Archive - 2014 - News Article
ST. MARYS — A Lima man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of burglaries in Auglaize, Allen, Shelby and Logan counties.
Mark Ball, 51, of Lima, was arrested this week by deputies from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office. In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said deputies from the four counties have been working in cooperation with each other to locate a suspect in the burglaries.
ST. MARYS — The 2014 Little Miss SummerFest Queen and her court were crowned on Wednesday night in the PAC at Memorial High School.
Fifteen girls participated in the pageant, which was sponsored in large part by the St. Marys Optimist Club.
Aug. 5: The Toledo Zoo will present a program on endangered animals at FJ Stalo Memorial Library during story time at 10:30 a.m. today.
Lego builders of all ages are invited to the FJ Stallo Memorial Library for the Lego Builders Club. Come between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. today.
The Minster Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
New Bremen Public Library will host story time for 3 to 5-year-olds at 6:30 p.m. today.
ST. MARYS — Memorial High School graduate Mallory Kill, daughter of Mike and Carrie Kill, was crowned SummerFest Queen Sunday, in one of the signature events of that kicks off festival week.
“This is actually really important to me,” Kill said after the crowning.
Kill said she’s following in the footsteps of her mother, who competed in pageants as a young woman.
“(My mom) said just smile the whole time, and don’t be nervous,” Kill said. “She just got me happy for it.”
CELINA — Wright State University Lake Campus hosted Camp TALK by the Lake this week, teaching communication to nine special education students who connect with others sharing similar challenges.
On Friday, students wrapped up those experiences, and said goodbye to new friends, ready to enter the school year more prepared for bonding with students and teachers. The day offered more speech therapy in one day than the students would receive in school in a week, broken up by fun activities.
ST. MARYS — Five firms submitted bids Thursday afternoon to build a perimeter walking path around K.C. Geiger Park.
Miami Erie Construction submitted the apparent low bid of $131,000 for the project, which will include a paved walking path around the park. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $178,415.75, resulting in a savings of close to $47,500. The highest bid came in at $175,026.50.
“We’re really pleased with the bids,” City Engineer Craig Moeller said. “I didn’t expect them quite that low.”
WAPAKONETA — Bridget Oen said it’s compassion she’s learned through showing in the 4-H market and dairy competitions as a 4-H member —compassion for the cattle and taking care of them.
Born and raised on a dairy farm, the St. Marys teen said she was looking for something more exciting than the rabbits she’d shown the year before when she started showing cattle.
July 29: The Auglaize County Fair is today.
A Story Time will be held at the Paris Street Park in Minster at 10 a.m. today.
New Bremen Public Library will host story time for those 3 to 5 at 6:30 p.m. today.
FORT RECOVERY — Approximately 6,000 people will descend on Fort Recovery this weekend for the National Tractor Pull Association Grand National Tournament.
The event will feature truck and tractor pullers who will fight to obtain the top scores, working for weeks to perfect an 11-second pull.
Promoter Nick Dues said a tractor pull involves a pantagraph system of weights, where as it’s pulled the weight shifts toward the front of the vehicle.
July 25: The Celina Lake Festival is today.
Lego fans are invited to New Bremen Library for Lego Club Friday at 10 a.m. today.
The St. Marys and Awaji City Youth Delegates will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the gazebo in Memorial Park. The lunch is provided through donations and donations are accepted.