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March 21st, 2012

Volunteers Set For Annual Event

March 21, 2012

ST. MARYS — Next month, volunteers from across Auglaize County will join together to help a group of local organizations.

The third annual United Way Day of Caring will be held on April 14, and United Way of Auglaize County Director Randy Fisher said the event provides an opportunity for those who want to give back to help local organizations.

March 20th

Plant Coming To Mercer County

March 20, 2012

MARIA STEIN — Representatives from a Wisconsin-based firm say a 25,000 square foot production facility to be built in Mercer County could play a vital role in helping to heal Grand Lake St. Marys and its watershed.

Suspects Arrested In Drug Probe

March 20, 2012

CELINA — An investigation by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force resulted in charges brought against close to two dozen local residents.

March 19th

Plungers Hit Water

March 19, 2012

ST. MARYS — Despite a rain delay, local high school students and a handful of adults jumped into a pond to raise money for cancer research.

On Sunday afternoon, 42 students and nine celebrity plungers leaped or ran into what was optimistically estimated to be 65-degree weather, as part of the seventh-annual Memorial High School Relay for Life Polar Plunge.

Schedule Being Ironed Out

March 19, 2012

ST. MARYS — With a local school switching its scheduling system, administrators are taking steps to implement the change for the 2012-13 school year.

St. Marys Memorial High School will be on the trimester system next school year, and school administrators are currently working on the scheduling aspect of the new system.

“We will have five academic periods, which are 63-minutes long,” Memorial High School Principal Dave Lewis said. “We will still have a four-minute passing time.”

March 16th

Gaming Machines Confiscated

March 16, 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 March 12 to March 19, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

 

75 years ago: Forty-eight rabbits were sent to St. Marys and released on a farm north of the city by the state conservation department. The rabbits were brought in from Missouri.

Joseph N. Wright claimed he was robbed of $569.38 while walking across from East School. He said the money was taken by two men while a third waited in a car.

Cardinals Tear Down Wall of Bullying

March 16, 2012

NEW BREMEN — A local school district is taking strides to combat a problem in schools by tearing down a wall of verbal bullying.

Throughout the week, students at New Bremen Elementary and Middle School viewed a wall of 100 hurtful words that was torn down little by little each day. Elementary/Middle School Guidance Counselor Julie Lee said she was hoping to show the students how powerful their words are.

Summit Touts Area's Future

March 16, 2012

CELINA — Representatives from area businesses, organizations, cities and more gathered at a local college campus as part of the campus’ second regional summit on Friday.

Wright State University Lake Campus on Friday held its second Lake Campus Regional Summit — a gathering that has become an annual event at the school’s main campus in Dayton and one that was expanded to the local campus in 2011.

Friday Happenings

March 16, 2012

March 16: Big Brothers, Big Sisters will hold Bowl of Kids Sake at 7 p.m. today at Varsity Lanes in St. Marys.

New Bremen Public Library will host a Honk! Party sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Crescent Players from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Man Arrested In Truck Theft

March 16, 2012

CELINA — A Celina man is being held in the Mercer County Adult Detention facility in connection with the theft of a red 2007 Toyota pickup truck from a Bruns Avenue home.  

The truck was reported stolen at 3:49 p.m. Thursday. The owner returned home after being out of town for a day. His pickup, which had been parked in the garage, was gone when he arrived home.  The keys that had been inside the home were also gone.

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