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December 30th

Officers take to roads New Year's Eve

December 30, 2014

ST. MARYS — Members of local law enforcement are reminding area citizens that if they choose to drink and get behind the wheel during the holiday season, they are endangering their own lives as well as the lives of others.

It’s not hard to see why. According to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, “during this year’s five-day Christmas Holiday reporting period of Dec. 24 at 12 a.m. through Dec. 28 at 11:59 p.m., 10 people were killed in 10 fatal crashes, with five of the fatal crashes attributed to impaired driving.”

County emergency services train for active shooter

December 30, 2014

ST. MARYS — With almost 100 school shootings across the nation since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012, many local law enforcement agencies are stepping up to prepare for an active shooter scenario.

Locals wrap up shopping season

December 30, 2014

ST. MARYS — In St. Marys Saturday, Tom Kentner, of Wapakoneta, and his family strode the Fowler’s TV store weighing the benefits of different television models and wrapping up the end of the holiday buying season with other shoppers looking to score the best prices from retailers clearing out leftover Christmas inventory.

Becky Fowler, of Fowler’s TV, said this year’s Christmas season outpaced last year’s, and the National Federation of Retailers (NFR) statistics supported that as a national trend.

December 26th

Video: Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers
When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 22nd

Daily Rundown

December 22, 2014

Dec. 22: Paws to Read! will be held at the New Bremen Public Library today. This program is designed to build confidence in struggling readers. Through Paws to Read, we have created a positive, nonthreatening, fun environment for children in the library.  Children in grades K-3 read for 15 minute intervals to a registered therapy dog.  Sign up required.  Call 419-629-2158 or stop by the library.

Celebrate no school at the New Bremen Public Library with snacks and classic holiday movie at 1 p.m. today.

December 18th

Officials Issue Leak Update

December 18, 2014

WAPAKONETA — A chemical leak occurred in the Wapakoneta city limits on Aug. 26, and others have been reported since that time, including as recently as December. 

These have resulted in an investigation with Ohio EPA.  The affected area could include a radius of up to 1.6 miles from the location of the release, which occurred at AIP Logistics, Inc., 302 Geissel St., Wapakoneta. The chemical specifically released is ethylenediamine.

December 17th

Video: Robin Williams Tops Google Searches

December 17, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Bond Modified In Case

December 17, 2014

COLUMBUS — The bond for Charles Wycuff, the man accused of sexually abusing a minor, was modified by a visiting judge from the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday during a hearing at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

Wycuff’s bond, which was originally set at $500,000 by Auglaize County Judge Fred Pepple, was changed to $750,000 with a 10 percent cash provision by Judge Dale Crawford. If Wycuff pays $75,000 in cash or as a surety bond, he will be released from the Franklin County Jail and put under house arrest at his residence in Wapakoneta.

December 16th

Students Travel For Lessons

December 16, 2014

ST. MARYS — As the holiday season rolls around, St. Marys Primary School students in Jennifer Van Gundy, Laura Koenig and Josh Van Gundy’s social studies classes know what they’re about to study.

It’s one of their favorite lessons of the year. That is the “Christmas Around the World” lesson, a nearly three-week course in which second-grade students learn about other cultures by comparing and contrasting the ways other countries celebrate Christmas. This year marks the third consecutive year the teachers have taught the unit.

Daily Rundown

December 16, 2014

Dec. 16: Story Time will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library for pre-school through Kindergarten.

A Hodge Podge Craft Day will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the FJ Stallo Memorial Library. Kids Kindergarten through fourth grade are invited. Please sign up at the library or call 419-628-2925. The

Minster Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.

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