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Canal a Labor of Love for Wapak Man

July 20, 2012

WAPAKONETA — When Mike Grove saw something that needed to be done along the Miami and Erie Canal, he went out and did it.

“To me that’s what made Mike extraordinary,” Heritage Trails Park District Director Allison Brady said of Grove, who passed away on Tuesday. “He saw a need and he decided not just to meet the need but to create a whole volunteer core and went through a whole process to meet the need … He had a vision for what we needed, and he was right.”

District to Auction Items

July 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — Residents will have the opportunity to bid on and possibly take home former St. Marys City Schools items as part of an auction set for next week.

On Saturday, the district will conduct an auction in the grassy area south of the St. Marys Intermediate School track beginning at 10 a.m.

Portman Visits County

July 20, 2012

MINSTER — An Ohio senator toured a handful of businesses in southern Auglaize County Friday, touting the area’s economic resolve while calling for more common sense regulations.

During a whirlwind visit, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman made stops at Dannon, Crown Equipment and Buschur Electric to talk with officials regarding the current economic picture as well as what can be done to promote business in the country. Portman’s last visit was to Buschur Electric, where he spoke about the company’s owner Jack Buschur and his involvement in regulatory reform.

Laverta E.W. Scheer, 94

July 20, 2012

Laverta E.W. Scheer, 94, formerly of New Bremen and a resident of the Otterbein Retirement Community of St. Marys for the past eight years, died at 10:18 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012,  at Otterbein.

2012 New Bremen Fall Sports Schedules

July 20, 2012

Click the link below to download New Bremen's 2012 Fall Sports Schedule.

Trout, Niekamp, Guilbault in class of 11 to be inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

July 20, 2012

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame will induct 11 players and coaches who starred in the state including  St. Henry native Ron Niekamp and his University of Findlay 2009 Division II champs, former St. Henry High School coach Fran Guilbault and Wapakoneta’s Steve Trout, who was picked by his fellow officials.

Among the inductees are Miami’s Randy Ayers and Wally Szczerbiak, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Brad Daugherty, the University of Cincinnati’s Kenyon Martin and UConn’s Tamika Williams Raymond.

Vivian A. Gilbert, 69

July 20, 2012

Vivian A. Gilbert, 69, of 409 Webb St., St. Marys, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at her residence.

She was born on May 13, 1943, in Mercer County.

On June 27, 1970, she married Johnny “Gene” Gilbert, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2000.

Sheriff Warns Of New Scam

July 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — The county sheriff is warning residents to be aware of a scam that involves someone posing as him looking for money and threatening possible arrest.

Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said a county resident notified the sheriff’s office Wednesday night regarding a scam that involved a caller with a foreign accent indicating he was “Sheriff’s County Officer Allen Solomon.” The problem with that is Solomon and his deputies are not officers.

SART Tackles Cat Problem

July 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local animal shelter is hoping to reduce the feral and stray cat population in the city of St. Marys one feline at a time.

Sue’s Animal Rescue Team (SART) has been helping control the cat population as well as placing the felines in loving homes for several years now. Now, the organization is turning its attention toward more proactive ways to help reduce the stray cat population in the city.

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