Archive - Jan 27, 2012 - News Article
CELINA — After receiving a grant, a local organization will be able to continue with additional moneys to help fund a watershed official.
During the Grand Lake Wabash/Watershed Alliance’s Joint Board meeting on Thursday, board members were notified they received the grant for Watershed Coordinator Laura Walker’s position.
“We were notified we got the watershed coordinator’s grant,” said Karen Balster with the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District.
ST. MARYS — A local hospice is in search of volunteers to help provide comfort, respite and support to area families and patients.
On Friday, Grand Lake Hospice, 1122 E. Spring St., St. Marys, held an open house for those interested in volunteering at the organization.
Volunteer Coordinator Julie Jacobs said volunteers are the lifeblood of any hospice.
“We’re just trying to get the word out about volunteering for hospice and the different ways you can volunteer at hospice,” Jacobs told The Evening Leader.
NEW BREMEN — Area residents can earn some extra cash this weekend and help a local organization by selling their old, unwanted jewelry.
The New Bremen American Legion Auxiliary will host a gold sale from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the New Bremen American Legion, located at 6458 State Route 66. Connie Voss of Voss Gold Buying will be on hand to test and weigh the gold. Organizer Dot Schwartz said sellers can bring any kind of gold — yellow, white or rose — or platinum jewelry for cash.
SIDNEY — The Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Bellefontaine Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service is looking for a Jackson Center man wanted in connection with a burglary and bank robbery.
Christopher P. Yaeger, 34, last known to reside in Jackson Center, is wanted in Shelby County on one count of felony burglary after allegedly stealing jewelry and a firearm from a home on Nov. 29 and for allegedly robbing a Huntington Bank in Bellefontaine on Dec. 9. Yaeger has been on the run since the robbery.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Two days after President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address, mayors from the Golden Triangle met in New Knoxville on Thursday to give their summation of 2011 and outlook for 2012.
Minster Mayor Dennis Kitzmiller took to the podium first and gave a recap on his village’s activities in 2011. Spending and income tax revenue dominated his address.
CELINA — A national organization is actively seeking volunteers to help track weather in Auglaize and Mercer counties.
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is a “community-based network that incorporates training and education on tracking rain and snowfall,” according to the organization’s website. Presenters Ashley Novak and Julie Reed of the National Weather Service spoke with area residents Wednesday night at Wright State University Lake Campus about how to get involved and some techniques to collecting weather data.