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September 19th, 2011
A 21-year-old rural Wapakoneta man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night on a rural Auglaize County road.
Garret D. Rhodes, 21, 09560 County Road 33A, was driving a 1997 Chevy Camaro east on County Road 33A when he drove the vehicle off the right side of County Road 33Ă…, east of Bay Road, hitting two utility poles. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash as may have speed.
The vehicle sustained severe, disabling damage, according to a trooperâ€™s report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
From painting and plumbing to roofing and yard work, residents could be found throughout the Wapakoneta area helping each other Saturday.
The purpose for the second-consecutive Servants Day â€” is neighbor helping neighbor.
Hosted by the Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association (WAMA), groups of volunteers worked on houses in need of repair. Homes were recommended for the work by other members of the community or interested residents could apply themselves for a group to help them out. In total, 30 were on Saturdayâ€™s schedule.
Casually tossing his reddish-blonde bangs to the side of his freckled face, a Wapakoneta Elementary School fourth-grader said thereâ€™s one thing that should be known about him.
â€śPeople like to call me Justin Bieber ... because of my hair,â€ť Eric Carpenter said with a grin.
The 9-year-old isnâ€™t much into music though. Heâ€™d rather spend his time playing guard for the Warriors, which his father coaches. Of course, heâ€™d prefer to be fullback.
Eric also plays baseball.
BOTKINS â€” An area student was selected by his high school to share his musical skills during a special 9/11 band performance.
Botkins High School junior Adam Ewry was selected by his band director to play with the Sidney Civic Band at their â€ś9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Concert.â€ť
â€śIt was a good experience playing with all the excellent musicians,â€ť Ewry said. â€śI was probably the youngest one there.â€ť
NEW BREMEN â€” Superintendent Ann Harvey will be leaving the district at the end of the month, as she accepted a position as Auglaize County Educational Service Center superintendent Thursday night.
Harvey said she anticipates her last day in New Bremen to be Sept. 30, and she will begin work at the Auglaize County ESC in early October.
She remarked she is looking forward to the challenge.
Farmers in the local area are eligible for low-interest loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of the yearâ€™s tumultuous weather.
Broad vision. Technologically sound. Preferably from the county or willing to relocate.
Those were some of the many attributes the Auglaize County Public Library Board of Directors will be looking for in a new director.
Board members met with Larry Corbus of Corbus Library Consultants in a special board meeting Thursday to discuss what they are looking for in a new candidate. The position needs to be filled after Director Jo Derryberry announced her retirement from the position earlier this month. She is to be honored on Sept. 30.
Already tasked with reining in $1.5 trillion from the federal budget, a freshman Congressman says it is dangerous for the country and wrong for President Barack Obama to saddle the committee with a jobs bill that adds nearly $450 billion more to the deficit.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman criticized the president for making a tough job in cutting the budget even more difficult with the unveiling of his â€śAmerican Jobs Act,â€ť which is a jobs bill and stimulus package.
An Auglaize County Election Board policy amended in August has been rescinded.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said a judge challenged the statewide policy change which dealt with refiling stipulations and the state Supreme Court said it was â€ślegally not correct.â€ť
Two petitions questioned by the Ohio Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office are to remain on the Auglaize County ballot in November.
A 0.8-mill school renewal levy for permanent improvements in Minster schools and a liquor option for Sunday sales for Layla Inc., JTs, in the Kroger plaza in St. Marys, were reviewed by Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce upon the stateâ€™s request and he recommended they stay on the ballot.