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July 27th, 2011

Kids Haul In Fish

July 27, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Local anglers brought their rods and reels to the Industrial Park Pond in New Bremen Tuesday night for the annual fishing derby.

The event, organized by the New Bremen Parks Department, drew approximately 70 children for a night of fishing, learning and prizes. Organizer Jerry Fischbach said he hoped the children learned about fishing through participating in the event.

July 26th

City Awaiting Solar Proposal

July 26, 2011

ST. MARYS — City officials are awaiting a proposal from a solar energy firm on the feasibility of adding a facility in St. Marys.

Brookside Relocating

July 26, 2011

NEW BREMEN — After approximately 60 years at its location in New Knoxville, Brookside Laboratories will be relocating to New Bremen.

The approximately $2.4 million investment will cover six acres in New Bremen’s Bunker Hill Industrial Park. The facility will be approximately 38,000 square feet. President and CEO Mark Flock said the reason for the relocation was space.

July 25th

Festival Draws A Crowd

July 25, 2011

ST. MARYS — An air-conditioned sanctuary, six talented acts, food, and fellowship made the first-ever Waynestock a day to remember.

It may have been sweltering outside, but that did not stop local residents from coming to Wayne Street United Methodist Church.

Saturday’s Waynestock had been more than a year in the making. Keith Jacobs said he envisioned this idea as a new way for community members to come together and worship. The youth group and the rest of the parish worked together to help Jacobs’ idea become reality.

Picnic Beats The Heat

July 25, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Scores of residents braved temperatures of more than 90 degrees Saturday as they turned out for an event that benefited a local fire department.

The 90th annual New Bremen Fireman’s Picnic took center stage at the Crown Pavilion and offered visitors a slew of activities and events. From corn hole and wiffel ball tournaments to chain saw carvings, pony rides and music, the annual fundraiser for the New Bremen/German Township Fire Department had something for everyone.

July 22nd

Village Has Rich History

July 22, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — During the early 1830s, emigrants from Ladbergen, Germany, settled in New Knoxville, an area that promised hope to families in Germany that did not have the economic opportunities America provided.

On June 30, 1836, 27-year-old James Knox Lytle drew up a map of the land he had purchased in Washington Township, which was comprised of 102 lots. The town was named Knoxville, after Lytle’s mother’s family, although it did not receive a name until the 1840s.

Interviews Help 4-Hers

July 22, 2011

WAPAKONETA — It’s not just the larger livestock that have a potent odor, a first-year 4-Her taking a duck project says one of the things he learned about them was that they stink.

Grayson Ford, of Spencerville, said he did “lots of stuff” to get ready for his prefair interview Thursday in the Junior Fair Building at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Filling out books for both his duck and boiler projects, Ford said he answered questions and wrote down information about poultry, including what they eat and their weights.

Chief Backs Measure

July 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official says he supports a drive by Ohio legislators to craft a measure inspired by the death of Caylee Anthony.

Portman Voices Concerns

July 22, 2011

ST. MARYS — An Ohio Senator says while he is hopeful a deal will get done regarding Congress’ impasse on raising the debt ceiling, any deal must include a cut in spending.

Pair Breaks Into Cridersville Store

July 22, 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.”

 

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