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May 23rd, 2012

3 Arrested In Home Invasion

May 23, 2012

CELINA — Three suspects, including a Spencerville man, have been arrested for their respective roles in a home invasion Feb. 25 near Mendon.

During a news conference Wednesday morning, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the arrest of three people believed to be linked to 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.

Councilors Continue Talks

May 23, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Area councilors again discussed the possibility of establishing no parking on the north side of Monroe Street and are hoping to receive more feedback from the community before finishing up the possible ordinance.

New Bremen Village Councilors discussed the feedback they had received so far from the public about eliminating the three parking spaces across from La Piazza New Bremen between Washington and Water streets, with the majority of the feedback being for the change.

Mayor Jeff Pape shared the feedback he had heard since the last meeting.

Unemployment Tumbles

May 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — For the second consecutive month, Auglaize County ranked among the top 10 lowest in the state in terms of unemployment.

May 22nd

NK Gets Test Results

May 22, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Principal Linda Tebbe praised the work of students at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting Monday night, as the results of the Ohio Graduation Tests taken earlier this year revealed a 99.4 percent passage rate.

“In my years here, these are the top scores we’ve ever had,” Tebbe said. “We had 100 percent in reading, 100 percent in science, 100 percent in social studies, 100 percent in writing.”

Kasich Visits Celina

May 22, 2012

CELINA — Gov. John Kasich visited the area on Monday, stopping in at the Mercer County Republicans’ Reagan Day dinner at the Galleria and speaking on topics such as agriculture, manufacturing, job creation and education.

Sen. Keith Faber introduced Kasich, who thanked those in attendance, such as Jim Zehringer and Rep. Jim Buchy.

May 21st

Testing Done At GLSM

May 21, 2012

ST. MARYS — State officials pulled samples on Monday as part of testing at beaches along Grand Lake St. Marys.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Bethany McCorkle said officials were in the area taking samples to test for toxins ahead of Memorial Day weekend at Grand Lake St. Marys. The state has been routinely testing around the lake and added samples from the beaches this week.

"We'll have those results back on Thursday from the testing," McCorkle told The Evening Leader.

Anglers Target Carp

May 21, 2012

ST. MARYS — For the past three days, anglers from around the Midwest convened on Grand Lake St. Marys to participate in the second-ever “Get the Carp Outta Here” fishing tournament.

With the sunny weather, anglers were bringing in fish by the dozen.

“The numbers of people fishing are down, but we’re on pace to weigh in more fish,” co-organizer Dan Manning said on Sunday. “There are people from all around to do this — they’re professionals.”

Woman Killed In Farm Accident

May 21, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Deputies and investigators with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal farm accident Saturday east of St. Johns that claimed the life of a 56-year-old

At approximately 2:20 p.m., St. Johns Rescue Squad personnel and deputies from the sheriff’s office were dispatched to a residence east of St. Johns on U.S. 33, between the town of St. Johns and Ohio 65 in regard to a female found laying in a field and a driverless tractor still running in the field.

May 18th

Highway to Bisect Region

May 18, 2012

“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from May 15 to 21, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: A proposed U.S. highway would enter the city of St. Marys on 54 West and continue through to Wapakoneta, Bellefontaine, Marysville, Columbus, Lancaster, Athens and Pomeroy.

Local District Qualifies for Plan

May 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local school district found out on Friday that it qualified to develop a transportation plan through the state.

On Friday, St. Marys City Schools received notification from the Ohio Department of Transportation that it was selected to participate in the development of a School Travel Plan (STP) for the district.

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