Archive - May 2012 - News Article
LIMA — The case involving a St. Marys optometrist is now in the hands of judges from the Third District Court of Appeals.
Attorneys on both sides argued their stances during oral arguments in the appeal case of Douglas J. Wine Tuesday morning. Wine was convicted last year of gross sexual imposition following a jury trial. Jurors found Wine not guilty of rape and sexual battery. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison on the fourth-degree felony charge. He faced a maximum of 18 months in prison.
CELINA — The Celina Police Department has filed charges on a suspect in connection with the theft of credit cards, and the attempted use of those cards at the Celina Wal-Mart.
The incident allegedly took place April 30. At the time of the attempted use of the credit cards, security cameras at Wal-Mart captured images of the suspect at the register and as the suspect left the store.
MINSTER — After eight months of preparation and trials, three Minster Rocket Club teams had their chance to shine last weekend at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) near Washington, D.C., and one team earned a spot in the top 25 in the nation.
ST. MARYS — The mauling of a city meter reader last month prompted the safety-service director to issue a stern warning to irresponsible dog owners in St. Marys.
On April 30, a meter reader was attacked while on his route on Front Street by a dog running at large. Safety-Service Director Jason Little briefed members of St. Marys City Council on the incident during Monday night’s meeting.
ST. MARYS — Shoppers looking for last-minute, colorful gifts for Mother’s Day had a place to visit as part of a local garden club’s annual flower sale.
The St. Marys Gardeners held its annual sale along Indiana Avenue Friday and Saturday. The event, which helps raise funds for the group, featured flowers of all shapes, sizes and colors.
ST. MARYS — A local lake will once again be filled with people seeking carp as part of a second-ever event.
The second-ever Get the Carp Outta Here fishing derby returns to Grand Lake St. Marys Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Last year, the event attracted close to 300 participants who helped remove 8,142 pounds of carp from the lake.
May 12: The St. Marys Gardeners will host a flower sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 1201 Indiana Ave.
Pirates of the Chemotherapy will be performed at 8 p.m. today at the FOP Hall, 520 W. North St., St. Marys. Additional parking may be utilized on Ash Street.
May 13: Pirates of the Chemotherapy will be performed at 3 p.m. today at the FOP Hall, 520 W. North St., St. Marys. Additional parking may be utilized on Ash Street.
ST. MARYS — To wrap up Right to Read Week, students at St. Marys Intermediate School received a visit from a Columbus-area author.
Nancy Roe Pimm lives in Dublin now, but she grew up in New York City. She noted when she was young, she dreamed of becoming a cowgirl — something not realistic in New York City. When her sister got married, she lived on a horse farm and invited Roe Pimm to live with her in the summer.
ST. MARYS — Between homework, softball practices, dance recitals and Girl Scouts, Linda Opperman keeps busy with her granddaughters.
“I like being involved with the kids,” said Opperman, The Evening Leader’s 2012 Mother of the Year. “That’s helping me stay young for one thing. I just like helping out. I like seeing them grow up and helping them grow up to be good kids and keep them on the right track.”
She noted that she has been involved in several of her granddaughters’ activities.
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement agency recently netted a state grant to help its drug awareness program.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office received $20,140.04 as part of a $3.8 million grant program administered by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office. The funding is earmarked to keep school resource officers and DARE officers active in the local schools. The money will also expand the focus of the anti-drug campaign to include the dangers of prescription drugs, as well as drugs like marijuana, cocaine and heroin.