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August 15th, 2011

Craft Show Attracts Crowds

August 15, 2011

ST. MARYS — The South Street parking lot was packed with close to 20 vendors for Saturday’s SummerFest Craft Show.

The craft show began at 9 a.m. and ran through 5 p.m. Stands featured birdhouses, paintings, tutus, Pampered Chef products, jams and a variety of other items.

The show — new to the lineup this year — gave residents from St. Marys and the surrounding area an opportunity to market their handcrafted products while also mingling with festival attendees.

August 12th

Artists Hope To Beautify Canal Corridor

August 12, 2011

ST. MARYS — Two artists will begin the creation of their project in downtown St. Marys next week as a contribution to the revitalization of the canal.

Mya Mackenbach Fannon, of St. Marys, and guest artist Connie Hill will be painting a mural on the back of the St. Marys Utility Building. The two art education majors met at Ohio State University and immediately found common ground.

Shoppers Hit Sidewalk Sales

August 12, 2011

ST. MARYS — Area residents came out on Spring Street to shift through racks of clothing, shoe boxes, books and more during an annual business sale on Friday.

The SummerFest Sidewalk Sales kicked off on Friday, with residents making their way through the various items set out along Spring Street.

“I’m looking for deals,” St. Marys resident Delores Schetter said as she looked through clothing at The Island Shoppe.

She added she tries to make the sale each year.

City Seeks Squirrel Solution

August 12, 2011

ST. MARYS — On Monday, a city committee will hear options regarding preventing short power outages caused by squirrels.

St. Marys Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock is expected to talk with St. Marys Electric Committee members about the feasibility of allowing the live trapping of squirrels during squirrel season inside the city limits. During the Aug. 8 city council meeting, Hitchcock said the recent surge in short outages have been attributed to squirrels tripping circuits.

Group Gives Girl Laptop

August 12, 2011

ST. MARYS — With the help of generous donations and a lot of hard work, an area charitable organization was able to provide a laptop to a local girl in need.

Tara Sterling, 13, of St. Marys, received an Acer laptop from Bikes and Cars For a Cause, an area organization that aims to help children, whether individually or through donating money to charities.

The Gift Of Life

August 12, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Twenty five shocks, seven injections of epinephrine and a cardiac surgery were what it took to save Max the “Miracle Man” Cotterman after going into sudden cardiac arrest, but the most important factor in his care was the 91 minutes of CPR he had received from family, friends, the New Bremen EMS Squad and hospital staff.

August 11th

BOE Picks Interim Super

August 11, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local board of education approved a new face of its district during its meeting Wednesday evening.

Members of the St. Marys Board of Education approved Jerry Skiver as the interim superintendent. The motion came after board members entered into executive session to discuss compensation of a public employee or official early on in the meeting and then reconvened.

Skiver, who will be in the position for the 2011-12 school year, will officially begin his contract Monday.

7 File For 2 BOE Spots

August 11, 2011

ST. MARYS — Seven people competing for a pair of board of education spots highlight a packed ballot in November.

Girls Take Center Stage

August 11, 2011

ST. MARYS — Gabrielle Keller was named queen Wednesday night in the 2011 St. Marys SummerFest Little Miss Pageant held in the St. Marys Memorial High School Performing Arts Center.

The pageant hosted 30 contestants between the ages of 5 and 7 this year, double last year’s amount.

“The first 15 spots were full within a half a day,” Co-Chair Becky Ruvoldt said, noting the large demand caused them to open the pageant up to more girls.

Second Dayton Man Arrested On Drug Charges

August 11, 2011

WAPAKONETA — A second Dayton man in less than a week was arrested in Auglaize County on drug charges.

In a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, Vernon J. Graham, 37, of Dayton, was arrested by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force for allegedly delivering crack cocaine and heroin to the area.

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