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January 9th, 2012
CELINA — Over the past approximately 60 years, the absent father rate has jumped from 7 percent to 33 percent, according to Mercer Dads Director Ted Goodwin.
“As the absent father rate has climbed, what has happened in our society?” Goodwin said. “Things have gotten worse progressively in society. Dad has that much of an impact.”
Goodwin said the statistics about children with an absent father are shocking.
CELINA — More than 200 residents visited the YMCA in Celina on Saturday to check up on their health and learn some valuable lessons.
Joint Township District Memorial Hospital held its annual winter family health fair, which featured a slew of booths that ranged from wound care tips to testing balance. Community Outreach Coordinator Anne Larger said the event always draws a crowd.
“It’s going very well,” Larger told The Evening Leader. “We’re very excited.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Winter Family Health Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the YMCA in Celina.
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.”
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.”
There will be a weigh in for the Grand Health Challenge from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Wapak Medical Center.