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July 16th, 2012

Tornado Of 1992 Remembered

July 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — A wind storm that blew through the region two weeks ago may have had some local residents reminiscing about a tornado that toppled a water tower, downed trees and blew roofs off structures two decades ago.

On July 12, 1992, an EF 2 tornado ripped through St. Marys and caused extensive damage throughout the city. The tornado, coupled with more than 7 inches of rain in a 12-hour period, kept city crews and power companies busy for days after the winds and rains passed.

July 14th

2 Killed In Mercer County Crash

July 14, 2012

ST. HENRY - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported this morning that deputies are investigating the seventh fatal traffic crash of 2012 in Mercer County. This crash resulted in two fatalities bringing the total deaths because of crashes to 12.

July 13th

Growing Garden

July 13, 2012

CELINA — A local garden has netted approximately 170 pounds of fruits and vegetables that have been given to area food pantries.

This is the first year for the Wright State University Lake Campus Community Garden, an all-volunteer operated garden located on campus.

Program Pairs Dogs, Veterans

July 13, 2012

CELINA — Though Sandra Bohle has owned dogs throughout her life, Abby, a young, rambunctious lab/grayhound mix, proved to be particularly challenging, but Bohle was determined to not give up on the dog.

“From the minute I saw this dog’s little face, I fell in love with her,” Bohle said. “I just felt from the very beginning that she played an important role, but I didn’t know what it would be. I just kept thinking and hearing it in my head, ‘For the love of Abby, for the love of Abby.’”

Scam Hits St. Marys

July 13, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local resident was recently the target of a scam that involved a person claiming to be from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Lisa Miller told The Evening Leader one of her friends received a phone call from a person who claimed to be from the attorney general’s office. The caller indicated there was an outstanding balanced owed — approximately $500 — and if he did not receive payment, an arrest warrant would be activated.

Dogs, Owners To Hit Outdoors

July 13, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Area residents and their furry companions have the opportunity to get out for a night of exercising and socializing next week with the area’s first Dogs Night Out.

Dogs Night Out will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kuenning-Dicke Natural Area, off Lock Two Road, just north of New Bremen. Mile Creek Animal Hospital Veterinarian Leslie Winner said the event has two goals.

July 12th

Man Indicted In Hoax

July 12, 2012

CELINA — An Indiana man is being held on a $50,000 cash bond in connection with a false report made through Mercer County 911 and false information he allegedly provided to law enforcement agencies during the emergency response to that false report last month.  

According to a news release issued by the Celina Police Department, on June 6, a call to Mercer County 911 indicated a subject had laid a motionless child on the concrete pad by the lighthouse that is located on the northwest corner of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina.  

City To Appear On TV Show

July 12, 2012

ST. MARYS — Work recently started on a production that will give St. Marys some national exposure.

Officials from “Today in America,” a show that is aired on the Discovery Channel, contacted officials from the city of St. Marys earlier this year regarding the possibility of the city being featured on one of its programs. Development Manager Susan Crotty said the show would showcase the city and what it has to offer.

Program Aims To Save Lives

July 12, 2012

ST. MARYS — Lynn Shaffer considers himself a lucky man and said he owes his life to a generous organ donor from whom he received a liver.

July 11th

New Bremen Issues Advisory

July 11, 2012

NEW BREMEN — A local village is now under a water use advisory, and one of its summer festivals is set to be affected.

During Tuesday night’s New Bremen Village Council meeting, Village Administrator Wayne York noted the village is about where it was this time last year with its water availability — on the borderline — and an event on Monday didn’t help things.

“At one of our water wells, we had a transformer that failed that we had to replace in the same day,” York said.

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