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June 8th, 2012

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.

Celina PD Responds To Lake

June 7, 2012

CELINA — Emergency response crews responded to the western shore of Grand Lake St. Marys, near the lighthouse in Celina in response to calls of suspicious activity concerning an adult and a child.  

According to a news release from the Celina Police Department, initially the caller advised a subject had placed a child on the shoreline, but a short time later reported that the child had been placed in the water.

Dog Warden Seeks Info

June 7, 2012

ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County dog warden is seeking the public's help for any tips leading to information regarding the drowning death of a caged dog in Grand Lake St. Marys.

"We will need help from the community and the citizens," Dog Warden Russ Bailey told The Evening Leader. "We have some people of interest, I am not calling them suspects at this time."

June 6th

Local Reaches Big Milestone

June 6, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Herb Boerger says there is no secret to living to 100 years old — one must take it day by day.

“To be 100 years old, I don’t have any big secret,” Boerger said. “I just get up in the morning and say, ‘The Lord let me live today.’ I try to do what’s right to all my friends and neighbors and thank the Lord for every day.”

Caged Dog Found Drowned In GLSM

June 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — An investigation remains ongoing into determining who is responsible for a caged dog that was found Saturday drowned in Grand Lake St. Marys.

Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller said his office received a phone call from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office reporting a dog had been found drowned inside a cage near Rustic Haven. He declined comment as to the breed of the dog and if it had any identification.

June 5th

Crews Fight Fire At ProPet

June 5, 2012

ST. MARYS — More than a dozen trucks remained on the scene  early this morning as crews continued to battle a fire at ProPet that sparked Monday night.

“They had a fire in one of their grain bins,” St. Marys Fire Chief Joey Weaver told The Evening Leader at the scene early this morning.

“We got the call at about 9:30 p.m., and when we arrived, they had smoke on the third floor and the bin was hot.”

17 Arrested In Sweep

June 5, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Seventeen people, including two St. Marys residents, were arrested as part of a sweep by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.

In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the arrests, which took place Friday, were the result of indictments handed down by an Auglaize County grand jury. The charges stem from the alleged sales of heroin, crack and powder cocaine, M.D.P.V. (bath salts) and prescription medications.

June 4th

Fish Biting At GLSM

June 4, 2012

CELINA — The fish are biting at Grand Lake St. Marys.

During Saturday’s Lake Improvement Association meeting, Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller told members anglers along the lake are hauling in a wide variety — and number — of fish. Bass, catfish, crappie and carp are among the species local visitors are catching in the lake.

Deputies Probe Industrial Accident

June 4, 2012

CELINA — Deputies from Mercer County are investigating an industrial accident that claimed the life of a Rockford man on Saturday.

In a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, at 3:33 p.m. Saturday, deputies received a call on Erastus-Durbin Road approximately one-half mile south of Ohio 707, indicating that the wind had blown a metal culvert from a trailer and across a male who was attempting to unload it.

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