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July 11th, 2011

Cridersville Jamboree experiences record turnout

July 11, 2011

CRIDERSVILLE — Standing in front of the Cridersville Fire Department as the Saturday afternoon parade makes its way down Main Street, two sisters and their families applaud a fire truck as it drives by.
Afterall, they say, that’s what the Cridersville Firemen’s Jamboree is all about.
As the children pick up candy off the street, Melanie Reichelderfer and Megan Rumbaugh take in what they describe as one of the best parades around.
Melanie’s husband, Jeff Reichelderfer, serves as assistant chief of the department and the family all comes out to offer its support throughout the weekend.

Country Concert ‘11 wraps up on Saturday

July 11, 2011

FORT LORAMIE — Music filled the air as country fans flocked to Hickory Hills in Fort Loramie for the 31st annual Concert Concert.
The three-day event ended Saturday evening, and included camping and country music from big names in the industry, including Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean.
Many people helped make this festival a success, including concert workers, security and parking supervisors from dedicated citizens, including Lima’s Lee Lauck.

Reading takes middle school student away from reality

July 11, 2011

A Wapakoneta Middle School student volunteering time this summer to work at the library hopes he may help others develop the same passion he has for reading.
Ten-year-old Noah Hetrick volunteers at the Auglaize County District Public Library in Wapakoneta two hours a week on Friday mornings. During that time, he mans the table for the young adult and children’s summer reading programs, checking reading sheets and handing out tickets for prizes.
“It’s a good thing to do,” Noah said. “It’s helping me learn about the library.

July 8th

Grounds ready for fair

July 8, 2011

With a new roof overtop the Junior Fair Building and blacktopping work done underfoot, the Auglaize County Fairgrounds is ready to host the county fair, the fairgrounds manager says.

Reading is fun!

July 8, 2011

Jessica Shaefer points out animals as she reads a story to her daughter, Eliza, 2, Friday morning at the Auglaize County Public District Library in Wapakoneta. The toddler spent the morning putting puzzles together, reading a few stories and browsing the book shelves as she and her parents picked out books to check out and read during the weekend.

Festival to kick off

July 8, 2011

From baseball to beer, from cars to bikes and from bands to beauties, the Wapakoneta Summer Moon Festival features a full range of events when it starts next week.
Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dan Graf said this year’s festivities feature a new event, the Mass Krug Stemmen, or beer stein holding competitions, during the band breaks in the entertainment tent. Contestants must hold one liter of beer in a stein at a 90-degree angle and the last person keeping it up wins a beer stein.

County to build new dog shelter

July 8, 2011

This time next year, stray dogs found roaming Auglaize County could be housed in a new shelter built behind the Auglaize County Law Enforcement Center (ACLEC).
Increased funding coming into the county from a full-time dog warden hired three years ago has made it possible for the county to revisit the project originally discussed in the summer of 2008, county Commissioner Don Regula said.
Money for the building is to come from the county’s Dog and Kennel Fund, however some will need to be borrowed for a short amount of time to get the shelter completed now, Commissioner Doug Spencer said.

Brown backs TAA over FTAs

July 8, 2011

A Democratic U.S. senator from Ohio supports the president in seeking extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and enforcement of existing trade laws as part of legislation extending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama and Columbia.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said including Trade Adjustment Assistance as part of the FTAs is critical in protecting U.S. workers and the U.S. economy.

Portman backs tax reform to help with debt

July 8, 2011

Changes must be made in federal spending and programming or the country is headed for a financial “train wreck.”, a Republican U.S. senator says, and an attempt by President Barack Obama to seek a hike in the country’s debt ceiling is likely to fail.

July 7th

Unidentified woman found in crashed vehicle

July 7, 2011

Troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol and firefighters with the St. Johns Fire Department responded to a crash near the intersection of Wapak-Fisher Road and U.S. 33 at approximately 11:30 a.m Thursday.
A passerby driving a semi-tractor trailer noticed a gray Chrysler New Yorker with Auglaize County plates setting off of the road on the bank of the pond on the south side of U.S. 33 in front of a trailer park. Officials at the scene found a female motorist unconscious and did not know how long she had been sitting there in a clump of trees.

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