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September 30th, 2011

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.

Rangers Learn To 'ROCK' Out

September 30, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — Elementary students are showing kindness and compassion to be ROCKs this year in conjunction with the school’s Rachel’s Challenge program.

September 29th

Local Officials Praise Results

September 29, 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.”

Alum Helped Grand Lake St. Marys

September 29, 2011

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.

September 28th

Taylor Touts CSI

September 28, 2011

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).

Kohl's Cuts Ribbon

September 28, 2011

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.

Drug Sting Leads To Pursuit, Arrest

September 28, 2011

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.

September 27th

Items Taken From Vehicles

September 27, 2011

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.

District OKs Tech Use

September 27, 2011

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.”

September 26th

Visitors Flock To Pumpkinfest

September 26, 2011

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.

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