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March 12th, 2014

Chamber Director Steps Down

March 12, 2014

NEW BREMEN — The board of directors of the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce has accepted the resignation of Scott Frey as its director. Frey notified the board on Monday following his acceptance of a position with a local private firm. 

Frey has served as executive director for the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber since Aug. 31, 2009. Frey will conclude his work with the chamber on March 24.

The board of directors is in the process of beginning the search for its next director. 

March 11th

Fatal Crash In Mercer County

March 11, 2014

CELINA — Deputies in Mercer County are investigating a fatal collision that took place this morning.

At approximately 6:59 a.m. today, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office received a call from a person, who was driving a hydraulic crane on Ohio 29 and Harris Road, reporting his vehicle was struck in the rear.

March 10th

Deputies Probe Death

March 10, 2014

ST. MARYS — Deputies from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a rural St. Marys man.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office received a call of a male hanging from a bridge support in the 7000 block of Washington Pike. Deputies and detectives from the sheriff’s office responded to the scene and located a deceased male hanging upside down from the bridge with his leg caught in a guardrail support post.  

March 7th

New OVI Sanctions Debated By Officials

March 7, 2014

ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official says a proposal that would require ignition interlock devices for first-time OVI offenders in order to drive strips oversight from county judges.

Ohio State Reps. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) introduced House Bill 469, also known as Annie’s Law, on Thursday. The bill would require first-time OVI offenders to use an ignition interlock device in order to operate a motor vehicle. Annie’s Law is named for Annie Rooney, who was killed by a drunk driver in July.

March 6th

Alleged Abuse Investigated

March 6, 2014

WAPAKONETA — Law enforcement officials discovered a case of alleged animal neglect and abandonment at a Wapakoneta residence on Wednesday.

Wapakoneta Police Lieutenant Calvin Schneider said an officer responded to 706 Park St. after receiving a call about an open door at the residence. On arrival, the officer went into the residence and found two animals, a deceased dog and another dog who appeared aggressive.

March 4th

Competitive Balance Set For Vote

March 4, 2014

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors has unanimously approved a Competitive Balance proposal that makes modifications on how schools are placed in tournaments in team sports. The plan, recommended to the Board from the 27-member OHSAA Competitive Balance Committee, is similar to the proposal that member schools voted upon last spring.

Daily Rundown

March 4, 2014

March 4: Preschool Story times will be held at 10:30 a.m. today the FJ Stallo Memorial Library.

A book discussion will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the St. Marys Community Public Library meeting room. "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand.

Asian Pop Culture Club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today at St. Marys Community Public Library for grades 9-12 only.

February 28th

Chief Warns Of Scam

February 28, 2014

ST. MARYS — Scammers are using a new technique that one local law enforcement official says is aimed at making their tactics appear legit.

Robbery Suspect Arrested

February 28, 2014

NEW BREMEN — An 18-year-old Mercer County man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with a robbery that took place near New Bremen this week.

On Thursday afternoon, investigators obtained information about an individual who may be involved in a robbery at a residence west of New Bremen along Amsterdam Road Wednesday afternoon. Detectives followed up with information provided by residents of Auglaize and Mercer counties. Additional information revealed the individual was in the Hamilton area with the stolen vehicle.

February 27th

Sanders Admits To Murders

February 27, 2014

CELINA — Trevin Sanders faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after admitting to his role in the November 2011 murders of Robert and Colleen Grube.

During a change-of-plea hearing Thursday morning, Sanders, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated murder, with gun specifications, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, for his role in the Grube murders. In exchange for the guilty pleas, Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Fox agreed to dismiss 21 additional criminal charges against Sanders.

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