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December 7th

Vets hold holiday

December 7, 2012

Staff Writer
The Wapakoneta veterans organizations got together to host the fifth annual Christmas party for local disabled military veterans at the Wapakoneta V.F.W. post Friday.
“It is just a way of honoring veterans with special needs so they know they are not forgotten,” said Wanda Link, president of the Wapakoneta Amvets Ladies Auxiliary.

Drug makers nabbed

December 7, 2012

Managing Editor
An anonymous tip led to the arrest Thursday evening of two Wapakoneta men for multiple drug charges following a multi-agency law enforcement investigation.
Kristopher Sandven, 23, and Christopher Brant, 19, 30A W. Auglaize St., were both charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, possession of methamphetamines, a fifth-degree felony, and cultivation of marijuana, a third-degree misdemeanor. They were incarcerated at the Auglaize County Jail.
The pair is being held without bond after a hearing Friday before Municipal Judge Gary Herman.

Merry Christmas from Allison's!

December 7, 2012

Allison's of Sidney wishes you a safe and happy holidays! Thank you to all of our customers for your loyalty!

Sally VanHorn, 79

December 7, 2012

Sally E. VanHorn, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:51 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Keith Palmer, 72

December 7, 2012

Keith A. Palmer, 72, died at 2:49 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.

Tracy Greve, 49

December 7, 2012

Tracy Loyer Greve, 49, formerly of Botkins and Waynesfield, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Pavillion of Sidney, following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 26, 1963, in St. Marys, the daughter of L. Jean (Ketcham) and Edward Loyer, who preceded her in death.

Ronald McCarty, 64

December 7, 2012

Ronald J. McCarty, 64, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:20 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
He was born Dec. 2, 1948, in Celina, the son of Mary Ann (Copeland) and Bernard McCarty. His mother survives in Wapakoneta, and his father died March 6, 2012.
Also surviving are two aunts, Darlene (McCarty) Beelman and his aunt Sondra (McCarty) Bird; and their families.

Infamous day recalled

December 7, 2012

ST. MARYS — On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched their surprise attack on what has been possibly the most infamous battle in U.S. military history — Pearl Harbor.

The attack, known as Operation Al by the Japanese, was secretly planned by Japanese military leaders while Japanese ambassadors were in active negotiations with U.S. federal officials regarding oil, parts and tools. There was no formal warning.

Wells balloon costs

December 7, 2012

Five new wells and additional groundwater monitoring test will cause the Auglaize County Solid Waste District’s budget for 2013 to balloon 23 percent.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials ordered the county to drill five new wells at the former St. Marys landfill in 2013 to monitor groundwater possible entering the St. Marys River.

More need, more work for JFS

December 7, 2012

Larger caseloads mean more work for Auglaize County Job and Family Services (JFS) employees going into 2013.

“No one is handing out money and telling us to do good things,” county JFS Director Mike Morrow said of funding to support these increases in work across the board.

“They are telling us to do more good things with less,” he said of state and federal funding for the department.

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