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August 28th, 2013
ST. MARYS — Members of the St. Marys Board of Education could vote to reinstate full busing during their Sept. 11 regular meeting following information provided during a work session Tuesday night.
Senior Transportation Coordinator for the Ohio School Boards Association Pete Japikse spoke to the St. Marys City School Board Tuesday evening about transportation funding for the district for the 2014-2015 school year during a work session.
CELINA — Hydroplane boats once again zipped across Grand Lake St. Marys as the Governor’s Cup Regatta returned this weekend.
Racers and their friends and family sported matching racing T-shirts and mingled under tents near their boats, waiting for the giant cranes to place the vessels in the water.
Saturday afternoon saw the start of heat racing, where the seven different classes of boats complete five laps, or a heat.
CELINA — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are investigating a fatal crash that took place along U.S. 33 early Sunday morning.
Mercer County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 3:31 a.m. Sunday reporting of a crash on U.S. 33 west of Lombard Road in Dublin Township. A maroon colored 2002 Jeep Liberty was west bound on U.S. 33. The Jeep left the north side of the roadway for an unknown reason, traveled through the side ditch and struck a tree.
Aug. 24: Bluesfest is today at K.C. Geiger Park.
The Governor's Cup Regatta is today.
New Community Church will clean its section of U.S. 33 today. Meet behind the Kroger gas station at 8:30 a.m.
St. Marys Farmers’ Market will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today next to Dave’s BBQ on Celina road, Ohio 703
Aug. 25: The Governor's Cup Regatta is today.
ST. MARYS — Two marquee events will be bringing thousands of visitors to the region this weekend.
After a two-year hiatus, the Governor’s Cup Regatta returns to Grand Lake St. Marys today and Sunday. The event, which features hydroplane boats racing on the lake, was canceled in 2011 and 2012 and was in jeopardy this year until the Lake Improvement Association stepped up with a $20,000. Auglaize/Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Donna Grube said the event is a shot in the arm for the local tourism economy.
ST. MARYS — After back-to-back months of increasing, the unemployment rate across the region dipped slightly last month.
In data released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County’s unemployment rate for July dropped 0.1 percent to 5.3 percent. A year ago, the rate for the county sat at 5.7 percent.
“It seems like we haven’t seen a significant change for a while,” St. Marys Development Manager Susan Crotty told The Evening Leader.
ST. MARYS — When Anita Barton lost a beloved horse after a summer of nursing the animal, she knew, intellectually as a school guidance counselor, that doing something out of grief is usually not the best choice.
“A lot of my friends said, ‘You do not need a puppy,’” Barton said. “But what did I do, I went and got a puppy.”
ST. MARYS — It was a busy weekend for the Resource and Opportunity Center in St. Marys.
A 5K Saturday morning raised funds for the center, the proceeds of Christian music festival Waynestock went to the cause and on Sunday, founders Joe and Bev Hurlburt rounded out the week serving a weekly free supper. As the ROC creeps up on its first birthday Oct. 1, the founders can look back at how the center has grown into its mission of giving people the resources they need to make success for themselves.
ST. MARYS — In an effort to continue to market the city of St. Marys, the community will once again be highlighted in a series of videos that will appear online.
St. Marys Development Manager Susan Crotty is working with CGI Communications to produce video tour books for the city that will appear on Relocate.org, a website that provides information to those who are looking to move. The video, once completed, also will be available of the city’s website.
Aug. 17: Waynestock is today.
A 5K Race/Walk will take place at 8:30 a.m. today in front of Skip Baughman Stadium. Registration info can be found at TheROCResourceCenter.com.
St. Marys Farmers’ Market will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, next to Dave’s BBQ on Celina road, Ohio 703.
Aug. 18: A community supper will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the ROC, 702 E. Spring St., St. Marys. It is eat-in only and the meal is free.