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July 19th, 2011

LOCAL RACING: Schatz wins Doty, Walker wins Royal

July 19, 2011

Donny Schatz and Tyler Walker came away with the big hardware after the World of Outlaws Sprint Series trip into Northwest Ohio.
Schatz pulled out the win in the Brad Doty Classic on Wednesday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Allentown, and Walker took advantage of Sammy Swindell’s last-turn misfortune to claim the $50,000 winner’s purse in the Kings Royal on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg.

July 18th

SWIMMING: Waves second at WOAL

July 18, 2011

The Wapakoneta Waves finished second to powerhouse Westside at the Western Ohio Aquatic League Championships on Saturday at Wapakoneta Waterpark.
Westside entered the second day of the competition with a narrow lead over Wapak and stretched that lead to take the title by a 2,503-2,296.5 margin.
The Sherwood Sharks were third with 2,102.5 points.
Josh Fleagle had a big day for the Waves in the 15-over division.
He snapped his own meet record in the 100-meter freestyle, posting a time of 50.69. He then established another meet record with a 30.14 in the 50 breaststroke.

Talented youth take the stage at festival

July 18, 2011

Area youth brought some “magic” to the stage Saturday as they entertained a crowd for more than 90 minutes.
Of the nearly 20 performers, two young women performed at the Summer Moon Festival scholarship pageant, another tried out earlier in the day for the Disney Channel and a third recently returned home from trying out for American Idol.
In total, 17 area youth took to the stage Saturday and displayed their talent and courage in front of more than 150 people gathered in the Summer Moon Festival Entertainment Tent.

Speed in smaller scale

July 18, 2011

Speeding cars weave down Perry Street avoiding collisions.
A monster-style truck takes to a 3-foot ramp and flies through the air landing on its wheels as some in the crowd give out a collective “ahh.”
Kiernan McMahan, of New Knoxville, raced his car up and down the first block of Perry Street during the RC Fun Run as part of the Summer Moon Festival on Saturday. He pulled his car to where he was standing to make some minor adjustments before running the car again.

Vaccine policy now necessary

July 18, 2011

Policies for the medical management of vaccine reactions in adult patients is now necessary.
Annual updates to the information were released in April.
“Last month we approved the new child and teen ones, now its time to approve the one for adults,” Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said as she recommended the approval to the Auglaize County Health Board members.
The three-part recommendations are approved every year.

William Glover, 71

July 18, 2011

William R. Glover, 71, 112 Marbello Ct., St. Marys, died at 9:12 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born May 25, 1940, in Cleveland, the son of Viola (Schmelter) William C. Glover. On Oct. 10, 1970, in Celina, he married Shirley Adams, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Michael (Lyndi) Glover, of Los Angeles; and two daughters, Jimmi (Robert) Stead, of Troy, and Della Driver, of Troy.
Services are at noon Tuesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

July 16th

EMA director says spills notification needs to improve

July 16, 2011

Emergency personnel and businesses again are being reminded of the importance of notifying the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) of spills.
“There’s been a delay in getting notified,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said.
He said while each situation is different, any time a vehicle ends up laying on its side in a ditch, there is a good chance that fluid will go into the ditch.
“A ditch is a type of waterway and we need to be notified about that,” Anderson said.

Motter reports drug trafficking up in W'field

July 16, 2011

An area police chief needs more money and more manpower to combat a growing problem as traffickers sell and move illegal drugs through the Auglaize County village.
Waynesfield Police Chief Nathan Motter plans to approach village councilors later this month about increased funding to address the ever-increasing drug problems in the small village.
Motter said that if councilors approve the necessary village funding, all of the money will be concentrated to additional personnel.

At the Cross set to rejuvenate Youth Night

July 16, 2011

Youth Night at the Auglaize County Fair Gospel Tent will be filled by praise and worship music this year.
The band “At The Cross” is bringing new-age music along with worship music for the youth crowd at the fair on Youth Night, which is Wednesday, Aug. 3.
This is the second year for Rodney Ritchie, of Unleashed Youth Ministries, to help Tom Knoch, of the Gospel Tent Committee, with finding talent to perform for Youth Night at the Gospel Tent. Ritchie’s goal is to help
bring up the attendance during Youth Night in the Gospel Tent at the fair.

July 15th

Julie Schaub, 51

July 15, 2011

Julie Diane Schaub 51, of Botkins, went to be with the Lord at 9:26 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
She was born Aug. 14, 1959, to Dorthy (Harpest) and Kenneth Clayton, who survive in Quincy. On July 23, 1977, she married Rick J. Schaub, who survives in Botkins.

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