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July 6th, 2011
MINSTER — On Tuesday, Minster Village Councilors awarded a contract for the upcoming street resurfacing project to Wagner Paving.
“Wagner’s has done a number of jobs for us in town,” Village Administrator Don Harrod said. “They do good work for us, so we have no problem recommending them.”
The engineer’s estimate for the project was $195,552, and the councilors appropriated $125,000 for the project at the beginning of this year.
ST. MARYS — Local teens learned a few recipes they could cook for themselves as part of a activity that corresponds with a summer reading program at the library.
On Tuesday, local teens made salsa, guacamole and cheese — and black beans, if they wanted to add them — quesadillas as part of “Mexican cooking — Make it Yourself” activity at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
ST. MARYS — Sunny skies and calm waters brought a slew of boaters and campers to Grand Lake St. Marys State Park for the holiday weekend.
“It was a good weekend,” Park Manager Brian Miller told The Evening Leader. “The campground was at 90 percent occupancy, which is the best we’ve seen since Memorial Day weekend. Boat traffic was well above what it was — we had people tubing, skiing and people using boaters’ beaches for swimming. There also was a lot of fishing, having picnics and people enjoying the area.”
CELINA — A Celina man faces criminal charges for allegedly knocking a man off his bicycle Sunday morning.
The Celina Police Department responded to a report of an assault at 12:17 a.m. Sunday at 306 S. Brandon Ave. Officers found the alleged victim, Justin P. Nisewarner, 29, suffering from multiple injuries to his head and face.
July 5: FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold stories in the park at 10 a.m. today.
New Bremen Public Library will host a craft day at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. today. Sign ups are required and all ages are welcome.
The Minster Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today. Moulton Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. today for the regular monthly meeting.
July 7: New Bremen Public Library will host Suitcase Stories at 10:30 a.m. today.
CELINA — A local park manager says he plans to push for a second alum dose next year for Grand Lake St. Marys.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The community of New Knoxville celebrated the holiday weekend with the 2011 Independence Day Celebration — a time for food, fellowship and fun.
CELINA — A Celina man died Sunday night after he crashed his motorcycle.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office is investigating the county's first traffic fatality of 2011. Dispatchers received a call of a possible motorcycle crash at 11:56 p.m. Sunday. The caller advised dispatchers they heard a motorcycle go past their house, then heard tires squealing and a crash.
ST. MARYS — As boaters flock to Grand Lake St. Marys to enjoy the holiday weekend, a local watercraft officer says he hopes they follow several simple safety rules that could save a life.
"We are expecting this to be among the busiest boating weekends of the year," said Brett Trump, area supervisor for the Division of Watercraft. "We are encouraging boaters to follow basic safety tips — obey boating rules of the road, stay alert and sober and properly wear a life jacket."
ST. MARYS — Customers can find a little bit of everything at St. Marys’ newest thrift store, Penny Pinchers, which celebrated its grand opening Friday morning.
Owner Michelle Murphy said shopping at the thrift store is like going on a treasure hunt.
“It’s a treasure find,” Murphy said. “Every time you walk into a thrift store, it’s a treasure find. God knows what you’re walking out with.”
Murphy said she opened the store because of the current economy.