Archive - 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — Five St. Marys residents were arrested as part of a recent investigation by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
Seven residents total were arrested as part of a six-month investigation by the task force. The suspects were arrested on Wednesday and have been indicted on drug charges ranging from the sale of marijuana to heroin.
Those arrested were:
• Adam Roberts, 23, of St. Marys, on three counts of trafficking in marijuana and one count of trafficking in heroin.
ST. MARYS — Senior Roughrider Katie Peterson, 17, has had an active and successful high school career in all areas.
She is a member of the tennis team, of FCA, Relay For Life, the all-brass band, and outside of Memorial High School is involved in 4-H.
This is Peterson’s sixth year playing tennis, where she plays first singles.
“When I’m playing I just kind of zone everything out and it’s only just me and the other person playing,” she said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Richard Egbert has been saving people’s lives after car crashes, surgeries and severe wounds for more than 20 years.
He’s not an EMT, doctor or a nurse. He’s a blood donor. On Friday, Egbert was one donation away from having given 19 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross, meaning that people all over this part of the state are walking around with Egbert’s blood connecting them to the donor without even knowing it.
ST. MARYS — Keith Ley, manager at Villa Nova in St. Marys, says Super Bowl Sunday provides a little economic boost for businesses that make pizza and other foods popular with sports fans.
“It’s a little perk,” Ley said. “There’s a slow down after Christmas and before spring. It’s nice to know you’ll get that February Super Bowl money.”
ST. MARYS — Members of two local chambers of commerce got the opportunity to pepper an Ohio Congressman with questions ranging from the current fiscal crisis in Washington, D.C., to immigration reform.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senators hopes to get approval for a coin honoring one of the state’s largest tourist attractions.
Sen. Rob Portman announced plans to introduce legislation that would authorize the U.S. mint to produce commemorative coins marking the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The coins would not cost the taxpayers any money.
MINSTER — Residents at Heritage Manor in Minster were treated to a live concert Wednesday night.
The Rev. Jim “Jimmy-Do” Slone makes his living cleaning, lives clean and leads a band that only plays clean venues, Slone said Wednesday night after Third Generation played for residents of Heritage Manor Nursing Center.
“We like good clean fun,” Slone said. “We don’t drink or cut up. At least, not anymore.”
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys will have a familiar face serving as its interim safety-service director.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan told The Evening Leader Eric Ostling is no longer the safety-service director for the city, effective immediately. St. Marys Police Chief Greg Foxhoven will serve as interim safety-service director. Ostling was hired in October to succeed Jason Little, who was hired in March but announced his resignation in August.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys resident Barb Lutz surpassed the 2,000 workout mark at the local Curves, where she has been going for the past 11 years.
“I started out of curiosity to begin with,” Lutz said. “I had a free pass to try it out for two weeks, and I asked my best friend and she and I came out, and we never quit.”
Lutz and her friend work out at Curves at 6:30 a.m. every weekday. The Curves program is not like a typical gym, where there are weight machines and members are on their own to pick and choose what to do.
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official is warning residents about the dangers of using exploding targets for sport shooting.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said his office has handled several recent complaints regarding the use of Tannerite or exploding rifle targets. The targets, which are legally sold at shooting supply stores, are designed to explode when shot with a certain caliber bullet.
The issue, Solomon said, is that residents are purchasing the mixture and mixing large amounts of it to make large explosion.