Sunday
89°
Mostly Sunny
Sunday Night
63°
Mostly Clear
Monday
89°
Mostly Sunny
Monday Night
65°
Mostly Clear
1%
Tuesday
88°
Mostly Sunny
2%
Tuesday Night
64°
Mostly Clear
10%
Wednesday
82°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
20%
Wednesday Night
55°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
20%
Thursday
70°
Partly Sunny
6%
Thursday Night
50°
Partly Cloudy
10%
3 Day
Extended
Friday, February 8th, 2008

Local man sent to prison for break-in

By Shelley Grieshop
A St. Marys man who broke into the Lucky Steer restaurant in St. Marys in late January was sentenced to a year in prison for his crime.
Andrew S. Miller, 27, 402 S. Ash St., pleaded guilty this week to breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, and theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Frederick Pepple ordered Miller to serve 12 months in prison for the more serious charge and 180 days in jail for the misdemeanor. The time was ordered to run concurrently.
However, Miller will be serving extra time in prison for crimes committed in Mercer County. Pepple ordered the Auglaize County sentence to run consecutively to a 10-month prison sentence Miller received last week in Mercer County, after he violated terms of his probation stemming from a cocaine possession conviction in 2007.
During Miller's sentencing this week in Auglaize County, he also was ordered to pay $350 to the owners of Lucky Steer along Celina Road, and costs of prosecution. Miller had claimed indigency and was represented by a court-appointed attorney.
Miller broke into the Lucky Steer on Jan. 24 and stole cash from the business within hours of being released by the Mercer County court for the probation violation.
Miller has an extensive criminal background in both counties.
Additional online stories on this date
BURKETTSVILLE - A 3,000-square-foot addition is currently under construction at The Center for Neurological Development and it represents several years of planning and commitment to helping others. [More]
NEW BREMEN - Going into the fourth quarter, Coldwater had a bit of momentum on its side as the Cavaliers used solid rebounding and a number of New Bremen turnovers to force a 34-all tie after three quarters. [More]
Subscriber only stories on this date
Flooded roads still impassable
High feed costs will challenge livestock industry
Woman charged with vehicular assault
Rockford landfill gets license
Ohio to pay for culvert in '13
Minster driver accused of injuring trooper
Hearing explains state grants
Staff checks water pollution complaints
House plants deserve attention
WBL showdown gets postponed to Monday