Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article
NEW BREMEN — Ralph Boerger spent 753 days on the front line during World War II and this year is celebrating his 66th year since his discharge in 1945.
The Fort Loramie native was drafted in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army as a medic in the 45th Infantry Division.
ST. MARYS — Visitors to an area campground will have their fill of spooky activities this weekend.
The Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Campground is hosting its Halloween Campout, with activities officially kicking off Friday night.
“We were starting off Friday evening with a scavenger hunt,” Park Manager Brian Miller said. “Then we were going to have a movie.”
He added the activities continue through today.
CELINA — Four adults and one juvenile were arrested Wednesday as a result of drug investigations in Mercer County.
In a news release issued Friday, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies and members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force acted on information regarding the sale of heroin at the intersection of U.S. 127 and U.S. 33. Law enforcement officials observed the transaction and once it was completed, the suspect vehicle was stopped. The driver of the vehicle, Tosha N. Reed, 22, 306 E. High St., Mendon, was arrested for trafficking in heroin.
ST. MARYS — A local development official says he plans to start marketing a downtown storefront once the tenant moves out in the coming weeks.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Elementary students are showing kindness and compassion to be ROCKs this year in conjunction with the school’s Rachel’s Challenge program.
ST. MARYS — Local lake officials praised the results of Wednesday’s report on the alum treatment of Grand Lake St. Marys and noted it was a step in the right direction.
“It was a necessary item to keep the lake moving forward this summer,” Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Facilitator Tom Knapke said during a teleconference with regional media. “We appreciated it immensely.”
ST. MARYS — A multi-million dollar alum treatment on a portion of Grand Lake St. Marys in June reduced phosphorus levels by more than 50 percent in a development officials say exceeded their expectations.
MINSTER — Ohio Lieutenant Gov. Mary Taylor visited Minster Tuesday night to tout her own CSI.
Taylor spoke at the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce’s Businesses After Hours at The Bunker restaurant at Arrowhead Golf Club in a visit to promote her Common Sense Initiative (CSI).
ST. MARYS — With coffee in hands, city officials and representatives from the newest retailer to open in the city held a ribbon cutting this morning.
Kohl’s welcomed approximately two dozen people to its grand opening ceremony at 6:45 a.m. this morning. The retailer, which is adjacent to Kroger, opened to a crowd of shoppers Sunday during a soft opening.
WAPAKONETA — An undercover drug sting led to a chase and the arrest of a Dayton man on drug charges.
In a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon this morning, members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force set up a sting at 9 p.m. Monday for the delivery of heroin to a location in Wapakoneta. Following an exchange, officers moved in to make the arrest and the suspect fled, leading law enforcement agents on a pursuit.