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May 4th, 2012

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.  

Home Invasion In Celina

May 1, 2012

CELINA — The Celina Police Department is investigating a report of a home invasion that occurred at 321 Leona St.  Officers responded to a call of an unknown male being in the home at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim reported that she awoke to find a strange man standing in her bedroom.  He was partially undressed.  The suspect was approximately 6’-0”, 250 pounds, stocky build, dark hair and a partial beard.  She questioned why he was there and told him she wanted him to leave. 

State Revamps Warning System

May 1, 2012

ST. MARYS — Visitors to Ohio waterways will see a new warning system alerting them to the presence of harmful algal blooms this year.

Storm Socks St. Marys

May 1, 2012

ST. MARYS — Wind gusts of more than 50 mph downed tree limbs, picked up trampolines and toppled trees in the St. Marys area Monday night.

A gust front whipped through St. Marys, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said the storm pounded St. Marys and moved north toward Glynwood Road.

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