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March 13th, 2013
Sources have confirmed to The Evening Leader that an officer-involved shooting took place Wednesday night in the 600 block of Derrick Street in St. Marys. More details will be published when released by law enforcement officials.
The scene is being secured and taped off. Witnesses at the scene told the newspaper they heard gun shots in the area.
ST. MARYS — Crews were kept busy Tuesday locating and repairing a natural gas leak in downtown St. Marys.
St. Mary Interim Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said the city received a phone call at 11:30 p.m. Monday reporting a natural gas leak at 201 W. Spring St. City crews started marking utility lines early Tuesday morning and crews from Dominion arrived on the scene shortly after midnight to begin the task of locating and repairing the leak.
“They requested our people respond to give the location of the city utilities,” Foxhoven said.
NEW BREMEN — The search to replace retiring New Bremen Police Chief Doug Harrod continues.
Mayor Jeff Pape updated New Bremen Village Councilors on the search during Tuesday night’s council meeting.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors Monday night got a sneak peek at the city’s revamped online presence.
Personnel Director Sue Backs provided councilors with some highlights from the website. The new site, which is still found at CityofStMarys.net, of more streamlined and user-friendly than the current website.
“It’s going to be easy to use and its functional,” Backs said. “Most importantly, it’s going to be easy to maintain. We can keep adding additional information and change information.”
FRYBURG — Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Fryburg man Friday.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said preliminary autopsy results on Michael L. McClintock, 60, of Fryburg, did not indicate any signs of foul play. McClintock was found dead inside his home Friday morning by a relative.
CELINA — Junior scholars from New Knoxville, New Bremen and Minster attended a photography class at Wright State University Lake Campus on Friday to learn from photographer Mike Lamm about the evolution of photography from its manual roots to its digital form.
“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 March 5 to March 11, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: A farmer near Buckland reported the theft of a watch, an electric razor, two boxes of shotgun shells and a rifle from his home. The house had been left unlocked.
A St. Marys man was arrested for netting fish in the Miami and Erie Canal feeder. He was fined $200 for the infraction.
ST. MARYS — A local representative is among a list of legislators who have put their names on a bill that could ban the use of traffic and speed cameras in Ohio.
House Bill 69, which lists 84th House District Rep. Jim Buchy as a cosponsor, would prohibit the use of the devices in detecting speed and traffic light violations. The cameras, which are popular in larger cities like Toledo, have been debated in recent years as critics have called the devices nothing more than revenue streams for communities.
CELINA — Patrick Ammon opens the door to Room 229 at Wright State University Lake Campus, full of students and a teacher at the front.
“Bang, bang! Bang, bang, bang!” he yells, as the students rush toward him aiming to take his gun, disorient him, and throw things in his way.
Ammon is a Wright State University crime prevention manager, and this is only a test. The weapon is a bright orange practice gun — Ammon’s service weapon is across the room in the care of the campus’s security director, Officer Tyler Pottkotter.
ST. MARYS — On May 18, a New Bremen family will be one step closer to their goal of making life easier for their 1-year-old son, Oliver.
Oliver Dietzman was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, in September. His first seizure, which happened in June, lasted an hour and 15 minutes, Allison Dietzman said.
“My brother has seizures so I’d seen them before (and) knew what to do,” she said. “(But Oliver’s) seizures are becoming harder and harder to control.”