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July 20th, 2012

SART Tackles Cat Problem

July 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local animal shelter is hoping to reduce the feral and stray cat population in the city of St. Marys one feline at a time.

Sue’s Animal Rescue Team (SART) has been helping control the cat population as well as placing the felines in loving homes for several years now. Now, the organization is turning its attention toward more proactive ways to help reduce the stray cat population in the city.

July 19th

Local Nabs National Title

July 19, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local student recently earned the top spot in her age group at the national level of a speech competition.

Clare Caywood, who will be a sixth-grade student at St. Marys Middle School this fall, competed at the national level of the God, Flag and Country contest on July 7 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

“The contest was at The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel downtown,” Clare said. “I presented the following night at the DeVos Performance Hall in front of 600 to 700 people.”

Storms Cost Dept. $50K

July 19, 2012

ST. MARYS — Wind storms that toppled trees, downed power lines and caused widespread damage across the region cost the city of St. Marys’ electrical department more than $50,000.

During an electric/communications committee meeting Wednesday night, Mike Dieringer presented committee members with a tally of costs associated with the June 29 and July 1 storms. Dieringer said the majority of that cost was linked to the June 29 storm.

July 18th

Prosecutor Files Response

July 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — The prosecuting attorney for Auglaize County asked judges from the Third District Court of Appeals to reject a motion seeking an order of acquittal in the case involving Douglas Wine.

Voter Survey Released

July 18, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Voters felt the need for a new K-8 building was “neither clear nor compelling,” according to the results of a community survey issued in April.

July 17th

Food Drives Set For Weekend

July 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — The United Way of Auglaize County is raising awareness about hunger in the community as well as helping restock area food pantries with its annual food drive this weekend.

The United Way of Auglaize County’s fourth annual Christmas in July Food Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday at markets around Auglaize County. United Way of Auglaize County Director Randy Fisher said the food drive has two goals.

BOE Gets Tech Update

July 17, 2012

MINSTER — The Minster Board of Education received an update on the school’s technology plan, as well as an update concerning the playground at the elementary building during its meeting Monday night.

Technology Coordinator Greg Berning presented to the board about the three-year technology plan, which began last school year. This plan included upgrading computers, software, printers and copiers, the creation of an additional computer lab, the installation of numerous Smart Boards and an upgraded website.

July 16th

Eagles Play First Night Game At Field

July 16, 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 July 10-16, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: B.A. Myers, of Celina, purchased Edgewater Park via a sheriff’s sale for $10,565. The park was appraised at $14,000 and could not sell for less than two-thirds of that price.

Tornado Of 1992 Remembered

July 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — A wind storm that blew through the region two weeks ago may have had some local residents reminiscing about a tornado that toppled a water tower, downed trees and blew roofs off structures two decades ago.

On July 12, 1992, an EF 2 tornado ripped through St. Marys and caused extensive damage throughout the city. The tornado, coupled with more than 7 inches of rain in a 12-hour period, kept city crews and power companies busy for days after the winds and rains passed.

July 14th

2 Killed In Mercer County Crash

July 14, 2012

ST. HENRY - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported this morning that deputies are investigating the seventh fatal traffic crash of 2012 in Mercer County. This crash resulted in two fatalities bringing the total deaths because of crashes to 12.

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