners out of Washington state.

Board preps as election gets closer

September 15, 2014

A little less than two months away from the Nov. 4 election the Auglaize County Board of Elections is dotting its I’s and crossing its T’s to ensure preparedness and effectiveness.

The board met Wednesday, Sept. 10, and discussed the approval of the ballot issues’ order.

Michelle Wilcox, director of the board of elections explained the office received a directive from the secretary of state’s office stating what order the issues should be placed on the ballot.

VIDEO: Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett after his 6 TD passes against Kent State

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett after his 6 TD passes against Kent State
Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett after his 6 TD passes against Kent State in a 66-0 victory for the Buckeyes on Saturday.

September 12th

Former business major switches to education

September 12, 2014

As he sat in his first business class during his freshman year of college, Nick Truesdale began to realize that his major was not something he wanted to pursue.

“I was sitting there and I just couldn’t pay attention,” Truesdale said. “I was thinking about my mom, my dad and all the teachers who said I should think about going into education. As soon as that class was over, I went to the registrar and switched my major.

“The rest is history.”

Cridersville Elementary helps cats, raises money for humane society

September 12, 2014

The students and staff at Cridersville Elementary School have a special place in their hearts for furry, four-legged individuals.

This special quality became prominently evident when three students were playing on the playground in mid-August while their mother worked to prepare her classroom for the upcoming school year.

The McGaughy siblings, Abbie, Allie and Connor were playing and keeping each other company when they spotted a tiny, black kitten.

Officials: Home fires more dangerous than ever

September 12, 2014

If a fire alarm woke you in the middle of the night, would you know how to escape through a window, rescue your children or keep smoke and fire from spreading through the house?

It may not be an easy subject to think about, but local fire officials are asking residents to consider the facts when making plans to escape from fire. Their suggestions might not be what you expect.

Three inmates captured near Allen Correctional

September 12, 2014

LIMA (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early Friday, authorities said.

T.J. Lane, 19, was caught only about 100 yards from the prison by two State Highway Patrol troopers at 1:20 a.m. A second prisoner had been caught almost immediately after the Thursday night escape, and troopers apprehended the third three hours after finding Lane.

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