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November 2nd, 2012

‘More work to do’

November 2, 2012

LIMA — President Barack Obama declared Americans need a champion for their causes and interests in Washington, D.C. and more work needs to be done on Capitol Hill to move the United States forward.

Obama addressed approximately 3,000 people gathered Friday afternoon in the gymnasium at Lima Senior High School, the third stop in a whirlwind one-day trip in Ohio, to rally Democrats with the election four days away.

Experienced politicians square off for representative

November 2, 2012

Two politically experienced men are making bids for the 84th district state representative seat during the Nov. 6 election.

Jim Buchy (R-Greenville), the current office holder, squares off against challenger Ron Hammons (D-Celina).

Either man would bring a wealth of experience to the position, as both have served in elected positions for more than 20 years.

Ruth G. Howell, 88

November 2, 2012

Ruth G. Howell, 88, of St. Marys, formerly of Wapakoneta, died 2:47 a.m., Fri. Nov. 2, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta.

Robert A. Nimmons, 93

November 2, 2012

Robert A. Nimmons, 93, of Cridersville, died at 7:16 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Plymouth, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nimmons. He was married for 52 years to Dorothy Marie Stang who preceded him in death. He is survived by a long time fiancée — Delores Stahler of Lima.

River logjam project comes in 62 percent below estimate

November 2, 2012

Four bids for clearing log jams in the Auglaize River came in where one Auglaize County official thought, while he says one bid far exceeded his expectations to the point of suspicion and skepticism.

Engineers estimated clearing logjams and trees along a 62-mile stretch of the Auglaize River from Westminster in Allen County, through Auglaize County and ending at the Allen County-Putnam County line at $776,020.

Festival of Trees accepting donations

November 2, 2012

A traditional Christmas season event in Wapakoneta will soon be underway.

The 14th annual Festival of Trees is slated for Nov. 14-18, with donations still being accepted until Nov. 10.

The Festival of Trees is a silent auction of decorated Christmas trees and other decor to raise funds for the organization’s hospice care.

“It definitely gets you in the mood for Christmas,” Community Health Professionals Marketing Coordinator Niki DuVall said. “I have people tell me that they go every year.”

2 WPD auxiliary retire

November 2, 2012

Two auxiliary officers retired from the Wapakoneta Police Department force Thursday — ending more than six decades of combined association with the local law enforcement agency.

John Nester, 67, retires after 14 years on the auxiliary and concluding nearly 42 years on the force. He worked more than 28 years as a full-time officer with the Wapakoneta Police Department before retiring in 1998.

“I have really enjoyed it,” Nester said

Terry Carmean, 64

November 2, 2012

Terry L. Carmean, 64, 790 Coventry Green, St. Marys, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 2, 1948, in Celina, the son of Evelyn (Koenig) and LG Carmean. In 1979, he married Deb Heil, and she survives at the residence.
Also surviving are a son, Nate Carmean, of St. Marys; and two daughters, Stephanie Gudorf Schiff, of Columbus, and Johanna (Tige) Sealscott, of Louisville, Ky.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Satuday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Joy Miller officiating.

November 1st

Locals help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

November 1, 2012

ST. MARYS — Two Auglaize County residents are among a group from the Northwest Ohio Region of the American Red Cross who are traveling to New Jersey to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Richard and Colleen Bekemeier, of Wapakoneta, Jean Schroeder, of Ottawa, and Rodney Knauss, of Van Wert, were deployed on Wednesday to Ocean, N.J., to help out with relief efforts in the wake of Sandy's devastation earlier this week. Much of the region remains without power and towns, homes and businesses have been leveled because of the storm.

Chiefs hope cookbook catches ‘fire’

November 1, 2012

Most of the time, fire chiefs in Auglaize County work to put out fires. Now, they have they hope a new item catches “fire.”

In an effort to raise funds for firefighter training, the Auglaize County Fire Chiefs Association recently released a cook book of their favorite recipes — made by their mothers, their wives, other relatives and even by themselves — and they said they hope it becomes a hot item for the holidays and beyond.

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