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Over 200 pounds of marijuana seized at Lakengren home

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A Preble County man was arrested on Wednesday, March 19, after authorities searched a Lakengren residence and found over 200 pounds of marijuana.Mark Sekse was arrested after the Preble County Sheriff’s Office and the Warren County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at his residence located at 23 Shield Drive.Items seized from Mark and Debbie Sekse’s home included an excess of 200 pounds of marijuana, digital scales, weapons, and several vehicles. The search was a result of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. Mark Sekse is known to have an extensive criminal history, and has admitted to distributing large quantities of marijuana for at least 10 years, according to Drug Task Force officials.

 

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Tea was EnjoyedLast week the Preble County Historical Society held an Herbal Tea Luncheon at the historic Sayler-Swartsel House. It was a big crowd and ladies came in fancy hats and dresses to enjoy the fine cuisine. Several Lakengren women enjoyed the menu presented by their Herb Society, along with a most informative talk about Victorian Underpinnings presented by Jan Brady.Vouchers for VioletsThe Lakengren Garden Club has a...

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Gratis, W. Elkton may see fire depts. merge

Changes may be knocking on the doors of the villages of Gratis and West Elkton in coming months.Bill Kramer, a retired Fire Chief and Fire Science Professor, conducted a study involving the Gratis and West Elkton Fire Departments, as well as the Gratis EMS.Kramer conducted interviews throughout the villages of Gratis, West Elkton, West Alexandria, the city of Eaton, and various other surrounding areas in Preble County to best understand the culture between the two fire d...

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Public invited to special Earth Day event

Anyone concerned about the effects humans are having on the environment with current land usage and wondering what can be done to make better use of the land and natural resources is invited to an Earth Day Event sponsored by Reflections@pmg Restaurant, Banquet and Event Center on Tuesday, April 22.According to organizers, Earth Day is not about hippies and “tree huggers”. It is about ordinary people who farm land, pasture animals, enjoy walks in the forest, lovely land...

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Commissioners discuss contract review process

Preble County Commissioners met with elected officials to discuss contracts and how to streamline the way they are written and approved on Monday, April 7.Those in attendance expressed frustration regarding fine print in contracts.Prosecuting Attorney Martin Votel was also present at the meeting. It was expressed that the contracts should be read more diligently. “We review to make sure there are no illegal components to a contract,” said Votel.

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Active meth ‘cook’ found at residence

Preble County authorities discovered an active methamphetamine lab while executing a search warrant at a residence outside Eaton on Monday, April 7.Deputies executed a narcotics search warrant at 5687 U.S. 127 North during the late evening hours of April 7. Investigators had received information regarding the manufacturing of methamphetamine at the residence and developed probable cause to obtain a search warrant.Located during the search were supplies and equipment used...

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Three sentenced for transporting dead body

Three suspects have been arrested and two sentenced for the 2008 crime of transporting James Rembowski’s body from Montgomery County to Preble County.Jesse Dillon, Luke Combs, and Christian Valentine were all charged with Tampering with Evidence and Abuse of a Corpse.On Wednesday, March 26, Combs was sentenced to six months in Preble County Jail. Tuesday, April 2, Valentine was sentenced to one year in prision, but was granted time served, and at press time, Jesse ...

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Camden faces water bill complaints

The Village of Camden Council met Thursday, April 3 to discuss water bills with the public,Dave Fife, of Camden, spoke in regard to his water bill.“I’ve never had no leaks, no drips, no errors. That’s why I can’t understand why this bill is so high,” said Fife. “I can’t keep up with the monthly raises the way they’re going … how can you tell me that the system you use to estimate these bills is right when I’ve n...

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Rabbitfest a success

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Sunday, April 27, is Holy Humor Sunday at Trinity...

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