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December 26th

Storm strikes

December 26, 2012

A winter storm that blanketed the region today was expected to dump close to a foot of snow on Auglaize County.

Late Tuesday night, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Auglaize County. That warning, which is in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday, is calling for 8 to 10 inches of snow as well as wind gusts of 40 mph. The high winds, coupled with heavy snowfall, caused near white-out conditions and posed risks to motorists who traversed city and county roads today.

Local to march after oath

December 26, 2012

With an alumni on the presidential ballot, members of the Miami University Marching Band thought it would be worth a shot to submit an application to participate in the inauguration parade, one Redhawks band member says.

When former Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Miami University graduate, lost, those same band members believed their chances were nil.

Native selected as college VP

December 26, 2012

A former Wapakoneta resident is serving his first full semester as vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty at a Pennsylvania college.

As a member of the senior administrative team at Washington & Jefferson College, Dr. John Zimmerman’s responsibilities include all aspects of academic affairs, including faculty, curriculum, library, study abroad, advising, and some aspects of instructional technology.

December 24th

Blizzard advisory

December 24, 2012

 

... BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY... ... WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN UPGRADED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN UPGRADED.

* HAZARD TYPES... HEAVY SNOW AND WINDY CONDITIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS... SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS WILL MOST LIKELY OCCUR ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

December 24, 2012

Mattress Mart says "Pleasant Dreams" to you this holiday season!

December 23rd

Students talk Christmas

December 23, 2012

A local second-grade student says Christmas is all about giving and making others happy.

Wapakoneta Elementary School student Tagen Patterson says she is looking forward to Christmas this year.

“It’s (Christmas) is about giving,” Tagen said. “I like giving because it makes me feel happy.”

Tagen noted the holiday focuses on giving and spreading happiness.

“Some people don’t get to celebrate Christmas, so I get to give them a gift to make them feel happy,” Tagen said.

Students helping others during holidays

December 23, 2012

As many as 300 Wapakoneta High School students have given back to others this holiday season in a myriad of ways throughout the community.

“I believe that it is important for our staff and our kids to be active in our community at all times, especially around the Christmas season,” Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex said. “Our students are able to learn about what community service is and how to help others who may be in need whether it is a medical condition or financial need.

United Way expects 5K shortfall

December 23, 2012

ST MARYS — The United Way of Auglaize County was approximately $50,000 shy of its $350,000 fundraising goal as of Wednesday, but organizers are projecting only a $5,000 to $7,000 shortfall by the time corporate payroll-deduction giving is included, which represents small donations from individuals.

December 21st

Use the reason for the season to beat the holiday blues

December 21, 2012

By emphasizing the reason for the season, a lot of the stress associated with the holidays can be avoided, advised a top county health official.

“There is no perfect holiday, no perfect family,” Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said. “When you accept that, you will have a better holiday.”

He also recommended not overspending.

“You can’t buy love with gifts,” Torres said.

He said this time of year, people can suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or the holiday blues.

Grand jury delivers no indictment versus Dr. Thomas Freytag

December 21, 2012

An Auglaize County grand jury recently decided against indicting against a local physician who serves as  county coroner, according to a news release from the state Attorney General’s Office.

State Attorney General’s Office Press Secretary Eve Mueller issued a news release Friday that an Auglaize County grand jury deliberated for two days before unanimously voting for a no bill, or to not return an indictment, against Wapakoneta long-time physician and Auglaize County Coroner Dr. Thomas Freytag.

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