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August 30th

Music Key For Rider

August 30, 2013

ST. MARYS — “Stand out in life, but blend together in music” — this mantra was written on a poster that hung on the walls in the band room at Memorial High School ever since senior Evan Bader, 17, was a freshman.

Bader has been blending since fifth grade, when he decided to join band. Watching football games when he was younger and seeing the band out on the field pushed Bader to be a part of that group, which a lot of his friends were doing, too.

New Teacher Feels At Home

August 30, 2013

ST. MARYS — Though Kimberli Glass has been involved in the St. Marys City Schools for several years now, this school year will be her first as a full-time teacher with her own classroom and her own set of students.

Glass is an intervention specialist for fourth graders at the intermediate school, and she said she is excited to be there. Glass has been a substitute teacher for the past five years and coached the JV Volleyball team for four years.

Local Girl Drawn To Acrobatic Show

August 30, 2013

ST. MARYS — Horses are a relatively new interest for the Kuenning family.

Options Unlimited For Pooches

August 30, 2013

ST. MARYS — Pam and Jim Schnarre take extra care when it comes to their dogs, Howie, Bailey and Sequoia.

While Sequoia was a wedding present puppy picked out during their honeymoon, Howie and Bailey are Maltese dogs rescued with handicaps, who are now receiving first class treatment.

“We take our dogs wherever we go on planes, on boats,” Pam Schnarre said. “We’re regular campers, and we take our cat camping with us, too.”

August 29th

Lincoln Exhibit Opens

August 29, 2013

ST. MARYS — A traveling exhibit on one of America’s greatest presidents is set to open in Auglaize County today.

The Auglaize County Public Library system and the Auglaize County Historical Society will be hosting “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibit that will be on display through Oct. 12. In addition to the traveling exhibit, branches of the Auglaize County Public Library system and the St. Marys Community Public Library will host presentations related to Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution.

August 28th

Full Busing Could Come Back

August 28, 2013

ST. MARYS — Members of the St. Marys Board of Education could vote to reinstate full busing during their Sept. 11 regular meeting following information provided during a work session Tuesday night.

Senior Transportation Coordinator for the Ohio School Boards Association Pete Japikse spoke to the St. Marys City School Board Tuesday evening about transportation funding for the district for the 2014-2015 school year during a work session.

August 26th

Crowds Flock To Regatta

August 26, 2013

CELINA —  Hydroplane boats once again zipped across Grand Lake St. Marys as the Governor’s Cup Regatta returned this weekend.

Racers and their friends and family sported matching racing T-shirts and mingled under tents near their boats, waiting for the giant cranes to place the vessels in the water.

Saturday afternoon saw the start of heat racing, where the seven different classes of boats complete five laps, or a heat.

1 Killed In U.S. 33 Crash

August 26, 2013

CELINA — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are investigating a fatal crash that took place along U.S. 33 early Sunday morning.

Mercer County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 3:31 a.m. Sunday reporting of a crash on U.S. 33 west of Lombard Road in Dublin Township. A maroon colored 2002 Jeep Liberty was west bound on U.S. 33. The Jeep left the north side of the roadway for an unknown reason, traveled through the side ditch and struck a tree. 

August 23rd

Weekend Rundown

August 23, 2013

Aug. 24: Bluesfest is today at K.C. Geiger Park.

The Governor's Cup Regatta is today.

New Community Church will clean its section of U.S. 33 today. Meet behind the Kroger gas station at 8:30 a.m.

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. 25: The Governor's Cup Regatta is today.

Events Return To Region

August 23, 2013

ST. MARYS — Two marquee events will be bringing thousands of visitors to the region this weekend.

After a two-year hiatus, the Governor’s Cup Regatta returns to Grand Lake St. Marys today and Sunday. The event, which features hydroplane boats racing on the lake, was canceled in 2011 and 2012 and was in jeopardy this year until the Lake Improvement Association stepped up with a $20,000. Auglaize/Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Donna Grube said the event is a shot in the arm for the local tourism economy.

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