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March 22nd

Rider A Natural Leader

March 22, 2013

ST. MARYS — Austin Zumbrogel was destined for leadership, although he did not actively seek it.

Zumbrogel is president of Memorial High School’s FFA Chapter, and is drum major for the high school’s band. He did not accept these roles for the power or for the recognition, but because he loves being a part of both organizations.

As FFA President, Zumbrogel leads all the meetings.

Exchange Student Welcomed In St. Marys

March 22, 2013

ST. MARYS — When Ingrid Hagby Johnsen came to the United States in August, she carried one suitcase, but had packed a list of worries that could have filled two more.

“The day before I left I was freaking out — ‘what do I need to pack?” Johnsen said. “What is my host family going to be, will I get any friends at school, where will I sit at lunch,’ all those questions that really don’t matter that much. But it’s scary.”

Lake Phosphorus Reduced 55 Percent

March 22, 2013

ST. MARYS — A federal report released Friday indicates that last year’s alum application reduced the internal phosphorus load of Grand Lake St. Marys by 55 percent — a revelation one local lake official calls a success for the lake.

Cards Set For Show

March 22, 2013

NEW BREMEN — If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then the lavaliere, a necklace with fraternity letters, is the friendly neighbor you want to know better.

The necklace, a 1930s college precursor to the modern promise ring, is at the center of the new play “Ode to Lavaliere,” which is being performed at 7 p.m. today and at 7 p.m. Saturday at New Bremen High School.

Director and playwright Dan Keyes characterized the play as a romantic comedy set on a college campus that was written with each student in mind for his or her part.

March 21st

12 Arrested In Drug Sweep

March 21, 2013

CELINA — A dozen people were recently indicted stemming from an investigation conducted by the Grand Lake Task Force.

The 12 suspect each face a variety of drug-related charges. The charges allegedly involved include the sale of heroin and marijuana to several suspects who faces charges for allegedly possessing the ingredients to make meth.

Those indicted were:

Rangers Set To Take Stage

March 21, 2013

NEW KNOXVILLE — The togas are the same, but this isn’t your high school mythology class.

“The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less,” opening  at 7 p.m. Friday at New Knoxville School is an irreverent take on the gods, goddesses and heroes set down by Homer.

This is the debut New Knoxville production for director Vickie Shurelds, who compared the show to work done by British comedy troupe Monty Python. In a dress rehearsal Wednesday, she tweaked blocking and the students’ acting on the show.

March 20th

Local Promotes Peace

March 20, 2013

HEBRON, Palestine — A former St. Marys resident is trying to save a thousand residents from losing their homes, schools and livelihoods in rural Palestine.

In the four months since Jonathan Brenneman arrived in rural West Bank region, south of Hebron with Christian Peacemaker Teams, spring has turned a barren fall desert into fields full of produce, where sheep graze, and animal pens and donkeys dot the eight small villages he works in. The families in the villages have farmed the area for generations, and lived there all their lives.

Girls Create Tape Crafts

March 20, 2013

MINSTER — The power of duct tape has hit a new and decidedly feminine generation.

F.J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offered a girls-only Duck Tape craft time Tuesday, facilitated by fifth-grade student Courtney Kemper who taught friends to make wallets, flowers and bows with the versatile craft tool Duck Tape.

March 19th

Smoke Stack Marked For Demolition

March 19, 2013

ST. MARYS — A long-standing inhabitant of the skyline of the city of St. Marys will be torn down in the coming weeks.

During Monday night’s special session of the St. Marys City Council, Interim Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said plans are moving forward to demolish the smoke stack of the former power plant. The smoke stack, which had its future debated for months, is now coming down because officials fear it now may be structurally unsound.

Riders Excel At Event

March 19, 2013

ST. MARYS — Junior and senior marketing students at Memorial High School competed in the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference on March 15 and 16 in Columbus.

DECA Adviser Heidi Lisi took 23 Roughriders to the competition, and had a total of 10 groups and individuals place in the top 10 in their events. Typically an event has 40 or 50 students competing from area schools, Lisi said.

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