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March 14th, 2014
WAPAKONETA — A Minford man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly possessing a firearm while intoxicated.
At 2:28 a.m., officers from the Wapakoneta Police Department responded to the Ohio Bar, 17 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, on a report of a man inside the establishment with a gun. Upon officers' arrival, two males fled the bar. Officers also learned that one of the suspects flashed the gun inside the bar. A short foot pursuit ensued and both suspects were taken into custody and a loaded handgun was recovered.
CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his office is investigating several related incidents. At 3:39 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to a reported breaking and entering at 7272 Prairie Brook Drive, Celina. The owner of the residence reported cash, collector coins, jewelry and a safe taken in the break in.
NEW BREMEN — The board of directors of the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce has accepted the resignation of Scott Frey as its director. Frey notified the board on Monday following his acceptance of a position with a local private firm.
Frey has served as executive director for the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber since Aug. 31, 2009. Frey will conclude his work with the chamber on March 24.
The board of directors is in the process of beginning the search for its next director.
CELINA — Deputies in Mercer County are investigating a fatal collision that took place this morning.
At approximately 6:59 a.m. today, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office received a call from a person, who was driving a hydraulic crane on Ohio 29 and Harris Road, reporting his vehicle was struck in the rear.
ST. MARYS — Deputies from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a rural St. Marys man.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office received a call of a male hanging from a bridge support in the 7000 block of Washington Pike. Deputies and detectives from the sheriff’s office responded to the scene and located a deceased male hanging upside down from the bridge with his leg caught in a guardrail support post.
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official says a proposal that would require ignition interlock devices for first-time OVI offenders in order to drive strips oversight from county judges.
Ohio State Reps. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) introduced House Bill 469, also known as Annie’s Law, on Thursday. The bill would require first-time OVI offenders to use an ignition interlock device in order to operate a motor vehicle. Annie’s Law is named for Annie Rooney, who was killed by a drunk driver in July.
WAPAKONETA — Law enforcement officials discovered a case of alleged animal neglect and abandonment at a Wapakoneta residence on Wednesday.
Wapakoneta Police Lieutenant Calvin Schneider said an officer responded to 706 Park St. after receiving a call about an open door at the residence. On arrival, the officer went into the residence and found two animals, a deceased dog and another dog who appeared aggressive.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors has unanimously approved a Competitive Balance proposal that makes modifications on how schools are placed in tournaments in team sports. The plan, recommended to the Board from the 27-member OHSAA Competitive Balance Committee, is similar to the proposal that member schools voted upon last spring.
March 4: Preschool Story times will be held at 10:30 a.m. today the FJ Stallo Memorial Library.
A book discussion will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the St. Marys Community Public Library meeting room. "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand.
Asian Pop Culture Club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today at St. Marys Community Public Library for grades 9-12 only.
ST. MARYS — Scammers are using a new technique that one local law enforcement official says is aimed at making their tactics appear legit.