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May 4th, 2012

4 Locals Place In Art Contest

May 4, 2012

ST. MARYS — During an annual art contest that nabs participation throughout the United States and Canada, four local students placed in the competition.

As part of the 2012 Fraternal Order of Eagles Children’s Art Contest, Holy Rosary sixth-grade student Sam Young received first place in the sixth grade division of the contest.

“I drew a picture of a guy holding a flag,” Sam said. “He was a soldier.”

Sam said he used graphite pencil for the black and white drawing.

Flash Flood Warning Issued

May 4, 2012

AUGLAIZE COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for eastern Auglaize County until 7 p.m. today. Radar indicated that thunderstorms had produced heavy rainfall across the area.

Rain continues to fall with another 1 to 2 inches possible. Lakeview, Russells Point and Waynesfield may experience flooding.

NEVER drive in areas where water covers the roadway. Do not allow children to play near storm drains or flooded creeks and streams, they can easily be pulled under or swept away by fast moving water.

Garage Sales Start Today

May 4, 2012

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Garage sales officially start today and run through Saturday.

Suspect Arrested In Tool Thefts

May 4, 2012

CELINA — A former Celina resident who now lives in Indiana is facing three felony charges in connection with the theft of tools from three different automotive shops in Celina. 

Church To Host Kite Festival

May 4, 2012

CELINA — Area residents have the opportunity to kick back and relax on Sunday, participating in a classic outdoor activity at annual church festival.

St. John Lutheran Church, 1100 N. Main St., Celina, or the Purple Door Church, will host its fifth annual Kite Festival from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. The free festival entails kite-flying for all ages, a moonwalk and a meal. St. John Lutheran Church Director of Equipping Ministries Andrea Kuehne said the event was started to give area residents a relaxing, worry-free event when they needed it most.

Senate Tweaks Texting Bill

May 4, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official says if legislators are serious about banning texting while driving, they should make it a primary offense.

May 3rd

Seniors Get Nutrition Tips

May 3, 2012

ST. MARYS — Seniors in the county received a visit from a registered dietician to speak with them on nutrition education and food and medication safety on Wednesday.

Rhonda Davisson, the nutrition care coordinator at the Area Agency on Aging and a registered dietician, spoke to seniors at the Auglaize County Council on Aging about nutrition education.

“She’s going to be talking about nutrition,” ACCA Outreach Specialist Trena Chiles said. “That’s what our wellness topic is this month.”

May 2nd

Speaker Stresses Stories

May 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — A piece of fake fruit, a chair leg and a basketball trophy each have their own story to tell, according to local historian and Temple of Tolerance Owner Jim Bowsher, who presented Tuesday to area seniors at the Auglaize County Council on Aging.

“These items here are going to speak through me,” Bowsher told the seniors.

Bowsher argued that physically experiencing items and history creates a personal connection with the story, noting, for example, that visiting Gettysburg is different from seeing it in pictures or in film.

New Shop To Offer Baked Goods

May 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — A bakery thrift store is set to open its doors in the coming weeks in the city of St. Marys.

Officials from Aunt Millie’s Bakeries, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., confirmed to The Evening Leader their intentions of opening a thrift store in St. Marys Square. The new shop will occupy the former Ernst Sporting Goods storefront.

May 1st

Celina Credit Card Thief Wanted

May 1, 2012

CELINA — The Celina Police Department is investigating the theft of credit cards and attempted use of those credit cards that occurred Monday morning. 

Between 9 a.m. and and 9:45 a.m. Monday, someone broke the driver’s door window out of a white 2009 Chrysler minivan that was parked in the parking lot for Pullman Bay Restaurant.  The suspect then stole a black wallet belonging to Ashlea Grahm of Gainesville, Fla. Grahm was in town on family business.  The wallet contained the victim’s operator’s license and credit cards.  

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