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ST. MARYS — Setex broke ground on Monday on what will be a 40,000 square foot expansion to the welding facility to allow growth as the company takes on more seat construction for Honda.
Construction is slated to begin next week, weather permitting. The building is planned to be for a future program, to be opened in May, and won’t be in use until fall, after equipment is moved into the facility, said Setex representative Scott Rosenbeck.
CELINA — Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol seized more than $25,000 in drugs and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop in Mercer County on Friday.
Troopers stopped a 2002 Chevy Suburban, with Indiana registration, for an alleged speed violation, on eastbound U.S. 33, near milepost 15, at 9:20 p.m. Friday. Troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed several plastic bags allegedly containing 1,502 ecstasy pills, worth nearly $26,000, and a loaded 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun.
ST. MARYS — Five St. Marys residents were arrested as part of a recent investigation by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
Seven residents total were arrested as part of a six-month investigation by the task force. The suspects were arrested on Wednesday and have been indicted on drug charges ranging from the sale of marijuana to heroin.
Those arrested were:
• Adam Roberts, 23, of St. Marys, on three counts of trafficking in marijuana and one count of trafficking in heroin.
ST. MARYS — Senior Roughrider Katie Peterson, 17, has had an active and successful high school career in all areas.
She is a member of the tennis team, of FCA, Relay For Life, the all-brass band, and outside of Memorial High School is involved in 4-H.
This is Peterson’s sixth year playing tennis, where she plays first singles.
“When I’m playing I just kind of zone everything out and it’s only just me and the other person playing,” she said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Richard Egbert has been saving people’s lives after car crashes, surgeries and severe wounds for more than 20 years.
He’s not an EMT, doctor or a nurse. He’s a blood donor. On Friday, Egbert was one donation away from having given 19 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross, meaning that people all over this part of the state are walking around with Egbert’s blood connecting them to the donor without even knowing it.
ST. MARYS — Keith Ley, manager at Villa Nova in St. Marys, says Super Bowl Sunday provides a little economic boost for businesses that make pizza and other foods popular with sports fans.
“It’s a little perk,” Ley said. “There’s a slow down after Christmas and before spring. It’s nice to know you’ll get that February Super Bowl money.”
ST. MARYS — Members of two local chambers of commerce got the opportunity to pepper an Ohio Congressman with questions ranging from the current fiscal crisis in Washington, D.C., to immigration reform.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senators hopes to get approval for a coin honoring one of the state’s largest tourist attractions.
Sen. Rob Portman announced plans to introduce legislation that would authorize the U.S. mint to produce commemorative coins marking the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The coins would not cost the taxpayers any money.
MINSTER — Residents at Heritage Manor in Minster were treated to a live concert Wednesday night.
The Rev. Jim “Jimmy-Do” Slone makes his living cleaning, lives clean and leads a band that only plays clean venues, Slone said Wednesday night after Third Generation played for residents of Heritage Manor Nursing Center.
“We like good clean fun,” Slone said. “We don’t drink or cut up. At least, not anymore.”
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys will have a familiar face serving as its interim safety-service director.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan told The Evening Leader Eric Ostling is no longer the safety-service director for the city, effective immediately. St. Marys Police Chief Greg Foxhoven will serve as interim safety-service director. Ostling was hired in October to succeed Jason Little, who was hired in March but announced his resignation in August.