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January 7th, 2014

Frigid Temps Bring Risks

January 7, 2014

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.

January 3rd

Runners see new area race

January 3, 2014

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.

January 2nd

Indictment Issued In 1981 Murder Case

January 2, 2014

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.

Music Fest Meant To Lift Spirits

January 2, 2014

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 Cafe Up and Rolling

December 30, 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.

December 27th

Village To Hold Special Meeting

December 27, 2013

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.

December 23rd

New Chief Police Named

December 23, 2013

ST. MARYS — Mark Ernst has been named the new St. Marys Police Chief, effective today.

Couple Stranded In Water

December 23, 2013

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.

December 20th

Eatery Revamped

December 20, 2013

ST. MARYS — Three St. Marys natives are revamping a long-standing downtown restaurant.

Generations Cafe, formerly Miller’s, is in makeover mode as Memorial High School graduates Kyle Jones, Josh Owsley and Matt Slife changed the menu and set out to create a restaurant with locally sourced food.

Weekend Happenings

December 20, 2013

Dec. 21: Adult Services Coordinator Andrea Burton and Youth Services Coordinator Karie Enneking will offer a family DIY Christmas gift event at the New Knoxville Library at 10:30 a.m. today. We will be making a holiday craft. Kids 4 and up can bring a picture of themselves to make a personalized ornament. Stop by the library or call 419-753-2724 to register.

Dec. 22: 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.
 

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