Archive - Aug 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — After back-to-back months of increasing, the unemployment rate across the region dipped slightly last month.
In data released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County’s unemployment rate for July dropped 0.1 percent to 5.3 percent. A year ago, the rate for the county sat at 5.7 percent.
“It seems like we haven’t seen a significant change for a while,” St. Marys Development Manager Susan Crotty told The Evening Leader.
ST. MARYS — When Anita Barton lost a beloved horse after a summer of nursing the animal, she knew, intellectually as a school guidance counselor, that doing something out of grief is usually not the best choice.
“A lot of my friends said, ‘You do not need a puppy,’” Barton said. “But what did I do, I went and got a puppy.”
ST. MARYS — It was a busy weekend for the Resource and Opportunity Center in St. Marys.
A 5K Saturday morning raised funds for the center, the proceeds of Christian music festival Waynestock went to the cause and on Sunday, founders Joe and Bev Hurlburt rounded out the week serving a weekly free supper. As the ROC creeps up on its first birthday Oct. 1, the founders can look back at how the center has grown into its mission of giving people the resources they need to make success for themselves.
ST. MARYS — In an effort to continue to market the city of St. Marys, the community will once again be highlighted in a series of videos that will appear online.
St. Marys Development Manager Susan Crotty is working with CGI Communications to produce video tour books for the city that will appear on Relocate.org, a website that provides information to those who are looking to move. The video, once completed, also will be available of the city’s website.
Aug. 17: Waynestock is today.
A 5K Race/Walk will take place at 8:30 a.m. today in front of Skip Baughman Stadium. Registration info can be found at TheROCResourceCenter.com.
St. Marys Farmers’ Market will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, next to Dave’s BBQ on Celina road, Ohio 703.
Aug. 18: A community supper will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the ROC, 702 E. Spring St., St. Marys. It is eat-in only and the meal is free.
ST. MARYS — Otterbein Senior Living kicked off its annual fish fry Thursday night with root beer floats and a performance by Don Smithey, gospel and country guitarist.
Resident Life Director Dianna Uhlenhake said every year the tent goes up Thursday and there’s an event Thursday night that makes use of the tent. The event builds excitement for Saturday’s fish fry.
“The fish fry is our biggest event of the year,” she said. “We pull out all the stops.”
Aug. 15: The New Bremen Public Library will host an adult Pinterest craft today. Call 419-629-2158 to register.
Preschoolers are invited to the New Bremen Public Library for activities at 10:30 a.m. today.
The Auglaize County Veterans Service Commission will meet at 5 p.m. today at 209 S. Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta.
Adults are invited to come to the New Knoxville Library for their own craft night from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today.
The Moulton Township Zoning Commission Board will meet at 8 p.m. today at the Township Hall.
Aug. 14: The St. Marys Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. today.
The New Bremen Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. today.
Aug. 13: A free computer class will be held at 1 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Call 419-394-7471 to register.
The FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster presents “Crafts with Sierra.” Sign up to make one or both bracelets with Sierra at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today.
The New Bremen Public Library will host a sidewalk chalk and bubble want activity at 1 p.m. today.
ST. MARYS — The smell of ribs filled the air over SummerFest Saturday afternoon as competitors served up their best dishes as part of the annual rib cook-off.
Armed with spices, rubs, sauces, smokers and grills, each competitor sought bragging rights for the year — as well as trophies and cash prizes — for having the best ribs. The cook-off drew competitors from Lima, St. Marys and New Knoxville.
Ed Scarberry, of Lima, is a veteran of rib cook-offs.