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March 7th, 2014
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.
NEW BREMEN — An 18-year-old Mercer County man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with a robbery that took place near New Bremen this week.
On Thursday afternoon, investigators obtained information about an individual who may be involved in a robbery at a residence west of New Bremen along Amsterdam Road Wednesday afternoon. Detectives followed up with information provided by residents of Auglaize and Mercer counties. Additional information revealed the individual was in the Hamilton area with the stolen vehicle.
CELINA — Trevin Sanders faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after admitting to his role in the November 2011 murders of Robert and Colleen Grube.
During a change-of-plea hearing Thursday morning, Sanders, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated murder, with gun specifications, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, for his role in the Grube murders. In exchange for the guilty pleas, Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Fox agreed to dismiss 21 additional criminal charges against Sanders.
NEW BREMEN — Law enforcement officials in Auglaize County are looking for a suspect believed to be responsible for an armed robbery near New Bremen Wednesday afternoon.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday reporting a robbery at a residence along Amsterdam Road, just west of New Bremen.
Feb. 25: Preschool story times will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library.
A computer class will be held at 1 p.m. today at St. Marys Community Public Library. Three one-hour sessions covering all the basics. Class size is limited. Please call 419-394-7471 for information and to register.
The New Bremen Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
A book discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in the Wissman Room at Otterbein. "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese will be discussed.
ST. MARYS — The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a wind chill advisory in effect from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday with wind chill readings that could reach minus-10 to minus-15 degrees.