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November 17th, 2011
ST. MARYS — The new director of the department tasked with helping to heal Grand Lake St. Marys has first-hand experience with the issues surrounding the waterway.
Gov. John Kasich appointed current Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Jim Zehringer to serve as the new director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Zehringer, who previously served in the Ohio House, now leads a department that will be on the front lines in developing ways to restore the water quality of Grand Lake St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — Local high school students will be showcasing their musical and dramatic talents during the annual fall musical, which will run Friday through Sunday.
St. Marys Memorial High School students are presenting Godspell this weekend with three performances: at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
“All tickets are general admission, and they are available at the door,” Director Anne Torres said.
Tickets will cost $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults.
ST. MARYS — A group of volunteers will soon be setting out to make sure needy families in the St. Marys School District have a happy holiday.
The annual Goodfellows drive is about to swing into full gear. The program, which encompasses the collection of toys via Toys for Tots as well as food items, attracts a dedicated legion of volunteers every year.
The above link shows a photograph of a crash along Indiana Avenue in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — Hiking Ohio’s Buckeye Trail: A 1400 mile Journey is the name of the Heritage Trails Park District program at 7 p.m. today at the Lockkeepers House in New Bremen.
Circling Ohio, the Buckeye Trail runs right through Auglaize County on the Miami and Erie Canal Towpath. Andy Niekamp, a seasoned hiker, started walking the Buckeye Trail in the spring of this year and finished 88 days later with pictures to share and stories to tell of his rainy trail adventure.
ST. MARYS — City engineers will soon determine if a pair of traffic signals are needed at two intersections in St. Marys.
St. Marys City Councilors agreed to refer a request made by Dean Hobler to have a traffic study conducted on the intersections of Columbia and Spruce streets and High and Chestnut streets to determine if a traffic signal is needed during their meeting Monday night. Hobler penned a letter to city councilors requesting the study based upon a change in traffic patterns because of the location of the new school.
ST. MARYS — A group of local educators and employers teamed up on Monday night to provide an opportunity for area residents to learn about local job opportunities and the ways to obtain the skills needed to be successful.
The open house was the latest effort to bridge the gap between the number of job opportunities available and the number of skilled workers in the area.
“For residents to have a better understanding of the opportunities that are available in our region,” Organizer Angela Hamberg said of why the open house was held.
NEW BREMEN — Area residents and visitors to the Golden Triangle were able to score a few holiday gifts and participate in some unique activities as part of the German Family Christmas three-day shopping event.
Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey noted German Family Christmas is a chamber member-based event.
ST. MARYS — Local residents honored those who have served in their country’s wars as part of a parade on Saturday
“This is the second year of our parade,” Organizer John Burd said of the Veterans Day parade held in downtown St. Marys on Saturday.
The groups involved met in the Chestnut Street parking lot Saturday afternoon and traveled west on Spring Street beginning at 1 p.m.
ST. MARYS — Local middle school students took a period out of their school day to thank those who have served their country.
On Friday, St. Marys Middle School students invited local veterans to participate in a Veterans Day event.
Principal Mary Miller kicked off the event, thanking everyone who came to the school and participated in the assembly.