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Wapak Super Receives Harassing Letter

January 6, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Deputies with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a harassing letter placed in the home mailbox of the Wapakoneta City Schools superintendent.

“It appears that the correspondence may be related to current contract negotiations in the district,” Sheriff Al Solomon said on Friday about the letter found last weekend in the mailbox at Keith Horner’s Cridersville area residence.

Students Get DNA Lessons

January 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — Local students participated in their first “in-school field trip,” where they learned how to find their own DNA code, during a science class on Friday.

The students in Tami Golliday’s cell biology and genetics course at St. Marys Memorial High School stayed in Golliday’s classroom all day Friday to participate in an extensive, first-time lab where they extracted DNA and found the DNA code, similar to what is done in forensics.

Former Director Hit With Charge

January 6, 2012

WAPAKONETA — The resignation by the director of the county agency came the same day he faced a criminal charge in Allen County.

Auglaize County American Red Cross Director Adam Suchland submitted a letter of resignation on Oct. 25, the same day he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Lima.

Couple Works To Help Orphans

January 6, 2012

A local couple hopes their appearance on a national morning show will help shed light on the adoption need of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

In October, the Rev. John Kraner, his wife Julie and seven other members of Wayne Street United Methodist Church traveled to Haiti as part of a mission trip to HIS (Haitian Interdenominational Shelter) Home For Children. Kraner said the orphanage, based in Port-Au-Prince, has seen a boom in children since the massive earthquake rocked the Caribbean island two years ago.

Winter Health Fair Saturday

January 6, 2012

The Winter Family Health Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the YMCA in Celina.

LEPC Talks Grant

January 6, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Plans for spending Homeland Security grant money remain on hold as members of the Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) determine the best use.

“We are holding some funds,” Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson said. “Either we will attempt to go back at it or determine a new way to spend it.”

Exhibit Opens

January 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — A Lima-based artist will be exhibiting his sculptures at a local gallery, which opens this evening.

Brent R. Cress, of Lima, will be showcasing his original works at Arts Place’s Collective Center as part of the exhibit “Emergence,” which opens during an artist reception/open house tonight.

“The open house will be from 7 to 9 p.m.,” Center Director Hope McKnight said.

“It will be a wine and cheese reception, and the artist will be there.”

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