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Unemployment Dips

January 25, 2012

ST. MARYS — Auglaize County ended 2011 with an unemployment rate almost 2 percent less than where it ended 2010.

In data released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County recorded a December unemployment rate of 6.3 percent, down from 6.4 percent in November. In 2010, the unemployment rate for December sat at 8.2 percent.

Women Create Comfort

January 25, 2012

ST. MARYS — A long friendship has spurred the partnership of two area residents who are trying to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients.

Debi Squire and Kim Strickland met in high school, when Strickland moved from South Korea to the United States. Squire took time to teach Strickland English and took her out to social events.

“I didn’t speak English when I first came,” Strickland said. “Debi just put me under her wing and said ‘OK.’ She taught me to speak and corrected my English all the time.”

Suspect Arrested In Break-ins

January 25, 2012

CELINA — A Mendon man faces multiple criminal charges stemming from a slew of break-ins in Mercer County.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said investigators will be filing numerous charges against Douglas N. Fonner, 27, of 5922 Tama Road, Mendon, who is currently being held in the Mercer County Detention Center on charges of contempt of court for violating a condition of bond in a previous breaking and entering case. 

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