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December 23rd

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.

Happy Holidays

December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays from Lima Sewing Center!

Kennel talks back on

December 21, 2012

County plans for the new year include taking another look at building a new dog facility.

During a monthly meeting Thursday with Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey, the Auglaize County commissioners made plans to schedule a meeting in late January with architects, who have done preliminary drawings for such a project.

Local dies in single-vehicle crash

December 21, 2012

A 90-year-old Wapakoneta woman died Thursday morning crossing Glynwood Road to collect mail or her morning newspaper from her mailbox.

Carolyn Blackburn, 803 Glynwood Road, apparently walked directly into the path a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Zachary Myers, of Wapakoneta, as he was driving east on Glynwood Road at approximately 7 a.m., according to a news release from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). Blackburn received life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Auglaize County Coroner Dr. Thomas Freytag.

Winter storm snarls roads

December 21, 2012

A winter storm that brought snow and wind into the region snarled traffic and closed schools today.

“At about 5 a.m. today, all 15 drivers were out on the roads,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said this morning. “It’s a heavy snow, and fortunately that means it won’t drift as bad.”

School closings

December 21, 2012

  • Wapakoneta City Schools are closed today, Dec. 21.
  • Botkins Local Schools also has cancelled classes for today. Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools already had no classes scheduled today for Christmas break.

December 20th

Healthy Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2012

Healthy Happy Holidays from Kidney Services of West Central Ohio!

School officials discuss ways they can continue to grow

December 20, 2012

After a successful two years, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators are discussing ways they can continue to grow the district’s virtual academy.

During a presentation this week, Wapakoneta High School Principal Aaron Rex said they are considering adding classes for adults and elementary students looking into the future.

“We have talked about the opportunity of opening it up to them as well,” Rex said. “We see it as a possibility for growth.”

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