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June 7th, 2012

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.

June 2nd

Minster Goes Back to Back

June 2, 2012

COLUMBUS - Minster Wildcats score one in the bottom of the 7th inning to win second consecutive state title 5-4.

June 1st

Blockade Set For Gang

June 1, 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 29 to June 4, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: Sheriff William Nieter and Police Chief G.A. Gestner patrolled roads north of St. Marys after receiving a tip members of the Brady gang were on their way to the city from Fort Wayne. The gang was responsible for a slew of bank robberies in the region and the lawmen threw up a temporary barricade north of the city.

Sales To Wrap Today

June 1, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local church and school are again offering its annual garage sale that spans multiple rooms at the school building, with sales wrapping up this afternoon.

The annual Holy Rosary Garage Sale kicked off on Thursday. Peg Larkin, who organizes the sale with Sue Halko, noted they stayed open later on Thursday.

“We stay open later on Thursdays with it being the first day,” Larkin said, noting the sale was open until 4 p.m. Friday. “We’ll be here from 8 to noon on Saturday.”

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