Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senators hopes to get approval for a coin honoring one of the state’s largest tourist attractions.
Sen. Rob Portman announced plans to introduce legislation that would authorize the U.S. mint to produce commemorative coins marking the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The coins would not cost the taxpayers any money.
MINSTER — Residents at Heritage Manor in Minster were treated to a live concert Wednesday night.
The Rev. Jim “Jimmy-Do” Slone makes his living cleaning, lives clean and leads a band that only plays clean venues, Slone said Wednesday night after Third Generation played for residents of Heritage Manor Nursing Center.
“We like good clean fun,” Slone said. “We don’t drink or cut up. At least, not anymore.”
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys will have a familiar face serving as its interim safety-service director.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan told The Evening Leader Eric Ostling is no longer the safety-service director for the city, effective immediately. St. Marys Police Chief Greg Foxhoven will serve as interim safety-service director. Ostling was hired in October to succeed Jason Little, who was hired in March but announced his resignation in August.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys resident Barb Lutz surpassed the 2,000 workout mark at the local Curves, where she has been going for the past 11 years.
“I started out of curiosity to begin with,” Lutz said. “I had a free pass to try it out for two weeks, and I asked my best friend and she and I came out, and we never quit.”
Lutz and her friend work out at Curves at 6:30 a.m. every weekday. The Curves program is not like a typical gym, where there are weight machines and members are on their own to pick and choose what to do.
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official is warning residents about the dangers of using exploding targets for sport shooting.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said his office has handled several recent complaints regarding the use of Tannerite or exploding rifle targets. The targets, which are legally sold at shooting supply stores, are designed to explode when shot with a certain caliber bullet.
The issue, Solomon said, is that residents are purchasing the mixture and mixing large amounts of it to make large explosion.
ST. MARYS — After a brief hiatus, Bluesfest is returning to St. Marys.
K.C. Geiger Park Improvement Committee members Rees McKee and Chris Botkin announced the return of Bluesfest during Monday night’s St. Marys City Council meeting. The festival, which was held in K.C. Geiger Park from 2007 to 2010, is scheduled to be held on Aug. 24.
ST. MARYS — A local restaurant teamed up with a group of students to help fight cancer Monday night.
Beer Barrel Pizza hosted a benefit night for Memorial High School’s Relay For Life group Monday night. People who go to the restaurant on benefit nights can present their receipts to the group’s representative after dining and a portion of the money goes to support the group’s cause.
In the case of Monday night’s benefit, 10 percent of customers’ bills will go to support Relay For Life’s search for a cure for cancer.
“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 Jan. 22 to Jan. 28, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: Efforts to establish a Kiwanis Club in St. Marys were launched by members of surrounding clubs because the city was the only one of its size in the state without a Kiwanis Club.
The Minster Eagles approved a $4,000 project to build an addition to the dance pavilion at Eagles Park.
ST. MARYS — Locals Weston Hirschfeld, of New Bremen, and Gene Knox, of St. Marys, are woodworkers who turn patterns into art, but when it comes to process, the men use wildly different techniques.
While Knox carves in his cozy kitchen at a home in Otterbein, Hirschfeld, 17, works in a barn with a small electric heater on his parents’ farm.
CELINA — The defendant in the murder of a Rockford woman pleaded innocent to the charge Friday morning.
Flanked by his attorneys, Daniel Charles Martin, 40, pleaded innocent to one count of murder, with a gun specification, during an arraignment hearing in Mercer County Common Pleas Court. Martin, who is being held without bond, faces the murder charge in connection with the death of Melinda Shinn.