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January 17th, 2014
ST. MARYS — The Heartfelt Fund, established to support victims of Hyptrophic Cardio Myopathy (HCM), just passed $11,000 in book sales, selling more than 500 books written about St. Marys.
“We’re pretty pleased so far,” Buz Howard said of the book "The St. Marys Anthology: Tales and Sketches From An American Small Town."
The book, which costs $22, is organized chronologically as a series of tales and sketches of St. Marys.
Jan. 16: Books, Babies and More will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Knoxville Public Library of children ages 3-5.
Adults are invited to come and make a Pinterest craft at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. today at the New Bremen Public Library. Register at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 419-628-2158.
WAPAKONETA — Auglaize County Administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
“We accepted his resignation and that’s all there is at this time,” Auglaize County Commissioner John Bergman said Tuesday afternoon.
Hensley became county administrator on Feb. 1, 2012, replacing Joe Lenhart, who held the position for 12 years.
ST. MARYS — Officers from the St. Marys Police Department assisted in the arrest of an Alabama man Monday night.
St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst said three units from the department were involved in the pursuit, which ended at the Ohio 29/U.S. 33 interchange at 6:44 p.m. Monday night. Ernst said the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for officers in Celina and fled. The driver stopped at the interchange and was arrested without incident.
ST. MARYS — With weeks more of winter weather left before spring, costs associated with snow removal are beginning to pile up for Auglaize County.
As of Friday, county crews have been dispatched 19 times this winter, including 18 since Dec. 6. The county has used 2,200 tons of its salt/grit mix — roughly the same amount it used all season last year.
“It’s been extremely active for us this year,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said. “This last event was extremely expensive, too.”
ST. MARYS — The power outage this morning in the city of St. Marys was because the city's incoming service from AEP was lost. Power went out at approximately 6 a.m. and was restored by 7:15 a.m. The reason for the lost service on AEP's end was cold temperatures and wind.
ST. MARYS — Local residents saw snow and freezing temperatures on Monday that dropped as low as minus-11 degrees with wind chills as low as minus-40 degrees.
The National Weather Service’s wind chill warning cautioned St. Marys residents that wind chills this low are dangerous and that frostbite and hypothermia are real dangers in such temperatures.
CELINA — Area runners can look forward to a new run Sept. 27, an event organizers hope will improve the local economy and Grand Lake St. Marys’ reputation.
At a press conference announcing the event, organizer Roger Bowersock expressed his excitement for the marathon runners can use to qualify for the Boston marathon.
Bowersock, owner of Rocketship Sports out of Greenville, said he has thought about bringing such an event to the Grand Lake region for many years.
ST. MARYS — Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Edwin A. Pierce and St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst announced today that Paul Hoover, 52, recently of Eustis, Fla., was presented before the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court on an indictment returned by the September 2013 term of the Auglaize County Grand Jury.
ST. MARYS — Grace United Methodist Church will ring in the new year with its Winter Christian Music Festival, which will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Grace United Methodist Church, at the corner of Pine and Columbia Streets in St. Marys.
Organized by head of the church council Bruce Beener, the event is still in its infancy.