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January 10th, 2014
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.
December 30th, 2013
NEW BREMEN — Green Thumb Farm Fresh Cafe is made from scratch—not just the farm-to-table menu of paninis, desserts and soups but the business itself.
The building and the restaurant concept is the handiwork of proprietor Samantha Fledderjohann.
The most challenging aspect of finally being open for business on Ohio 66 as of Dec. 19, Fledderjohann said, is the commitment the restaurant takes, about twice as many hours per day as the business is open.
She said, however, the effort is worth it.
NEW BREMEN — The village of New Bremen will hold a special council meeting at noon today at the Municipal Center, 214 N. Washington St., New Bremen. The reason for the meeting is to rescind Ordinance 2013-11-25 concerning water rates.
ST. MARYS — Mark Ernst has been named the new St. Marys Police Chief, effective today.
CELINA — Crews in Mercer County rescued a couple after their vehicle became stranded in flood waters.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office received a call at 9:22 a.m. Sunday of a truck stranded in high water on Tama Road between Stose Road and U.S. 127. The driver of the vehicle, Dennis Bollenbacher, 57, 1065 Strable Road, Rockford, stated on the call that the water had filled the compartment of the vehicle to up to the steering wheel. The vehicle was a white GMC truck belonging to VanTilburg Farms.