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August 5th, 2012

Wapak Man Killed In Crash

August 5, 2012

WAPAKONETA — A Wapakoneta man was killed in a wrong-way collision early Saturday morning on Interstate 75 near Cridersville.

At 12:55 a.m., dispatchers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) began receiving several reports of a pickup truck being driven south in the northbound lanes and troopers from both the Wapakoneta and Lima posts responded in an attempt to intercept the wrong-way motorist.

OSHP Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said before they were able to reach the motorist, he struck a commercial motor vehicle in a head-on collision.

August 4th

20-Month-Old Drowns

August 4, 2012

MENDON - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey this morning announced the investigation into the death of 20-month-old Evan Quinn, 312 S. Washington St., Mendon.  Mercer County Central Dispatch received a call at 9 p.m. from James Quinn, the baby’s father stating that he could not find his son.

August 3rd

FEMA Officials Visit Auglaize Co.

August 3, 2012

ST. MARYS — Officials from FEMA left Auglaize County Friday to continue assessment trips in the wake of the June 29 wind event that swept across the state.

Playground Project Draws To End

August 3, 2012

MINSTER — Students at Minster Elementary School will soon have a new playground to enjoy as Phase I of Minster’s playground project is set to be completed next month.

Elementary Principal Leanne Keller said the need for a new playground spurred from the building consolidation.

“The most immediate need and the first goal was to install playground equipment for younger students,” Keller told The Evening Leader. “With the consolidation, this building had been a four through eight building and is now a K through six building.”

Cop Set To Deploy

August 3, 2012

ST. MARYS — A member of a local police department is trading one uniform for another as part of his service to his country.

St. Marys Police Sgt. Ted Copeland completed his last day of work on Wednesday for the city as he is set to deploy to Afghanistan with his unit as part of the U.S. Army Reserves. Copeland, who has been with the police department since 1993, will be on his fourth deployment since becoming a police officer.

Tentative Deal Reached

August 3, 2012

ST. MARYS — Officials with the United Steelworkers Union and Veyance Technologies reached a tentative agreement on a four-year deal after three months of negotiations.

In a news release, the USW announced the tentative agreement would cover 1,000 Veyance Technologies employees in St. Marys, Lincoln, Neb., Sun Prairie, Wis., and Marysville. The pact would run through July 2016.

Muir Takes Sweepstakes

August 3, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Between sketching out diagrams of a chicken in their notebook to taking notes from a friend on a dairy cow, the top showmen at the Auglaize County Fair learned how to show other animals in less than a week.

The Showman of Showmen Sweepstakes yielded its typical eight contestants competing for the title of top showman at the fair.

Banks Strike Deal

August 3, 2012

CELINA — Mercer Savings Bank (MSB) and The Peoples Bank Co. (PBC) jointly announced today the two banks have entered into a purchase and assumption agreement to transfer accounts, real estate and other assets from MSB’s branches in St. Marys and Coldwater to PBC. Under the terms of the agreement, The Peoples Bank Co. will assume most of the deposits and purchase the real estate and certain assets of the St. Marys and Coldwater offices. Mercer Savings Bank will retain all loans from both offices.

August 2nd

Union, Veyance Reach Tentative Deal

August 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — According to a United Steelworkers news release, its union agreed to a tentative four-year deal with Veyance Technologies. The deal includes the St. Marys facility and would run through the end of July 2016.

Following a series of informational meetings, union members will vote to ratify the pact. The contract covers more than 1,000 Veyance employees in other facilities including Lincoln, Neb., Marysville and Sun Prairie, Wis.

Siblings Hit Ring In Beef Show

August 2, 2012

WAPAKONETA — A pair of St. Marys siblings could be found Wednesday afternoon preparing their calves for the upcoming show.

Lee Ann Bertke and her brother, Todd, were brushing their two calves, creating shiny coats and making sure they were in tip-top condition for the judges before the Junior Fair Beef Breeding and Feeder Calf Show.

“My favorite part is showing how much I accomplished and just going out there and having fun,” Lee Ann said.

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