The Daily Press http://theeveningleader.com http://theeveningleader.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Evening Leader | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-03-30T09:45:35-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10791A Look Ahead2015-03-30T09:45:35-04:002015-03-30T09:45:05-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader Here is a look at some upcoming stories that will be found in our print edition this week:</p><p> • A story on the hiring of a new superintendent for New Bremen.</p><p> • Feature stories on local high school seniors and their plans after graduation.</p><p> • A recap of local spring sports action from across the region.</p><p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableA Look AheadThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10791Change0Usable2015-03-30T09:45:05-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10789What You Missed2015-03-29T13:19:50-04:002015-03-29T13:19:50-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader Here were some of the stories you missed in our print edition last week:</p><p> • Feature stories on local high school seniors.</p><p> • A recap of the St. Marys City Council meeting and the proposed revision to the dog ordinance.</p><p> • Our Spring Sports Preview Tab.</p><p> • The annual CIC luncheon and progress throughout the city.</p><p> • Previews on area high school plays.</p><p> • A feature story on sign language being taught at TLC.</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableWhat You MissedThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10789Change0Usable2015-03-29T13:19:50-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10788Victor House To Help Locals2015-03-29T13:16:17-04:002015-03-29T13:16:17-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader ST. MARYS — Plans are being finalized for a faith-based transitional housing facility that, once operational, will give people looking to change their lives the foundation to do so in a successful manner.</p><p> Victor House, located at 132 S. Spruce St., is an offshoot of the work being done at the Resource and Opportunity Center. ROC Vice President Bev Hurlburt said officials started the early planning for Victor House shortly after the ROC opened because of a need for such services in the area.</p><p> “It became apparent that there was a need for temporary housing where people would live while they got their life in order,” Hurlburt told The Evening Leader. “We didn’t open the ROC thinking this was where we were headed. It was opening the ROC and seeing that there was a need.”</p><p> After completing “The House that God Built,” a home built for a local resident, Hurlburt said officials began to focus their attention on Victor House. Officials toured one other building before settling on the South Spruce Street location.</p><p> “The reason that place is such a good facility is that we can operate the ROC out of it,” Hurlburt said. “This just seemed like the perfect opportunity. We would have a bigger facility because we have some programs here that we want to expand and we can’t. We can’t move. So there were some great things that we thought we could do there that we are not able to do here.”</p><p> Once a location was settled on, officials started to research what kind of facility they wanted to open. That included visits to facilities in Lima and Sidney as well as the House of Hope in Celina.</p><p> “It will be for people who don’t have a place to get the assistance that they need,” Hurlburt said. “And they will go through programs that will help them be successful.”</p><p> Victor House will house no more than six adult males at one time. Hurlburt said in the beginning, there will more than likely be two residents in the home.</p><p> “We started doing research in what kind of house we wanted to have,” Hurlburt said.</p><p> “We didn’t want a homeless shelter because our mission is to help people move forward in their lives. A homeless shelter, to us meant, a place to stay ... A drug and alcohol rehab is not what we wanted because we didn’t want to limit it to that.”</p><p> Anyone living in Victor House will be clean and sober. Residents also will be randomly drug and alcohol tested. No violent or sex offenders will live at the location. Residents also must follow strict rules and attend life skills classes, Bible studies and other meetings deemed necessary by staff. Victor House also will employ one full-time house monitor to keep tabs on residents.</p><p> “They maintain that status or they are out of the program,” Hurlburt said. “They will have to find employment and they will pay rent ... If they are in need of AA or NA, they will have to attend those classes. Each person will have a plan of action and it will meet their needs.”</p><p> Hurlburt said officials reserve the right to pick and choose who they want to welcome into Victor House. The vetting process will be detailed.</p><p> “They will have to have shown that they have a strong desire for a different life than they are living,” Hurlburt said. “We can choose who we want ... We can pick the person who will best fit this program and come out successful.”</p><p> The time line to get Victor House up and running is fluid. Hurlburt said the ROC could move into the location in a month or two. However, she said Victor House will not open until all the details are finalized.</p><p> “When we know we are ready to open, we will open,” Hurlburt said. “It could be six months, it could be a year.”</p><p> Given the heroin epidemic that has gripped the region, Hurlburt said it is vital there are facilities available to help those who truly want to get better.</p><p> “We understand that some people want to change but may not the very first time,” Hurlburt said. “But you have to give them a chance. We have to start giving people a chance. It upsets me when people judge them.”</p><p> Hurlburt encouraged people to contact her with any questions so she can supply them with accurate information on the project. For more information, call 419-300-5277.</p><p> “We would much rather address their fears and concerns face-to-face,” Hurlburt said. “We are more than happy to talk to people.”</p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p> <br />  </p>St. Marys, OHMike BurkholderVictor House To Help LocalsThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10788Change0Usable2015-03-29T13:16:17-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10786Video: Can Kentucky Go All The Way2015-03-27T16:38:36-04:002015-03-27T16:38:36-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderFind out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Can Kentucky Go All The WayThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10786Change0Usable2015-03-27T16:38:36-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:1078412 Arrested In Drug Sweep2015-03-26T14:47:02-04:002015-03-26T14:47:02-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader CELINA — A dozen people were arrested at a variety of drug charges following an investigation from the Grand Lake Task Force.</p><p> Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey and Celina Police Chief Tom Wale announced the indictments in a news release on Thursday. Arrested in the sweep were:</p><p> 
