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May 25th, 2012

Students Compete at Nationals

May 25, 2012

ST. MARYS — A group of local students recently competed at the national level of their business program.

Five St. Marys Memorial High School students — seniors Cierra Anderson, Mitch Fowler, Ryan Wilker, Taylor Grant and junior Adam Neal — went to Salt Lake City, Utah, to participate in the DECA International Career Development Conference.

The DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — students had qualified after competing at the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference in mid-March.

May 24th

Runner, 18, Lacing Up Across Country

May 24, 2012

ST. MARYS — A young woman is currently on the road to accomplish a feat that many have on their bucket lists— seeing the country. But she is doing it a different way — on foot.

Rae Heim, an 18 year old from Iowa, is running her way across the United States to benefit others.

Heim recently stopped in St. Marys, where she visited The Evening Leader office. She left for Indiana Wednesday morning.

Kindergartners Celebrate

May 24, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — From days of the week and months of the year to numbers and letters, New Knoxville kindergarten students showed off all they learned in their first year of school to a crowd of friends and family Wednesday afternoon for the annual Kindergarten Celebration.

“We just want to show off a little bit and tell you what we’ve learned in kindergarten this year,” kindergarten teacher Tammy Samuel said.

May 23rd

3 Arrested In Home Invasion

May 23, 2012

CELINA — Three suspects, including a Spencerville man, have been arrested for their respective roles in a home invasion Feb. 25 near Mendon.

During a news conference Wednesday morning, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the arrest of three people believed to be linked to a home invasion at 12617 Dutton Road, just north of Ohio 117 near Mendon. Two people were inside the residence at the time — Kathy Fair, 47, and her father William Fair, 73.

Councilors Continue Talks

May 23, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Area councilors again discussed the possibility of establishing no parking on the north side of Monroe Street and are hoping to receive more feedback from the community before finishing up the possible ordinance.

New Bremen Village Councilors discussed the feedback they had received so far from the public about eliminating the three parking spaces across from La Piazza New Bremen between Washington and Water streets, with the majority of the feedback being for the change.

Mayor Jeff Pape shared the feedback he had heard since the last meeting.

Unemployment Tumbles

May 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — For the second consecutive month, Auglaize County ranked among the top 10 lowest in the state in terms of unemployment.

May 22nd

NK Gets Test Results

May 22, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Principal Linda Tebbe praised the work of students at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting Monday night, as the results of the Ohio Graduation Tests taken earlier this year revealed a 99.4 percent passage rate.

“In my years here, these are the top scores we’ve ever had,” Tebbe said. “We had 100 percent in reading, 100 percent in science, 100 percent in social studies, 100 percent in writing.”

Kasich Visits Celina

May 22, 2012

CELINA — Gov. John Kasich visited the area on Monday, stopping in at the Mercer County Republicans’ Reagan Day dinner at the Galleria and speaking on topics such as agriculture, manufacturing, job creation and education.

Sen. Keith Faber introduced Kasich, who thanked those in attendance, such as Jim Zehringer and Rep. Jim Buchy.

May 21st

Testing Done At GLSM

May 21, 2012

ST. MARYS — State officials pulled samples on Monday as part of testing at beaches along Grand Lake St. Marys.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Bethany McCorkle said officials were in the area taking samples to test for toxins ahead of Memorial Day weekend at Grand Lake St. Marys. The state has been routinely testing around the lake and added samples from the beaches this week.

"We'll have those results back on Thursday from the testing," McCorkle told The Evening Leader.

Anglers Target Carp

May 21, 2012

ST. MARYS — For the past three days, anglers from around the Midwest convened on Grand Lake St. Marys to participate in the second-ever “Get the Carp Outta Here” fishing tournament.

With the sunny weather, anglers were bringing in fish by the dozen.

“The numbers of people fishing are down, but we’re on pace to weigh in more fish,” co-organizer Dan Manning said on Sunday. “There are people from all around to do this — they’re professionals.”

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