Archive - 2013 - News Article
WAPAKONETA — Lost in the dark, his owner thousands of miles away, one worthy dog found his way home thanks to a caring community and social media.
Gently bumping his nose against the people closest to him, Diezel, the 11-year-old blind husky, makes his way around by his sense of smell and the helpful guidance of those who care for him.
After accidentally leaving the gate open in the back yard, Diezel was lost to his family.
CELINA — The public and private partnership to help heal Grand Lake St. Marys was highlighted Tuesday morning as one of the tools in the lake’s tool box was on display.
Oct. 1: A book discussion for adults will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the St. Marys Community Public Library Meeting Room. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neal Hurston will be discussed.
Asian Pop Culture Club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Grades 9-12 only.
The Lego Club will be meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster. Children in Kindergarten and older are invited to come to the library to create with Legos.
ST. MARYS — Lifelong Reds fan Mike Lackey began research into Bob Ewing, a pitcher for Cincinnati, after answering an ad to provide information about burial sites for baseball players.
Ewing stood out for being a good but largely unknown pitcher from Auglaize County who made a career out of throwing spitballs. The research culminated in writing a book, “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing,” released on Sept. 16, exploring the biography of Ewing and the way it tells the history of both baseball and a time period in America.
NEW BREMEN — When the tent was full, people stood in the rain dedicate a stretch of highway to New Bremen’s fallen volunteer firefighters Kenneth Jutte and John Garman, who died 10 years ago, on Oct. 1, 2003.
Retired New Bremen Fire Department Assistant Chief Steve McDermitt said the rain reminded him of baptism, seeing the event in the rain, then connecting that to the two deaths, he was reminded of the term “baptism by fire.”
ST. MARYS — Roughrider senior Adam Brown’s football career will soon come to an end, but not before he finishes his last season with the rest of the varsity team.
Football has been a big part of his life since he was 9, and it was always something he wanted to play. Brown’s relatives are all big football fans, he said, and he found it interesting. The most difficult aspect to the game is learning the plays, which are complicated and involved.
ST. MARYS — A new procedure offered by Joint Township District Memorial Hospital may prevent esophageal cancer — the current treatment of which is both devastating and disfiguring, besides having low survival rates.
HALO, the name of the procedure, treats a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, in which the tissue becomes altered and precancerous, said Operating Room Manager and Coordinator of Surgery Services Lisa Mosier. People with Barrett’s have a much higher chance of esophageal cancer.
MINSTER — The consequences of negative behaviors is darkness, a motivational speaker told a group of Minster students on Tuesday.
Eric Lorenz, from Three Screens USA out of Chicago, gave a talk to high school students and encouraged them to promote a positive school culture. After repeated negative choices, “life starts to get dark, starts to move into darkness,” he said.
Friday, Sept. 27
4 p.m. — Pumpkinfest 2013 opens
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Happy Hour & 1/2
7 p.m. — “Cottonwood Band”
9 p.m. — “Brother Believe Me”
10 p.m. — High School football highlights on the big screens
1 a.m. — Pumpkinfest closes
Saturday, Sept. 28
7 a.m. — Pumpkinfest opens
7 a.m. — Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast
NEW BREMEN — The first six children gathered for Paws 2 Read Monday at New Bremen Public Library, with even more children on the waiting list for the chance to read to a registered therapy dog.
The idea is that for struggling readers in kindergarten through second grade, reading out loud in front of a class can be a stressful. Reading with a therapy dog, on the other hand, gives students a chance to practice without fear of making mistakes.
“The dogs listen, and don’t tease, laugh or judge,” Branch Supervisor Shelly Parker said.