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November 6th, 2012

Romney, Mandel and Jordan stay in the lead, Uniopolis issue defeated

November 6, 2012

10:28 p.m. - Auglaize County unofficial results are as follows:

President and Vice President
Vote for not more than 1
(WITH 40 OF 40 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Stewart Alexander (SOC). . . . . . 9 .04
Richard Duncan (NON). . . . . . . 65 .28
Virgil Goode (CON) . . . . . . . 36 .16
Gary Johnson (LIB) . . . . . . . 204 .89
Barack Obama (DEM) . . . . . . . 5,643 24.66

Polls still open

November 6, 2012

Polls remain open at all Auglaize County polling places. Be in line by 7 p.m. to be sure to get your vote counted

And so it begins...

November 6, 2012

Auglaize County Election Board officials are expecting to match the large turnout from 2008, but a large early voter turnout may soften the blow when it comes to being long lines at the polls the election today.

Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said as many as 6,000 absentee ballots have been filled out, which included 140 early voters on Sunday. On Monday, another 100 had went to the Elections Board Office to vote by noon. Early voting was open until 2 p.m. Monday.

Income tax revenue is best since high-water mark in 2008

November 6, 2012

Income tax revenue through the first 10 months is the most collected to this point in the past five years and should mean the city will eclipse the $2 million mark by the end of the year.

Mayor Rodney Metz, who released the city’s income tax report including October revenue numbers during Monday’s Wapakoneta City Council meeting, said he is refraining from voicing too much optimism until the final year-end numbers are compiled.

Mayor rebuked by area council

November 6, 2012

UNIOPOLIS — At Monday’s Uniopolis Council meeting, councilors discussed their disapproval of the actions of Mayor Bill Rolston concerning a letter he mailed out to village residents last week.

A letter circulated by the mayor was initially sent out last Tuesday, though several of the letters were retrieved to make grammatical corrections and then recirculated throughout last week. Uniopolis Post Master Link Noykos estimated there were approximately 90 letters.

November 5th

Marjorie Burnfield, 89

November 5, 2012

Marjorie Burnfield, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:22 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

County fair in June?

November 5, 2012

The possibility of moving the Auglaize County Fair to a week in June from the last week in July is being contemplated by county fair officials,  and they are seeking public input on the possible move before any decision is made.

Auglaize County Agricultural Society, or Fair Board, members discussed Saturday some of the advantages and disadvantages of holding the fair during a week in June instead of the last week of July.

Holiday shopping

November 5, 2012

Holiday shoppers looking for that “one of a kind” gift filled the streets of downtown Wapakoneta this weekend.

Holiday Open Houses were held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with downtown and specialty shops, along with other businesses in Wapakoneta, staying open later and hosting holiday specials on their merchandise.

Janice Wright, along with her daughter-in-law, Melanie, and grandson, Christopher, were out and about this weekend shopping for the upcoming holiday season.

Sensory movie well received

November 5, 2012

Children with special needs often have little chance to attend movies with their families due to societal “laws” that exist in a movie theater.

Thanks to the Wapa Theater and the volunteer work of Jennifer Horman, who has a special needs child, children in the area are finally getting that chance.

“We try to have it every few months,” Horman said. “It’s usually based on whatever is showing and what would be appropriate.”

Ruth Howell, 88

November 5, 2012

Ruth G. Howell, 88, of St. Marys, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 2:47 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Glynwood, the daughter of Onis (Craft) and Roy McDermitt, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 24, 1946, she married Vernon D. Howell, and he died in Dec. 1951.

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