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February 17th, 2012
ST. MARYS — Local school and county officials gathered at Memorial High School in St. Marys Friday morning to practice their responses in the event of an emergency.
The Auglaize County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) held a tabletop exercise for first responders and school officials centered around a scenario of a vehicle crash into a substation along U.S. 33, near the high school. Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson ran the various officials through a set of scenarios in real time and assessed their responses.
ST. MARYS — A local official is hoping to bring back competitive fishing events on Grand Lake St. Marys.
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Manager Brian Miller noted the park office recently sent out letters soliciting groups to return their fishing tournaments to the lake.
“Kara Birt came up with the idea,” Miller said, noting the park office manager was active in sending the letters. “Several years ago, we had 100s of competitive fishing tournaments on the lake.”
ST. MARYS — Members of a city committee got a sneak peek at the 2012 street program for St. Marys.
Interim Safety-Service Director Craig Moeller unveiled the tentative 2012 street program for the city. The project, with an estimated cost of $577,100, focuses on the reconstruction of 1,800 feet of Shipman Road.
ST. MARYS — A Grammy award-winning Christian artist will visit St. Marys next month to perform, speak and show her movie.
The Family Life Center of Auglaize County will host a Pro-Life Event at 7 p.m. March 24, featuring Rebecca St. James. The event will be held at Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 150 E. Spring St., St. Marys, and proceeds will benefit the Family Life Center of Auglaize County and Mission Pre-Born.
ST. MARYS — Local high school students recently participated in a regional competition this month, with many of them moving onto the next level — the state level — in Columbus.
Memorial High School students in DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — attended the District 3 Fall Career Development Conference held Feb. 1 at Bluffton University.
NEW BREMEN — During their meeting Tuesday evening, New Bremen Village Councilors discussed an option that would help with property maintenance within their village.
New Bremen Mayor Jeff Pape noted he spoke with the mayor of Jackson Center and the topic of property maintenance came up. Jackson Center’s mayor noted his village uses NIC — or National Inspection Corporation — out of Dayton for its property maintenance enforcement.
ST. MARYS — The newest addition to the St. Marys restaurant portfolio opened its doors today.
“It’s very exciting,” Beer Barrel owner John Heaphy said inside his newest location in St. Marys. “I have a lot of friends from here who have been coming to Lima for years.”
ST. MARYS — One in four people have experienced some form of trauma, says Aaron Kuhn of Counseling & Consulting Services Inc.
“Trauma is existent in this world,” he said. “If you’ve been alive long enough, you’ve likely experienced some sort of trauma.”
Kuhn, the second of four motivational speakers in the Grand Health Challenge lineup, spoke Monday night to area residents about trauma and how to deal with it. Family of origin, he said, is where people grow up.
ST. MARYS — A Japanese resident who played a large role in a cultural exchange with the city of St. Marys received honorary citizenship Monday night.
St. Marys Mayor Patrick McGowan bestowed honorary citizenship to Junko Tagawa during Monday night’s St. Marys City Council meeting. Tagawa has assisted with the sister city program with Awaji City in a variety of capacities since living in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — A local board of education held a work session Saturday morning to discuss the financial state of the St. Marys City School District and the possibility of cuts and a levy in the future.
Treasurer Tom Sommer gathered financial information for the board to review in beginning its budget talks. Sommer gathered information starting from 2004, when voters passed the emergency levy. He also included the forecast that was recently approved by board members.