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April 17th, 2012
WAPAKONETA — A county organization is gearing up for its annual benefit this week and is still accepting items to be auctioned off.
ST. MARYS — Beginning last week, kindergarten students from Auglaize and Mercer counties learned the ins and outs of a hospital visit as they stopped by Joint Township District Memorial Hospital as part of Make Believe Hospital 2012.
More than 800 area kindergarteners will pass through the halls of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital during its run this year, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Assistant Coordinator Cindy Gaerke said.
CELINA — A Celina woman was killed in a collision on U.S. 127 Monday morning.
According to a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on U.S. 127, just north of Clover Four Road. Mercer County 911 received a call at 11:45 a.m. Monday regarding the collision.
NEW BREMEN — It all started with a laugh, and after a year and a half of fundraising, planning and designing, the Sunshine Playground structure is now standing in Bremenfest Park.
Approximately 55 volunteers split into five teams Saturday morning to put together the structure of the 100 percent handicapped accessible playground. The Sunshine Playground will be the only handicapped accessible playground in west central Ohio.
ST. MARYS — Approximately 250 volunteers joined together Saturday to make Auglaize County a better place by completing projections simultaneously across the county during the United Way of Auglaize County’s Day of Caring.
"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 April 10 to 16, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: The East Siders defeated the West Siders 28 to 5 in a game of kitten ball played at Memorial Park.
The Dr. F. W. Everist property, located on South Wayne Street, was damaged by a roof fire. The estimated loss was $50.
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."
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.
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.
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.”