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April 6th, 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.
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.
ST. MARYS — A local veterans organization honored two residents who give their time and energy to help make St. Marys a better place to live.
St. Marys American Legion Post 323 honored Chris Wilson and Connie Triplett as its firefighter and teacher of the year during a meeting Wednesday night at the legion hall. Wilson, a member of the St. Marys Fire Department, has been a full-time firefighter for 10 years.
ST. MARYS — Tablets, smartphones and apps were the center of discussion at this year’s Business Person’s Breakfast Thursday morning at the St. Marys Community Public Library, as Verizon Wireless Advanced Solutions Architect Steve Johnston informed area businesspeople about the latest technology and how it can benefit businesses.
Johnston noted the results of the Gartner Report, which showed the rising popularity of smartphones and tablets.
ST. MARYS — For the past few days, local elementary students have been raising money for a national organization and engaging in a little friendly competition.
Students in Sue Grothause’s physical education classes at St. Marys Intermediate School have collected donations the past few weeks and this week have had jump roping competitions starting Monday as part of Jump Rope for Heart.
“As a total, we’ve raised $3,140,” Grothause said. “Everything goes to the American Heart Association.”
ST. MARYS — At as young as 5-years-old, Gabriel Rieger was already tackling the literature of Edgar Allan Poe as a way to spend time with his father.
MINSTER — Minster Village Councilors approved the hiring of Andy Kuenning as the newest member of the Minster-Jackson Township Fire Department during their meeting Tuesday night.
“We have interviewed him a couple times showing him how we operate and he is very anxious to come on board,” Minster Fire Chief Dale Dues said. “We think he will be a good fit and he will bring us to 34 firefighters now and we are looking to fill two more spots in the next year or so.”
NEW BREMEN — Area business professionals met for a luncheon Tuesday afternoon to recognize one of their own.
During the New Bremen Community Improvement Corporation’s annual luncheon, Stan Kuenning received the CIC’s 2012 Excellence in Business award.
CIC President Chris Fyock presented the award to Kuenning, who started what is now Western Ohio True Value Hardware.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio Congressman says the Obama administration is hindering domestic energy development with unnecessary regulations and restrictions.
“We have to have energy,” 5th District U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, a Republican, told The Evening Leader during a visit to its office Monday. “Ohio gets 85 percent of its energy from coal. They put more regulations on it ... If the EPA and President Obama keep putting higher standards on that, it’s going to get to the point to where these companies won’t be able to keep meeting them.”
CELINA — Two barges, hundreds of loads from tanker trucks and 45-days are all key ingredients in a process aimed at locking up phosphorus in Grand Lake St. Marys to prevent algae blooms.
HAB Aquatic Solutions — the firm that handled last year’s application — started its lakewide alum application Monday from the west bank of Grand Lake St. Marys. John C. Holz, water quality specialist with HAB Aquatic Solutions, took state and local officials on a tour of the staging area as a barge refueled its tanks with alum.