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Bids Submitted For Path

August 1, 2014

ST. MARYS — Five firms submitted bids Thursday afternoon to build a perimeter walking path around K.C. Geiger Park.

Miami Erie Construction submitted the apparent low bid of $131,000 for the project, which will include a paved walking path around the park. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $178,415.75, resulting in a savings of close to $47,500. The highest bid came in at $175,026.50.

“We’re really pleased with the bids,” City Engineer Craig Moeller said. “I didn’t expect them quite that low.”

Locals Shine In Ring

July 31, 2014

WAPAKONETA — Bridget Oen said it’s compassion she’s learned through showing in the 4-H market and dairy competitions as a 4-H member —compassion for the cattle and taking care of them.

Born and raised on a dairy farm, the St. Marys teen said she was looking for something more exciting than the rabbits she’d shown the year before when she started showing cattle.

Daily Rundown

July 29, 2014

July 29: The Auglaize County Fair is today.

A Story Time will be held at the Paris Street Park in Minster at 10 a.m. today.

New Bremen Public Library will host story time for those 3 to 5 at 6:30 p.m. today.

Fort Recovery Tractor Pull Set

July 25, 2014

FORT RECOVERY — Approximately 6,000 people will descend on Fort Recovery this weekend for the National Tractor Pull Association Grand National Tournament.

The event will feature truck and tractor pullers who will fight to obtain the top scores, working for weeks to perfect an 11-second pull.

Promoter Nick Dues said a tractor pull involves a pantagraph system of weights, where as it’s pulled the weight shifts toward the front of the vehicle.

Daily Rundown

July 25, 2014

July 25: The Celina Lake Festival is today.

Lego fans are invited to New Bremen Library for Lego Club Friday at 10 a.m. today.

The St. Marys and Awaji City Youth Delegates will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the gazebo in Memorial Park. The lunch is provided through donations and donations are accepted.

Daily Rundown

July 24, 2014

July 24: New Bremen Public Library will host story time for those 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. today.

Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Knoxville Library for children ages 3 to 5.

Firemen's Picnic Offers Fun

July 23, 2014

NEW BREMEN — Tis the season for festivals and fundraisers, and the New Bremen Fireman’s Picnic happening on Saturday will provide fun and activities all day long.

The event will begin at 7 a.m. with registration for the 11th annual Fireman’s Memorial 5K at Crown Pavilion, and run until until midnight with a performance from the local band Haywired. Most of the day’s activities will take place at the Pavilion, Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Logan O’Neill said.

Daily Rundown

July 22, 2014

July 22: A Story Time will be held at the Paris Street Park in Minster at 10 a.m. today.

New Bremen Public Library will host story time for those 3 to 5 at 6:30 p.m. today.

A Book Discussion in the Wissman Room at Otterbein St. Marys will be held at 6:30 p.m. today. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn will be discussed.

The New Bremen Village Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. today.

Daily Rundown

July 21, 2014

July 21: Children in Kindergarten and older are invited to the FJ Stallo Memorial Library at 1 p.m. today to watch a classic movie.

Children in grades K-2 are welcome to come to the New Bremen Library at 6:30 p.m. today for Angel Bear Yoga. Participants are encouraged to bring a towel to use as a mat.
 

Veteran Treks Across America

July 18, 2014

CELINA — A U.S. Army veteran is walking across America as part of a journey he hopes will raise money for fellow veterans in need as well as erase a stigma that is often associated with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Eric Peters, of Clark, N.J., started his journey to cover more than 3,200 miles on June 20. He was in Celina on Thursday as part of a break in his trek. St. Marys resident Josh Henline opened his home to Peters and the two will embark for Indianapolis on Sunday.

Daily Rundown

July 17, 2014

July 18: Lego fans are invited to New Bremen Library for Lego Club Friday at 10 a.m. July 18.

17 Arrested In Sweep

July 16, 2014

ST. MARYS — More than a dozen people were arrested on Tuesday in the latest efforts by the Grand Lake Task Force in the fight against drugs.

Seventeen people from across the county were arrested on indictments following lengthy investigations by the task force. Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said the fight against drugs in the county will continue.

“As promised we have continued to investigate the drug sales in this county and surrounding counties,” Solomon said in a news release.

Locals Seek Cure For “Sweet Pea”

July 11, 2014

NEW BREMEN — Adriane Schmackers, or Sweet Pea as her parents call her, has just learned to speak.

The 4-year-old girl can now learn to say the words “mom” and “dad” and communicate with her friends and family.

“She’s actually been doing really well,” said aunt and co-owner of New Bremen Massage Clinic Linda Baker. “She understands you when you talk to her; she’s a great kid. She listens well.”

Officers Probe Break-in

July 11, 2014

WAPAKONETA — Investigators in Wapakoneta are probing a break-in at a local business.

At 4:50 a.m. today, the Wapakoneta Police Department received an alarm call from Cashland, 1254 Bellefontaine St. When the first officer arrived on the scene, he observed a person inside the business. Additional officers arrived on the scene and surrounded the building. They then made entry and the assistance of the K-9 unit. No one was located inside the building and it is believed the subject fled before the building could be surrounded.

2 Arrested On Drug Charges

July 10, 2014

CELINA — Two Mercer County residents were arrested on Wednesday after a traffic stop during up heroin.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office received a tip that heroin was being transported from Dayton to Mercer County. Investigators believed the ultimate destination was Celina.

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