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December 6th

Santa Shindig

December 6, 2011

ST. MARYS — Electronics, dolls and a pony topped the lists of desires for area children who wrote letters to Santa Monday night at the St. Marys Community Public Library.

The library held its annual open house, featuring a slew of holiday-themed activities, including a visit with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus and the opportunity to write a letter to Santa among others.

“A phone,” Tayla Meeker, 7, said of what she is hoping Santa will bring her this year as she completed her letter.

Breaking — Roads Closed Because of Water

December 6, 2011

ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office has released information stating River Road is closed between SR 65 and Greeley Chapel Road because of high water, as well asTownline Lima Road between Buckland Holden and Fairmount.

December 5th

Santa Arrives

December 5, 2011

ST. MARYS — A steady rain on Sunday could not dampen the spirits of local children as Santa Claus made his annual appearance in Memorial Park.

While the rain forced the postponement of Winterfest, dozens of children  trickled into Santa’s house to visit with him after his long trek from the North Pole. Each entered and told Santa what he or she wanted for Christmas.

“It’s sparse because of the rain but they are coming in,” Santa told The Evening Leader. “We’ll talk to the kids while they are here today.”

Locals Bleed For Others

December 5, 2011

WAPAKONETA — Local residents and businesses have been recognized for outstanding achievements and volunteer service to a nationwide organization.

The Indiana-Ohio Region of American Red Cross Blood Services recently hosted its annual recognition luncheon, and one of the recipients has hit a milestone — by donating 24 gallons of blood in her lifetime.

Group Seeks Manager

December 5, 2011

CELINA — A local lake restoration group is now looking to find a new face for its efforts to help heal Grand Lake St. Marys.

Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Facilitator Tom Knapke told members of the Lake Improvement Association during their monthly meeting on Saturday he received the green light to begin accepting applications for a lake manager. The position would be responsible for overseeing projects regarding the restoration of the lake.

December 3rd

Deputies Respond To Apparent Suicide

December 3, 2011

CELINA -  Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that deputies are investigating the apparent suicide of Paul Mizer, 56, St. Johns Road, Maria Stein. 

According to a news release issued by Grey, the sheriff's office received a call from Penny Mizer, wife of the victim, stating that he had left the house between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday.

December 2nd

Lock One Set for Christmas Program

December 2, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Performers from around the area are inviting residents to come see their show on Sunday as a way to get into the holiday spirit.

Lock One Community Arts is performing “Christmas in the Village” on Sunday at the James F. Dicke Auditorium at New Bremen High School.

“Performances are at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Sunday,” said Christy Shell with Lock One Community Arts. “Tickets are available at the door, and you can also get them at True Value Hardware.”

Snow Means Shoveling

December 2, 2011

ST. MARYS — With the region receiving its first snow of the season earlier this week, school officials are reminding residents to keep their sidewalks clear for local children.

“I see the kids when I’m going into work,” he said. “A lot of the kids will be walking or riding their bikes to school — it’s dangerous for them to do that if the sidewalk isn’t clear,” St. Marys Superintendent Jerry Skiver said.

He noted that unclear sidewalks can cause the students to walk in the street.

New Shop Opens Downtown

December 2, 2011

ST. MARYS — An apparel store opened its doors in downtown St. Marys Friday morning to area residents, offering a variety of school and custom, embroidered apparel.

Victory Apparel, located at 124 W. Spring St., St. Marys, offers a slew of local school apparel, including St. Marys, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Minster, Wapakoneta and Spencerville, in addition to a variety of Ohio State University apparel. Business Manager Sheila Goins said the owners of the local shop decided to expand into St. Marys to fill a need.

Officials Urge Caution

December 2, 2011

ST. MARYS — In the wake of this week’s snow storm, local officials are urging motorists to keep informed as winter draws closer.

“It’s really important to listen to weather forecasts this time of year,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said. “We try to put up notices early on our Facebook page early enough to catch them. We also don’t want people to think that if we put up a notice and we don’t get it that we are crying wolf.”

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