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June 22nd, 2012

Local wins card design contest

June 22, 2012

A retired English teacher designed a greeting card — 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.
“I knew I had a good picture to use,” Moser said, “but it took me a little while to figure out the caption.”
Moser asked her daughter-in-law, Kodi Moser,

Portman pushes new bills

June 22, 2012

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.

County appeal — Directors seek stronger county presence

June 22, 2012

Anticipating a brighter outlook for Auglaize County’s financial future, several area economic development officials requested a substantial increase in funds from the county commissioners to promote county economic growth.

Voters urged to update information

June 22, 2012

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.”

June 21st

Unemployment tumbles

June 21, 2012

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.

Boater found dead in lake

June 21, 2012

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.

Emergency response coordinator earns certification

June 21, 2012

The emergency response coordinator for the Auglaize County Health Department recently earned certification from an international board.

Don Jump recently earned the certified healthcare emergency professional (CHEP) designation from the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (IBFCSM). He had to meet educational, experience and examination requirements set forth by the board to earn the master level designation.

June 20th

Search starts: Man believed to go missing while fishing

June 20, 2012

CELINA — A boat found adrift on Grand Lake St. Marys Tuesday night sparked a search for a missing person that continued this morning.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft spokesperson John Wisse said officials received a report early Tuesday evening that an officer found a vacant boat adrift on the lake. Evidence found on the boat led to a search for a missing person — a 57-year-old male who was reportedly fishing on the 22-foot pontoon boat earlier in the day.

W’field native honored

June 20, 2012

Benjamin F. Yale, better known as Ben, always wanted to be in a position to help out.

Yale died at 11:58 p.m. June 13. The Waynesfield native had his hands involved in a lot of activity in the area.

However, Yale often operated behind the scenes and did not want any attention to himself, friends say. It was that trait, a quiet humbleness, they say that made him so well known.

Veterans groups hold fundraiser for memorial

June 20, 2012

The veterans organizations in Wapakoneta have joined forces to help beautify the entry to Veterans Memorial Park and help defray the costs of a new monument to be dedicated in July.

The Wapakoneta American Legion Post 330, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8445 and the Amvets Post 333 are holding a chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 30 at Veterans Memorial Park. Tickets can be purchased through June 27.

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