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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.

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