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April 26th

A Wish Comes True

April 26, 2013

ST. MARYS — For St. Marys resident Courtney Roby, 17, this week was a little bit of sunshine in what has proven to be an impossibly difficult year.

In July 2012, doctors discovered Roby had a brain tumor. She had been having headaches five or six months earlier, her mother, Chasity Buchanan, said. She took Courtney to the chiropractor, who didn’t find anything serious. When they persisted, Buchanan scheduled Roby for a consultation at Dayton Children’s Medical Center. Roby never left the hospital that day.

April 25th

Local Firm Changes Hands

April 25, 2013

MINSTER — Gagel Plumbing and Heating in Minster has changed ownership after 50 years in business, as owner Don Gagel cuts back his hours in an attempt to eventually retire.

Gagel sold the business to Jason Buettner, owner of Fischer Plumbing and Heating in Delphos. Gagel said he plans to cut back from 50 to 30 hours per week while training a store manager.

In retirement, he plans to travel and play more golf, he said.

“When you’re in this line of work, there’s a real workaholic syndrome,” Gagel said.

April 24th

Speaker Warns Teen Drivers

April 24, 2013

NEW BREMEN — Jacy Good was with her parents, coming home after her college graduation on a stretch of easy-to-drive road outside Redding, Pa., when she stopped at a gas station, and remembers deciding not to get coffee because she planned to nap later.

That’s the last thing she remembers for more than three months.

A few miles down the road, a distracted driver talking on the phone didn’t see her and her family’s vehicle or the 30-ton milk truck also involved in the accident that killed her parents.

Local Bakes Tasty Treats

April 24, 2013

NEW BREMEN — Those who claim reality television does no good in the world have never tasted Sawyer Williams’ cupcakes.

Inspired by Cake Boss and Cupcake Wars, the New Bremen High School student started baking cupcakes in his kitchen and since has been asked for a steady supply of the sweet treats by family and friends for special occasions including graduation parties and birthday parties.

This year, he was asked to make the GOBA bicycle logo in cupcakes as a centerpiece for the event that will bring 3,000 cyclists to New Bremen.

April 23rd

Helping Furry Friends

April 23, 2013

ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Humane Society recently created a program that gives its animals the attention they need and crave, and provides area residents with all the benefits of being a pet owner without spending money or owning a pet.

The “buddy system,” organized by Events Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator Sonya Osting, pairs a volunteer or “buddy” with a specific animal residing at the humane society.

April 22nd

Fun Takes Over Festival

April 22, 2013

ST. MARYS —  St. Marys families enjoyed an afternoon filled with games and goodies at the annual PTO Funfest Saturday, sponsored by the Intermediate/Primary PTO.

Outdoor activities included pony rides and a bounce house, which saw a lot of activity despite colder temperatures and a biting wind.

Avery Hagerman, 2, came from out of town with his father to celebrate his birthday weekend. Inside the school the hallways were full of children with balloon animals and painted faces, bouncing from classroom to classroom for the countless games and activities.

April 19th

Roughrider Keeps Her Plate Full

April 19, 2013

ST. MARYS — Senior Sarah Mabry, 17, is and has always been involved in just about every kind of activity Memorial High School has to offer.

Up until this year, she was a member of FCA, FCCLA, Relay for Life and Friends for Rachel. That’s not counting varsity volleyball and softball, in which she still participates. Sports are fun for Mabry, and a good way to stay busy, but FCA was easily her favorite activity, and probably her favorite thing about high school.

Shoppers Hit Garage Sales

April 19, 2013

NEW BREMEN — It could have been called “garage sailing” Friday in New Bremen as customers were blown from house to house by a bout of blustery winds cool weather, but that didn’t stop them from turning out en masse to catch a deal.

Jodi Trego said she had bought Cinderella dresses for her daughter Ali, but was looking for outdoor patio furniture this year.

“It looks like anything I want everyone else wants, too,” she said.

Lori This was selling in her garage, mostly toys that her children had outgrown.

Shoppers Hit Garage Sales

April 19, 2013

NEW BREMEN — It could have been called “garage sailing” Friday in New Bremen as customers were blown from house to house by a bout of blustery winds cool weather, but that didn’t stop them from turning out en masse to catch a deal.

Jodi Trego said she had bought Cinderella dresses for her daughter Ali, but was looking for outdoor patio furniture this year.

“It looks like anything I want everyone else wants, too,” she said.

Lori This was selling in her garage, mostly toys that her children had outgrown.

Details Released In Celina Shooting

April 19, 2013

CELINA — A Celina police officer was determined to have shot in defense of himself and two civilians when discharging his weapon in an act that led to the death of Robert Hensley, 39, of St. Marys, who drew his weapon and turned to confront the officer in Celina.

VERSAILLES  —  The St. Marys baseball team got a pair of complete games on the...
MINSTER — One run was enough in a game matching up the two best pitchers in the Midwest...
CELINA —  Celina swept its six-team invitational on Saturday, with the St. Marys girls...

 

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