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January 6th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ST. MARYS — The American Red Cross of Auglaize County is honoring its donors this month in conjunction with National Blood Donor Month.
According to a news release issued by the Red Cross, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated since 1970 and is used to “pay tribute to the nearly 11 million people who give blood each year, and encourage others to start the New Year off right by coming to give the gift of life.”
ST. MARYS — A Sidney legislator says balancing the state’s biennial budget without raising taxes was among his highlights of 2011.
“As I told our caucus, that’s what Republicans are supposed to do — balance budgets without raising taxes,” State Rep. John Adams told The Evening Leader. “Balancing the budget was pretty memorable.”