Archive - 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — The 2013 Annual St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held Thursday at the St. Marys Eagles to honor local business and business owners who have brought something exceptional to the city.
The Builder of Bridges award is one of the most prestigious of these honors. Last night’s ceremony saw two new community members added to the ever-growing list of those people who the chamber recognizes as outstanding citizens in their endless contribution to the St. Marys area.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys police officer and an Auglaize County sheriff’s deputy have been placed on administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting on Derrick Street Wednesday night.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday indicating the caller, who was at 601 Derrick St., St. Marys, was going to shoot whoever responded to the residence. The caller repeated the threat twice and as the dispatcher inquired about the problem, the caller hung up.
Sources have confirmed to The Evening Leader that an officer-involved shooting took place Wednesday night in the 600 block of Derrick Street in St. Marys. More details will be published when released by law enforcement officials.
The scene is being secured and taped off. Witnesses at the scene told the newspaper they heard gun shots in the area.
ST. MARYS — Crews were kept busy Tuesday locating and repairing a natural gas leak in downtown St. Marys.
St. Mary Interim Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said the city received a phone call at 11:30 p.m. Monday reporting a natural gas leak at 201 W. Spring St. City crews started marking utility lines early Tuesday morning and crews from Dominion arrived on the scene shortly after midnight to begin the task of locating and repairing the leak.
“They requested our people respond to give the location of the city utilities,” Foxhoven said.
NEW BREMEN — The search to replace retiring New Bremen Police Chief Doug Harrod continues.
Mayor Jeff Pape updated New Bremen Village Councilors on the search during Tuesday night’s council meeting.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors Monday night got a sneak peek at the city’s revamped online presence.
Personnel Director Sue Backs provided councilors with some highlights from the website. The new site, which is still found at CityofStMarys.net, of more streamlined and user-friendly than the current website.
“It’s going to be easy to use and its functional,” Backs said. “Most importantly, it’s going to be easy to maintain. We can keep adding additional information and change information.”
FRYBURG — Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Fryburg man Friday.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said preliminary autopsy results on Michael L. McClintock, 60, of Fryburg, did not indicate any signs of foul play. McClintock was found dead inside his home Friday morning by a relative.
CELINA — Junior scholars from New Knoxville, New Bremen and Minster attended a photography class at Wright State University Lake Campus on Friday to learn from photographer Mike Lamm about the evolution of photography from its manual roots to its digital form.
“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 5 to March 11, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: A farmer near Buckland reported the theft of a watch, an electric razor, two boxes of shotgun shells and a rifle from his home. The house had been left unlocked.
A St. Marys man was arrested for netting fish in the Miami and Erie Canal feeder. He was fined $200 for the infraction.
ST. MARYS — A local representative is among a list of legislators who have put their names on a bill that could ban the use of traffic and speed cameras in Ohio.
House Bill 69, which lists 84th House District Rep. Jim Buchy as a cosponsor, would prohibit the use of the devices in detecting speed and traffic light violations. The cameras, which are popular in larger cities like Toledo, have been debated in recent years as critics have called the devices nothing more than revenue streams for communities.