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August 24th, 2012

Courts Named To Minster Bank

August 24, 2012

ST. MARYS — Members of a local school board awarded naming rights to a new tennis complex during a special meeting Friday evening.

Members of the St. Marys Board of Education awarded the naming rights to the new tennis complex at the high school-middle school site to Minster Bank for a period of five years.

The proceeds for the naming rights agreement are to be directed to the district’s Permanent Improvement Fund as follows: $1,666 for 2012, $1,667 for 2013 and $1,667 for 2014.

Possible Algae Killer Hits Lake

August 24, 2012

CELINA — The latest pilot project to hit Grand Lake St. Marys kicked off this week, utilizing a water purification system that has shown past progress in the Deep Horizon oil spill off the Gulf Coast.

Mike Mangham with EcoUSA and Keith Boulais with Premier Materials kicked off their Kria Ionizer Wednesday morning near the city of Celina’s water intake area, and noted they had already seen an effect by that afternoon.

August 23rd

Musicfest To Benefit Regatta

August 23, 2012

CELINA — Area residents can enjoy nine hours of music this weekend while helping contribute to next year’s Governor’s Cup Regatta.

After having to cancel this year’s race because of low lake levels, regatta organizers put together a music festival to raise money for next year’s event. The Governor’s Cup Regatta Musicfest will kick off at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lake Shore Park in Celina.

Bus Safety Stressed

August 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — With local children heading back to school on Wednesday, a local official is reminding residents and students of the proper bus safety protocols.

St. Marys City Schools Transportation Supervisor Dan Grothause noted the proper behavior students should have while riding the school bus and reminded residents of the rules for stopping for a stopped school bus.

August 22nd

Entity Gifted Wooded Parcel

August 22, 2012

ST. MARYS — A public, wooded area will soon be added to Auglaize County, as the Heritage Trails Park District Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to accept a gift of land in Noble Township at its annual outdoor meeting Tuesday night at the High Street shelter house in St. Marys.

“The Heritage Trails Park District is in the process of being gifted a 15.84-acre piece of land,” Heritage Trails Park District Director Allison Brady said, noting the organization is going through the legal process of acquiring the land.

9 Indicted On Drug Sales

August 22, 2012

CELINA — Nine people have been indicted stemming from investigations by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force that involved heroin sales.

In a news release issued Wednesday morning, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said the indictments came as a result of cooperation among various agencies in Mercer and Auglaize counties.

Indicted were:

• Bradley Hageman , 21, Mercer County Adult Detention Facility, on three counts of trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felonies.

190 Pot Plants Pulled

August 22, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Law enforcement officials last week pulled close to 200 marijuana plants from corn fields across the county.

August 21st

Cards Ready For School Year

August 21, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Area students are gearing up to go back to school this week, gathering their school supplies, finishing up their summer reading and working on making a good first impression on their new teacher.

The New Bremen Public Library hosted a Meet the Teacher Craft Monday afternoon, where area students could make a water bottle hanger to place on a bottle of water with a piece of candy and a pink lemonade, fruit punch or cherry drink mix. The students were encouraged to give the craft to their teachers during Meet the Teacher Night on Monday.

BOE Briefed On Building

August 21, 2012

MINSTER — With the start of the school year on the horizon, members of the Minster Board of Education met Monday night to prepare for the 2012-13 school year.

Superintendent Brenda Boeke said she is still waiting to see if Minster Local Schools has been rated an “excellent with distinction” district.

August 20th

Anglers Hit Canal For Trophies

August 20, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Young anglers lined the Miami and Erie Canal in New Bremen Saturday morning for an annual festival fishing derby.

The Bremenfest Fishing Derby kicked off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and ran until noon, and the young anglers found success pulling large and small fish from the canal, including a variety of catfish and bass. While small fish were caught on a regular basis during the derby, talk of a 26-inch catfish being caught circled the canal.

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