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June 12th, 2012

Former Sheriff Remembered

June 12, 2012

WAPAKONETA — One Auglaize County official described the loss of a former sheriff quite simply and succinctly — “We’ve lost a really great man.”

Former Auglaize County Sheriff Larry R. Longsworth, 62, died early Monday morning at a Columbus hospital from esophageal cancer after battling the disease for only the past few months of his life.

June 11th

Music, Fun Dominate Festival

June 11, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local church festival took over a block of town this weekend.

Holy Rosary Festival — the biggest fundraiser for the school — kicked off Friday night and ran through Sunday night along the Holy Rosary church and school grounds.

“We started setting up on Wednesday,” said Rob Menker with the Holy Rosary Festival Committee. “Don Glaser does all the wiring.”

He noted the attendance for the festival had been a bit lower than in the past.

June 8th

Roughrider Alum Tackles Marathon

June 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local graduate recently competed in his first marathon, along with a few members of his ROTC group.

Dan Bubp, the son of John and Amy Bubp and a 2011 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, attends Bowling Green State University as part of the ROTC.

“I’m in the Air Force ROTC at BG,” Bubp said, “We’re part of Detachment 620.”

In late April, Bubp along with 22 male and female Air Force cadets, competed in the Mountain Man Memorial March in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Local Visits Normandy

June 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys servicewoman walked the beaches and explored the historic landmarks of Normandy, France, this week, participating in the 68th Commemoration of D-Day.

Calif. Man Pleads Guilty

June 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — A California man admitted to posting nude images of his then-underage friend on the Internet as well as using a popular social media site to disseminate the material.

Man Faces Charges In Hoax

June 8, 2012

CELINA — The Celina Police Department has filed preliminary charges against an Indiana man in connection with the false emergency call placed to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.  The suspect called into Central Dispatch on the Mercer County sheriff’s line to report that a subject had laid a motionless child on the concrete pad by the lighthouse that is located on the NW corner of Grand Lake in Celina.  The suspect then called a second time to report that the subject had placed the child in the water and held him down with a rock.  

Weekend Happenings

June 8, 2012

June 8: The Holy Rosary Festival is scheduled for today.

June 9: The Holy Rosary Festival is scheduled for today.

The St. Marys Farmers' Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today next to Dave's BBQ on Celina Road.

June 10: The Holy Rosary Festival is scheduled for today.

Fort Recovery State Museum will host speaker Adam Jortner from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the museum, located at 1 Fort Site St., Fort Recovery.

Perch Hit Grand Lake St. Marys

June 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — Anglers hitting Grand Lake St. Marys may soon be catching yellow perch more often after a state sponsored fish stock.

On May 23, officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources released 100,408 yellow perch into Grand Lake St. Marys as part of an experimental stocking. ODNR Wildlife spokesperson Susie Vance told The Evening Leader the fish are no stranger to the lake.

Murderer Seeks Hearing

June 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — A convicted murderer is hoping to get his appeal heard by justices from Ohio’s highest court.

On May 14, Katherine Szudy, the attorney for Gordon W. Diggle III, filed a request to have her client’s case heard in the Ohio Supreme Court. Diggle was convicted in 2011 on murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges in the Sept. 8, 2010, beating death of Steven Casad in the alley behind the Friendly Tavern. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

June 7th

Fishing Event Slated

June 7, 2012

ST. MARYS — Through the cooperation of local churches, St. Marys students have an opportunity this summer to learn about fishing while enjoying a morning of activities at Grand Lake St. Marys through a series of three workshops.

Fishing, Fun and Fellowship will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 and Aug. 15 at the East Bank Road shelter house No. 1 at Grand Lake St. Marys. Organizer Kara Birt said the event will be open to school-aged children in the St. Marys City School District.

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