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MINSTER — During his time serving in Iraq, SPC Patrick Minnich received calendars from his wife full with acts of kindness she had encountered from the community.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Raylee Smith, Bobby Fu, Carly and Haley Fledderjohann and Morgan Leffel rounded out the top three performances in the Spanish Club Talent Show Thursday afternoon, as Rangers showed off a slew of talents for the annual event.
Dana Miles kicked off this year’s event, singing “Everyone Has a Song” while playing the bells.
“Everyone has a song,” Dana sang. “No one can steal it, for it is yours.”
ST. MARYS — Local students listened to a recent graduate about the dangers of texting while driving during their health classes on Wednesday.
Shelby Core, a 2011 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, visited the students in Monica VanderHorst’s health classes on Wednesday to discuss texting while driving, a topic she chose to cover during an advocacy project in one of her classes at Ohio Northern University.
ST. MARYS — The city’s top engineer has been named interim safety-service director in St. Marys.
Mayor-elect Patrick McGowan confirmed to The Evening Leader he has appointed current Engineering Superintendent Craig Moeller to serve as the city’s interim safety-service director. Current Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock announced his resignation, effective Dec. 31, so that he could accept the same position with the city of Celina.
WAPAKONETA — Since its campaign kick-off in October, the United Way of Auglaize County has raised more than $240,000 of its $300,000 goal this year to aid Auglaize County residents in need.
Though many have reported their results, United Way of Auglaize County Director Randy Fisher said approximately 18 workplace campaigns have yet to report.
“Some of our major donors out there have yet to contribute to this year’s campaign,” he said.
ST. MARYS — After edging up slightly in October, unemployment numbers in Auglaize County fell by 1 percent in November.
In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County’s unemployment rate settled in at 6.4 percent, down 1 percent from its October rate of 7.4 percent. A year ago, the unemployment rate for the county sat at 8.4 percent.
WAPAKONETA — A drug sweep of the area Monday by local law enforcement officers ensnared more than a dozen people on a myriad of drug-related charges.
Auglaize-Mercer Grand Lake Task Force members started early Monday, arresting 13 people in Wapakoneta, St. Marys, Celina and Lima.
BUCKLAND — A Buckland woman was injured as she tried to save her dog from a fire that engulfed her home early this morning.
The dog perished in the fire and Becky Krites, 45, who suffered burns from trying to save him, was transported by Cridersville EMS to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima and then transferred to Columbus for further treatment.
“It looks like she was injured trying to get back in to get the dog out,” Buckland Volunteer Fire Department Chief Todd Vorhees said of the former Buckland Village Council member.
SIDNEY — An inmate at the Shelby County Jail hanged himself early Monday morning.
According to a news release from Shelby County Sheriff John R. Lenhart, at 6:13 a.m., Ronald Walling was found hanging by a bed sheet in his cell during a routine inmate check. Jail staff immediately began CPR and paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after Walling was found. Walling was pronounced dead at 6:46 a.m.
ST. MARYS — After inclement weather postponed an annual holiday festival, the activities kicked off again for Winterfest Sunday in Memorial Park.
The St. Marys Optimist Club sponsors the annual festival, which brings exotic animals, ice skating, Santa Claus, cookies and hot chocolate, entertainment and a live nativity to town each year.