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December 7th

Festival Lights Up Local Park

December 7, 2011

ST. MARYS — K.C. Geiger Park will light up this holiday season as the inaugural City of St. Marys Festival of Lights opens this weekend.

The Festival of Lights will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 23. The display was scheduled to open last weekend but was postponed because of weather, and will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, featuring a slew of light displays throughout K.C. Geiger Park.

Residents Have Aeration Options

December 7, 2011

ST. MARYS — Area residents can do their part in helping with the cleanup of Grand Lake St. Marys by putting in their own aeration systems.

The recent Battelle Interim Report to the Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission recommended aeration technologies in select sheltered areas, according to a news release. Residents are able to assist with the aeration of the lake waters — 10 percent of the lake water is located in channels on Grand Lake St. Marys — by putting an aeration system in their channel.

December 6th

Taylor Did Not Pass

December 6, 2011

ST. MARYS — In today's The Evening Leader, it states Cody Taylor, 17, passed away, which is not true.

The information received by The Evening Leader was misinterpreted.

Taylor is at home with his family.

"He's doing real well," said his father, Russell Taylor.

"We want to make sure everybody knows he's OK." The Evening Leader regrets publishing the incorrect information.

School to Start BYOT Program

December 6, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local students will be participating in a pilot project through their school, as early as the beginning of next year.

A group of students in grades eight through 12 will be participating in the BYOT — or Bring Your Own Technology — program, through which students will bring their own technological devices to class.

The program, Technology Coordinator Kyle Menchhofer said, comes at a time when the district has been making cuts, with technology being one of the many being hit.

Santa Shindig

December 6, 2011

ST. MARYS — Electronics, dolls and a pony topped the lists of desires for area children who wrote letters to Santa Monday night at the St. Marys Community Public Library.

The library held its annual open house, featuring a slew of holiday-themed activities, including a visit with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus and the opportunity to write a letter to Santa among others.

“A phone,” Tayla Meeker, 7, said of what she is hoping Santa will bring her this year as she completed her letter.

Breaking — Roads Closed Because of Water

December 6, 2011

ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office has released information stating River Road is closed between SR 65 and Greeley Chapel Road because of high water, as well asTownline Lima Road between Buckland Holden and Fairmount.

December 5th

Santa Arrives

December 5, 2011

ST. MARYS — A steady rain on Sunday could not dampen the spirits of local children as Santa Claus made his annual appearance in Memorial Park.

While the rain forced the postponement of Winterfest, dozens of children  trickled into Santa’s house to visit with him after his long trek from the North Pole. Each entered and told Santa what he or she wanted for Christmas.

“It’s sparse because of the rain but they are coming in,” Santa told The Evening Leader. “We’ll talk to the kids while they are here today.”

Locals Bleed For Others

December 5, 2011

WAPAKONETA — Local residents and businesses have been recognized for outstanding achievements and volunteer service to a nationwide organization.

The Indiana-Ohio Region of American Red Cross Blood Services recently hosted its annual recognition luncheon, and one of the recipients has hit a milestone — by donating 24 gallons of blood in her lifetime.

Group Seeks Manager

December 5, 2011

CELINA — A local lake restoration group is now looking to find a new face for its efforts to help heal Grand Lake St. Marys.

Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Facilitator Tom Knapke told members of the Lake Improvement Association during their monthly meeting on Saturday he received the green light to begin accepting applications for a lake manager. The position would be responsible for overseeing projects regarding the restoration of the lake.

December 3rd

Deputies Respond To Apparent Suicide

December 3, 2011

CELINA -  Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that deputies are investigating the apparent suicide of Paul Mizer, 56, St. Johns Road, Maria Stein. 

According to a news release issued by Grey, the sheriff's office received a call from Penny Mizer, wife of the victim, stating that he had left the house between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday.

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