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June 7th, 2013
CELINA — A suspect in the Grube double homicides has been bound over to the adult division of Mercer County Common Pleas Court on charges that he allegedly played a role in shooting deaths when he was 17-years-old.
Mercer County Juvenile Court Judge Mary Pat Zitter issued the ruling following a probable cause hearing Friday morning in the case against Trevin M. Sanders Roark, 19. Sanders Roark was charged in juvenile court in connection to the deaths of Robert Grube, 70, and his daughter Colleen Grube, 47, in November 2011.
WAPAKONETA — A 43-year-old Wapakoneta man died from injuries suffered in a three-vehicle collision near the intersection of Ohio 501 and Wapakoneta-Buckland Road, north of Wapakoneta.
Ronald Harruff was pronounced dead at the scene by Auglaize County Coroner Dr. Thomas Freytag after the three-car crash at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
ST. MARYS — The director of the Auglaize County Red Cross announced his last day on the job will be Thursday, citing time constraints.
Ken Cline, who has been in the position for 18 months, announced his intentions to step down on Wednesday. Cline said the decision was tough to make and came in the wake of a fire at a home he has on Lake Erie. The home was destroyed and Cline has spent much of his time up north dealing with the issue.
NEW BREMEN — Close your eyes during the Beatles Tribute concert in New Bremen June 16, and you’ll swear you were in Shea Stadium in 1965, said Scott Frey, Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber Director, about the summer concert series set to start at 7 p.m. Sunday with the band Simple Harmony in Minster.
The summer concert series started several years ago to provide Sunday evening music.
“It’s the quintessential, bring-your-lawnchair summer entertainment,” Frey said.
ST. MARYS — The city’s General Fund should get a shot in the arm thanks in part to some bookkeeping and an ambulance rate increase.
ST. MARYS — Dozens of first responders, utility workers, county officials and other emergency personnel gathered in St. Marys and Wapakoneta on Saturday to run through a training scenario that tested how prepared each segment was in the event of a disaster.
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.
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.
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.
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