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January 6th, 2012

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.”

January 5th

Grand Health Challenge Weigh In

January 5, 2012

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.

Library Kicks Off New Year

January 5, 2012

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Public Library Board of Trustees swore in a returning member and elected its president, vice president and secretary at its regular meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Linda Schloemer was sworn in by Ed Pierce and will be returning to her role as vice president of the board. Bill Angel will serve another term as president, and Ruth Ramsey will serve another term as secretary. Board members also passed a motion to reappoint Fiscal Officer Robert Maurer.

Seniors Learns Safety Tips

January 5, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local police officer met with area seniors to inform them about the importance of personal safety.

St. Marys Police Sgt. Jake Sutton put on a safety program for senior citizens at the Auglaize County Council on Aging Wednesday morning, where he stressed the seniors should be aware of their surroundings, take certain precautions and have an emergency plan in place.

January 4th

Grand Health Challenge Weigh In

January 4, 2012

ST. MARYS — There will be a weigh in for the Grand Health Challenge from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at JTDMH's cardiac center.

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