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July 15th, 2011
ST. MARYS — Campers at Grand Lake St. Marys today will get a dose of the holidays.
The annual Christmas in July weekend, which started Friday, wraps up today with a slew of activities for campers. Today’s event kicks off with Santa arriving at 10 a.m. to pass out treats to children.
“The whole day is themed around Christmas,” Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller told The Evening Leader.
NEW BREMEN — Five area school districts have been awarded a grant through the Race to the Top Innovative Program, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).
ST. MARYS — The paws are churning on a possible dog park in the city of St. Marys.
Members of the St. Marys Parks Advisory Board discussed the possibility of adding a dog park at Kiwanis Park, located off Beech Street. Robin Willoughby, the 4th Ward Councilor and a Kiwanian, noted the back portion of the park could make an ideal location for a dog park — a facility she has been vocal about for the past several years.
CELINA — A traffic stop and complaints from residents led to one of the largest heroin seizures in Mercer County Thursday night.
According to a news release from the Celina Police Department, officers gathered information to obtain a search warrant and executed it on a home located at 306 S. Brandon Ave. at 6:16 p.m. Thursday. Officers found three people inside the home. Once the three were secured, officers started to search the home and discovered a large amount of heroin as well as approximately $10,000 in cash during the two-and-a-half hour search.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Board of Education members voted to accept a new calamity day resolution at their meeting Wednesday evening.
ST. MARYS — After receiving the recommendation from a committee to reject the bids to outsource second and third-shift custodial and cleaning services, members of the St. Marys Board of Education approved the motion during their meeting Wednesday evening.
The St. Marys Buildings and Grounds Committee recommended the board reject the bids and direct Business Manager Kurt Kuffner and Maintenance Supervisor Greg Adams to realign and restructure the Buildings and Grounds Department for future cost-saving measures.
CELINA — A Mercer County man was arrested Tuesday on drug charges.
According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, Jeremy D. Mott, 27, 410 W. Market St., Celina, was arrested on drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia charges during a traffic stop Tuesday. Officers allegedly witnessed a drug transaction involving Mott near a business on Grand Lake Road, near Havemann Road
ST. MARYS — After a local school committee met Tuesday afternoon to discuss outsourcing its second and third-shift custodians, board members will be seeing the recommendation to refuse the bids and to look at the realignment of one of the district’s departments at their meeting tonight.
ST. MARYS — Members of a local service club Tuesday night received an update about a variety of county news from one of its top elected officials.
Auglaize County Commissioner Doug Spencer gave an update on the county during a visit to the St. Marys Kiwanis Club’s weekly meeting. Spencer touched upon topics ranging from income tax collection receipts to the massive renovation project at the courthouse.
ST. MARYS — As part of its effort to support the international community, the St. Marys Rotary Club will be holding a clothing drive to benefit those less fortunate.
The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 30 and the club will collect baby blankets, sleepers, diapers, diaper rash ointments and clothing for children and adults for Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad (MESA). Rotary President Linda Vogel touted the drive as having a dual purpose.