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August 3rd

Banks Strike Deal

August 3, 2012

CELINA — Mercer Savings Bank (MSB) and The Peoples Bank Co. (PBC) jointly announced today the two banks have entered into a purchase and assumption agreement to transfer accounts, real estate and other assets from MSB’s branches in St. Marys and Coldwater to PBC. Under the terms of the agreement, The Peoples Bank Co. will assume most of the deposits and purchase the real estate and certain assets of the St. Marys and Coldwater offices. Mercer Savings Bank will retain all loans from both offices.

August 2nd

Union, Veyance Reach Tentative Deal

August 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — According to a United Steelworkers news release, its union agreed to a tentative four-year deal with Veyance Technologies. The deal includes the St. Marys facility and would run through the end of July 2016.

Following a series of informational meetings, union members will vote to ratify the pact. The contract covers more than 1,000 Veyance employees in other facilities including Lincoln, Neb., Marysville and Sun Prairie, Wis.

Siblings Hit Ring In Beef Show

August 2, 2012

WAPAKONETA — A pair of St. Marys siblings could be found Wednesday afternoon preparing their calves for the upcoming show.

Lee Ann Bertke and her brother, Todd, were brushing their two calves, creating shiny coats and making sure they were in tip-top condition for the judges before the Junior Fair Beef Breeding and Feeder Calf Show.

“My favorite part is showing how much I accomplished and just going out there and having fun,” Lee Ann said.

August 1st

Fire Burns Neil Ave. Home

August 1, 2012

ST. MARYS — A house fire on Neil Avenue Tuesday afternoon threw thick smoke into the air and caused close to $100,000 in damage.

Firefighters from the St. Marys Fire Department arrived on the scene of a house fire at 1501 Neil Ave. shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday. When crews arrived, they quickly made entry into the residence.

Rabbits Hit Show Rings

August 1, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Though he’s not in school, Ryan Schwieterman has been studying over the summer to be as knowledgeable as he can about his 4-H project in preparation for the Auglaize County Fair.

“You have to know a lot of stuff,” the 11-year-old said Tuesday morning during the rabbit show at the fair.

In addition to his studies, Ryan, who was showing rabbits for the third time on Tuesday, has also kept busy taking care of his four rabbits.

“I’ve groomed them, cut their toenails,” he said.

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