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April 13th, 2012

Choirs To Hold Benefit

April 13, 2012

ST. MARYS — Local high school students will be putting on a benefit as a way to raise money for their peers to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this summer.

The St. Marys choirs are putting on a benefit concert on April 21.

"This is benefitting our trip to the World Choir Games," St. Marys Memorial High School Choir Director Christy Taylor said. "The World Choir Games brings choirs from all over the world to perform together and separate."

Books, Baked Goods For A Cause

April 13, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Among the streets full of garage sales, the Friends of the New Bremen Public Library is having a sale of its own.

The group is hosting a book and bake sale, which ran until 5 p.m. Friday and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, at the library, located at 45 W. Washington St., New Bremen. The sale can be accessed through the door at the side of the building.

Lima Men Arrested In Bust

April 13, 2012

WAPAKONETA — A two-day enforcement initiative in Auglaize and Mercer counties netted nine felony arrests with more than $20,000 in drugs seized.

Seven local law enforcement agencies joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol in its Operation Shield program targeting traffic safety and criminal activity in the two-county area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

CVB Turns 25

April 13, 2012

MARIA STEIN — The Ohio tourism business is a $38 billion industry, according to Director of Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism Amir Eylon.

“Tourism is a big business in the state of Ohio,” Eylon said Thursday afternoon at the 25th Anniversary Auglaize and Mercer Counties Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Awards Luncheon. “In 2010, visitors spent $25 billion, they generated $38 billion in total sales. Employment wise, they sustained 439,000 full-time equivalent jobs and they generated $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenue.”

April 12th

Deputies Conduct Compliance Checks

April 12, 2012

CELINA — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County checked up on the registration information of more than 60 sex offenders this week.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies teamed with members of the United States Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force to verify compliance with all 64 registered sex offenders in Mercer County on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sex offenders are required to register their address and place of employment with the sheriff periodically.

Family Recounts Painful Loss

April 12, 2012

CELINA — A Korean man convicted of causing a collision that killed a Minster girl in October was sentenced to 180 days in jail and will be deported.

Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Ingraham imposed the jail term on  Jinghao Xu, 50, as a result of a collision that took place Oct. 15 at the intersection of Ohio 119 and U.S. 127 in Granville Township. Aubrey L. Bruns, 3, of Minster, died from injuries suffered in the collision.

District To Get Surveys

April 12, 2012

NEW BREMEN — District residents will soon find a survey in their mailbox for feedback about their feelings about the New Bremen Local School District and the school levy voters turned down in March.

April 11th

Group To Serve Up Pasta

April 11, 2012

ST. MARYS — Residents looking for something to do on Saturday can stop by a local school for food and entertainment as part of an annual fundraiser for the area’s young musicians.

The St. Marys Band Parents Organization is holding its annual Italian Night on Saturday.

The event will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, with attendees dining on lasagna, applesauce or tossed salad, garlic bread, corn or green beans, drink and dessert.

April 10th

Councilors OK District

April 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — City councilors on Monday night gave the green light for the creation of a revitalization district in downtown.

Cardinal Creates Youth Film Festival

April 10, 2012

NEW BREMEN — A young film buff, Patrick Ferguson says he loves a good story and enjoys seeing how all the aspects fall into place when it hits the screen.

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