Archive - May 2012 - News Article
NEW BREMEN — Variety is what area residents will find in the lineup for the Golden Triangle Summer Concert Series this year, as free musical entertainment returns this weekend.
“It’s a really good mix this year, we’ve tried to spread the variety of the music out a little bit and to branch out a little bit to try to appeal to a wider audience,” Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey said.
The lineup is dotted with a few favorites, Frey said, in addition to a handful of new performers.
CELINA — A Batavia woman appeared in court for the second time in a week to answer to charges she was involved in a home invasion on Feb. 25 near Mendon.
ST. MARYS — Featuring a new location and hours, the St. Marys Farmers’ Market will return this weekend, bringing area residents a variety of homemade goods.
St. Marys Farmers’ Market Treasurer Karen Williams said the market has been moved to 1700 Celina Road, next to Dave’s BBQ, and will feature a later set of hours.
CELINA — Emergency crews responded to a call of a possible drowning at Celina’s Eastview Park on Tuesday evening. Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday reporting that a subject had gone under while swimming at the pond. The Celina Fire Department and Celina Police Department responded to the call. Fire department personnel pulled the victim from the water shortly after arriving on the scene.
ST. MARYS — According to the Rev. Ed Bray, war is insane, a fact that the greatest warriors know, and warriors face battles to restore sanity.
“It is up to those great warriors to engage the battles against the insanity — where they feel the heat, where they feel the pain, where they experience the taste of their own blood, where they take their last breath of life in order for sanity to once again prevail,” Bray said to a crowd gathered in Elm Grove Cemetery Monday morning for the annual St. Marys American Legion Post 323 Memorial Day Service.
“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 22 to 28, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: A hobo was arrested by St. Marys Police Chief G.A. Gerstner after he observed the man throwing away sandwiches along the side of the road.
Officials continued to search Lake St. Marys for the body of 19-year-old Norman Parker. Parker drowned when the boat he was riding in capsized.
NEW BREMEN — Cleanup and renovation are on the horizon for a historic downtown New Bremen building that was damaged in a fire earlier this year.
ST. MARYS — Local students recently took a jab at stock trading in their government class.
Seniors in Michael Jay’s American government classes participated in Jay’s annual “Stock Market Game.”
ST. MARYS — The state released the results on Thursday of tests taken earlier this week at Grand Lake St. Marys, with the numbers coming in at the lowest so far.
"Ecstacy," Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Manager Milt Miller said of his first reaction to hearing the results. "Like most lakes or any vacation resort type of area, Memorial Day kicks off the season, and so these numbers were extremely welcomed news — to tell people that our lake is very much open, to welcome them back."
ST. MARYS — A group of local students recently competed at the national level of their business program.
Five St. Marys Memorial High School students — seniors Cierra Anderson, Mitch Fowler, Ryan Wilker, Taylor Grant and junior Adam Neal — went to Salt Lake City, Utah, to participate in the DECA International Career Development Conference.
The DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — students had qualified after competing at the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference in mid-March.