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March 8th, 2013
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from March 5 to March 11, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: A farmer near Buckland reported the theft of a watch, an electric razor, two boxes of shotgun shells and a rifle from his home. The house had been left unlocked.
A St. Marys man was arrested for netting fish in the Miami and Erie Canal feeder. He was fined $200 for the infraction.
ST. MARYS — A local representative is among a list of legislators who have put their names on a bill that could ban the use of traffic and speed cameras in Ohio.
House Bill 69, which lists 84th House District Rep. Jim Buchy as a cosponsor, would prohibit the use of the devices in detecting speed and traffic light violations. The cameras, which are popular in larger cities like Toledo, have been debated in recent years as critics have called the devices nothing more than revenue streams for communities.
CELINA — Patrick Ammon opens the door to Room 229 at Wright State University Lake Campus, full of students and a teacher at the front.
“Bang, bang! Bang, bang, bang!” he yells, as the students rush toward him aiming to take his gun, disorient him, and throw things in his way.
Ammon is a Wright State University crime prevention manager, and this is only a test. The weapon is a bright orange practice gun — Ammon’s service weapon is across the room in the care of the campus’s security director, Officer Tyler Pottkotter.
ST. MARYS — On May 18, a New Bremen family will be one step closer to their goal of making life easier for their 1-year-old son, Oliver.
Oliver Dietzman was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, in September. His first seizure, which happened in June, lasted an hour and 15 minutes, Allison Dietzman said.
“My brother has seizures so I’d seen them before (and) knew what to do,” she said. “(But Oliver’s) seizures are becoming harder and harder to control.”
ST. MARYS — A weather system that dumped more than 7 inches of snow on the region snarled morning traffic, closed local schools and forced residents to dig out of what could be the season’s last storm.
Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said he measured between 7 and 8 inches of snow throughout Auglaize County. Drifts, he noted, are topping 3 feet.
ST. MARYS — A winter storm is barreling down on the region, bringing the chance for close to a foot of snow to Auglaize County.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the county, effective through Wednesday morning. Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said nailing down a definitive snowfall prediction is difficult because there are two fronts coming together, with Auglaize County in the middle.
BOTKINS — A northwest Ohio man died this morning after the vehicle he was driving slid across the median and into the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 south of Botkins and collided with a semitrailer.
Bret Woods, 46, of Toledo, died from injuries suffered from the collision at 3:15 a.m. today, according to a trooper’s report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). His wife, Bernadette Woods, was transported by Anna EMS to Lima Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
CELINA — A pilot aeration study has been approved for Grand Lake St. Marys to use solar powered aeration equipment in two locations, with the goal of potentially lowering Celina’s water toxicity before water treatment and opening Second Beach at St. Marys.
Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Manager Milt Miller made the announcement during Saturday’s Lake Improvement Association meeting. Miller has long touted the need for increased aeration in the lake as a way to improve its water quality.
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Feb. 26 to March 4, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: Cridersville won the Auglaize County Class B Tournament title by defeating Buckland 39-36.
Two St. Marys residents were fined $25 for stealing from Nickel Plate Railway.
The St. Marys Roughriders were eliminated from tournament play in a 29-11 loss to Lima South.
ST. MARYS — Memorial High School senior Chelsea Yahl, 18, loves being involved and being outside — she devotes her time to the things she loves to do, including FFA, band, track, softball, and 4-H.
For Yahl, being in FFA, which she has been in since her freshman year, is about being a team and working together with her fellow FFA members to accomplish their goals.