Archive - 2013 - News Article
CELINA — A week after it was canceled by organizers because of a lack of funding, the 2013 Governor's Cup Regatta will go on as initially scheduled.
In an effort to save the race from being canceled for the third time in four years, the Lake Improvement Association donated $20,000 to save the race. That money is in addition to $19,000 raised locally. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 24 and 25 on Grand Lake St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9 p.m. Friday for Auglaize County and the surrounding region.
According to the advisory, the heat index is expected to climb to 102 today as a result of temperatures in the 90s coupled with dew points in the low 70s. The heat index also is expected to surpass 100 on Friday.
Risks of heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses are possible, especially for those who work outdoors for extended periods of time.
July 18: The 3-point Club Basketball camp will be held today at Memorial High School in St. Marys and will feature a number of former OSU players. The cost is $60 per player, which includes a T-shirt and sports bag. For more information, call 419-305-2055.
The New Knoxville Public Library will host a session on Windows 8 today. Call 419-753-2724 to register.
WAYNESFIELD — A former Waynesfield resident has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.
Staff Sergeant Sonny Zimmerman, 25, died Monday, according to sources close to his family.
A series of posts on Zimmerman’s death began appearing on Facebook on Tuesday. Zimmerman’s grandmother, Loretta Zimmerman, confirmed that her grandson had died in action on Monday.
ST. MARYS — City officials unveiled the preliminary 2014 budget during Monday night’s St. Marys Finance Committee meeting.
The proposed budget, which will not be finalized until later this year, came in at $47.55 million — up slightly from the $45.70 million that was appropriated for 2013. To date, the city has incurred expenses of $20.6 million. The expenses were $40.24 million in 2010, $40.78 million in 2011 and $41.43 million in 2012.
CELINA — For the third time in four years, the Governor's Cup Regatta has been canceled.
Citing a lack of financial support from sponsors, organizers of the boat race on Grand Lake St. Marys pulled the plug on this year's event. The event was canceled in 2010 because of algae issues on the lake and in 2012 because of water depth concerns.
Despite the series of recent cancellations, organizers have said they hope the regatta will be brought back in the future.
WAPAKONETA — A 17-year-old Wapakoneta girl was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon along Ohio 501.
According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Emily Ann Saam, 17, was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango south on Ohio 501, just north of Linzee Road. Saam's vehicle drifted off the eastside of the road and struck a tree. The impact with the tree caused severe damage to the Durango and sparked a small fire.
ST. MARYS — Fallen trees and limbs have forced the closure of two local dog parks until further notice.
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller said Wednesday's storm caused trees throughout Grand Lake St. Marys State Park to fall. The debris forced the closure of East Bank Road as well as the dog parks at the East and West banks.
"We are unsure of how soon we can open them," Miller said. "Our goal is to have both parks opened by the weekend."
ST. MARYS — A severe storm that downed trees, limbs and power poles left the city of St. Marys in the dark for several hours on Wednesday.
A system that blew through the region early Wednesday afternoon caused a massive power outage in the city. Crews worked for several hours to re-energize the lines, but as those lines came back on, there were reports of a transformer failure.
July 10: The St. Marys Community Public Library will host a book bingo and ice cream party at 11 a.m. today as the final party for the summer reading program.
FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will host science experiments at 11 a.m. today.
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.