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April 11th, 2012

Group To Serve Up Pasta

April 11, 2012

ST. MARYS — Residents looking for something to do on Saturday can stop by a local school for food and entertainment as part of an annual fundraiser for the area’s young musicians.

The St. Marys Band Parents Organization is holding its annual Italian Night on Saturday.

The event will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, with attendees dining on lasagna, applesauce or tossed salad, garlic bread, corn or green beans, drink and dessert.

April 10th

Councilors OK District

April 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — City councilors on Monday night gave the green light for the creation of a revitalization district in downtown.

Cardinal Creates Youth Film Festival

April 10, 2012

NEW BREMEN — A young film buff, Patrick Ferguson says he loves a good story and enjoys seeing how all the aspects fall into place when it hits the screen.

April 9th

Diggle Loses Appeal

April 9, 2012

ST. MARYS — An appeals court upheld the convictions and sentences of a St. Marys man who killed another man outside a local bar in 2010.

Judges from the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima on Monday rejected an appeal filed by Gordon W. Diggle III to his convictions and sentences on murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges in the Sept. 8, 2010, beating death of Steven Casad in the alley behind the Friendly Tavern. Diggle was convicted of the charges last year following a jury trial in April.

Wing Crown Up For Grabs

April 9, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Chicken wing fans from around the region packed the New Bremen American Legion to taste, judge and visit with friends during the sixth annual New Bremen Sons of the American Legion’s MAC Wingfest.

“This year we have 10 vendors,” Wingfest Chair Rodney Suchland said. “Usually we have 10 or 12, so it’s about average.”

The doors opened at 4 p.m. Saturday, and a steady stream of people crowded the Legion to participate in the annual event that pits wing vendors from around the area for the top titles.

Children Hop Along Trail

April 9, 2012

ST. MARYS — Local businesses opened their doors to local children during an annual community event on Saturday.

Children hopped down the Bunny Trail in St. Marys on Saturday, making their way to local businesses and collecting various items during their trek.

“So far we’ve been to Family Video, McDonald’s, Subway, the Trading Company, the library, Vogel Insurance, State Farm, High 5, A Bit of Nature, St. Marys Living Center, the Council on Aging,” Matthew Ingersoll said.

April 6th

Chief Stresses Bike Safety

April 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — As spring sets in, a local police chief says motorists should be cognizant of the fact more vehicles will soon be hitting the road.

“It’s that time of year when we all have to be mindful and on the look out for more bikes, motorcycles and mopeds,” St. Marys Police Chief Greg Foxhoven said. “We all have to remind ourselves we share the road with these vehicles.”

Regarding bicyclists, Foxhoven said he has noticed a common misconception that could result in crashes.

Group Tackles Bullying

April 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local youth organization is working to combat bullying and will kick off its campaign later this month.

On April 21, Grand Lake Theatrix and Kidz Drama Klub will kick off an anti-bullying campaign with a 5K run/walk, “Run, Bully! Run.” Grand Lake Theatrix Director Vickie Shurelds said the group was looking for an event that would fit several of its needs when members chose to hold the run.

Choir, Band Earn High Marks

April 6, 2012

ST. MARYS — Local musicians recently received top honors during a competition held earlier this month and will soon be advancing to the state level.

The Memorial High School Symphonic Band, Symphonic Choir and Concert Choir received superior ratings at the Ohio Music Education Large Group Adjudicated Event held March 16 and 17 in Celina.

The competition, Band Director Dane Newlove said, is done annually but this was a first for the groups.

Bunny Trail Saturday

April 6, 2012

ST. MARYS —  The St. Marys Community Partnership will be hosting the 2012 Bunny Trail Saturday.

The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will offer treats to participants as well as a chance to win the big basket. Children must be accompanied by an adult with his or her own transportation. There is no admission, but canned goods will be collected for Agape Food Pantry. Also, be sure to bring a good-sized basket.

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