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July 22nd, 2011
CRIDERSVILLE — Cridersville Police Chief John Drake is hoping the public can help in identifying two males that broke into a store early Thursday morning.
“We have a real good image on the video surveillance camera of the two suspects that broke into the Community Market store in Cridersville,” Drake said after the break-in at 12:25 a.m. Thursday. “I am hoping somebody can identify the suspects.”
ST. MARYS — An Auglaize County commissioner is the new athletic director at St. Marys.
WAPAKONETA — A St. Marys man will spend 25 years to life in prison as consecutive sentences were passed down during sentencing Wednesday.
Gordon W. Diggle III was sentenced to a 10-year prison term on a charge of aggravated robbery to be served consecutively with a 15-year to life term on a murder charge for the beating death of Steven Casad on Sept. 8 in the alley of the Friendly Tavern.
ST. MARYS — A local organization is working to make a difference in the community by holding a food drive this weekend to benefit local food pantries.
The United Way of Auglaize County will be holding its third annual Christmas in July food drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Executive Director Randy Fisher said the drive is meant to bring awareness of the poverty and hunger in the area.
NEW BREMEN — Officials in the village of New Bremen are asking residents to curtail water usage in an effort to conserve the resource.
In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, New Bremen Mayor Jeff Pape announced the imposition of a water use advisory for the village. Pape asked residents to curb water use by eliminating practices such as watering lawns, washing cars and operating outdoor fountains.
NEW KNOXVILLE — School fees for the 2011-12 school year at New Knoxville Local Schools will remain similar to last school year, as the New Knoxville Board of Education approved the school fees for the upcoming school year at their meeting Tuesday evening.
Superintendent Kim Waterman noted that there will only be an increase in fees for two subjects, while a few fees were reduced.
ST. MARYS — State officials Monday afternoon released details of yet another partnership aimed at helping in the battle to heal Grand Lake St. Marys.
Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally introduced a venture with Yellow Springs Incorporated that would provide real time data for Grand Lake St. Marys. The data will be available online at LiveLakeData.com.
ST. MARYS — At the halfway point of the year, local municipalities are continuing to watch income tax receipts before tackling big-ticket items.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Electrical Department was open to the public to view Sunday afternoon, boasting several new features including a loading dock, more storage and heat.
The 12,000 square foot building was completed last winter at a cost of $771,000, approximately $250,000 under budget. Village Administrator Wayne York said there were several factors that went into choosing to build the new facility during the recession.
WAPAKONETA — To date, six change orders have been approved for the Auglaize County Courthouse renovation project.
Auglaize County Administrator Joe Lenhart said it’s about what they expected going into the approximately $8 million project, facing unknown factors particularly in the basement and attic areas.
“We were advised to allow for $250,000 in contingencies,” Lenhart said. “We’re at about $100,000 in change orders and we’re getting most of the way through the unknowns.”