November 6th, 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Margery M. Lehman, 86, of Cridersville, died at 9:43 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at Otterbein-Cridersville Retirement Center.
She was born May 7, 1926 in Perry Township, Allen County, the daughter of the late Mary Rose (Eibling) and Roy H. and Sidener. On June 14, 1947 she married Darrell E. Lehman, who died Nov. 12, 1991.