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March 23rd, 2012
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator says the Obama administration needs to do more to ease soaring fuel prices.
“Simply put in order to get energy prices down, we have to deal with the supply issue,” U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said during a telelconference with regional media on Thursday. “It’s got to be a reliable supply so it’s a matter of producing more energy in our country, particularly on public land.”
ST. MARYS — Each year, the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding individuals who have dedicated much of their time and effort to making St. Marys better by awarding them with the Builder of Bridges award.
“The award is presented as a recognition of community service, contributions and the individual’s work to make St. Marys a better place,” Master of Ceremonies Jeff Squire said Thursday night at the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.
ST. MARYS — Area business people have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast, networking time and get an update on some of the latest technology at an annual breakfast.
The St. Marys Community Public Library will host its 13th annual Businessperson’s Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 5. The free program is open to any local businessperson. St. Marys Community Public Library Adult Services Coordinator Beth Keuneke said the annual event is beneficial for the library and area business people.
MINSTER — One local student has qualified to advance to the Ohio State Geography Bee — a feat that Minster Local Schools hasn’t seen since the mid-90s.
ST. MARYS — The newest — and largest — tool in the box to help heal Grand Lake St. Marys arrived on the scene Wednesday.
Brutus, a $670,000 12-inch suction dredge, arrived in the parking lot near the East Bank boat ramp to a crowd of onlookers. The dredge, which will replace a 1968 dredge, was built by Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore, Md., has been a year in the making.
MINSTER — Minster Village Councilors reviewed new rates for activities conducted at the community swimming pool during their meeting Monday night.
The committee convened on the ordinance of reviewing the current rates charged at the swimming pool, which have been in effect since 2002. Village Administrator Don Harrod said last week the park committee met and reviewed the current rates and looked at what other communities were charging for the use of their pools. After discussion, the park committee recommended the pool rates be adjusted.
ST. MARYS — Next month, volunteers from across Auglaize County will join together to help a group of local organizations.
The third annual United Way Day of Caring will be held on April 14, and United Way of Auglaize County Director Randy Fisher said the event provides an opportunity for those who want to give back to help local organizations.
MARIA STEIN — Representatives from a Wisconsin-based firm say a 25,000 square foot production facility to be built in Mercer County could play a vital role in helping to heal Grand Lake St. Marys and its watershed.
CELINA — An investigation by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force resulted in charges brought against close to two dozen local residents.
ST. MARYS — Despite a rain delay, local high school students and a handful of adults jumped into a pond to raise money for cancer research.
On Sunday afternoon, 42 students and nine celebrity plungers leaped or ran into what was optimistically estimated to be 65-degree weather, as part of the seventh-annual Memorial High School Relay for Life Polar Plunge.