Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist who already faces a rape charge was indicted on six more sex crimes, including two rape charges.
Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, was arrested Wednesday after he was indicted on two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. Wine was booked into the Auglaize County Jail Wednesday and was released on an own recognizance bond.
CELINA — A Mercer County man was arrested for allegedly operating a meth lab.
According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, Joseph C. Sullivan, 41, 1874 Schroeder Road, Celina, was arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine. Indiana authorities also have an outstanding warrant for Sullivan for sale of methamphetamine.
ST. MARYS — One of the newest residents in the city of St. Marys will soon occupy a 30,000 square foot home.
Last week, a sign in front of the St. Marys Square announced the impending opening of a Tractor Supply Company store. The newest addition to the plaza will inhabit the 30,000 square foot opening left when Chief closed several years ago.
NEW BREMEN — A local village will be continuing the water advisory it recently enacted.
“We are going to keep the water advisory going,” New Bremen Village Administrator Wayne York said during Tuesday evening’s council meeting.
The village issued the water use advisory last week for residents in hopes of curtailing their water usage after dry weather drove up water usage in July.
“We had a 20 percent decrease in usage, which is about sustainable levels,” York said. “We need to observe it.”
NEW BREMEN — Local anglers brought their rods and reels to the Industrial Park Pond in New Bremen Tuesday night for the annual fishing derby.
The event, organized by the New Bremen Parks Department, drew approximately 70 children for a night of fishing, learning and prizes. Organizer Jerry Fischbach said he hoped the children learned about fishing through participating in the event.
ST. MARYS — City officials are awaiting a proposal from a solar energy firm on the feasibility of adding a facility in St. Marys.
NEW BREMEN — After approximately 60 years at its location in New Knoxville, Brookside Laboratories will be relocating to New Bremen.
The approximately $2.4 million investment will cover six acres in New Bremen’s Bunker Hill Industrial Park. The facility will be approximately 38,000 square feet. President and CEO Mark Flock said the reason for the relocation was space.
ST. MARYS — An air-conditioned sanctuary, six talented acts, food, and fellowship made the first-ever Waynestock a day to remember.
It may have been sweltering outside, but that did not stop local residents from coming to Wayne Street United Methodist Church.
Saturday’s Waynestock had been more than a year in the making. Keith Jacobs said he envisioned this idea as a new way for community members to come together and worship. The youth group and the rest of the parish worked together to help Jacobs’ idea become reality.
NEW BREMEN — Scores of residents braved temperatures of more than 90 degrees Saturday as they turned out for an event that benefited a local fire department.
The 90th annual New Bremen Fireman’s Picnic took center stage at the Crown Pavilion and offered visitors a slew of activities and events. From corn hole and wiffel ball tournaments to chain saw carvings, pony rides and music, the annual fundraiser for the New Bremen/German Township Fire Department had something for everyone.
NEW KNOXVILLE — During the early 1830s, emigrants from Ladbergen, Germany, settled in New Knoxville, an area that promised hope to families in Germany that did not have the economic opportunities America provided.
On June 30, 1836, 27-year-old James Knox Lytle drew up a map of the land he had purchased in Washington Township, which was comprised of 102 lots. The town was named Knoxville, after Lytle’s mother’s family, although it did not receive a name until the 1840s.