September 16th, 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 ‚ÄúAmerican Jobs Act,‚ÄĚ which is a jobs bill and stimulus package.
An Auglaize County Election Board policy amended in August has been rescinded.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 ‚Äúlegally not correct.‚ÄĚ
Nancy Jo Miller Klopfenstein Mort, 68, of Sandford, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died Sept. 14, 2011.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Earl L. Knutzen, Jr., 56, 11470 East Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born July 30, 1956, in Lima, to Dolores ‚ÄúDody‚ÄĚ (Smith) and Earl L. Knutzen. On Oct. 31, 1997, in Wapakoneta, he married Rebecca Hawkey, who survives.
Time to shift gears.
Last week it was Bath‚Äôs bruising back Aaron Smith.
Friday night it will be Celina Bulldogs quarterback Braden Billger and his arsenal of weapons.
The spread offense is coming back to Harmon Field when the 3-0 Wapakoneta Redskins host 0-3 Celina in a Week 4 Western Buckeye League matchup.
And the Redskins defense could have its hands full with Billger.
The junior quarterback has thrown for 820 yards on 70 of 124 (56.5 percent) with seven touchdowns and three interceptions already this season.
He has thrown scoring strikes to four different receivers.
WAYNESFIELD ‚ÄĒ As has been the case for several years now, the game between NWCC foes Waynesfield-Goshen and Fairbanks has determined the league title. This year, it appears to be no different.
‚ÄúAbsolutely,‚ÄĚ Waynesfield coach Gary Spencer said. ‚ÄúThe road to a league title goes through Fairbanks. The kids know that. They are a great football program.‚ÄĚ
Two petitions questioned by the Ohio Secretary of State‚Äôs Office are to remain on the Auglaize County ballot in November.
A 0.8-mill school renewal levy for permanent improvements in Minster schools and a liquor option for Sunday sales for Layla Inc., JTs, in the Kroger plaza in St. Marys, were reviewed by Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce upon the state‚Äôs request and he recommended they stay on the ballot.
For some, the mark of a Wapakoneta Redskin fan is easy to identify.
On some portion of the asphalt or concrete at a home or business, the familiar Wapakoneta logo, a ‚ÄúW‚ÄĚ with an arrow through the capital letter, can be purchased to show a fan‚Äôs support for the Redskins.
Convertibles used to transport the Wapakoneta High School court around the football field in the past are being replaced by golf carts.
‚ÄúIn the past, the homecoming court has paraded around the track in convertible cars to kick off the homecoming ceremonies,‚ÄĚ said teacher Julie Courter, who advises Student Senate, which organizes homecoming. ‚ÄúThis year, the court will participate in the parade using golf carts.‚ÄĚ
Caroline Irene Heise, 73 of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Kenton, died at 12:19 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health Systems in Lima.
She was born June 14, 1938 in Kenton, to Dorothy Katherine (Resch) and Stephen Edward Dick. On July 28, 1971 she married George O. Heise, Sr. who survives in Lima.
Also surviving are three sons, John M. McKinley, Richard D. McKinley, Sam E. Heise; and two daughters: Ann M. McKinley, and Roberta L. Alexander.
No public visitations or services are planned.