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January 19th

Group Touts 2012 Goals

January 19, 2012

CELINA — Local officials charged with helping lead the effort to heal Grand Lake St. Marys released their goals for 2012.

“Our main goal for 2012 is very simple — an advisory-free lake,” Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Facilitator Tom Knapke told a crowd gathered for the commission’s progress summit on Wednesday. “That means you put your toes in the water — that’s very important. We’ve made great progress last year, but that’s our goal for this year.”

January 18th

State To Offer Discounts at GLSM

January 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released pricing for camping, shelter house rentals and dock fees at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park.

The savings are available immediately and include:

• 25 percent off camping.

• 25 percent off Getaway rentals.

• 25 percent off of shelter house rental.

• 50 percent off private and state dock fees.

Officer Brings Wildlife Indoors

January 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local wildlife officer spoke to a group of area seniors Tuesday afternoon at St. Marys Living Center about various animals found in Auglaize County.

“I’m going to talk to you today about some of the critters that we have here in Auglaize County,” Auglaize County Wildlife Officer Matt Hoehn said, displaying a box full of animal skins for seniors to see and feel. “Everything I have in this box, you’ve either seen or it’s around here.”

Fish Still Biting At Lake

January 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — A mild winter so far this season has resulted in better-than-normal fishing at Grand Lake St. Marys.

“The fishing has been really good both in the lake and below the spillway,” Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller told The Evening Leader. “In the lake have been crappie and blue gill and below the spillway, people are catching crappie and walleye. We are seeing very good numbers in both areas.”

January 17th

Hospital Nets Incentive

January 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital was recently awarded a $1.5 million incentive from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its participation in the electronic health records incentive program.

The program, Meaningful EHR Use, challenges care providers to move toward electronic records through a series of phases to be implemented through 2015. Patient Care Vice President Deb McKee said Joint Township District Memorial Hospital approached Phase I of the program by focusing on the hospital’s emergency department.

Turn Could Be OK'd

January 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — Motorists heading west onto Indiana Avenue from Defiance Road could soon be able to turn right on red.

Members of the St. Marys Traffic Committee voted to send a recommendation to city council that would allow for right turns on red at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Defiance Road, near the Auglaize County Council on Aging, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. John Bubp, the 1st Ward Councilor, asked the matter be referred to the committee during last week’s city council meeting.

January 16th

Supporters Pack Event

January 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — With a line out of the door, Varsity Lanes was packed Saturday night with community members coming out to support their peers and fighting for a cause.

Relay for Life of Southwest Auglaize County held its first big event of the year to get ready for its June event.

“This is our kickoff,” Co-Chair Jackie Speckman said after the doors opened for the fundraiser.

Speckman noted the various activities on the agenda for Saturday’s event, which went from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Weekly Happenings

January 16, 2012

Jan. 17: St. Marys Living Center will host Auglaize County Wildlife Officer Matt Hoehn at 2 p.m. today in the dining room.

The Minster Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today.

Jan. 18: There will be a Zumba class and a yoga class at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. respectively today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.

Jan. 19: The Auglaize County Veterans Commission will meet at 6 p.m. today at 1020 W. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta.

District Tackles Sexting

January 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — In the wake of a group of local students being charged with unruliness by sexting, school officials are noting they have discussed the topic at school, and they believe it’s a topic parents should talk about with their children at home.

Two St. Marys Middle School 12-year-olds, a male and a female, were recently charged with unruliness by sexting, and in a separate case, a 17-year-old St. Marys male and a 14-year-old female at St. Marys Middle School were charged with the same thing.

January 13th

E-books Land at St. Marys Library

January 13, 2012

ST. MARYS  —  Kindles, Nooks and tablets topped the wish list of many area residents this holiday season, and a local library is offering a slew of items for these devices at no cost to library patrons.

The St. Marys Community Public Library offers a variety of e-books, audiobooks and movies that may be checked out for use on a variety of devices, including Kindles, Nooks and Sony Readers. E-books may also be checked out for use on a Windows or Mac computer. A complete list of supported devices can be found on the library’s digital catalog website.

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