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May 3rd, 2012

Member approved for LEPC

May 3, 2012

A new member and the need for more American Red Cross volunteers were discussed during Wednesday’s regular bimonthly meeting of the Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

With several key members of the group absent so they could attend another meeting, LEPC business discussion was brief.

May 2nd

Vet director resigns

May 2, 2012

After four months on the job, the new director for the Auglaize County Veterans Services Commission has submitted his resignation.

Pat Krendl, who officially took over the post the first week of January, submitted his resignation letter April 23 informing Veterans Services Commission Board members of his decision, effective the same day.

Servants Day seeks clients

May 2, 2012

Area residents in need of help for home projects can call the The Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association (WAMA) — as the organization’s members recently announced they  will participate in the third annual Servants Day.

Servants Day is set for Sept. 22, the fourth Saturday in September, with a rain date set for the next Saturday, Sept. 29.

Jobless rate drops, sign of growth

May 2, 2012

Unemployment rates tumbled by 0.5 percent in March, placing Auglaize County among the lowest in the state.

In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 6.4 percent, down from 6.9 percent in February. That figure placed Auglaize County as one of eight counties statewide to have an unemployment rate of less than 6.5 percent. Last year in March, the unemployment rate sat at 7.8 percent.

May 1st

Groomer returns for grave seminar

May 1, 2012

He’s back.

John Walters, known as the Graveyard Groomer, is returning to Wapakoneta for the fourth time to spend time in graveyards — his third time to host a workshop for the Auglaize County Historical Society.

Uniting together: National Day of Prayer to bring Wapak together

May 1, 2012

A national event aimed to bring communities across the country together will be celebrated locally this week.

The National Day of Prayer ceremony is scheduled to be held at noon Thursday at Heritage Park in Wapakoneta.

The Rev. Mark Bauer, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, said this event is important because it brings the communities together.

“This event brings people together to share in prayer,” Bauer said.

NBA Hall-of-Famer makes visit

May 1, 2012

ST. MARYS — An NBA Hall-of-Famer spoke to church members and other visitors Sunday at the St. Marys Church of the Nazarene on memory education and applying it to every day life in a personal walk with God.

As the world sees it, the former Ohio State Buckeye and New York Knicks great Jerry Lucas was successful. However, the pro basketball Hall-of-Famer’s goal is not to be remembered for what he did in sports.

April 30th

A night to remember

April 30, 2012

Wapakoneta High School junior Alex Koch was especially excited for the event, because he had the opportunity to take his father’s 1987 Oldsmobile 442 out to pick up his date Annie Henderson, a Wapakoneta High School junior.

This vehicle was special because it was the same transportation that his father drove to pick up his date for their prom when they were in high school and his wife when they got married.

Coming back to give back

April 30, 2012

During the summer of 2011, a 2009 Wapakoneta High School graduate came back to her hometown to give back.

Georgetown College (Kentucky) student Devon Golden, a member of the Georgetown Tigers women’s basketball team, helped recruit blood donors for an American Red Cross blood drive for two youths, Jason Strauser and Jesse Doseck, who died from cancer. Earlier this month, she received the Auglaize County Youth of the Year Award for 2011 from the American Red Cross in Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties.

Plans in works for softball trip

April 30, 2012

Plans are in the works for the Wapakoneta High School varsity softball team to travel to Florida in 2013.

Redskins varsity softball coach Bill Sammons presented plans for the team to play in a tournament at Cocoa Beach during spring break next year to Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members during a recent board meeting.

He anticipated between 14 and 16 players making the trip, with those going being high school  juniors and seniors or other members of the varsity team.

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