• Biviano Ortiz-Garcia Jr., 25, care of the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility, on two counts of trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felonies, and one count of trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony.  He was previously arrested for possession of drug abuse instruments in January and March.</p><p> • Josh J. Tullis, 31, care of the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility, on one count of trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony, one count of trafficking in cocaine, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances, a fourth-degree felony. Tullis was previously arrested for trafficking in drugs in 2014.</p><p> • Nigel A. Allen, 27, care of the Shelby County Ohio Jail, on one count of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony.  Allen is currently incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail on felony possession of drugs.  He was previously arrested for possession of drugs in 2006.</p><p> • Simon Rios, 33, 420 S. Main St. Apt. 4, Celina, on one count of aggravated trafficking (fentanyl), a third-degree felony, and one county of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony.</p><p> • Ronald D. Mock, 29, 209 Northview Drive, Coldwater, on one count of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony.   Mock was previously arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia in 2004.  Mock was found at 310 ½ West Fayette Street in Celina.  This residence was searched by deputies.  Deputies seized several pipes, syringes, and other drug paraphernalia.  They also recovered 216 capsules.  Fifty-three of the capsules contained suspected heroin.   A vehicle was also ordered to be seized in the indictment of Mock.  Deputies seized a 2005 maroon Pontiac Sunfire, which is registered and owned by Ronald Mock.</p><p> • Joshua E. Kittle, 31, 420 S. Main St. Apt. 4, Celina, on one count of aggravated trafficking (fentanyl), a fourth-degree felony, one count of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony.  Kittle was previously arrested for trafficking in drugs in 2012 and possession of drug paraphernalia in 2014.  Kittle turned himself into the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at approximately on Wednesday.</p><p> • Ian L. Hemmelgarn, 36, 4181 Oregon Road, Celina, on one count of illegal manufacture of drugs (methamphetamine), a first-degree felony, one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs (methamphetamine), a second-degree felony, one count of endangering children, third-degree felony, and one count of having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony. Also listed under these indictments is the forfeiture of two guns. Hemmelgarn was previously been arrested for drug possession and possession of paraphernalia in 2004.</p><p> • Kelli J. Rutter, 19, 7419 Fleetfoot Road, Celina, on three counts of trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felonies. Rutter was previously arrested for possession of drugs in 2014.</p><p> • Sierra L. Chambers, 20, 751 Deford St., Celina, on one count of trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony. Chambers turned herself into the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.</p><p> • Joshua P. Bernholt, 26, 1010 Hawthorne St., Celina, on three counts of trafficking in marijuana, fourth-degree felonies, one count of trafficking in heroin, a fourth-degree felony, and one count  of trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance, a fourth-degree felony.  Bernholt was previously been arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in 2007, trafficking in drugs in 2009, trafficking in drugs in 2011, and possession of drug abuse instruments in 2011 and 2015.</p><p> • Kayla M. Bernholt, 23, 1010 Hawthorne St., Celina, on one count of trafficking in marijuana, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of trafficking in marijuana, a fifth-degree felony.</p><p>St. Marys, OHNo author available12 Arrested In Drug SweepThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10784Change0Usable2015-03-26T14:47:02-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10781Library To Host Event2015-03-26T09:04:56-04:002015-03-26T09:04:56-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader ST. MARYS — Books, Babies & More will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library for parents and babies 0-36 months.<br />  </p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableLibrary To Host EventThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10781Change0Usable2015-03-26T09:04:56-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10779Event Of The Day2015-03-25T09:10:48-04:002015-03-25T09:10:48-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderSt. Marys, OHNo author availableEvent Of The DayThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10779Change0Usable2015-03-25T09:10:48-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10775Video: Plane Crashes in France2015-03-24T15:41:07-04:002015-03-24T15:41:07-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderAn Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter. Helicopters spotted plane debris at an elevation of more than 6,500 feet in the mountains, French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said. Some bodies were seen around the plane. Flight 9525 took off from the Spanish airport at 9:55 a.m. local time, then sent a distress signal about 50 minutes later. It remains unclear what happened to cause the tragic crash.??<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Plane Crashes in FranceThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10775Change0Usable2015-03-24T15:41:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10772Councilors Review Dog Ordinance2015-03-23T19:46:23-04:002015-03-23T19:46:23-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader ST. MARYS — During Monday night's St. Marys City Council meeting, councilors approved the first reading of a new dog ordinance that focuses on dealing with dangerous dogs while staying away from breed-specific language.</p><p> <em>— For a complete recap of the new ordinance, pick up Tuesday's copy of The Evening Leader. </em></p>St. Marys, OHMike BurkholderCouncilors Review Dog OrdinanceThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10772Change0Usable2015-03-23T19:46:23-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10767The Week Ahead2015-03-23T10:19:12-04:002015-03-23T10:19:12-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader Here's a look at some upcoming stories that will be featured in our print edition:</p><p> • St. Marys City Council recap</p><p> • New Bremen Village Council</p><p> • A look at regional unemployment rates</p><p> • A feature on the St. Marys Police Department's new K-9 officer</p><p> • Profiles on local high school seniors</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableThe Week AheadThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10767Change0Usable2015-03-23T10:19:12-04:00