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The time has come for local artists to have their artwork displayed at the Arts Place Auglaize/Mercer Center. The annual Lake Area Arts Group gallery has been hung at 207 E. Spring St. and will be on display for the public to enjoy — and even purchase — for the next five weeks.

WILMINGTON — The National Weather Service out of Wilmington has issued a winter storm watch for portions of West Central Ohio as well as East Central and Southeast Indiana, Northwest and Northern Kentucky and Central and South Central Ohio.

In each of the 15 years that Heidi Lisi has been the group’s adviser, at least one member has qualified for the state-level competition. This year, all 37 members who participated in the district competition on Jan. 27 have advanced to state — virtually, of course.

Pick up a copy of the Saturday, Jan. 30 edition of The Evening Leader and turn to page A9 to learn how Plus One Professionals got its start and how it's grown since 1982.

The Auglaize Mercer Counties Family YMCA kicked off on Thursday its annual campaign aimed at raising money for the Y's Scholarship Fund.

The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday that it will be utilizing standardized winter road condition advisory levels to inform the public about general conditions of roadways throughout the county during a winter storm, especially in the rural areas. 

After everyone endured the year that was 2020, St. Paul's United Church of Christ is beginning 2021 with something uplifting for its members.

Those getting a head start on their fitness goals through the help of the Grand Fitness Challenge got an extra boost of motivation, inspiration and advice as the health challenge held its virtual kickoff event on Tuesday evening. Grand Lake Health System welcomed Erica Lugo to the kickoff to…

My•La’s Frozen Yogurt will be holding a fundraiser on Tuesday to benefit the families of two Wapakoneta teens involved in a fatal crash over the weekend. Patrons are encouraged to stop by the frozen yogurt shop between noon and 8 p.m. to purchase their favorite treats.

CELINA — Every Thursday evening, a motivated, determined crew of powerlifters arrives at CrossFit Crave to spend an hour working out together and challenging themselves to get better. The only thing that is different for the members of the Iron Will team is made up of people with special needs.

While saying a construction project is ahead of schedule is considered bad luck, Tri Star construction teacher Brett McGillvary did admit that the program’s home build for Lots for Soldiers is “moving right along.”

Typically, people are just getting started on their fitness journey in early January but all day Saturday, athletes from near and far were testing how far they have gone on their fitness journey as they competed in the CrossFit Crave Winter Classic.

At a time during the pandemic when there were no sports, there was one sport that was able to endure and continue because of its unique nature. When schools closed in the spring, eSports was able to continue thanks to the remote capabilities of online gaming. But COVID has still made an impa…

NEW BREMEN — In 2018, Abby Balster was looking for a way to turn one of the most popular snacks in the country into a business. She started making flavored popcorn here and there for friends and family but her time was limited because she was working a full-time job during the day that kept …

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The insurrection by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol this week has prompted governors and state lawmakers to reassess security at their own capitol buildings as they gather amid a pandemic for legislative sessions and inaugural ceremonies.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an "orderly transition" on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden'…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep …

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters backing President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading some officials to evacuate while cheers rang out at several demonstrations as a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.

COLUMBUS (AP) — An individual's duty to retreat before using force has been eliminated in Ohio under a gun rights bill signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday despite the governor's vocal concerns that GOP lawmakers were ignoring his own legislation proposed following the 2019 mass s…

With the new year, Fitness Hub is offering a safe alternative for those who want to get a head start on their New Year’s resolution.

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The coronavirus pandemic has taken much away from people; jobs, time with family, money and family and friends who have passed away because of the virus.

The season of giving is well underway and the Auglaize County Council on Aging and the St. Marys FFA chapter combined efforts to make the holidays a brighter time for area senior citizens with donations not only of food but also holiday goodies.

While the days will soon be getting longer, midwinter blues are still hanging around and can affect daily life, especially for senior citizens and especially in a pandemic. Thankfully, the Auglaize County Council on Aging is doing what it can to keep seniors connected and active to ward off …

A brand new program offered through the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office is giving community members a chance to improve the effectiveness of deputy and officer interactions with those with special considerations in an emergency.

WAPAKONETA — The Board of County Commissioners of Auglaize County and the Auglaize County Historical Society announce that a brief ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 17 on the east side of the Auglaize County Courthouse to dedicate the building's new marker. Those attending the outdoor …

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