Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article
NEW BREMEN — The state fire marshal's office has made a ruling in the fire that struck Fireside Pub and Que's Barbershop Monday night.
Public Information Officer Shane Cartmill released the following:
ST. MARYS — When water began flowing over the floodgates of the St. Marys Trading Co., Owner Larry Kramer said he and his help had less than 10 minutes to get everything they could out of the basement of the building.
“Our building was equipped with floodgates, but the water came over top, and once the water comes over the floodgates, there’s not much you can do,” he said of the day of the flood a year ago. “We went from dry floors to chest-deep water in less than 10 minutes time.”
ST. MARYS — When Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson woke up Feb. 28, 2011, he admitted he could not have imagined how the day would unfold.
“The first thing that came to mind getting up that morning was that it didn’t look like it would be a bad situation,” Anderson said of the flood that gripped the county last year. “I don’t think any of us thought that by 8 a.m. there would be calls coming into dispatch requesting assistance with evacuations.”
NEW BREMEN — Groups of New Bremen residents gathered on West Monroe Street Monday night, watching as firefighters fought a blaze that engulfed a historic downtown building.
Fire crews were dispatched to Fireside Pub, 115 W. Monroe St., where the pub shares the building with Que’s Barbershop at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday. No one was injured in the fire, as the pub closes at 2 p.m. Mondays.
Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews began working to extinguish the fire.
ST. MARYS — City councilors Monday night approved the hiring of the new safety-service director.
NEW BREMEN — Firefighters from several local departments have arrived on the scene of a fire in downtown New Bremen. Crews were initially called to Fireside Pub for reports of smoke before 7 p.m. Monday. Officials at the scene have confirmed to The Evening Leader no one was injured as the result of the blaze and that it was contained to one building. More information will be published once it is released.
CELINA — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are trying to determine if a home invasion Saturday morning near Mendon is linked to a double homicide near Fort Recovery in November.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey held a press conference Monday morning to release details of a home invasion that took place shortly after midnight on Saturday at 12617 Dutton Road, just north of Ohio 117 near Mendon. Two people were inside the residence at the time — Kathy Fair, 47, and her father William Fair, 73.
“Leader Look Back,” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: East Bank Road was closed to traffic because spray blowing in from Lake St. Marys froze and formed a coating across the roadway. Already 20 inches above normal highs, it rose approximately two feet in the last day.
ST. MARYS — More than 30 speakers decked out in patriotic garb and armed with props took to the stage Sunday afternoon as part of an annual speech contest.
The St. Marys Eagles hosted the annual St. Marys City God, Flag and Country speech contest. The event featured speeches ranging from the abolition of slavery to how to make an American pizza and included three age groups — 10 to 11-year-olds, 12 to 13-year-olds and 14 to 15-year-olds.
ST. MARYS — A city official says residents who are not adhering to rules regarding refuse collection are adding to his department’s costs.
St. Marys Solidwaste Supervisor Doug Metz said some residents are not following tag and size rules regarding refuse collection. Some residents try to skirt the tag requirements by placing too much garbage in bags or by using oversized containers.