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February 3rd, 2012
ST. MARYS — After a flurry of donations from residents, employees and community members, Otterbein St. Marys has reached its $1.6 million fundraising goal for its Life Enrichment Center.
Charitable Gift Planner Hodge Drake said the committee, comprised of residents, employees, board members and community members, has been working since mid 2009 to raise funds for the new facility.
“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 Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Residents of St. Marys and the surrounding area raised $1,044.79 for the Red Cross to go toward flood relief in southern Ohio. Appreciation was sent by flood victims to St. Marys for the donation of water.
ST. MARYS — Local students received a look into the “real world” as part of an annual event at their school.
Eighth-grade students at St. Marys Middle School participated in the OSU Extension’s “Real Money Real World” activity in their gymnasium on Friday.
“We are in all of the schools in Auglaize County except one,” county director and 4-H educator Beth Miller said, noting the presentation is also done at other schools.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys woman was arrested Thursday night on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
ST. MARYS — The new lake restoration manager for Grand Lake St. Marys says continuing the work started by the Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission will be his top priority.
Earlier this week, Milt Miller was named to the post to serve as the main face for the restoration efforts at Grand Lake St. Marys. Miller, who has been instrumental in fundraising efforts during the past two years, said he plans to continue the work started by the restoration group.
WAPAKONETA — A Logan County man died from injuries he suffered in a two-car collision Wednesday night near Waynesfield.
CELINA — Formal charges have been filed against a Celina man in connection with the theft of construction supplies from Shinn Brothers Construction on Summit Street.
In a news release, Celina Police Chief Dave Slusser said the construction company filed a theft report on Jan. 4 after discovering a large number of I-beams were missing from their storage lot. The beams are used for constructing seawalls.
ST. MARYS — Members of a local board of education’s committee will be presenting a tentative hiring timeline to the full board at its next meeting to search for its next head official.
Members of the St. Marys Board of Education Personnel Committee took the first step in beginning the hiring process for the district’s next superintendent — setting to put up the job posting later this week.
ST. MARYS — The city’s top elected officials gave members of a local civic group a recap of his first month in office and his goals for the city of St. Marys on Tuesday night.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan addressed St. Marys Kiwanis during a visit to the group’s weekly meeting. McGowan, who took office Jan. 1, said he has seen a flurry of activity in his 31 days on the job.
“I’m the kind of person who likes to get involved,” McGowan said. “I like to try to get a feel of the job.”
NEW BREMEN — One hundred was the key number for New Bremen Elementary second-grade students, as they celebrated their 100th day of school Monday afternoon.
The second-grade students in Marsha Wierwille’s class were in celebration mode, decked out in their 100th day crows and necklaces. A slew of 100th Day of School activities were planned for the students. Throughout the day, students worked on a coloring sheet, wrote their numbers from one to 100 on a grid, decorated a 100th Day of School cookie and did a dot-to-dot.