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Barbers Keep On Cutting

December 31, 2012

ST. MARYS — Before the emergence of the “man cave,” there were barbershops, places where men gathered to socialize, talk sports and women, and tell jokes.

December 28th

New Year’s Eve Is Deadliest Driving Day

December 28, 2012

ST. MARYS — According to AAA, alcohol contributed to 12,880 crashes and 368 deaths on Ohio’s roads in 2011.

More alcohol-related crashes occurred in December than any other month. New Year’s proved to be dangerous, with 64 alcohol-related crashes on Dec. 31, 2011, and 103 alcohol-related crashes on Jan. 1.

According to a December 2012 report by the National Transportation Safety Board, approximately 60 percent of wrong-way crashes are related to alcohol consumption.

Fire Destroys St. Marys Home

December 28, 2012

ST. MARYS — A fire destroyed a home on Pershing Drive, just west of St. Marys, Friday morning.

At approximately 3:20 a.m., members of the St. Marys Township Fire Department received a phone call reporting a blaze at 250 Pershing Drive. When firefighters arrived, they found the garage engulfed in flames and the fire had spread into the rest of the residence.

Rider Driven To Achievement

December 28, 2012

ST. MARYS — In a word, 18-year-old Makayla Buehler is ambitious.

Her four years at St. Marys Memorial High School have been jam-packed with sports and activities. She is a member of both the volleyball and track teams, and of Student Council, FCA and Girl Talk.

Buehler is a defensive specialist in volleyball, and runs the 100 and 200-meter dashes in track. She also does the relay for both of those races.

Fire Destroys Home

December 28, 2012

ST. MARYS — A fire destroyed a home on Pershing Drive, just west of St. Marys, Friday morning.

At approximately 3:20 a.m., members of the St. Marys Township Fire Department received a phone call reporting a blaze at 250 Pershing Drive. When firefighters arrived, they found the garage engulfed in flames and the fire had spread into the rest of the residence.

Officials Praise Snow Crews

December 28, 2012

ST. MARYS — City officials praised the work of snow plow crews in St. Marys for keeping the roads safe during Wednesday’s blizzard.

As snow and winds whipped across the region, crews hit the streets to clear snow in an attempt to keep roads open as 8 inches of snow fell. The crews, which worked late into the night Wednesday, were back at work Thursday doing final clean up — which resulted in many roads being cleared down to the pavement by Thursday afternoon.

December 27th

Blizzard Dumps Snow On Region

December 27, 2012

ST. MARYS — After 8 inches of snow fell on the region Wednesday, local residents and clean up crews now have the task of cleaning up from the first major storm of winter.

“About all of the county roads have had a complete round already and have been treated,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart told The Evening Leader this morning. “Roads are still snow covered and slippery, and we have knocked back all the drifts. Hopefully later this morning we can make a second round and make another application.”

December 26th

Blizzard Pounds Region

December 26, 2012

ST. MARYS — A winter storm that blanketed the region today was expected to dump close to a foot of snow on Auglaize County.

Late Tuesday night, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for Auglaize County. That warning, which is in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday, called for 8 to 10 inches of snow as well as wind gusts of 40 mph. The high winds, coupled with heavy snowfall, caused near white-end conditions and posed risks to motorists who traversed city and county roads today.

December 24th

Goodfellows Hit Streets

December 24, 2012

ST. MARYS — More than 600 children in the St. Marys school district received Christmas gifts — and some tasty food — thanks to an annual program that has been helping local residents for more than five decades.

At 7 a.m. today, scores of Goodfellows hit the streets of St. Marys to spread Christmas cheer to local families. Each year, the program helps hundreds of children in the school district, as well as their families.

December 21st

Rider Looks To The Future

December 21, 2012

ST. MARYS — Senior Tyler Parent is about as involved as a student can be at St. Marys Memorial High School — the 17-year-old participates in soccer, the marching band, the concert band, bowling and tennis.

Parent plays outside midfield on the Roughrider soccer team, and has had some exciting moments this past season.

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