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May 8th, 2012

Cards Take Challenge

May 8, 2012

NEW BREMEN — At 13-years-old, Rachel Scott knew she would affect the lives of others, tracing her hands on the back of her dresser and writing, “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will some day touch millions of people’s hearts.”

Four years later, on April 20, 1999, Rachel was the first of 13 people killed at Columbine High School.

Rider Heads To Nationals

May 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local girl has moved on in a speech competition, after winning the state level this weekend.

On Saturday in Lima, Clare Caywood competed at the state level of the God, Flag and Country speech contest.

“I was surprised because the boy who spoke before me was really good, and I was ready to get second place,” Clare said of her first-place win at state.

After winning first, Clare will move on to the national level.

“Next, I go to the national competition in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 7,” she said.

Suspect Arrested In Burglary

May 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — An Allen County man was arrested Saturday after fleeing a home in rural Auglaize County.

According to a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, deputies arrested a Lima man on Saturday after he was chased out of a home on Sante Fe Line Road. At approximately 8:53 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to Sante Fe Line Road on a report of a house burglary in progress.  The suspect had fled from the home after being stopped by the homeowner.

May 7th

Suspects Arrested With Handgun

May 7, 2012

CELINA — Two area men face felony charges after Celina police officers allegedly found them in possession of a handgun that has the serial numbers filed off.  

The two men were suspect in vehicle break-ins in the area of Wilkins Street.

At 3:45 a.m. Monday, officers were responding to a call of two suspects going through a vehicle parked at 606 Wilkins St. In route they were flagged down by a subject near Logan and Elm streets. That subject, Joseph Vian, was the son of one of the victims.

TCU Nabs Honor

May 7, 2012

ST. MARYS — Grand Lake Health System’s Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital was recently named in the top four in the state in resident satisfaction.

LIA Eyes Membership

May 7, 2012

CELINA — The Lake Improvement Association’s membership drive is in full swing, as the group is working to expand to 2,012 members this year.

“I am very happy to report that the membership is running well ahead of last year’s pace, so the effort that everyone is putting forward is working,” LIA Trustee Dave Eyink said. “We’ve got a lofty goal this year, we want to get 2,012 members this year, which is substantially more than we had last year.”

17 Pounds Of Pot Seized

May 7, 2012

WAPAKONETA — More than $112,390 worth of drugs — 17.6 pounds of marijuana — was seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 75.

Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol seized the hydroponic marijuana, which was grown in a basement or closet, following a traffic stop near the County Road 29 exit north of Sidney.

May 4th

County Collects License Fees

May 4, 2012

"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 May 1 to 7, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: Auglaize County collected $25,488 from license fees from a pool of $6.5 million collected by the state. Allen County received $62,352.

Slot machines were confiscated from Westerheide Restaurant and City Service Station in Minster.

Schools Host Believe In Yourself Week

May 4, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Cardinals will be participating in a slew of self-esteem building events next week as the schools kick off an annual weeklong event.

New Bremen Elementary and Middle schools will host Believe in Yourself Week starting Monday, a week that Middle School Principal Howard Overman noted was originally started to help raise the self-esteem of the students.

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.

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