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February 24th, 2012

Cards Bleed For Other

February 24, 2012

NEW BREMEN — New Bremen High School students packed the gymnasium Thursday afternoon, all with one thing in mind — saving lives.

More than 60 students signed up to participate in the Future Farmers of America’s (FFA) annual Red Cross Blood Drive, with a goal to donate 42 units of blood. Red Cross Team Supervisor Tara Kleinhen said the drive ran smoothly and anticipated that the drive would meet the goal by the end of the day.

February 23rd

School Eyes Memorial Plaque

February 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — A group of St. Marys residents is working to bring a soldiers’ memorial to the newest St. Marys City Schools building.

Mike Makley, Buz Howard, Kathy Sampson and Mary Wilson, as part of a committee through the St. Marys Community Foundation, have been working on placing a soldiers’ memorial plaque that would be placed in the commons area at St. Marys Memorial High School.

February 22nd

City Hires New SSD

February 22, 2012

ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys has a new safety-service director.

St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan confirmed to The Evening Leader this morning his intentions of hiring Jason Little to serve as the city's new safety-service director. Little, who lives in Washington Courthouse, takes over for interim Safety-Service Director Craig Moeller, who was appointed to the post when Tom Hitchcock resigned to take the same job for the city of Celina.

Chamber Talks Development

February 22, 2012

NEW BREMEN — An area chamber of commerce held its annual luncheon, showcasing where the chamber has been and its goals for this year, workforce development and presented awards Tuesday afternoon.

Members of the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce gathered at Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen to hear Chamber Director Scott Frey’s annual report and heard from New Bremen Economic Development Director Angela Hamberg on the West Central Ohio Workforce Development Initiative.

SMPC Tables Zoning

February 22, 2012

ST. MARYS — Zoning on recently annexed land into the city along County Road 33A will wait a little longer.

Members of the St. Marys Planning Commission Tuesday night voted to table the zoning of 32.4 acres of land that was recently annexed into the city. Board members decided to table the matter after a few adjacent property owners, who own land outside the city limits, questioned the proposed industrial zoning of one of the parcels during a public hearing before the meeting.

February 21st

Group To Host Conference

February 21, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local women’s group is hosting an area event for women next month.

The Auglaize-Mercer Women in Business Networking Association is hosting the Women’s Power Conference on Saturday, March 31, at Wright State University Lake Campus.

District Set For FFA Week

February 21, 2012

NEW BREMEN — The Future Farmers of America (FFA) have a full week of activities planned, as the New Bremen chapter of the organization is celebrating National FFA Week.

National FFA Week, which is being celebrated from Feb. 18-25 this year, gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture, according to the FFA website. The week is celebrated annually and always includes George Washington’s birthday, a decision made by the National FFA Board of Directors in 1947, according to the website.

February 20th

Students Move On To Ada

February 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — A group of local high school students will be moving on in an annual science competition, as they compete at the district level next month.

Memorial High School senior Keith Frische, sophomores Courtney Steele and Alli Franklin and freshman Ben Tuttle will be heading to Ohio Northern University on March 24 in Ada after moving on from their school science fair held Feb. 8 and 9.

Village Examines Finances

February 20, 2012

NEW BREMEN — An area village took a look at its finances during a special meeting this weekend.

New Bremen Village Councilors met on Saturday morning to discuss capital projects to go ahead with this year.

To begin, Village Administrator Wayne York noted the village ended up spending approximately $400,000 more on capital projects in 2011 than it planned.

February 17th

Dredge To Arrive

February 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — The local state park will be receiving a new piece of equipment next month.

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park is on schedule to receive a new dredge next month — despite shipment delays, “Brutus” is scheduled to arrive soon.

“It should be here mid-March,” Regional Dredge Supervisor Tom Grabow said.

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller noted they have been working out some “bugs” with the equipment.

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