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The Wapakoneta veterans organizations got together to host the fifth annual Christmas party for local disabled military veterans at the Wapakoneta V.F.W. post Friday.
â€śIt is just a way of honoring veterans with special needs so they know they are not forgotten,â€ť said Wanda Link, president of the Wapakoneta Amvets Ladies Auxiliary.
An anonymous tip led to the arrest Thursday evening of two Wapakoneta men for multiple drug charges following a multi-agency law enforcement investigation.
Kristopher Sandven, 23, and Christopher Brant, 19, 30A W. Auglaize St., were both charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, possession of methamphetamines, a fifth-degree felony, and cultivation of marijuana, a third-degree misdemeanor. They were incarcerated at the Auglaize County Jail.
The pair is being held without bond after a hearing Friday before Municipal Judge Gary Herman.
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ST. MARYS — On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched their surprise attack on what has been possibly the most infamous battle in U.S. military history — Pearl Harbor.
The attack, known as Operation Al by the Japanese, was secretly planned by Japanese military leaders while Japanese ambassadors were in active negotiations with U.S. federal officials regarding oil, parts and tools. There was no formal warning.
Five new wells and additional groundwater monitoring test will cause the Auglaize County Solid Waste District’s budget for 2013 to balloon 23 percent.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials ordered the county to drill five new wells at the former St. Marys landfill in 2013 to monitor groundwater possible entering the St. Marys River.
Larger caseloads mean more work for Auglaize County Job and Family Services (JFS) employees going into 2013.
“No one is handing out money and telling us to do good things,” county JFS Director Mike Morrow said of funding to support these increases in work across the board.
“They are telling us to do more good things with less,” he said of state and federal funding for the department.
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CRIDERSVILLE — Students at Cridersville Elementary School are coming together for a selfless cause.
The 20th annual “Canned and Boxed Food Drive” is currently underway at Cridersville Elementary School, and the guidance counselor says the number of items donated is tremendous.
“It seems like its more than last year,” Cridersville Elementary guidance counselor Jill Stubbs said.
Stubbs, who was pleased with the turnout, said all the students have been doing a great job raising food for the needy families in the area.
An additional $18,000 requested for the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for its 2013 budget would help keep two employees on staff.
SWCD Administrator Nancy Fisher asked the Auglaize County commissioners for the money during a budget hearing this week.
“The additional is for personnel, to get our staff up to full,” Fisher said.
In total, Fisher said they are requesting $158,000 in the new year, up from $139,653 this year.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is clear on the first step to avoiding the fiscal cliff — extend tax cuts for the middle class which would help nearly all Ohio taxpayers.
On Wednesday, Brown called on House Speaker John Boehner to schedule a vote as soon as possible on the Middle Class Tax Cut Act — legislation which already passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote in July and that would extend middle class tax cuts for the 99 percent of Ohio families making less than $250,000 per year.