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June 28th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — After having to remove multiple village trees last summer, New Bremen is cautioning its residents to be on the lookout for bagworms.
“Last year, we had two areas where they were really bad, one by the tennis courts by the pool and we also had them in the industrial park,” New Bremen Parks Foreman Ron Tontrup said. “Around the tennis courts, there were three arborvitae that we had to dig out and replace. They just kill the trees.”
ST. MARYS — Facing bone-dry conditions, a pair of local safety officials are cautioning residents from holding open burns until precipitation returns.
“As of last week, we were 8.5 inches below normal rainfall,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson told The Evening Leader. “By the end of the week, we will probably be 9.5 inches because of evaporation and moisture leaving the soil.”
NEW BREMEN — Because cartoon characters vary in shapes, sizes and colors, “Cartoon Guy” Jeff Nichols says there are no mistakes when drawing the characters.
“There’s no such thing as a mistake when you’re drawing cartoons,” Nichols said to a crowd of children gathered at the New Bremen Public Library Tuesday afternoon.
Nichols held a program at the library to demonstrate how to draw a few cartoon characters.
ST. MARYS — Appeals judges in Lima reduced the felony conviction for gross sexual imposition of Doug Wine late Monday morning.
In a ruling issued by the judges from the Third District Court of Appeals, Wine's conviction for gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, has been reduced to a third-degree misdemeanor of sexual imposition. The case has been remanded to Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.
June 25: There will be a Zumba class at 6:45 p.m. today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.
The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.
The New Knoxville Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.
June 26: The New Bremen Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
June 27: There will be a Zumba class at 6:45 p.m. today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — County crews are wading through brush and debris in an effort to restore flow to the St. Marys River.
The Auglaize County Engineer’s Office recently kicked off its log jam removal program along the St. Marys River. County Engineer Doug Reinhart said it has been two years since crews have been able to move equipment along the river to remove fallen trees and debris.
ST. MARYS — Whether it’s a way to learn a new skill or just some time away from the house to socialize and work on a project, area crafters are gathering at the St. Marys Community Public Library on Friday mornings for a craft circle, and they’re enjoying it.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys high school student is displaying his creations as part of his first exhibit in a local art gallery.
Mitchell Vires, who will be a senior at St. Marys Memorial High School this fall, is showcasing his origami creations as part of “Aggregate: Chinese Modular Origami,” an exhibit that opened on June 7 at Arts Place’s Collective Center on Spring Street.
CELINA — A Mercer County grand jury on Wednesday indicted the second of three suspects believed to be responsible for a home invasion on Feb. 25 near Mendon.
Michael E. Davis, 30, of Cincinnati, has been indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, one count of theft and three counts of complicity in connection with a home invasion at 12617 Dutton Road, just north of Ohio 117 near Mendon. Two people were inside the residence at the time — Kathy Fair, 47, and her father William Fair, 73.
ST. MARYS — The following results are from the latest round of testing conducted on samples from Grand Lake St. Marys (previous results are in parenthesis). Figures are in parts per billion for microcystin.
• Near Intake: 23 (32.2)
• East Beach: 10 (20.3)
• West Beach: 10.8 (37.8)
• Camp Beach: 15.5 (15.9)
• Windy Point: 13 (14.2)