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As the first woman to ever sit on the Wapakoneta City Council, Ruth Carter paved the way for women in local government.
“She considered herself a pioneer who broke new barriers because it was all men for 50 years until she was elected,” her husband Joe Carter said.
On Sunday, Sept. 14, Ruth Carter died at Auglaize Acres of natural causes and complications from Alzheimer’s. She was 83 years old.
The Board of County Commissioners have selected interim airport manager Matthew Bailey as the new manager for the Neil Armstrong Airport.
Bailey’s appointment was effective Sept. 12.
Bailey replaces Sean Stroh, who managed the airport from 2007 until his resignation Aug. 22, to take a position in the Cincinnati area.
Upon Stroh’s resignation, Bailey took over as interim airport manager.
A St. Marys native, Bailey is a 2005 graduate of Memorial High School.
Located in the center of Wapakoneta Middle School sits a courtyard.
Equipped with cement sectionals for planting purposes and plenty of space, two teachers took it upon themselves to create a beautiful and educational environment for students to utilize.
Vickie Sawmiller, a fifth-grade math teacher at WMS, and Kim Mullen, a fifth-grade language arts teacher at WMS, decided making the courtyard look a little bit nicer would benefit everyone at the school.
The Auglaize County Council on Aging held its third annual Harvestfest at the fairgrounds Saturday, raising money for the organization and celebrating National Senior Center Month by honoring one special woman who has dedicated more than 2,000 hours of volunteerism to the community.
CRIDERSVILLE — Sadie is a 5-year-old Goldendoodle who spends many of her days volunteering.
From visiting patients at Lima Memorial Health System to working with students at Cridersville Elementary School, Cridersville and Wapakoneta libraries and working jail ministry at Hancock County Jail, this certified therapy dog has her work cut out for her.
Sadie is certified through Lima Memorial Health System’s pet therapy program which is affiliated with Pet Partners out of Washington state.
A little less than two months away from the Nov. 4 election the Auglaize County Board of Elections is dotting its I’s and crossing its T’s to ensure preparedness and effectiveness.
The board met Wednesday, Sept. 10, and discussed the approval of the ballot issues’ order.
Michelle Wilcox, director of the board of elections explained the office received a directive from the secretary of state’s office stating what order the issues should be placed on the ballot.
VIDEO: Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett after his 6 TD passes against Kent State
Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett after his 6 TD passes against Kent State in a 66-0 victory for the Buckeyes on Saturday.
As he sat in his first business class during his freshman year of college, Nick Truesdale began to realize that his major was not something he wanted to pursue.
“I was sitting there and I just couldn’t pay attention,” Truesdale said. “I was thinking about my mom, my dad and all the teachers who said I should think about going into education. As soon as that class was over, I went to the registrar and switched my major.
“The rest is history.”
The students and staff at Cridersville Elementary School have a special place in their hearts for furry, four-legged individuals.
This special quality became prominently evident when three students were playing on the playground in mid-August while their mother worked to prepare her classroom for the upcoming school year.
The McGaughy siblings, Abbie, Allie and Connor were playing and keeping each other company when they spotted a tiny, black kitten.
If a fire alarm woke you in the middle of the night, would you know how to escape through a window, rescue your children or keep smoke and fire from spreading through the house?
It may not be an easy subject to think about, but local fire officials are asking residents to consider the facts when making plans to escape from fire. Their suggestions might not be what you expect.