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September 18th

Electric Study Recommended

September 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors next week will vote on a measure that, if approved, would authorize a comprehensive study of the city’s electrical system.

During Monday night’s electric/communications meeting, committee members moved to recommend councilors authorize a study to be conducted by Spectrum Engineering that would examine the city’s electrical system and suggest areas for improvement. Safety-Service Director Jason Little said he opted to suggest Spectrum Engineering following proposals from three firms and conversations with AMP.

September 17th

Film Crew To Visit St. Marys

September 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — A film crew for a television show airing on the Discovery Channel will be in St. Marys on Friday.

Earlier this year, the city of St. Marys entered into an agreement to appear on “Today in America” — which is hosted by Terry Bradshaw. The program features communities across the country and highlights attractions, businesses and recreational opportunities.

Project Completed

September 17, 2012

WAPAKONETA — After a decade of talking, consulting, planning and restoring, a historical county building is finally complete.

Local and state officials opened the Auglaize County Courthouse during a special Auglaize County Rededication ceremony held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday with approximately 450-500 people in attendance for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the newly renovated building.

State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, summed it up by saying that history has come alive during his speech, focusing on a history teacher and legislature’s perspective.

September 14th

Students Get Hooked

September 14, 2012

ST. MARYS — Despite the drizzly weather, local students spent their Friday learning an alternative activity that they could turn to instead of making destructive decisions.

Seventh-grade students at St. Marys Middle School spent time at the East Bank of Grand Lake St. Marys to participate in Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs, which Guidance Counselor Rebecca Moore noted is a national recognized drug-prevention program of the Future Fisherman Foundation.

Eagles Shut Out Reds, Bridge OK’d

September 14, 2012

“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 Sept. 11-17, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: The Eagles shut out the Wapakoneta Reds 1-0 in the final game of the season for both squads.

Season tickets for Roughriders football games went on sale for $1.75. The Roughriders hosted Liberty of the Hancock County League in the first home game of the year.

The South End Wonders defeated the West End Reds 3-2.

MTV Shows Spirit

September 14, 2012

ST. MARYS — With a $1,000 prize on the line, a group of Memorial High School students are showcasing the pride of the St. Marys community in a spirit video they created for Alltel’s second annual Yards 4 Youth competition.

The students in Andrew Klosterman’s Memorial Television class prepared the Yards 4 Youth video, focusing on how St. Marys shows its school pride.

Library OKs Projects

September 14, 2012

ST. MARYS — A list of building and grounds improvements is in the works for the St. Marys Community Public Library, as the Board of Trustees approved a handful of recommendations from the library’s building committee at their meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Update: Dogs Seized From Home

September 14, 2012

FORT RECOVERY — Deputies seized close to 20 dogs and found between 150 to 200 animals spread across a rural Mercer County property on Wednesday.

While executing a search warrant at 972 State Route 49, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies discovered the dogs living in poor conditions throughout the property. The animals were found living in several out-buildings and campers, as well as the main residence on the property.

September 13th

Deputies Seize 19 Dogs

September 13, 2012

CELINA — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County seized 19 dogs from a residence on Ohio 49 on Wednesday.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies executed a search warrant at 972 State Route 49 in reference to an investigation involving conditions of animals, specifically dogs on the property.

Upon searching the property, deputies discovered a large number of dogs located in several buildings, including the main house, out buildings and campers on the property. Deputies estimated there to be 150 to 200 dogs on the property.

Project Celebrated

September 13, 2012

ST. MARYS — An anchor of St. Marys Square celebrated three months of construction with cake, balloons and an appearance by one of the most recognizable characters in the world.

Jeff and Mary Monfort hosted a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday night to mark the completion of a renovation project at their McDonald’s restaurant at 1206 Indiana Ave. in St. Marys. Balloons hung from the  rafters and visitors to the eatery enjoyed cake and had the chance to meet Ronald McDonald.

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