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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Tuesday met with St. Marys and New Bremen officials and discussed heroin, synthetic drugs and programs offered by the state to assist residents and police departments.
St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst said the biggest concern his department is dealing with is heroin. DeWine said heroin is an epidemic affecting every county in Ohio. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
WAPAKONETA - The Auglaize County Health Department is now enrolled in a federal program designed to help improve response to foodborne outbreaks such as salmonella.
Director of nursing Cindy Jones told board members Tuesday the health department applied and was approved for the Foodborne Diseases Centers for Outbreak Response program, known as FoodCORE, to better handle cases such as food poisoning. The program is available free of charge. [More]
By Kathy Thompson
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a possible scam that is popping up throughout the county.
Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office received at least four complaints this morning and several Tuesday regarding phone calls from people advertising they are with a software company and telling the consumer something is wrong with the computer the consumer owns. [More]
Obituaries on January 15th, 2014
Sharon E. Sutter, 72, Fort Recovery, died Jan. 13, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Ruth M. Kunk, 85, Coldwater, died Jan. 14, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Roscoe F. Stump, 80, formerly of rural Fort Recovery, died Dec. 29, 2013, at his home in Winter Haven, Fla. [More]
Robert Fritz, 88, St. Marys, died Jan. 14, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Jack Brincefield, 73, Van Wert, died at 1:45 a.m. Jan. 14, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert. [More]
Vaughn A. Denney, 89, Riverview, Fla., formerly of Macedon in Mercer County, died Jan. 12, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. [More]
Local pictures on January 15th, 2014
Subscriber only stories on January 15th, 2014
Murder suspect wants statements tossed, trial moved from county
Local farmer says new manure rules needed
Fiscal news gives health department a boost
Complaint lodged over snow removal
Winter storm brings trouble for Parkway schools
Test wells to be enlarged
Family-focused cafe opens near New Bremen
Flyers rally past Bulldogs
Kahlig hits go-ahead basket in Indians' win
Marion Local slips from first to eighth in D-IV