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November 15th, 2012

Local wins ‘Nurse of the Year’

November 15, 2012

A local nurse says she felt honored, as well as a bit overwhelmed, after receiving a top nursing award in the state oh Ohio.

Connie Brincefield, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at The Gardens of Wapakoneta, terms her career in nursing as a calling and could not imagine doing anything else. Brincefield recently attended the Ohio Assisted Living Association (OALA) Convention earlier this month and was honored with the award of “Nurse of the Year.”

WIC leader retires

November 15, 2012

Auglaize County Women Infants and Children (WIC) Director Cindy McFarland is not viewing her approaching retirement as the end. She is looking at it as a new beginning.

“First I am going to try and do some remodeling, and then I might do some traveling,” said McFarland, who lives in Lima with her husband, Mike. “My husband is still working, so we will have to work around that.” McFarland, 58, is retiring after nearly 31 years as

November 14th

Open house a success

November 14, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — White Memorial Library Supervisor Pamela Kennon is relatively new to working in a library setting.

When Kennon decided to host an open house Tuesday at the library, she had two goals in mind.

“I wanted to use it as an opportunity to meet some of the patrons,” Kennon said. “We also wanted to give people the opportunity to stop by and see what we had to offer.”

UNOH driver, NASCAR pit crew member to speak at Children’s Hometown Holiday: Register today and Thursday to attend breakfast

November 14, 2012

 

A member of the University of Northwest Ohio (UNOH) Motorsport team is scheduled to be the featured speaker at a special Race Car Day breakfast during the Children’s Hometown Holiday at the beginning of December.

November 13th

Festival of Trees

November 13, 2012

Festival of Trees start Wednesday at the Gardens in Wapakoneta.

Horse that escapes fire back at home

November 13, 2012

Blaze is back home.

The 12-year-old Tennessee Walker burned out of his barn when it caught fire Thursday returned to his home at 15115 Ramga Road Monday and his makeshift stall.

In a steady rain, Lee and Ray Holbrook welcomed Blaze home and introduced him to his new living quarters until spring — an 18-foot square temporary structure made of scaffolding and 2- by 4-inch pieces of wood and a hot house canvas.

Students host annual Veterans Day program

November 13, 2012

Wapakoneta Middle School students hosted its 12th annual Veterans Day Celebration Program Monday in the school’s gymnasium.

While there was no official count on the number of veterans attending the event, Alyissa Horn, a seventh-grader and Student Council president, said they typically have “a couple hundred veterans” and the turnout is growing each year.

“Most of the veterans attending are family members of the students, but not all of them,” Horn said. “We try to get the word out to everyone.”

Cridersville talks pay

November 13, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — As a local village gets ready to fill an administrative position, its councilors have decided on at least a salary range.

The Cridersville village administrator position will soon be vacant, as Village Administrator John McDonald announced his retirement effective Dec. 31.

“We are hopeful to get it filled before John McDonald leaves,” Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said of the post.

November 12th

‘Marvelous’ views: Tour of Homes attracts hundreds

November 12, 2012

Parked in the warm sun, cars lined the side of road Sunday as hundreds of people throughout the day walked up the drive of Jana and Jim Ashba’s home at 11835 Canning Factory Road.

Linda Blosser, a member of the Women’s Civic League of Wapakoneta, greeted people at the front door as they toured one of three homes during the annual Showcase of Homes.

Book benefits charities

November 12, 2012

The popular “The Book of Wapakoneta” is to enter a third printing for this holiday and purchasers can stipulate the proceeds from the purchase to benefit three local charities.

Rachel Barber, who chaired Wapako-

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