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November 16th, 2012

Billy Bush, 87

November 16, 2012

Billy E. Bush, 87, of rural New Knoxville, died aat 1:12 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born June 22, 1925, in Lima, the son of Charlotte (Rosell) and Everett Bush, who preceded him in death. On Dec. 22, 1944, he married Rose Mary Siegel, and she died March 19, 2004.
Surviving are two sons, Richard (Chris) Bush, of Lima, and Thomas Bush, of Stacy, Minn.; a daughter, Susan (James) Manbeck, of New Bremen; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Fiscal cliff dangers

November 16, 2012

Congress and newly re-elected President Barack Obama must place a priority on finding common ground to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the Republican U.S. senator from Ohio says, and just as important is to build the framework for the future to deal with the nation’s underlying budget problems.

His Democratic counter-part agrees with Portman that this is the time Congress needs to find common ground to develop a budget in an effort to deal with United States’ fiscal crisis and to stimulate the economy.

Airport budget up slightly

November 16, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Neil Armstrong Airport Manager Sean Stroh met with the Auglaize County commissioners Thursday to discuss airport activities over the last several months and present a preliminary budget for 2013.

Royalty, ice skater, athlete to sign at Children's Hometown Holiday

November 16, 2012

Local royalty, a figure skater and a professional baseball player are to be available for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing session during the Children’s Hometown Holiday in Wapakoneta scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Dec. 1, six queens and a Double AA professional baseball player will be available to meet the public and sign autographs of pictures, baseball cards and other memorabilia. From noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 1, a local figure skater will join the other seven.

November 15th

Billy Bush, 87

November 15, 2012

Billy E. Bush, 87, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:12 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Beatrice Behr, 93

November 15, 2012

Beatrice “Bea” Everhart Behr, 93, of Fryburg, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born March 28, 1919, in Green County, Tennessee, the daughter of Lillie P. (Stroud) and James F. Gillette, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 6, 1937, she married Paul T. Everhart, and he died Nov. 9, 1984. On May 1, 1999, she married Wilbur C. Behr, and he survives.

DISCLOSE actions: Brown wants to give voice back to Americans in elections

November 15, 2012

Ohio citizens should have a louder voice in elections than corporate America, a U.S. senator says, and to help ensure middle-class Americans are heard the legislator is reintroducing the DISCLOSE Act.

Local wins ‘Nurse of the Year’

November 15, 2012

A local nurse says she felt honored, as well as a bit overwhelmed, after receiving a top nursing award in the state oh Ohio.

Connie Brincefield, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at The Gardens of Wapakoneta, terms her career in nursing as a calling and could not imagine doing anything else. Brincefield recently attended the Ohio Assisted Living Association (OALA) Convention earlier this month and was honored with the award of “Nurse of the Year.”

WIC leader retires

November 15, 2012

Auglaize County Women Infants and Children (WIC) Director Cindy McFarland is not viewing her approaching retirement as the end. She is looking at it as a new beginning.

“First I am going to try and do some remodeling, and then I might do some traveling,” said McFarland, who lives in Lima with her husband, Mike. “My husband is still working, so we will have to work around that.” McFarland, 58, is retiring after nearly 31 years as

November 14th

Open house a success

November 14, 2012

WAYNESFIELD — White Memorial Library Supervisor Pamela Kennon is relatively new to working in a library setting.

When Kennon decided to host an open house Tuesday at the library, she had two goals in mind.

“I wanted to use it as an opportunity to meet some of the patrons,” Kennon said. “We also wanted to give people the opportunity to stop by and see what we had to offer.”

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