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January 13th, 2012

Opening Event Set For Saturday

January 13, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local chapter of the Relay for Life will start the new year with a celebration this weekend.

The Relay for Life of Southwestern Auglaize County will host its Kickoff Birthday Party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Varsity Lanes in St. Marys. Relay for Life Committee Member Jackie Speckman said the group is hosting the event to get area residents ready for Relay for Life, which will be held June 15 and 16 at Skip Baughman Stadium.

Winter Arrives

January 13, 2012

ST. MARYS — High winds and blowing snow cut visibility and caused delays and cancellations across the county today.

The first measurable snowfall of the new year hit Thursday and into this morning, bringing 1 to 3 inches of snow across the region. In Auglaize County, EMA Director Troy Anderson said the high winds, which could top 40 mph today, are cutting visibility.

Suspects Face Charges In Heroin Case

January 13, 2012

CELINA — Formal charges have been filed against a Celina couple in connection with search warrants that were served on a Celina residence on Wednesday.  

James R. Baker, 30, was charged with possession of heroin, a third-degree felony.  Baker was taken into custody as he was returning to his home at Lot 19, 537 Touvelle Street, Wednesday afternoon.  A canine check of the vehicle he was driving led to the confiscation of heroin with an estimated street value of $1,400.  

Closings and Cancellations

January 13, 2012

— updated at 7:40 a.m. Friday

Auglaize County Council on Aging — closed today

Auglaize Industries — closed today

Celina — 2 hour delay

Minster — 2 hour delay

New Bremen — 2 hour delay

New Knoxville — 2 hour delay

St. Marys — 2 hour delay

January 12th

Celina Couple Faces Heroin Charges

January 12, 2012

CELINA — A Celina couple is facing felony charges in connection with a Celina Police Department investigation into heroin sales within the city.  

On Wednesday, officers were able to substantiate information concerning heroin allegedly being sold out of a trailer located at 537 Touvelle St.  Members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force were contacted for assistance in monitoring the residence.

Resident Questions Board Policy

January 12, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local resident questioned a school board’s policy during the board’s meeting Wednesday evening.

During the public participation portion of the St. Marys Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening, resident Bret Abbott requested board members look into a policy that regulates third-party staff members, such as probation officers and law enforcement officers, as well as resource officers.

Overman Tabbed As Next Super

January 12, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Middle School Principal Howard Overman was named the new superintendent for the New Bremen Local School District Wednesday night, effective Aug. 1.

2nd Wine Case Dismissed

January 12, 2012

ST. MARYS — The second criminal case against a St. Marys optometrist was dismissed on Wednesday.

Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce filed a motion to dismiss the second criminal case against Douglas J. Wine, who was charged with two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. Wine was scheduled to stand trial on the charges starting Feb. 7 and was scheduled for a final pretrial at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

January 11th

Murder Probe Continues

January 11, 2012

CELINA — Investigators continue their investigation into the murders of a father and daughter in November.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said detectives and agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation are sorting through evidence pertaining to the homicide of Robert and Colleen Grube that occurred in their rural Fort Recovery home on Nov. 29 or 30.

Interviews To Start For St. Marys SSD

January 11, 2012

ST. MARYS — Members of a city development group approved a measure to pledge their financial support to the future of Grand Lake St. Marys.

Eddie George talks about the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes.
Old refrigerators, pieces of scrap metal from area farms, schools and homes along with the more...
Michael Schmitmeyer, a Memorial High Schol grad and former University of Findlay standout golfer...

 

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