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ST. MARYS — A representative of the Veterans Service Commission spoke to area veterans about benefits they can obtain through the Department of Veterans Affairs Wednesday afternoon at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices.
Auglaize County Veterans Service Commission Investigator/Veterans Services Officer Lynne Skaggs explained to attendees some of the requirements to obtain pensions, health care benefits, transportation, compensation and financial assistance through the VA.
ST. MARYS — Local students had a hands-on look at science as part of a group's annual visit to their school.
Students at St. Marys Primary School received a visit from COSI on Wheels on Wednesday, where they learned about wildlife.
"We talked about habitats — there are four different ones you have in Ohio," COSI Outreach Educator Jordan Rader said. "We also talked about wildlife biologists and the different things they do."
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist is scheduled to stand trial again in February on a different set of alleged sex crimes.
Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, is scheduled to stand trial on two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies, starting Feb. 6 in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court. According to online court documents, seven days have been set aside for the trial.
NEW BREMEN — Troopers with the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a crash at the intersection of State Route 66 and State Route 219, with one person being injured on Thursday.
Troopers were dispatched to the intersection at 6:17 a.m., and they are investigating the two-vehicle injury crash involving a commercial vehicle and a passenger vehicle.
NEW BREMEN — Residents of a local community will have the opportunity to pick a village organization’s holiday card for next year.
During the New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Club’s Christmas tree lighting on Thursday, residents will be able to vote on the New Bremen Community Improvement Corp.’s 2012 Christmas card as part of the CIC’s Christmas Card Photo Contest.
ST. MARYS — A local festival and parade returns this weekend, welcoming Santa into town.
Winterfest and the Santa parade will take place on Sunday, officially kicking off the holiday season in St. Marys.
Winterfest, which is put on by the St. Marys Optimist Club, will start first — beginning with a popular winter-season activity.
“We’ll have ice skating from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,” Optimist Winterfest Chair Virg Bertke said.
She noted the ice skating was a new event last year.
MINSTER — An area family practice has been selected as one of 44 practices in the state to participate in a pilot project.
ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office released that the following roads are closed: Briggs between Deep Cut and State Route 197, Townline Lima at Buckland Holden and County Road 66A between Seibert and County Road 168 because of high water.
NEW BREMEN — Members of a local historical society are trying something new this year with their annual holiday event.
Members of the New Bremen Historic Association are holding their Christmas Tree Festival at the Lockkeeper's House in conjunction with the village of New Bremen's tree lighting.
"Usually we have it in our museum," said Diane Paul, a Christmas Tree Festival organizer. "A lot of people in New Bremen don't know what the Lockkeeper's House is about, so this gives us a chance to show them."
NEW KNOXVILLE — Principal Linda Tebbe announced that the Kroger Technology Fund has raised almost $5,000 since its inception at the Board of Education meeting Monday night.
“We’ve collected almost $5,000 since May,” she said. “It’s just unbelievable.”