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July 6th, 2012

75 Years: Firecrackers Cause Injury

July 6, 2012

"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 July 3-9, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: Two St. Marys boys suffered injuries to their hands when firecrackers exploded while in their possession. The fuses were too short.

The New Bremen Post Office advanced from a third to a second class rating because postal receipts increased to the appropriate level.

Canadian thistles proved to be a menace to Auglaize County farmers.

SMCS Opens Bids

July 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local school district opened bids for its snow removal contract Friday afternoon.

St. Marys City Schools opened the two bids the district received, with both companies submitting bids for the contract being from St. Marys.

The apparent low bidder was HDL Property Services, with a bid of $789, followed by Whitney Paving and Sandblasting, who submitted a bid of $947.

Attorney Seeks Acquittal

July 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — The attorney for Douglas Wine filed a motion on Thursday asking judges from the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima to order a judgment of acquittal in his case.

Beating The Heat

July 6, 2012

NEW BREMEN — With temperatures holding in the 90s in recent weeks, area residents have flocked to the community pool to cool down.

“We’ve been extremely busy,” New Bremen Community Pool Manager Molly Burnell told The Evening Leader. “We’ve had lots of families with the holidays and lots of out of town people.”

Burnell noted she saw an influx in visitors after the storm that hit the region last week.

Volunteers Pitch In

July 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — As residents continue to clean up from last week’s storm, volunteers from a statewide organization arrived in Auglaize County to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Members of Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief traveled around the St. Marys area on Thursday assisting elderly residents with debris removal from last week’s storm. The group’s chainsaw division helped clear limbs and other debris as part of a program in conjunction with the Auglaize County Council on Aging.

July 5th

Retreat Offers Fellowship

July 5, 2012

ST. MARYS — Area women can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy fellowship as part of an annual women’s retreat next weekend.

The fourth annual Chocolate Boutique Women’s Retreat will run July 13 and 14 at Wayne Street United Methodist Church.

“Kim Kill, the chairperson, had been attending the Women of Faith event every year,” Committee member Bev Hurlburt said, noting Women of Faith is a large women’s retreat that tours across the country. “She had a desire to bring something like that to St. Marys.”

Dredge Continues Work

July 5, 2012

ST. MARYS — Residents and boaters near Otterbein  will soon have to be on the look out for sunken lines as part of an annual dredge program at Grand Lake St. Marys.

“We will be moving our dredge from the service area to Otterbein next week,” Regional Dredge Supervisor Tom Grabow told The Evening Leader. “I’ll have 7,000 feet of line that will stretch from Otterbein to Rustic Haven. We are looking to keep that within the 300-foot offshore no wake zone.”

July 3rd

Recovery Starts

July 3, 2012

ST. MARYS — The county EMA director says he has switched gears three days after a storm downed power lines, felled trees and caused massive power outages.

“Countywide, I have switched from response mode into recovery mode,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson told The Evening Leader on Monday. “Since the storms left and the power outages are down, we are looking into recovery. What that means is I’ve been talking with the council on aging to see what the needs of our seniors are in terms of tree removal and brush cleanup.”

July 2nd

Cleanup Continues

July 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — Cleanup continues from Friday’s storm that left thousands across the county without power and caused massive damage from fallen limbs and trees.

Sustained winds of 82 mph with gusts of 90 mph socked the region early Friday afternoon. As crews quickly worked to restore power, some residents were left without power into Sunday, with estimates it could take several more days before power is fully restored to outlying areas.

Country Concert Giveaway

July 2, 2012

Bring in a canned good or non perishable food item to the Evening Leader between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday and receive an entry to win 2 Stage Front 3 day passes and Preferred parking to Country Concert.  There is a limit of 10 items per person and you must be 18 to enter. The drawing will take place at 5:01 p.m. Employees and immediately family of Horizon Publicatons are ineligible for the contest. All items collected via the drive will be donated to Agape Ministries. Winners will be notified by phone unless they are present at the drawing.

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