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January 19th, 2015

Baby faces heart issues

January 19, 2015

Ellie needs your help, and there are opportunities to help her.

Ellie is the four-month-old daughter of Brandon and Jackie Ward. She is struggling with heart issues that will require several surgeries and possibly a heart transplant.

These surgeries will keep her under hospitalization for the next few months at a minimum and with medical cost through the roof for the Ward family, the family is hosting a benefit to help with Ellie’s mounting expenses. 

Nursery to offer program on miniature gardens

January 19, 2015

BOTKINS — Spend some time perfecting your green thumb and learning about miniature gardens at Kah Nursery and Garden Center’s Miniature Garden Seminar.

January 16th

Unused items up for auction

January 16, 2015

If you’re looking to purchase a used car, you would likely search local car dealerships first to find the best deal. Your best option, however, may be found in a place you would not expect.

The county commissioners are running an online auction on the county’s website,, where local residents can find three vehicles up for sale, as well as flashlights, AC adapters and lens filters. 

Wellness Center gets a makeover

January 16, 2015

The Wapakoneta YMCA looks to have its relocation and remodeling of the Wellness Center’s free weight area wrapped up this weekend.

The work began about two or three weeks ago and was brought on by the suggestions of facility members, CEO Josh Little said.

Carver faces 14 years

January 16, 2015

A Wapakoneta man, originally charged on 15 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and voyeurism, is now set for his sentencing hearing after the completion of his pre-sentence investigation. 

Bernard Carver, 65, currently being held at the Auglaize County Jail, will attend his sentencing hearing on Friday, Feb. 20 in the Common Pleas Courtroom in front of Judge Frederick Pepple.

W-G re-elects officers

January 16, 2015

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education re-elected Dave Pepple and Jeff Schultz as president and vice president during an organizational meeting this week. 

W-G Superintendent Chris Pfister said he and the other board members are excited to have the two men back to serve another term. 

Ammo plans shot down

January 16, 2015

BUCKLAND — The village council voted at its regular meeting Thursday night to not go ahead with a lease on the former school for development of an ammunitions facility.

The village had been in discussions with Brian Sutton of American Ammunition to rent the building so Sutton could expand production. Sutton said in an earlier interview that he planned to add several workers to his business and eventually expand to operating in two shifts.

Board welcomes voting machines

January 16, 2015

Last week, the Auglaize County Commissioners approved the final budgets for various county departments including the purchase of 20 new voting machines for the Auglaize County Board of Elections.

That number, along with another 20 voting machines next year, in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, has board members and their director breathing a sigh of relief. 

January 15th

Gibson, Schwartz re-elected to office

January 15, 2015

The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education elected its president and vice president during an organizational meeting held at the Gardenia Board Office Wednesday evening.

Pat Gibson and Brent Schwartz were re-elected as president and vice president, respectively. 

“I really appreciate the support of the board members who have confidence in me to serve as president for a second term,” Gibson said.

Downtown exhibit features county’s young artists

January 15, 2015

The sixth annual Children’s Art Exhibit kicks off Saturday, Jan. 17, at Riverside Art Center with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m.

Each year, teachers from schools in Auglaize County are invited to bring in 30 pieces of their students’ artwork to RAC for the exhibit. Members of the center can also bring in their children’s or grandchildren’s artwork. The exhibit displays work from kids who are in preschool through seventh grade.

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