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February 20th

Albers Named Beef Queen

February 20, 2013

WAPAKONETA — When the 2013 Auglaize County Beef queen heard her name read as the next to serve as a representative for the Auglaize County Cattlemen’s Association, she said she thought for a moment they read someone’s else’s name before the realization struck her.

February 19th

Local Car Sales Roar Back

February 19, 2013

ST. MARYS — Local car dealerships saw an increase in sales during what some believe will be a year that brings back the vitality of the car market after a few rough recession years.

Jason Black, of Bud’s Chevrolet Buick, said the car market is “exploding.”

“This is going to be a huge year,” he said. “You’re looking pre-recession numbers, really. Nobody’s purchased cars in last three to four years, which means cars on the road are averaging 10 years. There’s only so much life in these cars.”

February 18th

Community Shows Support

February 18, 2013

MONTEZUMA — Dozens of friends, family and strangers gathered at a Montezuma business Saturday afternoon to help support a family that was rocked by tragedy on Dec. 23.

SWAT Team Called To Standoff

February 18, 2013

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man kept law enforcement officials at bay for several hours before finally surrendering Saturday morning.

At 6:31 a.m. Saturday, Mercer County dispatchers received a phone call reporting shots had been fired at 310 N. Franklin St., Rockford. Deputies and Rockford Police Chief Paul May responded to the scene. Investigators determined Thurman Whitted Jr., 58, of Bridge Street, and his girlfriend were engaged in a domestic dispute, when Whitted entered the bedroom and allegedly fired one round from a handgun.

February 15th

Rider Shines Positive Light

February 15, 2013

ST. MARYS — 18-year-old senior Brooke Hertenstein exudes happiness and positivity and her cheerful outlook, passion and enthusiasm shine through in every project and endeavor she tackles.

Music and the arts are a big part of Hertenstein’s life, but within Memorial High School, she is involved in much more. Hertenstein is a member of National Honor Society, Relay For Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, band and choir.

Dancers Prep for Competition

February 15, 2013

By JANICE BARNIAK

Staff Writer

ST. MARYS — The girls at Kristina’s Dance Escape in St. Marys are gearing up for competition season with rehearsals of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop numbers that they’ll perform all over Ohio and Indiana this spring.

Kristina Blockberger, who has taught dance in St. Marys for 14 years, said the girls audition for spots in the summer on the more serious team.

“I danced all my life and did it competitively,” Blockberger said.

Bill Would Offer Free Permits

February 15, 2013

ST. MARYS — A recently proposed bill in the Ohio House could give some senior citizens free hunting and fishing licenses.

Ohio Rep. Nick Barborak, of the 5th House District, introduced House Bill 25 — a measure that seeks to provide free fishing and hunting licenses along with fur taker, deer and wild turkey permits and wetlands habitat stamps to Ohioans 65 and older. Barborak, a Democrat from Lisbon, said the idea has been floating around Columbus for years.

February 14th

NB BOE Talks Finances

February 14, 2013

NEW BREMEN — Treasurer Debra Meyer addressed the New Bremen Board of Education Wednesday night about what to expect from the Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget for the next two years, increases in health care costs, and how those concerns affect the school’s five year plan.

Love Keeps Couple Together

February 14, 2013

ST. MARYS — Billy Felver may only have the top quarter of his heart left working properly, but he’s given the whole thing to Paula Green.

In front of a crowd of friends at the Auglaize County Council on Aging last Sunday, Felver proposed to Green impromptu, without hesitation, after she gave him a ring and dared him to do it.

“Her face turned real red,” Felver said. “She’s a real sweet, nice kid, lovable. We hit it off right off the bat.”

February 13th

Minster Probing Vandalism

February 13, 2013

MINSTER — The Minster Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads an arrest related to a string of vandalism throughout the village.

Officers are investigating a slew of incidents that have taken place during the past several months in Minster. Minster Police Chief Randy Houseworth said officers have taken numerous complaints from residents regarding tires flattened by roofing nails that were left on the driveways and streets. It appears, Houseworth noted, that several village and school employees have been targets.

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