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April 18th, 2012

Crews Honored

April 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — Local firefighters, police officers and transporters were invited to participate in an appreciation breakfast Tuesday morning.

St. Marys Living Center held a volunteer breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, opening its doors to treat local volunteers to food.

“This is our volunteer and first-responders breakfast,” St. Marys Living Center Director Lorraine Fischio said. “We hold it to celebrate National Volunteer Week and to pay respects to our first-response team in the area.”

Students Pinned At Ceremony

April 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — To Tri Star Career Compact Med Prep Instructor Janet Nelson, the class of 2012 is a group of 15 butterflies ready to spread their wings.

“I met them two years ago, and they were in the larva stage — they were caterpillars,” Nelson said Tuesday night at the Med Prep Pinning Ceremony. “Caterpillars have one job — to eat. These guys came to me hungry. You were hungry to learn about medicine.”

The next stage, she said, is the chrysalis stage, or the cocoon.

April 17th

Auction Set For Center

April 17, 2012

WAPAKONETA — A county organization is gearing up for its annual benefit this week and is still accepting items to be auctioned off.

'Make Believe' Lessons At Hospital

April 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — Beginning last week, kindergarten students from Auglaize and Mercer counties learned the ins and outs of a hospital visit as they stopped by Joint Township District Memorial Hospital as part of Make Believe Hospital 2012.

More than 800 area kindergarteners will pass through the halls of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital during its run this year, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Assistant Coordinator Cindy Gaerke said.

April 16th

Fatal Crash In Mercer County

April 16, 2012

CELINA — A Celina woman was killed in a collision on U.S. 127 Monday morning.

According to a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on U.S. 127, just north of Clover Four Road.  Mercer County 911 received a call at 11:45 a.m. Monday regarding the collision.

Playground Takes Shape

April 16, 2012

NEW BREMEN — It all started with a laugh, and after a year and a half of fundraising, planning and designing, the Sunshine Playground structure is now standing in Bremenfest Park.

Approximately 55 volunteers split into five teams Saturday morning to put together the structure of the 100 percent handicapped accessible playground. The Sunshine Playground will be the only handicapped accessible playground in west central Ohio.

Volunteers Lend A Helping Hand

April 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — Approximately 250 volunteers joined together Saturday to make Auglaize County a better place by completing projections simultaneously across the county during the United Way of Auglaize County’s Day of Caring.

April 13th

East Beats West In Kitten Ball

April 13, 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 April 10 to 16, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: The East Siders defeated the West Siders 28 to 5 in a game of kitten ball played at Memorial Park.
The Dr. F. W. Everist property, located on South Wayne Street, was damaged by a roof fire. The estimated loss was $50.

Choirs To Hold Benefit

April 13, 2012

ST. MARYS — Local high school students will be putting on a benefit as a way to raise money for their peers to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this summer.

The St. Marys choirs are putting on a benefit concert on April 21.

"This is benefitting our trip to the World Choir Games," St. Marys Memorial High School Choir Director Christy Taylor said. "The World Choir Games brings choirs from all over the world to perform together and separate."

Books, Baked Goods For A Cause

April 13, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Among the streets full of garage sales, the Friends of the New Bremen Public Library is having a sale of its own.

The group is hosting a book and bake sale, which ran until 5 p.m. Friday and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, at the library, located at 45 W. Washington St., New Bremen. The sale can be accessed through the door at the side of the building.

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