Archive - May 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — Fire crews from two local departments battled a house fire on Rolling Hills Drive Thursday night.
The St. Marys Fire Department and St. Marys Township Fire Department responded with trucks and manpower to a fire call at 610 Rolling Hills Drive. As firefighters battled the blaze, flames shot through the roof and heavy smoke poured from the fire. Approximately 10 vehicles responded to the scene. A St. Marys electrical department truck also responded to the scene.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys City Schools Board of Education met for a special meeting Wednesday evening to pass several items related to personnel, including two retirements, several resignations and one appointment — Bill Ruane as principal at Memorial High School.
“He’s a proven commodity and we’re happy to bring him back home to continue his good work,” Superintendent Shawn Brown said.
CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his office is investigating a theft that occurred in the parking lot of Zuma Automotive, 314 S. Main St., Celina. An unmarked vehicle, assigned to a detective from the sheriff’s office was entered sometime between Monday and Tuesday and items were stolen.
ST. MARYS — There will be a recount for the final council-at-large seat in the St. Marys Republican primary next week.
An automatic recount was triggered for the final spot between Dan Uhlenhake and Russell Bailey. The official vote ended in favor of Uhlenhake by a tally of 590 to 583. According to a state formula, a recount must be conducted if the difference between candidates is eight or less.
May 22: Stop by FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster today for information on the 2013 Summer Reading Club and a free ice cream cone.
A weekly divorce support group will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — Students at the Intermediate School enjoyed a field day Tuesday by playing dodgeball in the gym, enjoying popsicles and water on the playground, as well as hula hoops, water balloons and multiple blow-up slides and obstacle courses.
With the last day of school approaching and summer around the corner, the students were full of energy and appreciated the day of fun with their friends.
Kennedi Burd, who was hula hooping with her friend and fellow fifth-grader, Shia Salisbury, said her favorite part of field day is the obstacle course.
ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Special Olympics track and field had its first practice since the District competition at the Memorial High School track Monday evening.
There were athletes ranging in age from 8 to in their 60s, practicing everything from softball to track to wheelchair races. They were preparing for their next big competition, State, which will take place from June 28 through June 30 at Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus.
ST. MARYS — A Cridersville man was struck and killed by a vehicle along U.S. 33 early Sunday morning.
According to a crash report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 1:33 a.m. Sunday, Joshua J. Wingate, 32, of Cridersville, was walking or standing in the right lane of westbound traffic along U.S. 33, near mile post 7, just west of Townline-Kossuth Road, when he was struck by a westbound 2009 Ford Flex driven Rebecca Macwhinney, 34, of St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — The third annual “Get the Carp Outta Here” Carp Derby was once again successful in its goal of removing as many of the bottom feeders as possible.
Two years ago, there were 8,142 pounds of carp caught by participants over the two-day event. Last year, the number was 12,831 pounds, and this year, participants caught 15,541 pounds.