Archive - Mar 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys man shot by law enforcement agents Wednesday night on Derrick Street reportedly raised what later was determined to be a pellet rifle or BB gun at the officers as they responded to his residence.
ST. MARYS — Dozens of Roughriders braved frigid temperatures — on land and in the water — to take a plunge that one day may lead to a cure for cancer.
Memorial High School held its annual Polar Plunge Sunday afternoon at the Dammeyer residence on Dowty Road. The plunge, which is organized by the students, raises money for the school’s Relay for Life team.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville’s new barber, Scott Limbert, set up his shop after moving to the area from North Carolina, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t local.
The Botkins native said he and his wife, who is from Maria Stein, moved back to the area after their daughter Makaylee was born to be near family, and now live in rural Minster.
“It’s nice moving back and being closer,” he said. “Distance plays a factor when you have a family.”
ST. MARYS — Senior Roughrider Austin Reynolds, 18, has a passion for music.
Reynolds participates in both the St. Marys All Brass Band and the Symphonic Band, for which he plays the tuba.
“I’m more of a musical kind of guy,” he said. “Just band is my thing.”
He tried his hand at saxophone from fifth to eighth grade, but found that it did not fit. That’s when Reynolds found the tuba.
ST. MARYS — The 2013 Annual St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held Thursday at the St. Marys Eagles to honor local business and business owners who have brought something exceptional to the city.
The Builder of Bridges award is one of the most prestigious of these honors. Last night’s ceremony saw two new community members added to the ever-growing list of those people who the chamber recognizes as outstanding citizens in their endless contribution to the St. Marys area.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys police officer and an Auglaize County sheriff’s deputy have been placed on administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting on Derrick Street Wednesday night.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday indicating the caller, who was at 601 Derrick St., St. Marys, was going to shoot whoever responded to the residence. The caller repeated the threat twice and as the dispatcher inquired about the problem, the caller hung up.
Sources have confirmed to The Evening Leader that an officer-involved shooting took place Wednesday night in the 600 block of Derrick Street in St. Marys. More details will be published when released by law enforcement officials.
The scene is being secured and taped off. Witnesses at the scene told the newspaper they heard gun shots in the area.
ST. MARYS — Crews were kept busy Tuesday locating and repairing a natural gas leak in downtown St. Marys.
St. Mary Interim Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said the city received a phone call at 11:30 p.m. Monday reporting a natural gas leak at 201 W. Spring St. City crews started marking utility lines early Tuesday morning and crews from Dominion arrived on the scene shortly after midnight to begin the task of locating and repairing the leak.
“They requested our people respond to give the location of the city utilities,” Foxhoven said.
NEW BREMEN — The search to replace retiring New Bremen Police Chief Doug Harrod continues.
Mayor Jeff Pape updated New Bremen Village Councilors on the search during Tuesday night’s council meeting.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors Monday night got a sneak peek at the city’s revamped online presence.
Personnel Director Sue Backs provided councilors with some highlights from the website. The new site, which is still found at CityofStMarys.net, of more streamlined and user-friendly than the current website.
“It’s going to be easy to use and its functional,” Backs said. “Most importantly, it’s going to be easy to maintain. We can keep adding additional information and change information.”