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February 3rd, 2012
Like the people the volunteers of an annual event help to hope, organizers say they hope their efforts this year help the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Greater Auglaize County return to stronger participation numbers.
Wapakoneta resident Laura Kelley, who has been involved since organizers first held a local Relay for Life 15 years ago, is one of this year’s organizers for the event which has moved to the Auglaize County Fairgrounds from Harmon Field and switched to mid-June from mid-May.
A new bill being introduced by two senators would require Congressional members to divest themselves of stock holdings or place them in a blind trust.
Democratic U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, and Jeff Merkley, of Oregon, penned and sponsored the Putting the People’s Interests First Act of 2012 which would build on the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, or the STOCK Act, which is aimed at preventing Congressional members from using inside information gained on Capitol Hill to make money on the stock market or to increase their stock portfolio.
ANNA — Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. executives officially announced Wednesday the company plans to invest $98 million at its engine plant in Anna to make high-tech components for its new transmission and to help Honda start its comeback in the United States after tough fourth quarter.
Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who visited the plant for the ceremony, addressed the crowd of several hundred during the company’s announcement.
A small, 6-pound dog disappeared from her owners during a snowy weekend in January, and was found days later. Owners say it was a miracle she survived.
The Claytons — Meisha, 19, Monique, 11, and their mother, Tina, had lost their 7-year-old pomeranian, Coco, prior to a snowy weekend on Jan. 20, and were emotionally devastated. They hoped for the best, but prepared for the worst.
“I personally think that this is proof that God exists because I couldn’t see how a little dog like her could survive in snow,” Meisha said.
A year ago, troopers across the state were asked one question under the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s new mantra — Trooper Shield — what were they going to do each day to contribute to a safer Ohio.
An 82-year-old Kossuth woman carried on a strong family tradition of serving at the polls to help Auglaize County voters.
Emaline Core followed in the footsteps of her father, her brother and her husband serving as a poll worker in Salem Township. Her retirement after 44 years was recognized by the Auglaize County Elections Board and the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday with a proclamation.
Longtime Wapakoneta businessman Van Wright stood in the middle of a community room at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA he helped build more than 10 years ago. All eyes in the room were on him.
“We’re in one business — the life changing business,” Wright said. “No one has more value at the Y than another, we’re all Y members, we’re all part of the same community. There’s only one way that can happen — and that’s with the scholarship campaign.”
CRIDERSVILLE — Children walking to school should notice additional sidewalks in the village as the Safe Routes to Schools project tops the list of projects in the village, the Cridersville administrator says.
Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said the Safe Routes to Schools project calls for installing sidewalks along Reichelderfer and Carlisle streets.
“We are looking forward to the direct connection from Main (Street) to the school,” Myers said.
New month, new location.
Startng Wednesday, area senior citizens will gather at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, having outgrown their current site in the basement of the Wapakoneta Heritage Center located downtown.
Wapakoneta police officers are investigating an incident of inducing panic.
A police officer made contact with employees at the NAPA store, 8 Pearl St., at 10 a.m. Saturday about a complaint they received early Thursday morning from a female informing store employees that they may be in some sort of danger from a male possessing firearms.
According to the report, later in the day, it was learned that the allegations were false and there was no danger.