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August 11th, 2011

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.

August 10th

SummerFest Schedule Of Events

August 10, 2011

Wednesday, Aug. 10
7 p.m. — LITTLE MISS SUMMERFEST PAGEANT, Performing Arts Center, Memorial High School.

Thursday, Aug. 11 —  Supper and Sounds in the Park
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — ARTFEST EXHIBIT, Public Library.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. — SUPPER IS SERVED  —  Memorial Park.
5:40 p.m. – DINNER ENTERTAINMENT — Gazebo.
6 p.m. - BOOK SALE PRESALE — Trading Company.  
6:45 p.m. — OPENING CEREMONIES — Memorial Park

Dayton Man Nabbed In Drug Sting

August 10, 2011

NEW BREMEN — A Dayton man was arrested near New Bremen Monday night on drug charges.

According to a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, at 7 p.m. Monday, members of the Auglaize/Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force, New Bremen Police, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Deputies, St. Marys Police, Wapakoneta Police and Minster Police arrested Tyrone E. Howard, 31.

Show Kicks Off

August 10, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local library is hosting its annual art festival, which is an extension of an annual community festival, this week.

The 22nd Annual St. Marys Summer Artfest kicked off with a reception on Sunday.

“We presented our awards on Sunday at 3 p.m.,” St. Marys Community Public Library Director Sue Pittman said. “This was the first year all the recipients were present.”

Artfest, which features 82 pieces and which is organized by the Artfest Committee, runs through this Sunday.

15 Vie For Crown

August 10, 2011

NEW BREMEN — On Tuesday evening, 15 little girls competed in the Little Miss Bremenfest Pageant in the James F. Dicke Auditorium at New Bremen High School.

“It’s good for the girls,” Co-Director Amy Hemmelgarn said. “It helps build their confidence and their town pride, I believe. Then it helps the community come together. (It) brings all sorts of different people in — grandparents, parents, that maybe normally wouldn’t go to the Bremenfest or have much to do with it.”

August 9th

Weston Worm Wars Wage On

August 9, 2011

ST. MARYS — Patty Mabry’s home at 428 S. Vine St. is getting a reputation around town for being the home waging a war with worms.

The insects started appearing in trees along Beech and Weston streets last week. But it was Friday night when they erupted and started falling from the skies.

City Takes Aim At Worms

August 9, 2011

ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors Monday night gave the OK to start the first phase in eradicating a furry nuisance found across the city.

A handful of residents from Beech, Weston and Vine streets appeared at the city council meeting to discuss a recent infestation of fall webworms. The insect, whose nests can be found throughout the city, are concentrated in the area around Weston Woods.

“I am infested with webworms,” Patty Mabry, of 428 S. Vine St., told city councilors. “I have millions of them.”

August 8th

Kohls To Hold Job Fair

August 8, 2011

ST. MARYS — Kohls will be holding a job fair for its new store in St. Marys. Hours are: 10:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday, 12:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at the American Legion, 2880 Celina Road, St. Marys.

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