Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
ST. MARYS — After a brief hiatus, Bluesfest is returning to St. Marys.
K.C. Geiger Park Improvement Committee members Rees McKee and Chris Botkin announced the return of Bluesfest during Monday night’s St. Marys City Council meeting. The festival, which was held in K.C. Geiger Park from 2007 to 2010, is scheduled to be held on Aug. 24.
ST. MARYS — A local restaurant teamed up with a group of students to help fight cancer Monday night.
Beer Barrel Pizza hosted a benefit night for Memorial High School’s Relay For Life group Monday night. People who go to the restaurant on benefit nights can present their receipts to the group’s representative after dining and a portion of the money goes to support the group’s cause.
In the case of Monday night’s benefit, 10 percent of customers’ bills will go to support Relay For Life’s search for a cure for cancer.
“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 Jan. 22 to Jan. 28, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: Efforts to establish a Kiwanis Club in St. Marys were launched by members of surrounding clubs because the city was the only one of its size in the state without a Kiwanis Club.
The Minster Eagles approved a $4,000 project to build an addition to the dance pavilion at Eagles Park.
ST. MARYS — Locals Weston Hirschfeld, of New Bremen, and Gene Knox, of St. Marys, are woodworkers who turn patterns into art, but when it comes to process, the men use wildly different techniques.
While Knox carves in his cozy kitchen at a home in Otterbein, Hirschfeld, 17, works in a barn with a small electric heater on his parents’ farm.
CELINA — The defendant in the murder of a Rockford woman pleaded innocent to the charge Friday morning.
Flanked by his attorneys, Daniel Charles Martin, 40, pleaded innocent to one count of murder, with a gun specification, during an arraignment hearing in Mercer County Common Pleas Court. Martin, who is being held without bond, faces the murder charge in connection with the death of Melinda Shinn.
ST. MARYS — Senior Roughrider Luke Leffel, 17, is all about sports, the outdoors and meeting people.
These passions are reflected in the many activities and organizations in which he participates, both within the walls of Memorial High School and outside it.
Leffel is a member of the school Sportsmanship Committee. During his freshman year, one of Leffel’s peers recommended him for the committee and he went along with it.
ST. MARYS — The first 200 students of a revised DARE decision-making curriculum in St. Marys graduated in the middle school auditorium Friday morning.
Deputy Sam Blank, in his fifth year of teaching the program, said the new decision-making curriculum left him skeptical initially.
“But then it just clicked. It made sense,” he said.
ST. MARYS — A countywide organization recognized a slew of volunteers who helped make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.
The United Way of Auglaize County held a Celebration and Appreciation Luncheon Thursday afternoon at the St. Marys Eagles. The event was a celebration of the accomplishments of the past year, an opportunity to recognize the hard work of its volunteers and present awards and to announce the results of its 2012 campaign.