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April 13th, 2012

Lima Men Arrested In Bust

April 13, 2012

WAPAKONETA — A two-day enforcement initiative in Auglaize and Mercer counties netted nine felony arrests with more than $20,000 in drugs seized.

Seven local law enforcement agencies joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol in its Operation Shield program targeting traffic safety and criminal activity in the two-county area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

CVB Turns 25

April 13, 2012

MARIA STEIN — The Ohio tourism business is a $38 billion industry, according to Director of Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism Amir Eylon.

“Tourism is a big business in the state of Ohio,” Eylon said Thursday afternoon at the 25th Anniversary Auglaize and Mercer Counties Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Awards Luncheon. “In 2010, visitors spent $25 billion, they generated $38 billion in total sales. Employment wise, they sustained 439,000 full-time equivalent jobs and they generated $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenue.”

April 12th

Deputies Conduct Compliance Checks

April 12, 2012

CELINA — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County checked up on the registration information of more than 60 sex offenders this week.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies teamed with members of the United States Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force to verify compliance with all 64 registered sex offenders in Mercer County on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sex offenders are required to register their address and place of employment with the sheriff periodically.

Family Recounts Painful Loss

April 12, 2012

CELINA — A Korean man convicted of causing a collision that killed a Minster girl in October was sentenced to 180 days in jail and will be deported.

Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Ingraham imposed the jail term on  Jinghao Xu, 50, as a result of a collision that took place Oct. 15 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.

District To Get Surveys

April 12, 2012

NEW BREMEN — District residents will soon find a survey in their mailbox for feedback about their feelings about the New Bremen Local School District and the school levy voters turned down in March.

April 11th

Group To Serve Up Pasta

April 11, 2012

ST. MARYS — Residents looking for something to do on Saturday can stop by a local school for food and entertainment as part of an annual fundraiser for the area’s young musicians.

The St. Marys Band Parents Organization is holding its annual Italian Night on Saturday.

The event will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, with attendees dining on lasagna, applesauce or tossed salad, garlic bread, corn or green beans, drink and dessert.

April 10th

Councilors OK District

April 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — City councilors on Monday night gave the green light for the creation of a revitalization district in downtown.

Cardinal Creates Youth Film Festival

April 10, 2012

NEW BREMEN — A young film buff, Patrick Ferguson says he loves a good story and enjoys seeing how all the aspects fall into place when it hits the screen.

April 9th

Diggle Loses Appeal

April 9, 2012

ST. MARYS — An appeals court upheld the convictions and sentences of a St. Marys man who killed another man outside a local bar in 2010.

Judges from the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima on Monday rejected an appeal filed by Gordon W. Diggle III to his convictions and sentences on murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges in the Sept. 8, 2010, beating death of Steven Casad in the alley behind the Friendly Tavern. Diggle was convicted of the charges last year following a jury trial in April.

Wing Crown Up For Grabs

April 9, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Chicken wing fans from around the region packed the New Bremen American Legion to taste, judge and visit with friends during the sixth annual New Bremen Sons of the American Legion’s MAC Wingfest.

“This year we have 10 vendors,” Wingfest Chair Rodney Suchland said. “Usually we have 10 or 12, so it’s about average.”

The doors opened at 4 p.m. Saturday, and a steady stream of people crowded the Legion to participate in the annual event that pits wing vendors from around the area for the top titles.

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