Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
WAPAKONETA — Approximately 700 students were evacuated this morning from Wapakoneta Middle School after school officials discovered a bomb threat.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner confirmed school officials were tipped off to a bomb threat this morning, but he would not disclose how the threat was made at this time.
“This is one of the few evacuations we have done,” Horner said. “Usually we learn about them prior to the school day.”
ST. MARYS — Fire crews spent more than two hours battling a fire at the intersection of Columbia and Vine streets Tuesday night.
At 5:50 p.m., the St. Marys Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a garage fire at 626 Columbia St. When crews arrived, they found a fully engulfed fire inside the detached garage.
CELINA — The suspect who Mercer County prosecutors allege shot and killed a Rockford woman in November made his first court appearance on Monday.
Flanked by his attorneys, Daniel Charles Martin, 40, was ordered held without bond on one count of murder in connection with the death of Melinda Shinn, 26. Martin, who stared down at the defense table for much of the hearing, is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25, where he is expected to enter a plea to the lone count contained within the indictment.
CELINA — Local residents got the chance to get some health tips and screenings through a health fair sponsored by a local hospital.
ST. MARYS — For Memorial High School senior Rider Hannah Langsdon, life is art.
The school’s art club is Langsdon’s haven, and she said she takes her responsibility as a leader in it very seriously.
“The seniors are kind of like the presidents of the club,” Langsdon said. “So all the seniors are in charge, and they help out with the younger kids. We make sure that there’s no bad behavior in our club — we’re there to be ourselves, not make everybody else feel bad.”
NEW KNOXVILLE — Performers in the rescheduled New Knoxville talent show benefitted from several weeks of extra practice that allowed them to shine Friday afternoon in front of friends and family.
ST. MARYS — Snow sculptures often involve building modest snow forts and snowmen — all of which take maybe a few hours’ hard work.
For the Hagan family of New Bremen, the recent blizzard was an opportunity to put their noses to the grindstone, pack snowball upon snowball, and end up with something spectacular at their home located at 134 St. Clair Place.
Peter Hagan and his family have done snow sculptures in the past, but not since moving to New Bremen from Carson City, Nev., eight years ago.
ST. MARYS — The New Year’s baby for St. Marys area is Atticus Logan Kinsey, born to Chelsie and Brandon Kinsey, of St. Marys at 7:33 a.m. Jan. 1. The newborn weighed in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.
Chelsie said she was playing Duck-Duck-Goose with her two children, Cashis, 3, and Mikayla, 7, about five minutes after watching the ball drop in New York City when she went into labor.
CELINA — The suspect wanted in connection with the Nov. 8 death of a Rockford woman was arrested Wednesday morning in Fort Wayne.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced law enforcement officials have taken Daniel Charles Martin, 40, of Fort Wayne, Ind., into custody. Martin was on the run for close to two months in connection with the death of Melinda Shinn, 26.
A day after the shooting, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Service in locating Martin.
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Dec. 25-31, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Santa Claus delivered Christmas gifts to 1,000 children at the Eagles Home.
Two men were killed in a collision on Ohio 219 southwest of Wapakoneta.
Employees at Star Beverage Company in Minster went on strike after protesting the discharge of a fellow employee.