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March 14th, 2012
LIMA — Attorneys from both sides argued their cases in front of judges from the Third District Court of Appeals regarding the murder conviction of a St. Marys man last year.
In November, Gordon W. Diggle III filed an appeal in his conviction on murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in the beating death of Steven Casad on Sept. 8, 2010.
ST. MARYS — Local board members will be discussing new policy changes at their Wednesday meeting after committee members reviewed policies.
During a meeting of the St. Marys Board of Education Policy, Programs and Planning Committee Monday afternoon, committee members went through proposed policy changes and recommended the full board approve the changes during its regular meeting Wednesday evening.
One of the changes suggested was to allow students who participate in two seasons of marching band and/or and athletics to get credit for physical education.
ST. MARYS — State officials on Monday announced plans to go ahead with a lakewide alum application in the coming weeks.
"The timeline is going to be early April," Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer told The Evening Leader. "I know we are going to be quite a bit ahead of last year's schedule. We are going to have a full lake treatment and we are excited about getting started."
“Leader Look Back,” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from March 5 to March 11, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Memorial High School lost to Wapakoneta 35-15 in a district tournament game in Kenton. Four seniors — Norman Arnett, Ed Yoder, Otto Glass and Warren Broyles — were given the chance to start for the Riders.
ST. MARYS — Approximately 20 local businesses took part in the first-ever business expo on Saturday, sponsored by a fledgling business organization in St. Marys.
The St. Marys Community Partnership took over the Union Hall on South Street for the St. Marys Business Expo. The event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., served as a way to pair local businesses with residents throughout the community.
CELINA — The Celina Police responded to a call of a subject being attacked by a pit bull at 4:22 p.m. Friday.
Officers arrived to find the victim was in a basement of a home at 214 Elm St. The attack was ongoing as officers arrived and the victim was pinned in the far corner of the basement by the dogs involved.One of the dogs was hanging on his left leg and he could not reach the basement stairs.
ST. MARYS — A local organization pairing mentors and children is hosting its annual fundraiser next week.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert Counties is putting on its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event next week.
“It is the 16th at 7 p.m.,” Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert Counties Executive Director Abby Balster said. “Bowling begins at 7 p.m.”
NEW BREMEN — Flocks of flamingos have taken over the yards of area residents who are helping raise money for a local charity.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert counties has teamed up with Preferred Insurance Center for a fundraiser that is sending pink flamingos to the yards of New Bremen and St. Marys residents.
CELINA — A Korean man was found guilty of causing an accident that claimed the life of a Minster girl in October.
During a change-of-plea hearing in Mercer County Common Pleas Court Friday afternoon, Jinghao Xu, 50, pleaded no contest to one count of vehicular homicide, a fourth-degree felony. The charge stems from an Oct. 15 collision at the intersection of Ohio 119 and U.S. 127 in Granville Township. Aubrey L. Bruns, 3, of Minster, died from injuries suffered in the collision.
ST. MARYS — A local tavern will hold a fundraiser this weekend to benefit the an Ohio charity.
The Friendly Tavern, located at 115 S. Main. St., St. Marys, will be selling chicken dinners and holding a doubles pool tournament on Saturday to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region.
Friendly Tavern employee Sondra Thatcher said chicken dinners will cost $7 per dinner and will be served starting at 3 p.m. Saturday and will continue to sell until they are gone.