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Local Students Travel To National Youth Event

July 27, 2012

ST. MARYS — Two St. Paul’s United Church of Christ youths spent a few days on the campus of Purdue University earlier this month, joining a group of teens from across the nation for an event that occurs every four years.

Rededication Plans Move On

July 27, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Former elected officials and representatives from throughout Auglaize County are to lead a courthouse rededication ceremony this fall.

Scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, the ceremony is open to everyone and is to be followed by an open house throughout the afternoon. A rain date of Sunday, Sept. 23, also has been set.

Unemployment Edges Up

July 27, 2012

ST. MARYS — After months on the downswing, unemployment rates across the region edged slightly higher in June.

In data released earlier this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County’s unemployment rate increased 0.3 percent to settle in at 5.8 percent for June. That figure put the county among the lowest in the state. Mercer County, which has the lowest unemployment in the state, saw an increase of  0.4 percent to 4.6 percent for the month. Last year, Auglaize County’s unemployment rate sat at 7.9 percent.

Patrol Arrests Up

July 27, 2012

ST. MARYS — In six months, troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol have made more than 30 drug-related arrests in Auglaize County.

In data released earlier this week by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers statewide have made 3,963 arrests during the first six months of 2012. Lt. Scott Carrico, of the Wapakoneta Post, said troopers have been focusing on the Interstate-75 corridor.

Daughter, Father Reunite

July 27, 2012

ST. MARYS — When he gave his daughter up for adoption, Matt Paul, a college student in Arizona at the time, knew it was what was best for her.

“I had no future yet,” he said. “I was still in college, I had a part-time job, and her mother was the same that I was.”

Having been raised by a loving adoptive family himself, Paul said his positive experience helped him come to the decision.

“I think if I would not have gone through it, I might not have thought about it, but I had a great childhood,” he said.

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