Archive - Nov 4, 2011 - News Article
ST. MARYS — An Army soldier visited a local physical education class to give the students a taste of what it takes to be a soldier.
Staff Sergeant Brent Burnfield visited Monica VanderHorst’s advanced physical education classes Friday. Burnfield had the students rotate through approximately 10 stations, ranging from push-ups to lunges to bear crawls down the hallway.
“Sometimes we do circuit training,” Burnfield said. “We do all different exercises to help out with our physical fitness tests and physical exercises.”
ST. MARYS — A local school district went into cautionary mode after being informed of a “potentially dangerous” situation by the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning.
Superintendent Jerry Skiver noted the district received a phone call informing it of the situation.
“We had information of an issue off campus that could potentially be dangerous to the kids at school,” he said. “We went into controlled access.”
Controlled access, he noted, involves extensive monitoring of visitors.
ST. MARYS — Local high school seniors took time out of their school day to give back as part of an annual blood drive on Friday.
Memorial High School students hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross in their gymnasium, with high school seniors, their teachers and their administrators donating blood.
Memorial High School senior Joni Brown said Friday was her first time donating blood.
“I’m donating to help save lives,” Brown said while she was giving blood.
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ST. MARYS — A 15-year-old male was taken into custody Friday morning after allegedly making threats involving a firearm.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon told The Evening Leader deputies took the teen into custody following a two-hour search for him. Deputies arrived at a residence along Glynwood Road after receiving a phone call at 7 a.m. indicating the boy told his mother he was going to harm himself or her with a handgun.
ST. MARYS — A nationally recognized science firm has whittled down potential solutions that could help Grand Lake St. Marys.
Battelle recently unveiled a comprehensive, draft report that details its recommendations to help restore the water quality of Grand Lake St. Marys as well as how to limit phosphorus from entering the body of water. Earlier this year, members of the Grand Lake Restoration Commission tabbed the firm to review the more than 70 proposals it received regarding possible solutions to help the lake.
ST. MARYS — The fight to help restore Grand Lake St. Marys has gone to Washington.