Archive - Oct 21, 2011 - News Article
WAPAKONETA — A county organization will be hosting a festival this weekend to spread awareness of domestic violence.
The Festival of Hope: Families Standing Together in Peace, hosted by the Auglaize County Crisis Center, will be held Sunday in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The festival begins at 2 p.m. with a vigil at Salem United Methodist Church. After the vigil, attendees are invited to participate in a walk to Veterans Memorial Park.
NEW BREMEN — Students of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be traveling around New Bremen this month for their annual fall fruit sale.
The sale, which runs through Nov. 14, helps the group pay for various activities it participates in throughout the year.
“The money raised goes toward the chapter in general and helps pay for trips, contests and leadership conferences,” Adviser Katy McGovern said. “It’s a general fund that helps to cover our students’ costs.”
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement group recently moved into its new headquarters in the city of St. Marys.
The Fraternal Order of Police in Auglaize County purchased an old church building at 520 W. North St., St. Marys, to serves as its new lodge. FOP President Mark Ernst said the purchase now gives the organization a permanent home.
ST. MARYS — A local principal recently joined a small group of educators to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as part of a partnership between school districts and a branch of the military.
St. Marys Memorial High School Principal Dave Lewis was nominated by Army National Guard Sgt. Andrew Sanford to participate in a refueling mission Oct. 13 at Rickenbacker Airport.
Oct. 21: Easy Campgrounds, 14338 Kossuth Road, St. Marys, will host a House of Horror at 8 p.m. today. The two-story indoor, haunted house is 0.2 miles north of U.S. 33 next to beside Easy Campground. Admission is $6.
Woodland Haunted Trails, located behind the roller rink on Ohio 703, will be open from dusk to 1 a.m. today. Admission is $8 per person or $14 for the trails and skating.
ST. MARYS — Two political newcomers will be squaring off on Nov. 8 for the 1st Ward seat on St. Marys City Council.
Republican John Bubp, 52, 609 Farrington Court, and nonpartisan candidate John A. Burd Sr., 56, 115 Hickory St., are vying for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Mike Kleinhenz.
Bubp, who works at Honda, said he decided to get involved in city government after his children graduated from high school.
ST. MARYS — State Rep. Robert Sprague spoke about the progress that has been made by the legislature Thursday night as the keynote speaker at the Auglaize County Republican Party fall rally.
When Sprague arrived in office in February, the state was facing an $8 billion budget deficit. He noted that 40 percent of the budget goes toward education and 33 percent toward Medicaid.
“Two programs that are absolutely critical to our state make up 73 percent of the budget,” Sprague said.