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September 14th, 2012

Courthouse requires evacuation plan

September 14, 2012

With the newly renovated Auglaize County Courthouse comes the need for an improved and updated evacuation plan for those who may be in the building when disaster strikes, a county official says.

Such a plan was required to be approved prior to occupancy of the building.

Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Troy Anderson developed the plan, which was approved by the Auglaize County commissioners this week.

September 13th

Dean Myers, 55

September 13, 2012

Dean R. Myers, 55, of Lakeview, died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Lost Creek Care Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield.

Barbara Jacobs

September 13, 2012

Barbara S. Jacobs, 87, of Apple Creek, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Wooster Community Hospital.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Armentrout Funeral Home in Waynesfield, with the Rev. Jean Horn officiating. Burial will follow at Westminster Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at Armentrout Funeral Home.

Courthouse rededication, open house planned

September 13, 2012

The Auglaize County commissioners are inviting the public to a rededication ceremony and open house for the newly renovated Auglaize County Courthouse on Sunday.

The rededication ceremony is scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with the open house scheduled to follow from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Auglaize County Courthouse, located at 201 Willipie St. The ceremony is to be held on the east side of the courthouse. Limited seating is available for the rededication, but residents may bring their own lawn chairs.

Portman pushes for prioritizing budget cuts

September 13, 2012

With a continuing resolution and sequestration on the horizon, one U.S. senator from Ohio says both are a mistake and legislators should be prioritizing the country’s spending to rein in the debt and deficit.

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says sequestration has been ineffective and has prevented Congress and President Barack Obama from reaching a budget which addresses the federal deficit and federal debt. He noted he continues to work with members of both parties to develop legislation to avoid sequestration from going into effect.

Elections Board prepares for Nov.

September 13, 2012

As November’s presidential election draws closer, Auglaize County Elections Board members continue to get ready.

During Wednesday’s board meeting, they proofed ballots, discussed new computers, made decisions about poll workers and discussed duties of new temporary employees.

Ballot proofs for each of the county’s precincts checked out fine and are expected to be printed beginning next week.

September 12th

Delay legislation: Police chief requests tabling of dog ordinance

September 12, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — A local police chief decided to have an ordinance pulled  from its readings, so Cridersville Village Council Safety Committee members could take some more time to  discuss the issue.

As the ordinance concerning the keeping of animals in the village was on the docket for its scheduled second reading Monday, Cridersville Police Chief John Drake decided to request the ordinance be tabled and have councilors review the legislation to make it more fair.

Local Scouts to attend national memorial service

September 12, 2012

Three local Eagle Scouts and a leader are representing Wapakoneta at a national memorial service for hometown, and American hero, Neil Armstrong.

The Boy Scouts were asked to attend by the Armstrong family. While growing up in Wapakoneta, Neil Armstrong had been an Eagle Scout and member of Troop 14.

All Wapakoneta Eagle Scouts were invited to attend the service in Washington, D.C., as there was interest in representing Armstrong’s hometown and youth at the service.

Christian rock to take the stage in Wapakoneta

September 12, 2012

Christian rock is taking the stage next week at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center.

The concert, which features three bands, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, at the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center. A portion of the proceeds are to go toward Fellowship for Christian Athletes (FCA).

Opening the show is local band, WiFive, followed by Slawdog, of Lancaster, and then the featured act, Messenger.

“We are excited about this show,” said Pam Egbert, of ProDuctions, of Wapakoneta.

September 11th

Jack Huebner, 52

September 11, 2012

Jack Huebner, 52, of Wapakoneta, died early Sunday morning, Sept. 9, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 2, 1960, in Lima, the son of Martha (Moell) and DeWitt Huebner, who preceded him in death.

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