Archive - May 2012 - News Article
“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 May 15 to 21, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: A proposed U.S. highway would enter the city of St. Marys on 54 West and continue through to Wapakoneta, Bellefontaine, Marysville, Columbus, Lancaster, Athens and Pomeroy.
ST. MARYS — A local school district found out on Friday that it qualified to develop a transportation plan through the state.
On Friday, St. Marys City Schools received notification from the Ohio Department of Transportation that it was selected to participate in the development of a School Travel Plan (STP) for the district.
ST. MARYS — Local third-grade students learned recycling lessons on Friday.
Bonnie Wurst with the Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District spoke to third-grade students at St. Marys Intermediate School on the importance of reducing their amount of trash.
“I want to do more today than just talk about what we recycle, I want to talk more about why we recycle,” Wurst said. “One of the reasons we recycle is to reduce the amount of trash that we make.”
CELINA — The Celina Police Department has received three reports over the last 10 days of money being stolen from homes in the residential area between East Wayne Street. In each of the cases cash money was taken from purses or other locations inside the home.
ST. MARYS — Lane closures will be in effect on Ohio 66 in both directions between County Road 66A and the city of St. Marys beginning at 7 a.m. Monday. These lane closures will be in effect 24 hours a day. The affected lanes are scheduled to reopen to motorist at 5 p.m. July 27.
One lane of traffic will remain open to motorists in each direction at all times. The total completion date for this project is September. These lane closures are due to a contractor doing bridge work in that area. The ramp from U.S. 33 west to Ohio 66 south will be closed during this time.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio Republican chastised Democrats in the Senate for failing to approve a single budget proposed this week.
ST. MARYS — From the many modes of transportation, including the canal, St. Marys River and the interurban to the many businesses and entertainment establishments, seven classes of local third-grade students had a hands-on experience Thursday morning with the history of their hometown.
St. Marys Intermediate School and Holy Rosary School third-grade students had their fourth annual walking tour through downtown St. Marys, giving the students a visual of what they had been talking about in class.
NEW BREMEN — Fans in attendance of the Cincinnati Reds game against the Washington Nationals on Friday were greeted with a different announcement before the national anthem.
“Ladies and gentlemen, at this time we ask that you please remove your caps, place your right hand over your heart and face the American flag,” the announcer told fans at the game.
ST. MARYS — Local third-grade students have been learning about bald eagles and butterflies, and on Wednesday, they had a visitor who told them about both topics.
Jill Bowers, who is an eagle nest monitor for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, visited third-grade students at St. Marys Intermediate School.
ST. MARYS — Members of a local committee approved one set of rules and are researching another after a meeting Tuesday evening.
The members of the St. Marys Board of Education Policy and Program Committee approved policy regarding athletics to be recommended to the full board. Board members questioned an item not in the appeals section of the administrative guidelines they were presented with regarding athletics, and administrators will be undergoing research to find out what other school districts do before St. Marys makes a decision.