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September 29th, 2011
ST. MARYS — Local lake officials praised the results of Wednesday’s report on the alum treatment of Grand Lake St. Marys and noted it was a step in the right direction.
“It was a necessary item to keep the lake moving forward this summer,” Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Facilitator Tom Knapke said during a teleconference with regional media. “We appreciated it immensely.”
ST. MARYS — A multi-million dollar alum treatment on a portion of Grand Lake St. Marys in June reduced phosphorus levels by more than 50 percent in a development officials say exceeded their expectations.
MINSTER — Ohio Lieutenant Gov. Mary Taylor visited Minster Tuesday night to tout her own CSI.
Taylor spoke at the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce’s Businesses After Hours at The Bunker restaurant at Arrowhead Golf Club in a visit to promote her Common Sense Initiative (CSI).
ST. MARYS — With coffee in hands, city officials and representatives from the newest retailer to open in the city held a ribbon cutting this morning.
Kohl’s welcomed approximately two dozen people to its grand opening ceremony at 6:45 a.m. this morning. The retailer, which is adjacent to Kroger, opened to a crowd of shoppers Sunday during a soft opening.
WAPAKONETA — An undercover drug sting led to a chase and the arrest of a Dayton man on drug charges.
In a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon this morning, members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force set up a sting at 9 p.m. Monday for the delivery of heroin to a location in Wapakoneta. Following an exchange, officers moved in to make the arrest and the suspect fled, leading law enforcement agents on a pursuit.
NEW BREMEN — An area village recently fell victim to a rash of car break-ins.
New Bremen Police Officers received 10 incident reports from residents who had their vehicles entered and items stolen on Thursday, Sept. 15.
“They all happened during one night,” New Bremen Police Chief Doug Harrod said. “They were between late on the 14th and early on the 15th.”
Harrod said he was not sure who was responsible for the break-ins, whether the person is from the area or from out of town.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Students at New Knoxville are now permitted to use their personal laptops, e-readers and iPods during study hall and at their teacher’s discretion in the classroom.
In her report to the New Knoxville Board of Education Tuesday night, Principal Linda Tebbe wrote the Tech Committee met recently and discussed the change.
“We’re trying this out this nine-weeks to see what issues or concerns may arise,” Tebbe wrote in her report. “So far, so good.”
NEW BREMEN — Frequent watering, soil preparation and a slight obsession are all key ingredients that help grow giant pumpkins.
Pumpkin enthusiasts and scores of visitors converged on the Crown Pavilion to catch a glimpse of the giant gourds that easily surpassed 1,000 pounds as part of the 2011 New Bremen Pumpkinfest. The two-day event featured its traditional pumpkin weigh-off as well as a regatta, a pumpkin-smashing monster truck and a bake-off.
ST. MARYS — Throngs of shoppers filed into the newest retail addition to the St. Marys business landscape Sunday.
Kohl’s opened Sunday to packed check-outs and a flurry of shoppers browsing racks and displays. The retailer, which is located adjacent to Kroger, is just the latest addition to the business lineup in the city.
“Customers seem to be turning out in droves,” store manager Rick Folz told The Evening Leader. “We opened at 9 a.m.”
ST. MARYS — Ron Rose wasn’t born blind — a medical practice in the 1950s made him that way — but if there’s one thing he wishes he could do if he could see again, it’s drive a car.
Rose told the third-grade students in Joni Ahlers’ class at St. Marys Intermediate School he has driven a car once — but it almost got him in trouble — but if one day he woke up and wasn’t blind anymore, driving would be what he would want to do first.