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June 25th, 2012
With themed laps all through the night, visits from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, games, contests and a wide array of food, including Twinkie Dogs and Krispy Kreme Burgers, organizers of the Greater Auglaize County Relay for Life deemed it a success.
“We had a really good turnout,” Relay for Life Chair Tiffany Fullenkamp said. “We really got the word out and had a great line up of events.”
The Wapakoneta Fire Department received a number of calls Saturday evening regarding a fire near a woods south of U.S. 33 between County Road 25A and Interstate 75.
Motorists passing the woods saw flames climbing more than 20 feet in the air near a woods on the northern end of Progress Drive near a woods before the drive becomes part of a small section of Canning Factory Road which leads back to a couple of houses close to I-75.
The noise from the ventilation system of the renovated Auglaize County Courthouse is already causing concerns for an area resident.
Patricia Werst, who resides at 206 Willipie St. with her elderly father, said the sawing and the cement dust are both parts of the work she can deal with because they will end. The constant hum of the ventilation system, which reverberates through all three levels of her house is not and no end appears to be in sight.
Preliminary reports show that Auglaize County farmers can expect a good wheat harvest, both in quantity and quality standards, despite a recent dry spell coupled with high temperatures.
Some farmers have already began to harvest their winter wheat, and Ohio State University Extension Office Agriculture Educator John Smith said he expects most of the wheat to be harvested by next week.
â€śIt looks like about 99 percent will be off the field by the first of next week,â€ť Smith said of the crop typically harvested the first two weeks of July.
A retired English teacher designed a greeting card â€” which is now for sale at Hallmark Stores throug-hout the country.
Sue Moser, of Wa-pakoneta, decided to enter into the Hallmark Card Contest last year when she was shopping at a Hallmark store in Bellefontaine and saw that the store was hosting a card designing contest.
â€śI knew I had a good picture to use,â€ť Moser said, â€śbut it took me a little while to figure out the caption.â€ť
Moser asked her daughter-in-law, Kodi Moser,
Despite this being an election year when most members of Congress and the president concentrate on the campaign trail, one U.S. senator from Ohio plans to continue to focus on getting passed legislation to help the American economy.
Pushing for a number of pieces of legislation he sponsored or co-sponsored, Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he believes Congress can pass these bills to jump start the American economy.
Anticipating a brighter outlook for Auglaize Countyâ€™s financial future, several area economic development officials requested a substantial increase in funds from the county commissioners to promote county economic growth.
Auglaize County election officials are urging citizens to register to vote or update their existing voter information as soon as possible.
“This year is a unique year for elections in Ohio,” Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell. “Each registered voter in the state will be receiving an application to vote by mail. However, in order to receive the application, our Board of Elections must have a voter’s current registration information.”
Unemployment rates across the region tumbled in May.
According to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent in May, a decrease from 5.9 percent in April. That figured ranked the county six-lowest in the state and among seven that recorded a figure at or less than 5.5 percent. Last year, the county had an unemployment rate of 7.5 percent.
ST. MARYS — Less than 24 hours after a drifting boat touched off a search for a missing boater, the body of a 59-year-old man was found near Riley Bay in Grand Lake St. Marys.
The body of James Price was found near Riley Bay Wednesday afternoon — less than a day after emergency personnel started searching for him after his 22-foot pontoon boat was found adrift Tuesday night. Price’s body was found near where his boat was located.