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WAPAKONETA — Local residents and businesses have been recognized for outstanding achievements and volunteer service to a nationwide organization.
The Indiana-Ohio Region of American Red Cross Blood Services recently hosted its annual recognition luncheon, and one of the recipients has hit a milestone — by donating 24 gallons of blood in her lifetime.
CELINA — A local lake restoration group is now looking to find a new face for its efforts to help heal Grand Lake St. Marys.
Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Facilitator Tom Knapke told members of the Lake Improvement Association during their monthly meeting on Saturday he received the green light to begin accepting applications for a lake manager. The position would be responsible for overseeing projects regarding the restoration of the lake.
CELINA - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that deputies are investigating the apparent suicide of Paul Mizer, 56, St. Johns Road, Maria Stein.
According to a news release issued by Grey, the sheriff's office received a call from Penny Mizer, wife of the victim, stating that he had left the house between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday.
NEW BREMEN — Performers from around the area are inviting residents to come see their show on Sunday as a way to get into the holiday spirit.
Lock One Community Arts is performing “Christmas in the Village” on Sunday at the James F. Dicke Auditorium at New Bremen High School.
“Performances are at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Sunday,” said Christy Shell with Lock One Community Arts. “Tickets are available at the door, and you can also get them at True Value Hardware.”
ST. MARYS — With the region receiving its first snow of the season earlier this week, school officials are reminding residents to keep their sidewalks clear for local children.
“I see the kids when I’m going into work,” he said. “A lot of the kids will be walking or riding their bikes to school — it’s dangerous for them to do that if the sidewalk isn’t clear,” St. Marys Superintendent Jerry Skiver said.
He noted that unclear sidewalks can cause the students to walk in the street.
ST. MARYS — An apparel store opened its doors in downtown St. Marys Friday morning to area residents, offering a variety of school and custom, embroidered apparel.
Victory Apparel, located at 124 W. Spring St., St. Marys, offers a slew of local school apparel, including St. Marys, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Minster, Wapakoneta and Spencerville, in addition to a variety of Ohio State University apparel. Business Manager Sheila Goins said the owners of the local shop decided to expand into St. Marys to fill a need.
ST. MARYS — In the wake of this week’s snow storm, local officials are urging motorists to keep informed as winter draws closer.
“It’s really important to listen to weather forecasts this time of year,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said. “We try to put up notices early on our Facebook page early enough to catch them. We also don’t want people to think that if we put up a notice and we don’t get it that we are crying wolf.”
NEW BREMEN — An area village held its annual holiday kick off ceremony Thursday evening, officially turning on its holiday lights.
The New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary’s Christmas Tree Lighting was Thursday in Lock One Park, and it included hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa.
CELINA — A father and daughter were found dead Wednesday morning at their residence, bound with duct tape and dead from gun shot wounds.
ST. MARYS — A representative of the Veterans Service Commission spoke to area veterans about benefits they can obtain through the Department of Veterans Affairs Wednesday afternoon at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices.
Auglaize County Veterans Service Commission Investigator/Veterans Services Officer Lynne Skaggs explained to attendees some of the requirements to obtain pensions, health care benefits, transportation, compensation and financial assistance through the VA.