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June 22nd, 2012

Local wins card design contest

June 22, 2012

A retired English teacher designed a greeting card — which is now for sale at Hallmark Stores throug-hout the country.
Sue Moser, of Wa-pakoneta, decided to enter into the Hallmark Card Contest last year when she was shopping at a Hallmark store in Bellefontaine and saw that the store was hosting a card designing contest.
“I knew I had a good picture to use,” Moser said, “but it took me a little while to figure out the caption.”
Moser asked her daughter-in-law, Kodi Moser,

Henry A. Miller, 78

June 22, 2012

Henry A. Miller, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 a.m. June 21, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems, in Lima.
He was born Sept. 4, 1933, to Mary C. (Knuth) and Daniel Miller, who preceded him in death. On October 25, 1952, he married Mary C. Kemper, who survives in Wapakoneta.

Norma Rickert, 78

June 22, 2012

Norma M. Rickert, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:11 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Lima Memorial Health System.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.

Sherri Lynn (Cotter) Butts, 56

June 22, 2012

Sherri Lynn (Cotter) Butts, 56, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Waynesfield, died at 4:48 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, in Van Wert.
She was born March 15, 1956, in Lima, the daughter of Pauline (Duff) and Jack Cotter, who survive in Waynesfield.

Henry Miller, 78

June 22, 2012

Henry A. Miller 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta.

Portman pushes new bills

June 22, 2012

Despite this being an election year when most members of Congress and the president concentrate on the campaign trail, one U.S. senator from Ohio plans to continue to focus on getting passed legislation to help the American economy.
Pushing for a number of pieces of legislation he sponsored or co-sponsored, Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he believes Congress can pass these bills to jump start the American economy.

County appeal — Directors seek stronger county presence

June 22, 2012

Anticipating a brighter outlook for Auglaize County’s financial future, several area economic development officials requested a substantial increase in funds from the county commissioners to promote county economic growth.

Voters urged to update information

June 22, 2012

Auglaize County election officials are urging citizens to register to vote or update their existing voter information as soon as possible.

“This year is a unique year for elections in Ohio,” Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell. “Each registered voter in the state will be receiving an application to vote by mail. However, in order to receive the application, our Board of Elections must have a voter’s current registration information.”

June 21st

Unemployment tumbles

June 21, 2012

Unemployment rates across the region tumbled in May.

According to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent in May, a decrease from 5.9 percent in April. That figured ranked the county six-lowest in the state and among seven that recorded a figure at or less than 5.5 percent. Last year, the county had an unemployment rate of 7.5 percent.

Boater found dead in lake

June 21, 2012

ST. MARYS — Less than 24 hours after a drifting boat touched off a search for a missing boater, the body of a 59-year-old man was found near Riley Bay in Grand Lake St. Marys.

The body of James Price was found near Riley Bay Wednesday afternoon — less than a day after emergency personnel started searching for him after his 22-foot pontoon boat was found adrift Tuesday night. Price’s body was found near where his boat was located.

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