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July 20th, 2012
MINSTER — An Ohio senator toured a handful of businesses in southern Auglaize County Friday, touting the area’s economic resolve while calling for more common sense regulations.
During a whirlwind visit, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman made stops at Dannon, Crown Equipment and Buschur Electric to talk with officials regarding the current economic picture as well as what can be done to promote business in the country. Portman’s last visit was to Buschur Electric, where he spoke about the company’s owner Jack Buschur and his involvement in regulatory reform.
ST. MARYS — The county sheriff is warning residents to be aware of a scam that involves someone posing as him looking for money and threatening possible arrest.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said a county resident notified the sheriff’s office Wednesday night regarding a scam that involved a caller with a foreign accent indicating he was “Sheriff’s County Officer Allen Solomon.” The problem with that is Solomon and his deputies are not officers.
ST. MARYS — A local animal shelter is hoping to reduce the feral and stray cat population in the city of St. Marys one feline at a time.
Sue’s Animal Rescue Team (SART) has been helping control the cat population as well as placing the felines in loving homes for several years now. Now, the organization is turning its attention toward more proactive ways to help reduce the stray cat population in the city.
ST. MARYS — A local student recently earned the top spot in her age group at the national level of a speech competition.
Clare Caywood, who will be a sixth-grade student at St. Marys Middle School this fall, competed at the national level of the God, Flag and Country contest on July 7 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
“The contest was at The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel downtown,” Clare said. “I presented the following night at the DeVos Performance Hall in front of 600 to 700 people.”
ST. MARYS — Wind storms that toppled trees, downed power lines and caused widespread damage across the region cost the city of St. Marys’ electrical department more than $50,000.
During an electric/communications committee meeting Wednesday night, Mike Dieringer presented committee members with a tally of costs associated with the June 29 and July 1 storms. Dieringer said the majority of that cost was linked to the June 29 storm.
ST. MARYS — The prosecuting attorney for Auglaize County asked judges from the Third District Court of Appeals to reject a motion seeking an order of acquittal in the case involving Douglas Wine.
NEW BREMEN — Voters felt the need for a new K-8 building was “neither clear nor compelling,” according to the results of a community survey issued in April.
ST. MARYS — The United Way of Auglaize County is raising awareness about hunger in the community as well as helping restock area food pantries with its annual food drive this weekend.
The United Way of Auglaize County’s fourth annual Christmas in July Food Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday at markets around Auglaize County. United Way of Auglaize County Director Randy Fisher said the food drive has two goals.
MINSTER — The Minster Board of Education received an update on the school’s technology plan, as well as an update concerning the playground at the elementary building during its meeting Monday night.
Technology Coordinator Greg Berning presented to the board about the three-year technology plan, which began last school year. This plan included upgrading computers, software, printers and copiers, the creation of an additional computer lab, the installation of numerous Smart Boards and an upgraded website.
“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 July 10-16, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: B.A. Myers, of Celina, purchased Edgewater Park via a sheriff’s sale for $10,565. The park was appraised at $14,000 and could not sell for less than two-thirds of that price.