Archive - News Article
January 13th, 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.
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.
— 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
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.
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.
NEW BREMEN — Middle School Principal Howard Overman was named the new superintendent for the New Bremen Local School District Wednesday night, effective Aug. 1.
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.
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.
ST. MARYS — Members of a city development group approved a measure to pledge their financial support to the future of Grand Lake St. Marys.
NEW BREMEN — An area mayor had to break a tie vote — something that doesn’t happen often — during a village’s first council meeting of the year Tuesday evening.