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This weekend marked the start of the youth hunting season and several area youngsters ages 16 and under took the opportunity to hunt deer with Auglaize County Pheasants Forever members in a privately owned woods on Koop Road.

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Miami & Erie Trading Company, St. Marys’ very own modern general store, is having its first anniversary coming up this Saturday, and they’re celebrating by holding a drawing with a chance to win a grand gift basket.

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Van Wert Live will be hosting a variety of shows and stars on its stage this upcoming season, featuring singers like Michael Bolton and the performances of the Denver & Mile High Orchestra.

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The Auglaize County Board of Commissioners continue to window shop with their $8.9 million in American Recovery Plan Act plan dollars, discussing rural broadband with area providers in a meeting Tuesday.

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COVID-19 vaccinations were at the top of the list of concerns for those attending the legislative breakfast Monday in Allen County, sponsored by the Lima Chamber of Commerce. The meeting featured Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman and Ohio Speaker of the House Bob Cupp.

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Representation and accountability were the main themes of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley’s stump speech she shared during a brief stop in St. Marys Sunday.

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NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Elementary was the site of a touching scene Thursday, with the school holding a Veterans Day program early in the morning.

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With a lofty goal of raising $100,000 for their newest fundraising endeavor, Rod and Barb Carpenter are close to reaching that mark.

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Doug Spencer claimed that the restored Grand Opera House will become a famous destination at the St. Marys City Council meeting on Monday.

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NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Police Officer Justin Bruns paid a visit to the New Bremen New Knoxville Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday and brought along a buddy of his.

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Monday marked the kickoff to the United Way of Auglaize County’s campaign as representatives from the United Way visited Joint Township District Memorial Hospital to spread awareness.

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The JTD Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new directors recently elected to the board, Tanya Temple and Beverly Wilker.

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Around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, detectives with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Richmond post of the Kentucky State Police regarding an escaped prisoner, according to a release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

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NEW BREMEN — The village of New Bremen was awarded a $685,000 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday.

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The annual St. Marys Rotary Halloween Parade returned in full force on Tuesday night with Spring Street lined up as community members took in music and crazy and spooky costumes.

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Anyone at the Friendly Tavern on Saturday had a chance to stimulate their tastebuds as the St. Marys Inaugural Chili Cook Off attracted many different players.

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The start of the COVID-19 pandemic brought a surge in unemployment claims as parts of the U.S. workforce was laid off. But now there’s another problem with the labor force, one in which Auglaize County serves as a microcosm: too many jobs and not enough job candidates.

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Rotarians of St. Marys were given a progress update by Doug Spencer on the restoration of the Grand Opera House on Spring Street.

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MINSTER — The heritage in Minster is rich and community members can experience it firsthand at the Minster Historical Society and Museum which is open, showcasing all new exhibits.

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NEW BREMEN — A crisp, cool evening was the setting Saturday night for the fall festival that took place at Faith Alliance Church.

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Sunday in St. Marys found its citizens celebrating, not only a beautiful day for the annual Walk With Nature, but the new title the city can add to its resume.

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CrossFit Crave received many different guests on Thursday at their location in Celina in order to talk about the at-risk youth program they’ve been participating in and how it could be applied to programs across the state of Ohio.

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Almost 200 members of Midwest Electric’s political action committee heard updates from state legislators Monday during the annual meeting held for just that purpose.

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St. Marys received a guest from a couple of states away in the form of Brian Dundon, who flew in from Virginia after winning a car from a local raffle.

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State and local officials broke ground Monday on a what will eventually become 25 acres of wetlands known as the Burntwood-Langenkamp Wetland Conservation Area benefitting Grand Lake St. Marys.

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CELINA — The Grand Lake Half Marathon had a special scene occur when a flag was carried over the finish line to honor the life of Celina Police Department Detective Kelly Mitchell Richards, who died in 1993.

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In Auglaize County, steady rainfall usually spells trouble. However, dry ground conditions and less obstructed waterways have made a difference over the past two days during frequent rains. Wednesday morning rain gauges in Wapakoneta fluctuated between 1.5 and 3 inches while New Bremen saw 3…

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Horse and buggy was not the only predecessor to the automobile. Around Auglaize County, the interurban was also popular and vital to the county in the first part of the 20th century. That’s according to Dan Meckstroth, who gave a Facebook Live presentation, “Western Ohio: the Interurban Line…