Today 40° Today 40° 28° 28° Tomorrow 47° Tomorrow 47° 37° 37° slight chance
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Augsburger wins race for Auglaize court judge

By Ed Gebert
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County voters elected Andrew Augsburger as the new municipal court judge with 68 percent of the vote.
Augsburger has served the past 20 years as Auglaize County assistant prosecutor.
"Obviously I'm happy with the result, and humbled that the voters have selected me as the next municipal court judge in Auglaize County," Augsburger told the newspaper on Tuesday night. "The margin of victory was the most humbling, that the voters selected me by that wide a margin."
Augsburger will replace retiring Judge Gary Herman.
"I would be remiss not to thank Judge Gary Herman for his 36 years of service. I have huge shoes to fill," he said in a news release.
Augsburger defeated St. Marys native David G. Weilbacher for the post with 7,720 voting for Augsburger and 4,599 voting for Weilbacher.
"Tonight, was never about me, rather it was about the hard work and dedication of the residents of this county," Augsburger said in the release. "As your Municipal Court judge, it will be my priority to continue to put the people of this county first."
Augsburger congratulated Weilbacher on his campaign and thanked his wife, Candice, and his children, Mariel, Christian and Seth, for their tireless support.
Additional online stories on this date
CELINA - Fifty-five percent of voters within the Celina School district on Tuesday approved raising the existing 0.75 percent income tax levy to 1 percent. [More]
CELINA - Jefferson Township voters elected incumbent Nick Laux to continue as township trustee.
Laux received nearly 65 percent of the vote, winning 1,306 votes to challenger Joe Bey's 711. [More]
Subscriber only stories on this date
Local elections run smoothly
Voters elect 2 new St. Marys board members
New Bremen board getting 2 new members
High winds slow power restoration after storm
Businesses update
Ex-NBA player tells Fort students about his addiction
Power outage handled well
Minster to fight state's income tax plan
Local merchants plan Midnight Gladness
Marion Local voters OK renewal
Local liquor options approved
Tri-County services levy renewal gains approval
Vantage operating levy gains approval
Cardinals ready to face Buckettes
Minster Wildcats