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Benefit Supports Local

May 31, 2013

ST. MARYS — There will be a benefit celebrating the successful heart transplant of a Memorial High School grad this summer.

The Heart Felt Benefit for Elizabeth Sampson, 20, will take place on Aug. 24 at the Howard Johnson Hotel, 1920 Roschman Ave., Lima. The benefit will begin at 5:30 p.m. with hor d’oeuvres, and dinner will follow at 6 p.m. The evening will feature an auction, music, a raffle, and more. Donations are being accepted at Minster Bank in St. Marys, and the money will go toward the Sampson family’s medical bills.

New BOE Director Named

May 31, 2013

WAPAKONETA — A 1983 graduate of Waynesfield-Goshen High School and an office manager and legal assistant at a Lima law firm is tabbed to be the next director of the Auglaize County Elections Board.

Man Faces Charge

May 31, 2013

ST. MARYS — A 25-year-old male has been charged in connection with an alleged break-in of a residence north of St. Marys.

In a news release issued this morning, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said deputies arrested a man Thursday afternoon for allegedly breaking into a garage at a residence north of St. Marys.

May 30th

Local Happenings

May 30, 2013

May 30: A Computer Basics class will be held at 5:30 p.m. today. Please call or stop by the library to register. Class size is limited.

Gov. Visits New Bremen

May 30, 2013

NEW BREMEN — Gov. John Kasich discussed where budget negotiations are going, funding for Grand Lake St. Marys, aid programs and school dollars Wednesday night at the American Legion in New Bremen, where he addressed Auglaize County Republicans during the Auglaize County Republican Women’s Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner.

May 29th

Rocket Club Soars

May 29, 2013

MINSTER — The students learn the most from failures, teacher Ted Oldiges told the Minster Civic Association members Tuesday night at Arrowhead Golf Club in Minster.

When the rocket club started competing in 2009 with approximately 20 seventh and eighth graders, Oldiges was just looking to broaden their experiences.

“I wanted them to have something more on their college resumes than ‘I played sports, I played sports, I played sports,’” he said.

The first competition the team was disqualified.

May 28th

Fire Damages Garage

May 28, 2013

ST. MARYS — Fire crews from two local departments helped battle a garage fire on Oliver Street Sunday night.

The St. Marys Fire Department received a phone call at 7:58 p.m. Sunday reporting a garage fire at 809 Oliver St. When crews arrived, the garage was engulfed in flames and threatened to spread to the main structure.

May 24th

Marine To Walk In Graduation

May 24, 2013

ST. MARYS — After completing coursework a semester early to go to boot camp last February, senior Priscilla Dodson will return on Sunday to walk in commencement with her graduating class at Memorial High School, but set apart, in her dress blues, as a Marine.

It’s not the first time Dodson will feel different from her classmates.

Martin Pleads To Murder Charge

May 24, 2013

CELINA — The man charged in the shooting death of a Rockford woman last year has pleaded guilty to the charge.

In a plea agreement reached on Friday, Daniel C. Martin pleaded guilty to murder, with a gun specification, in the death of Melinda S. Shinn. Martin shot and killed Shinn at 509 North St., Rockford, on Nov. 8.

Martin now faces 15 years to life in prison with an additional three years because of the gun specification. Martin is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. June 27.
 

Arrest Made In MCSO Vehicle Break-in

May 24, 2013

CELINA — An arrest has been made in connection with the break-in of a Mercer County Sheriff's car earlier this week.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported his office is in the process of updating policies on firearms that are stored in office vehicles. The sheriff’s office does not disclose the types of weapons deputies have at their disposal as it is a risk to deputies for criminals to know what resources are available and what resources are not available.

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