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September 16th, 2011

Area student plays in 9/11 band concert

September 16, 2011

BOTKINS — An area student was selected by his high school to share his musical skills during a special 9/11 band performance.
Botkins High School junior Adam Ewry was selected by his band director to play with the Sidney Civic Band at their “9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Concert.”
“It was a good experience playing with all the excellent musicians,” Ewry said. “I was probably the youngest one there.”

New Bremen superintendent to head Auglaize County ESC

September 16, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Superintendent Ann Harvey will be leaving the district at the end of the month, as she accepted a position as Auglaize County Educational Service Center superintendent Thursday night.
Harvey said she anticipates her last day in New Bremen to be Sept. 30, and she will begin work at the Auglaize County ESC in early October.
She remarked she is looking forward to the challenge.

USDA lists Ohio areas of disaster

September 16, 2011

Farmers in the local area are eligible for low-interest loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of the year’s tumultuous weather.

Odos Craig, 92

September 16, 2011

Odos Craig, 92, of Hume, died at 2:46 Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville.

GIRLS SOCCER: 'Skins dodge Defiance

September 16, 2011

For 48 minutes Thursday night, the score was level.
Then the bubble shifted.
Wapakoneta Redskins sophomore forward Sara Warner scored the lone goal of the night to lead the Redskins to a 1-0 win over the Defiance Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League girls soccer match at Ryan Field.
Eight minutes into the second half, Warner streaked down the left side of the field and fired a shot across the front of the goal, past the outstretched arms of Defiance goalkeeper Brittany Froelich, and into the right side of the net.

PREP ROUNDUP: Wapak wins girls golf quad

September 16, 2011

VAN WERT — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team picked up three wins with a quad-match win Thursday at Hickory Sticks Golf Course in Van Wert.
Wapak shot a 195 to best Marion Local (197), Lincolnview (210) and Crestview (210).
The wins lifted the Redskin to 6-8 on the season.
Wapak senior Courtney Knippen carded a 42 to tie Lincolnview’s Kailyn Brant for medalist honors.
Rounding out the scoring for the Redskins were Hannah Smith with a 45, Shelby Kohler — who had just returned from an illness — with a 53 and Bryly Beaman with a 55.

Library board outlines attributes of new director

September 16, 2011

Broad vision. Technologically sound. Preferably from the county or willing to relocate.
Those were some of the many attributes the Auglaize County Public Library Board of Directors will be looking for in a new director.
Board members met with Larry Corbus of Corbus Library Consultants in a special board meeting Thursday to discuss what they are looking for in a new candidate. The position needs to be filled after Director Jo Derryberry announced her retirement from the position earlier this month. She is to be honored on Sept. 30.

Portman: Bill makes job harder

September 16, 2011

Already tasked with reining in $1.5 trillion from the federal budget, a freshman Congressman says it is dangerous for the country and wrong for President Barack Obama to saddle the committee with a jobs bill that adds nearly $450 billion more to the deficit.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman criticized the president for making a tough job in cutting the budget even more difficult with the unveiling of his “American Jobs Act,” which is a jobs bill and stimulus package.

Election Board policy rescinded

September 16, 2011

An Auglaize County Election Board policy amended in August has been rescinded.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said a judge challenged the statewide policy change which dealt with refiling stipulations and the state Supreme Court said it was “legally not correct.”

Nancy Mort, 68

September 16, 2011

Nancy Jo Miller Klopfenstein Mort, 68, of Sandford, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sept. 14, 2011.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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