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January 24th, 2014

Polar Temps Strain Heating Systems

January 24, 2014

ST. MARYS — As frigid temperatures continue to grip the region, plans are in place to open warming stations should they become necessary.

Two weeks after the Polar Vortex sent wind chills plummeting to minus-40 degrees, polar temperatures have returned. Temperatures have struggled to reach double digits this week and forecasters are calling for temperatures to continue to hover near zero early next week — a scenario that is taxing heating systems throughout the nation.

January 23rd

St. Marys Man Arrested On Heroin Charge

January 23, 2014

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys man was arrested on a drug charge Tuesday night by members of the Grand Lake Task Force.

Scott Neace, 41, of St. Marys, was arrested at approximately 6:18 p.m. Tuesday following a traffic stop at U.S. 33 and Townline Kossuth Road. Members of the Grand Lake Task Force were conducting an investigation into the delivery of heroin into the area from Dayton. During a search of Neace's vehicle, officers allegedly found a substantial amount of heroin as well as drug paraphernalia.

Daily Rundown

January 23, 2014

Jan. 23: Books, Babies and More will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.

Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Knoxville Public Library of children ages 3-5.

The New Bremen Public Library’s Highly Recommended Book Club will be meeting at 1 p.m. today. No need to read a specific book. Just come prepared to discuss what you’ve been reading recently.

January 20th

Local Injured In Collision

January 20, 2014

NEW BREMEN — A Minster man was injured in a two-vehicle collision Sunday night.

January 17th

Heartfelt Fund Collects Thousands From Book Sales

January 17, 2014

ST. MARYS — The Heartfelt Fund, established to support victims of Hyptrophic Cardio Myopathy (HCM), just passed $11,000 in book sales, selling more than 500 books written about St. Marys.

“We’re pretty pleased so far,” Buz Howard said of the book "The St. Marys Anthology: Tales and Sketches From An American Small Town."

The book, which costs $22, is organized chronologically as a series of tales and sketches of St. Marys.

January 16th

Daily Rundown

January 16, 2014

Jan. 16: Books, Babies and More will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.

Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Knoxville Public Library of children ages 3-5.

Adults are invited to come and make a Pinterest craft at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. today at the New Bremen Public Library. Register at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 419-628-2158.

January 15th

Hensley Resigns

January 15, 2014

WAPAKONETA — Auglaize County Administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

“We accepted his resignation and that’s all there is at this time,” Auglaize County Commissioner John Bergman said Tuesday afternoon.

Hensley became county administrator on Feb. 1, 2012, replacing Joe Lenhart, who held the position for 12 years.

January 14th

Driver Arrested Following Pursuit

January 14, 2014

ST. MARYS — Officers from the St. Marys Police Department assisted in the arrest of an Alabama man Monday night.

St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst said three units from the department were involved in the pursuit, which ended at the Ohio 29/U.S. 33 interchange at 6:44 p.m. Monday night. Ernst said the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for officers in Celina and fled. The driver stopped at the interchange and was arrested without incident.

January 10th

Snow Costs Adding Up

January 10, 2014

ST. MARYS — With weeks more of winter weather left before spring, costs associated with snow removal are beginning to pile up for Auglaize County.

As of Friday, county crews have been dispatched 19 times this winter, including 18 since Dec. 6. The county has used 2,200 tons of its salt/grit mix — roughly the same amount it used all season last year.

“It’s been extremely active for us this year,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said. “This last event was extremely expensive, too.”

January 7th

Outage Hits City

January 7, 2014

ST. MARYS — The power outage this morning in the city of St. Marys was because the city's incoming service from AEP was lost. Power went out at approximately 6 a.m. and was restored by 7:15 a.m. The reason for the lost service on AEP's end was cold temperatures and wind.

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