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April 26th, 2012
CELINA — Approximately 800,000 people are trafficked each year, and a major human trafficking hub is just up the interstate.
ST. MARYS — There is a new group in town that is focusing its efforts on football.
The Roughrider Touchdown Club Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization that has been in the works for approximately a year, President Tom Knous said, and the club recently has headquartered itself in the former Hans and Fritz Restaurant building in the South Street parking lot.
KOSSUTH — A handful of local residents learned the story behind the name of their town from visitors making a documentary about a Hungarian freedom fighter and his impact on the United States.
A crowd gathered at Kossuth Zion United Methodist Church and were regaled with tales about Louis Kossuth — the man whom the town of Kossuth is named. Kossuth was a Hungarian freedom fighter who launched a bid for independence against the Austrians in 1848.
CELINA — Deputies in Mercer County are investigating the fifth traffic crash on county roads since the end of January.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported deputies are investigating the fifth fatal traffic crash and the ninth traffic fatality in Mercer County since January 23. Mercer County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday of an injury crash near the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys will soon be getting a fraction of its energy from a renewable resources.
During their meeting Monday night, St. Marys City Councilors approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the execution of Blue Creek Wind Energy Scheduled with AMP to obtain energy from a wind farm in Paulding and Van Wert counties.
Safety-Service Director Jason Little said the deal would help save the city on its energy costs during the life of the 10-year pact.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Talks of renovating the gymnasium at New Knoxville Local School are ongoing, and board members plan to seek community input in the coming months, New Knoxville Board of Education President Phil Kuck said Tuesday night at the board’s monthly meeting.
Kuck said board members heard a slew of options for the gymnasium from Garmann/Miller & Associates — the same company that handled the district’s renovation.
ST. MARYS — Boaters taking to local waterways are encouraged to keep safety on their minds, a local watercraft officer says.
As warm weather sets in, State Watercraft Officer Kevin Peters said boaters should inspect their vessels before hitting the water. Boaters also should have several safety items handy before setting out.
ST. MARYS — The smell of pancakes, syrup and sausage filled the air of the American Legion as part of a service group’s semiannual fundraiser.
The St. Marys Kiwanis Club held its first pancake day of the year on Saturday as members served up pancakes and sausage to hungry visitors. For the club, the breakfasts serve as a major fundraiser.
WAPAKONETA — Moving forward with improved security as part of courthouse renovations, the Auglaize County commissioners have purchased equipment necessary for those updates.
This week the commissioners approved the purchase of a scanner and magnatometer to place at the single entry point to the Auglaize County Courthouse once renovations are complete.
“It wasn’t part of our original bid package but it’s always been budgeted for the project,” Commissioner Doug Spencer said of the purchase.
ST. MARYS — After five years of meetings, planning, fundraising and construction, the Otterbein St. Marys Life Enrichment Center is now a reality.