Archive - 2012 - News Article
ST. MARYS — Being a leader is nothing new for Neil Perry, who says he enjoys challenges and bettering himself.
“My sense to always push myself to do things I’ve never done before and the way I live my life for God,” the Memorial High School senior said of what sets him apart from his peers.
Perry, who is a captain on the football team and has also taken on leadership roles in FCA and Teens for Christ, said he enjoys the responsibility that comes with being a leader, a trait noted that runs in the family.
NEW BREMEN — A local World War II veteran was decorated with additional medals Friday afternoon, 67 years after his discharge in October 1945.
ST. MARYS — The attached files contain the ballot language for State Issues 1 and 2, which appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
ST. MARYS — The unemployment rate in Auglaize County continues to fall.
In data released this week, Auglaize County saw its unemployment rate for September fall to 4.9 percent — down from 5.2 percent in August. Last year at this time, the unemployment rate sat at 6.9 percent. The county also was among a handful that saw unemployment rates of less than 5 percent. The other counties were Holmes, Delaware and Putnam.
NEW BREMEN — In October 1912, a group of mothers organized a club that would eventually come to be known as the New Bremen Women’s Club, a group that has been serving its community for 100 years.
“The New Bremen superintendent organized a private kindergarten class for children ages 3 to 6 in the former East Town Hall, above the firehouse,” New Bremen Women’s Club President Suzanne Heuker told The Evening Leader.
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta Police Department officers are still looking for male suspect who robbed a fuel tank driver at the Clark gas station in downtown Wapakoneta at 1:06 a.m. today.
A 38-year-old Willshire man was delivering fuel to the gasoline station when the suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet, Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said in a news release. The suspect then fled on foot from the scene.
CELINA — The business world is like a jungle, according to Author Jane Hight McMurry, and area women have an opportunity to learn how to navigate the jungle at the Women’s Power Conference and Awards Luncheon next month.
ST. MARYS — An area Congressman visited with a local service group on Wednesday — answering a wide variety of questions 13 days before Election Day.
NEW BREMEN — After serving 33 years as the Village of New Bremen police chief, Doug Harrod announced his retirement Tuesday night, effective March 31.
“After 33 years of working for the village, I’ve decided that it’s time to retire,” Harrod told councilors at their meeting Tuesday night. “I’ve given it a lot of thought and a lot of things have went into this decision, but I think it’s time that I move on and have another part of my life.”
ST. MARYS — Ghouls, goblins, princesses and even Pac-Man took over downtown St. Marys as part of an annual tradition.
The St. Marys Rotary Club Halloween Parade brought a variety of costumed children downtown. In addition to the annual parade, a costume contest allowed children to compete in categories ranging from prettiest and ugliest to most original and couples.
In year’s past, cold and blustery conditions greeted parade participants. However, this year, early morning showers gave way to a clear, warm night.