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January 9th, 2012

Weekly Happenings

January 9, 2012

Jan. 9: St. Marys Living Center will host “Wheelchair Wonder Richard” at 2 p.m. today in the dining room.

The Moulton Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Township Hall

The Grand Health Challenge will host its kick-off meeting at 7 p.m. today at Memorial High School.

The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.

The Minster Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. today.

Early Signs, Cisco Clinic

January 9, 2012

St. Marys baseball players who sign up for Minor, Major and Pony Leagues before Jan. 31 will be given the opportunity to attend a two-day baseball clinic run by former Major League pitcher and coach Galen Cisco. Those that sign up will be part of the clinic and will also receive a Galen Cisco baseball clinic t-shirt. For any questions, call 419-305-6552.

Film Shows Impact Of Absent Fathers

January 9, 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.

Fair Offers Healthy Lessons

January 9, 2012

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.”

January 6th

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.”

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