Archive - Aug 2012 - News Article
ST. MARYS — As news of Neil Armstrong’s death circulated the globe on Saturday, local residents remembered the legacy of the first man to walk on the moon.
“I knew him through Scouting,” local historian George Neargarder told The Evening Leader. “I was on the board of review for his Eagle Scout award. I also knew his dad, too.”
WAPAKONETA — Neil Armstrong, “a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job” when he was the first man to “take one small for a man” and “one giant leap for mankind,” died Saturday following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.
ST. MARYS — Campers hitting Grand Lake St. Marys State Park will be able to take advantage of a new discount that is exclusive to the facility.
The new rates discount campsites and shelterhouse rentals by 50 percent and getaway cabins by 25 percent. The discounts are good through Oct. 31, excluding Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 and Oct. 4-6.
WAPAKONETA — As children get their last minute back-to-school supplies, an Auglaize County medical authority said there's something else parents shouldn't forget.
"Parents' checklists should not only be about school supplies, but immunizations," Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres said. "Along with getting school supplies and new clothes, families should make a quick vaccine visit to their primary care provider."
Torres recommended families check on the immunization status of their children.
ST. MARYS — Members of a local school board awarded naming rights to a new tennis complex during a special meeting Friday evening.
Members of the St. Marys Board of Education awarded the naming rights to the new tennis complex at the high school-middle school site to Minster Bank for a period of five years.
The proceeds for the naming rights agreement are to be directed to the district’s Permanent Improvement Fund as follows: $1,666 for 2012, $1,667 for 2013 and $1,667 for 2014.
CELINA — The latest pilot project to hit Grand Lake St. Marys kicked off this week, utilizing a water purification system that has shown past progress in the Deep Horizon oil spill off the Gulf Coast.
Mike Mangham with EcoUSA and Keith Boulais with Premier Materials kicked off their Kria Ionizer Wednesday morning near the city of Celina’s water intake area, and noted they had already seen an effect by that afternoon.
CELINA — Area residents can enjoy nine hours of music this weekend while helping contribute to next year’s Governor’s Cup Regatta.
After having to cancel this year’s race because of low lake levels, regatta organizers put together a music festival to raise money for next year’s event. The Governor’s Cup Regatta Musicfest will kick off at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lake Shore Park in Celina.
ST. MARYS — With local children heading back to school on Wednesday, a local official is reminding residents and students of the proper bus safety protocols.
St. Marys City Schools Transportation Supervisor Dan Grothause noted the proper behavior students should have while riding the school bus and reminded residents of the rules for stopping for a stopped school bus.
ST. MARYS — A public, wooded area will soon be added to Auglaize County, as the Heritage Trails Park District Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to accept a gift of land in Noble Township at its annual outdoor meeting Tuesday night at the High Street shelter house in St. Marys.
“The Heritage Trails Park District is in the process of being gifted a 15.84-acre piece of land,” Heritage Trails Park District Director Allison Brady said, noting the organization is going through the legal process of acquiring the land.
CELINA — Nine people have been indicted stemming from investigations by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force that involved heroin sales.
In a news release issued Wednesday morning, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said the indictments came as a result of cooperation among various agencies in Mercer and Auglaize counties.
• Bradley Hageman , 21, Mercer County Adult Detention Facility, on three counts of trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felonies.