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June 25th, 2012
ST. MARYS — County crews are wading through brush and debris in an effort to restore flow to the St. Marys River.
The Auglaize County Engineer’s Office recently kicked off its log jam removal program along the St. Marys River. County Engineer Doug Reinhart said it has been two years since crews have been able to move equipment along the river to remove fallen trees and debris.
ST. MARYS — Whether it’s a way to learn a new skill or just some time away from the house to socialize and work on a project, area crafters are gathering at the St. Marys Community Public Library on Friday mornings for a craft circle, and they’re enjoying it.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys high school student is displaying his creations as part of his first exhibit in a local art gallery.
Mitchell Vires, who will be a senior at St. Marys Memorial High School this fall, is showcasing his origami creations as part of “Aggregate: Chinese Modular Origami,” an exhibit that opened on June 7 at Arts Place’s Collective Center on Spring Street.
CELINA — A Mercer County grand jury on Wednesday indicted the second of three suspects believed to be responsible for a home invasion on Feb. 25 near Mendon.
Michael E. Davis, 30, of Cincinnati, has been indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, one count of theft and three counts of complicity in connection with a home invasion at 12617 Dutton Road, just north of Ohio 117 near Mendon. Two people were inside the residence at the time — Kathy Fair, 47, and her father William Fair, 73.
ST. MARYS — The following results are from the latest round of testing conducted on samples from Grand Lake St. Marys (previous results are in parenthesis). Figures are in parts per billion for microcystin.
• Near Intake: 23 (32.2)
• East Beach: 10 (20.3)
• West Beach: 10.8 (37.8)
• Camp Beach: 15.5 (15.9)
• Windy Point: 13 (14.2)
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys woman was flown to a Lima hospital after she was hit while walking across Ohio 66 Thursday morning.
According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 11:05 a.m., Kathleen M. Jamieson, 74, of St. Marys, was walking from west to east across Ohio 66 when she was struck by a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan driven north on Ohio 66 by Billie J. Cox, 20, of Houston. Jamieson was struck and came to rest in the road.
ST. MARYS — Less than 24 hours after a drifting boat touched off a search for a missing boater, the body of a 59-year-old man was found near Riley Bay in Grand Lake St. Marys.
The body of James Price was found near Riley Bay Wednesday afternoon — less than a day after emergency personnel started searching for him after his 22-foot pontoon boat was found adrift Tuesday night. Price's body was found near where his boat was located.
CELINA — A boat found adrift on Grand Lake St. Marys Tuesday night sparked a search for a missing person that continued this morning.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft spokesperson John Wisse said officials received a report early Tuesday evening that an officer found a vacant boat adrift on the lake. Evidence found on the boat led to a search for a missing person — a 57-year-old male who was reportedly fishing on the 22-foot pontoon boat earlier in the day.
ST. MARYS — A Florida man faces a minor misdemeanor charge as the result of allegedly shooting a dog as it became aggressive, dumping its body into Grand Lake St. Marys and failing to notify the proper authorities.
NEW BREMEN — Workforce development is a top priority for the governor’s office, a state official said during a presentation with representatives from various departments in the region Monday morning.