Archive - 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — Crews arrived on the scene Tuesday to start the process of demolishing a long-standing member of the skyline of the city of St. Marys.
A team of work contractors started roping off the site around the smoke stack to begin the process of tearing down the structure. City officials recently decided to move ahead with the project because of concerns regarding the stack’s integrity.
ST. MARYS — One local student is gearing up for the next phase in regional speech contest.
Morgan Henschen, a sixth-grade student at St. Marys Middle School, has already given more public speeches than most people give in a lifetime. Morgan is competing in the Eagles God, Flag and Country Speech zone competition in Wapakoneta on Saturday.
Students in Bridget Sturwold’s sixth-grade class were given the assignment to write a speech that could be presented for the competition, but actually participating was optional.
“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.