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March 2nd, 2012
CELINA — A annual event will be coming around once again this weekend as area residents have the opportunity to plunge for a cause.
The Special Olympics of Ohio is holding its fifth-annual Grand Lake St. Marys Polar Plunge this Saturday at the Celina Moose.
“This is our eighth one this year,” Special Olympics of Ohio Marketing and Development Director Paige Ludwig said. “There are nine throughout the state.”
To participate in the plunge, participants can either register ahead of time or register the day of the event.
CELINA — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the Grube double homicide and the Fair home invasion/robbery. Since Monday, the sheriff's office has received more than 60 new tips, mostly involving the Fair home invasion/robbery.
A witness has come forward and worked with detectives and BCI&I agents to develop a composite drawing of one of the suspects. The suspect's hair is described as reddish blonde and the suspect is stocky and shorter than 5-feet-7. The witness believes that he is in approximately 30-years-old.
ST. MARYS — State officials released an updated fish consumption advisory list for 2012.
In a news release, the Ohio EPA announced it relaxed consumption advisories at four Ohio waterways and imposed more strict advisories at 10 bodies of water.
ST. MARYS — A local board of education heard a presentation on what types of levies could be available to it during a special meeting held Wednesday evening at the District Service Center.
Rebecca Princehorn, with Bricker and Eckler Attorneys at Law, met with members of the St. Marys Board of Education to discuss levy options for the district.
WAPAKONETA — An Indiana man has been charged in connection with a death at a trailer park last year.
NEW BREMEN — The state fire marshal's office has made a ruling in the fire that struck Fireside Pub and Que's Barbershop Monday night.
Public Information Officer Shane Cartmill released the following:
ST. MARYS — When water began flowing over the floodgates of the St. Marys Trading Co., Owner Larry Kramer said he and his help had less than 10 minutes to get everything they could out of the basement of the building.
“Our building was equipped with floodgates, but the water came over top, and once the water comes over the floodgates, there’s not much you can do,” he said of the day of the flood a year ago. “We went from dry floors to chest-deep water in less than 10 minutes time.”
ST. MARYS — When Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson woke up Feb. 28, 2011, he admitted he could not have imagined how the day would unfold.
“The first thing that came to mind getting up that morning was that it didn’t look like it would be a bad situation,” Anderson said of the flood that gripped the county last year. “I don’t think any of us thought that by 8 a.m. there would be calls coming into dispatch requesting assistance with evacuations.”
NEW BREMEN — Groups of New Bremen residents gathered on West Monroe Street Monday night, watching as firefighters fought a blaze that engulfed a historic downtown building.
Fire crews were dispatched to Fireside Pub, 115 W. Monroe St., where the pub shares the building with Que’s Barbershop at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday. No one was injured in the fire, as the pub closes at 2 p.m. Mondays.
Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews began working to extinguish the fire.
ST. MARYS — City councilors Monday night approved the hiring of the new safety-service director.