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October 4th, 2011

Volunteer Struck By Vehicle

October 4, 2011

CELINA — A volunteer with a local law enforcement agency was hit by a car while directing traffic at a crash location.

In a news release issued this morning, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office is investigating a serious injury crash that involved a member of the MCERV (Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers) who was assisting the sheriff’s office at a crash scene.

Group Returns For Performance

October 4, 2011

ST. MARYS — A French Canadian musical group showcased their talents at a local college campus Monday night, and it will also be performing at a local senior center, as well as various other locations around the area.

For the second year in a row, Mauvais Sort is visiting this area and is holding multiple performances as part of the Ohio Arts Council’s International Music and Performing Arts in Communities Tour (IMPACT).

Cards Embark On Reading Week

October 4, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Elementary and middle school students will be learning, reading and dressing “out of this world” this week as a part of the school’s annual Right to Read Week and Scholastic Book Fair.

October 3rd

Firm Pitches Plan

October 3, 2011

CELINA — Officials from a Wisconsin firm gave a presentation to members of a lake group Saturday morning that included plans to help clean up the watershed and water of Grand Lake St. Marys.

Girls Compete For Little Miss Title

October 3, 2011

MINSTER — There’s a new little queen in town.

Macy Prenger, 6, the daughter of Steve and Theresa Prenger, won the 2011 Little Miss Oktoberfest Contest, which was held at the Minster Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday morning.

Paige Schulte, 6, the daughter of Craig and Pam Schulte, was the first runner-up, while Lexi Niemeyer, 6, the daughter of Matt and Alycia Niemeyer, was the second runner-up.

The annual event was open to all 5 and 6-year-old girls who live in Minster.

Butler Takes Home Crown

October 3, 2011

MINSTER — Ten area girls competed to represent their hometown, with a Minster High School junior being chosen as Miss Oktoberfest during the annual competition held Saturday afternoon.

Hannah Butler, the daughter of Pat and Becky Butler, represented Stroh, Johnson and Company in the 2011 Miss Oktoberfest competition, beating out nine other girls for the title.

“I’m so excited,” Butler said after being announced the winner. “Everyone has been so great, and I’m just really honored to be chosen.”

September 30th

Local Reflects On World War II Service

September 30, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Ralph Boerger spent 753 days on the front line during World War II and this year is celebrating his 66th year since his discharge in 1945.

The Fort Loramie native was drafted in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army as a medic in the 45th Infantry Division.

Park set to host event

September 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — Visitors to an area campground will have their fill of spooky activities this weekend.

The Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Campground is hosting its Halloween Campout, with activities officially kicking off Friday night.

“We were starting off Friday evening with a scavenger hunt,” Park Manager Brian Miller said. “Then we were going to have a movie.”

He added the activities continue through today.

5 arrested on drug charges

September 30, 2011

CELINA — Four adults and one juvenile were arrested Wednesday as a result of drug investigations in Mercer County.

In a news release issued Friday, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies and members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force acted on information regarding the sale of heroin at the intersection of U.S. 127 and U.S. 33. Law enforcement officials observed the transaction and once it was completed, the suspect vehicle was stopped. The driver of the vehicle, Tosha N. Reed, 22, 306 E. High St., Mendon, was arrested for trafficking in heroin.

Storefronts at forefront

September 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local development official says he plans to start marketing a downtown storefront once the tenant moves out in the coming weeks.

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