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October 30th, 2013
Representing the man who is responsible for the worst mass murder on a military base in U.S. history and who wants to die for his crimes, his attorney says military justice officials are now realizing a conflict can arise from the U.S. Constitution.
Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, who had an informal discussion with members of the Auglaize County Bar Association Tuesday, said the trial of Maj. Nidal Hassan, who killed 13 people and shot nearly three dozens others, brings into conflict two provisions in the Bill of Rights.
With three candidates officially running as write-ins in Tuesdayâ€™s general election, voters have been curious how to properly cast ballots in their favor.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Michelle Wilcox explained that the ballot has a space on it that says â€śwrite inâ€ť followed by a line, on which the candidateâ€™s name should be written. An oval beside â€śwrite-in candidateâ€ť must also be filled in to indicate a desire to vote for that person.
CRIDERSVILLE â€” Halloween creatures paraded Cridersville in a search for candy and family fun during the annual Fall Festival and parade Monday night.
Locals crowded East Main Street to get a glimpse of the businesses and organizations participating in the parade. More than 200 parents and children followed the parade back to the Cridersville Fire Department, where the facilities hosted the annual costume contest and fall festivities.Â
WAYNESFIELD â€” Property owners and Waynesfield village officials continue to disagree over a proposed ordinance on eventually eliminating farm animals within the village limits â€” with those grandfathered prior to its passage being required to register the land where the animals live instead of the animals themselves.
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Resembling a scene from AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” zombies trudged down Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta looking for humans — in cars, in shops, in the street.
While trick-or-treating may seem like a harmless, family-friendly activity, parents are advised to consider basic safety rules on Halloween.
Many “hidden” dangers get special attention on this holiday, particularly speeding vehicles and child predators.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said police officers will be monitoring the roadways on Halloween night.
For more on Halloween safety tips, see Monday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Locals are invited to come out and meet the candidates for 2013 general election during an election forum to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wapakoneta’s YMCA Community Room.
The Wapakoneta Daily News is organizing the event as a service to the community, Publisher Deb Zwez said.
“It’s really important for the community to ask questions,” Zwez said, noting that the forum is open to the public.
An anticipation of more funding from the state is a highlight of the Wapakoneta City Schoolâ€™s five-year forecast, the district treasurer says.
District administrators are expecting to receive approximately $14.1 million in state funding for fiscal year 2014, thanks to a new funding model approved in House Bill 59, Wapakoneta City Schools Treasurer Angie Sparks said.
Moon Florist owners have been missing their calico cat â€śAlice,â€ť for more than two weeks.
â€śShe was just sitting outside at noon watching the cars go by,â€ť Moon Florist Owner Deb Kiser said, recalling Oct. 11.
Alice is an old, heavyset and multi-colored cat that has been living in the Moon Florist for six years.
â€śThey say a cat picks you for the owners,â€ť Kiser said about when Alice came pawing at their door. â€śI guess she picked us.â€ť