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November 9th, 2012
With temperatures climbing into the high 50s, Becky Noe knew she had to take advantage of the nice weather to cut the grass around her Ramga Road home.
At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Noe went outside and climbed aboard the lawnmower when she noticed smoke from her neighbor’s barn — the barn she knew housed Mary and Ray Holbrook’s 12-year-old Tennessee Walker.
For the first time in at least the last 84 years, a Republican candidate for president captured Auglaize County with greater than 70 percent of the vote but failed to capture the White House.
On Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney earned 16,802 votes, or 73.44 percent of the ballots cast in the race in the county and failed to defeat the Democratic candidate.
A local woman struggled to find the words to show her appreciation and tears welled up in her eyes after she was named the recipient of an annual prestigious award in Wapakoneta and being recognized for her passion for helping others.
Carol Berg was named the 2012 Citizen of the Year at the 2012 Community Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce.
BUCKLAND — Buckland Village Council members unanimously chose Thursday to investigate the possibility of passing a 1 percent income tax levy in the village to generate more funds for the operation of the village.
According to Ohio Revised Code, municipalities can levy up to 1 percent on residents income tax to generate funds without going before the voters at the polls. Councilors agreed to consider the issue after discussing a renewal on a five-year, 2.6-mill property tax levy that likely was defeated Tuesday.
Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson discussed with Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members about details for the Homeland Security Grants.
He noted there are two Homeland Security Grants, the fiscal year 10 and the fiscal year 11, which are worth $66,789 and $35,882, respectively.
“We decided we were going to handle two requests from Auglaize Acres,” Anderson said during Wednesday’s LEPC meeting.
The Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual community awards Thursday night so check out the Wapakoneta Daily News for the winners and photos of the event. Also check out the web site for videos of the event.
ROCKFORD — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are looking for a person of interest in connection with the shooting death of a Rockford woman Thursday morning.
Mercer County Dispatchers received a phone call at approximately 10:43 a.m. Thursday reporting a shooting on West North Street in Rockford. Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said law enforcement officials arrived on the scene shortly after the call.
German manufacturing and trade association officials may make future trips to Wapakoneta and Auglaize County after a pair of local economic development directors traveled to Germany as part of an international trade mission.
Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) Executive Director Greg Myers and his St. Marys counterpart, City Development Manager Susan Crotty, traveled to Wolfsburg, Germany in October, for an auto supplier trade show as part of the West Central Development Coalition. He also traveled to Chicago with two more trips this next week.
Members of a local committee and agency honored one of their own with a plaque after his recent retirement.
Herb Sudemann, who was a member of the Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), recently retired and was presented with an award recognizing his years of service by LEPC Chair and Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites.
ST. MARYS — Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon is looking for the public’s help to put the rest an unsolved homicide that dates back almost four decades.