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Local Returns From East Coast

November 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local Red Cross official recently returned to St. Marys after a two-week stint helping with the recovery efforts on the East Coast in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Red Cross of Auglaize County Chapter Director Ken Cline left for New York shortly after the devastating storm left its mark on the East Coast. Cline spent much of his time in the Rockaways, which was among the hardest hit regions of New York.

Rider Takes Life In Stride

November 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — For senior Nick Durkee, his plans after high school are 75 percent certain.

He is not stressed about that 25 percent of uncertainty, but chooses to approach the future with a “whatever happens, happens” attitude.

“For now, I’m just planning on going to college for engineering,” Durkee said. “Wright State is my main option. I hope to run cross country there, too.”  

Hospital Joins Network

November 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — In hopes of bringing advanced stroke care to the area, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital has joined Ohio State University’s stroke telemedicine network.

The network connects rural hospitals with specialists in a cost-effective, timely manner, creating better patient outcomes. Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Director of Emergency and Ambulatory Care Services Lana Hinders said the hospital was approached to join the network, which is funded through the Ohio Department of Health, last year.

Bins Hit St. Marys

November 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — An annual toy drive to benefit children in the St. Marys School District is in full swing.

Barrels looking for donations as part of the Toys for Tots drive are out in full force at approximately 30 local businesses. Organizer Steve Mackenbach has been in charge of the drive for more than two decades.

“The thing about it I like the most is that everyone just seems up beat about it,” Mackenbach said. “Everyone seems to enjoy it and it’s just a positive thing.”

 

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