November 8th, 2012
Members of a local committee and agency honored one of their own with a plaque after his recent retirement.
Herb Sudemann, who was a member of the Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), recently retired and was presented with an award recognizing his years of service by LEPC Chair and Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites.
ST. MARYS — Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon is looking for the public’s help to put the rest an unsolved homicide that dates back almost four decades.
Wapakoneta City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are delayed two hours due to fog.
UNIOPOLIS — If anything, Uniopolis residents showed they are in no hurry to find out their election results.
With seven provisional ballots left to be counted in 10 days, the vote to surrender corporate powers of the village tallied 55 for 56 against as unofficial numbers were released by the Auglaize County Elections Board Office.
Two ballot issues before Wapakoneta city residents failed to gain passage during Tuesday’s general election, and the Wapakoneta City Council member who championed the efforts accepted the blame for their defeat at the polls.
Marjorie L. Burnfield, 89, of Wapakoneta, died 2:22 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Aug. 27, 1923, in Cleveland, Okla., the daughter of Cretora (Weaver) and Leo Earl Shields, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 28, 1947, she married Emerson E. Burnfield, and he died Dec. 17, 2006.
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 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.