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September 21st, 2012

COSI on Wheels Makes Stop in New Bremen

September 21, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Students at New Bremen Elementary got a hands-on experience with chemistry on Friday, as students enjoyed a visit from COSI on Wheels.

This year’s program, It’s Simply Chemistry, began with a morning assembly with the entire school.

“We started off the day with an assembly, and we had to find the missing slime ingredients because they were stolen,” COSI on Wheels Outreach Programs Manager Nicole Rife told The Evening Leader.

Fire Hits ProPet

September 21, 2012

ST. MARYS —  A fire that started Friday morning at a pet food facility kept area firefighters busy much of the day.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Friday, crews from the St. Marys Fire Department responded to a fire call at ProPet, located on McKinley Road. St. Marys Fire Chief Joey Weaver said it did firefighters a little time to determine the cause of the fire.

Portman Talks Retraining

September 21, 2012

ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator plans to introduce legislation that could help local manufacturing operations find skilled workers to fill open positions.

During a teleconference with regional media, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman revealed his intentions to introduce legislation that would tackle worker retraining efforts. The Republican said he also plans to work across the aisle to help get the measures through Congress.

September 20th

Coat Drive In Full Swing

September 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — Thanks to an annual drive, more than 2,000 people have received free coats to keep them warm in the winter months.

The One Warm Coat drive is in full swing and is once again seeking gently used and new men’s, women’s and children’s coats to benefit the residents of western Auglaize County. In its sixth year, the drive has collected 2,757 coats that have been dispersed to clients of Agape Ministries.

September 19th

Wapak Woman Wins Dash

September 19, 2012

ST. MARYS — Seventy-two people had the chance to walk away from Memorial High School with $10,000 Tuesday night as part of an annual promotion — in the end, a Wapakoneta resident cashed in on her 1.39 percent chance to take home the top prize.

The Evening Leader and Wapakoneta Daily News crowned the winner of the Dash for Cash promotion during a reverse raffle in the Performing Arts Center at Memorial High School. One-by-one, contestants collected their door prizes until only one was left standing.

Doenges Honored

September 19, 2012

ST. MARYS — With tears and moments of reflection and song, a county agency recognized its citizen of the year during an annual celebration on Tuesday.

Vernon Doenges was named the 2012 Outstanding Senior during the Auglaize County Council on Aging’s annual celebration of National Senior Center Month, with the theme this year of “It Happens at My Senior Center: My Life. My Time. My Way.” Auglaize County Commissioner Doug Spencer kicked off Doenges’ recognition by reading a proclamation from the commissioners.

September 18th

Students Model Outfits

September 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — Even with New York Fashion Week wrapping up last Friday, local eighth-grade girls were treated to their own runway show Monday morning.

As part of the “Modest is Hottest” fashion show, seven eighth-grade girls modeled two outfits for their peers to showcase outfits that are school appropriate and also appropriate for the students’ upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. — including appropriate dresses to wear during the D.C. dance.

Electric Study Recommended

September 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors next week will vote on a measure that, if approved, would authorize a comprehensive study of the city’s electrical system.

During Monday night’s electric/communications meeting, committee members moved to recommend councilors authorize a study to be conducted by Spectrum Engineering that would examine the city’s electrical system and suggest areas for improvement. Safety-Service Director Jason Little said he opted to suggest Spectrum Engineering following proposals from three firms and conversations with AMP.

September 17th

Film Crew To Visit St. Marys

September 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — A film crew for a television show airing on the Discovery Channel will be in St. Marys on Friday.

Earlier this year, the city of St. Marys entered into an agreement to appear on “Today in America” — which is hosted by Terry Bradshaw. The program features communities across the country and highlights attractions, businesses and recreational opportunities.

Project Completed

September 17, 2012

WAPAKONETA — After a decade of talking, consulting, planning and restoring, a historical county building is finally complete.

Local and state officials opened the Auglaize County Courthouse during a special Auglaize County Rededication ceremony held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday with approximately 450-500 people in attendance for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the newly renovated building.

State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, summed it up by saying that history has come alive during his speech, focusing on a history teacher and legislature’s perspective.

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