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September 23rd, 2011

New Wedding Business Opens

September 23, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — A new area business recently opened to aide brides and grooms in planning their dream wedding.

St. Marys native Anita Roediger opened One Stop Bridal and Event Planning and Photography by Anita in New Knoxville in the Winner’s Computers building. For her event planning business, Roediger said she coordinates with local businesses to provide a dream wedding to engaged couples on a budget.

September 22nd

Board Goes Back And Forth On Sports Complex

September 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local board of education members discussed another facilities project during their monthly meeting Wednesday night.

St. Marys Board of Education members discussed the completion of the new athletic complex and funding for the project, going back and forth between their options.

“In my own personal opinion, I don’t see any time before 2013,” Board Vice President Rees McKee said of the possible schedule for the athletic complex. “We still have got a few things against us.”

Shelby County Sheriff Faces Sex Charge

September 22, 2011

WAPAKONETA — A former member of the Wapakoneta Police Department and the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office alleges she was sexually assaulted last year in her Auglaize County home by the Shelby County sheriff, resulting in his arrest early Wednesday.

New Eatery Opens In St. Marys

September 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — Hungry residents looking for a place to get a home-cooked meal have a new option.

Kate’s Kitchen, 810 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, opened its doors Wednesday at the former location of the Knotty Pine. For owners Dennis and Kathy Burden, owning the restaurant is a dream come true.

“It’s been her lifelong dream to open up a restaurant,” Burden told The Evening Leader as his wife was busy cooking in the kitchen. “So that’s what we did.”

Facility Honors Seniors

September 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — A lively crowd of area seniors gathered Tuesday afternoon at the Auglaize County Council on Aging for its annual Senior Day celebration.

Senior Day is celebrated in conjunction with National Senior Center Month.

“National Senior Center Month has been celebrated since the 1940s,” Auglaize County Council on Aging Director Christina Roby said. “We want to give back and have a little fun.”

September 21st

Shelby County Sheriff Indicted On Sex Charge

September 21, 2011

WAPAKONETA — Shelby County's sheriff was arrested today on a sex charge.

In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said Shelby County Sheriff Dean A. Kimpel, 57, was arrested at 8:19 a.m. today on an indictment handed down by a grand jury. Kimpel was indicted on one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony.

Illness Not Linked To Grand Lake St. Marys

September 21, 2011

ST. MARYS — State officials on Monday ruled out a reported illness as being linked to Grand Lake St. Marys.

Ohio Department of Health spokesperson Tessie Pollock released an update of the statuses of statewide reports of illness being examined for possible links to Ohio waterways. Officials ruled one of the two reports that are currently under investigation regarding Grand Lake St. Marys as not a case. That ruling means any report of illness cannot be linked to the lake.

Unemployment Rates Dip

September 21, 2011

ST. MARYS — After months of teetering back and forth, unemployment rates in Auglaize County tumbled more than half a percent in August.

According to data released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County’s unemployment rate settled in at 7.4 percent — down from 8.1 percent in July. The unemployment rate a year ago was 8.6 percent.

September 20th

4 Arrested On Drug Charges

September 20, 2011

CELINA — Four Mercer County residents were arrested as a result of drug investigations by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.

In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said the four were indicted and arrested for alleged drug trafficking.  The investigation was conducted by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force — a combined effort of law enforcement agencies in Mercer and Auglaize counties. Grey noted the Celina Police Department also assisted in the apprehensions.

Facing charges are:

Trapping To Be Allowed

September 20, 2011

ST. MARYS — Live trapping of squirrels in the city of St. Marys will soon begin with one caveat — the furry critters must be released and cannot be killed.

St. Marys Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock said residents may trap squirrels but they cannot kill the animals. Any squirrel that is caught must be released alive.

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