Archive - 2013 - News Article
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from March 26 to April 1 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: St. Marys City Councilors approved a resolution asking the county commissioners to sponsor a blanket WPA project for the construction of sidewalks and curbing in the city. The project was sought to clear up four years of red tape.
ST. MARYS — A family with ties to St. Marys needs community support to win a handicap van that would make life safer for their son, who has already overcome numerous challenges after a life-threatening encounter with bacterial meningitis.
When Chad and Melissa Weaver’s 2-month-old son Owen had a fever, they thought it was the fever sometimes associated with vaccination.
MINSTER — With the economy down the last few years, some people might say psychologist Laura Monnier-Roetgerman was crazy to move back from Chicago to risk jump-starting her own business.
But the economy, joblessness and stress in general are exactly why the services of a Center for Personal Wellness, now open on Fourth Street in Minster, are needed, she said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — While everyone else is sitting under snow, at the Eschmeyer farm spring is blooming with garlic growing, little onions shooting up under lights, and kale and chard planting just begun.
In June, those early plants will be full grown, organic vegetables showing up on tables all over Auglaize County as part of a project designed to fuel people with fresh, unusual, local produce.
But while those plants are just barely rooted, the Eschmeyer roots run deep through five generations of New Knoxville inhabitants who have farmed since 1890.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Police Chief Doug Harrod will retire this year, after spending a career in law enforcement, but also in the community. Friends gathered with him to celebrate retirement Wednesday afternoon at the Lockkeeper’s House.
When Harrod began in law enforcement, inspired by his father, he walked into the Wapakoneta Police Department on his 21st birthday for his first day of work.
“It was something I always wanted to do,” he said.
CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced two arrests this morning in the double homicide of Robert Grube, 70, and daughter Colleen Grube, 47, of east Fort Recovery, after a 16 month investigation.
ST. MARYS — Organizers of a local park improvement day are looking for volunteers to help add manpower to their roster.
The St. Marys National Little League will be hosting a park improvement day at K.C. Geiger Park at 9 a.m. April 6. The goal of the project is to help spruce up K.C. Geiger Park for the upcoming season.
“We are asking for help from the community on this,” said Brian Engle, an organizer of the event. “Everyone has worked together.”
ST. MARYS — After edging up to start the year, the unemployment rate for Auglaize County in February decreased.
In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, down from 6.2 percent in January. Last year, the unemployment rate sat at 6.8 percent.
NEW BREMEN — At the beginning of the new year, the village of New Bremen saw a change in ownership in one of its dental offices.
NEW BREMEN — The Ohio Chapter of The Wheelmen hosted its annual swap and memorabilia meet at the Bicycle Museum of America on Saturday, selling rims, prints, medals and more.
Artisan Mark Weaver wheeled in a new exhibit, a custom, handcrafted bicycle he made himself in Collingswood, N.J., in his shop at Weaver Cycle Works. The bike is part of an exhibit about bicycles that are made in America open now at the museum in New Bremen.