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March 27th, 2013
ST. MARYS — After edging up to start the year, the unemployment rate for Auglaize County in February decreased.
In data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent, down from 6.2 percent in January. Last year, the unemployment rate sat at 6.8 percent.
NEW BREMEN — At the beginning of the new year, the village of New Bremen saw a change in ownership in one of its dental offices.
NEW BREMEN — The Ohio Chapter of The Wheelmen hosted its annual swap and memorabilia meet at the Bicycle Museum of America on Saturday, selling rims, prints, medals and more.
Artisan Mark Weaver wheeled in a new exhibit, a custom, handcrafted bicycle he made himself in Collingswood, N.J., in his shop at Weaver Cycle Works. The bike is part of an exhibit about bicycles that are made in America open now at the museum in New Bremen.
ST. MARYS — Hundreds turned out for the annual Bunny Trail event winding through the city of St. Marys Saturday morning.
Friends Mindy Pond and Mindy Cable were some of the first to hit the registration table in Kmart to get a list of the more than 30 businesses that opened their doors to children.
“We mostly take them for the interaction with the public,” Pond said. “It’s a ritual to take the girls every year.”
ST. MARYS — Austin Zumbrogel was destined for leadership, although he did not actively seek it.
Zumbrogel is president of Memorial High School’s FFA Chapter, and is drum major for the high school’s band. He did not accept these roles for the power or for the recognition, but because he loves being a part of both organizations.
As FFA President, Zumbrogel leads all the meetings.
ST. MARYS — When Ingrid Hagby Johnsen came to the United States in August, she carried one suitcase, but had packed a list of worries that could have filled two more.
“The day before I left I was freaking out — ‘what do I need to pack?” Johnsen said. “What is my host family going to be, will I get any friends at school, where will I sit at lunch,’ all those questions that really don’t matter that much. But it’s scary.”
ST. MARYS — A federal report released Friday indicates that last year’s alum application reduced the internal phosphorus load of Grand Lake St. Marys by 55 percent — a revelation one local lake official calls a success for the lake.
NEW BREMEN — If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then the lavaliere, a necklace with fraternity letters, is the friendly neighbor you want to know better.
The necklace, a 1930s college precursor to the modern promise ring, is at the center of the new play “Ode to Lavaliere,” which is being performed at 7 p.m. today and at 7 p.m. Saturday at New Bremen High School.
Director and playwright Dan Keyes characterized the play as a romantic comedy set on a college campus that was written with each student in mind for his or her part.
CELINA — A dozen people were recently indicted stemming from an investigation conducted by the Grand Lake Task Force.
The 12 suspect each face a variety of drug-related charges. The charges allegedly involved include the sale of heroin and marijuana to several suspects who faces charges for allegedly possessing the ingredients to make meth.
Those indicted were:
NEW KNOXVILLE — The togas are the same, but this isn’t your high school mythology class.
“The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less,” opening at 7 p.m. Friday at New Knoxville School is an irreverent take on the gods, goddesses and heroes set down by Homer.
This is the debut New Knoxville production for director Vickie Shurelds, who compared the show to work done by British comedy troupe Monty Python. In a dress rehearsal Wednesday, she tweaked blocking and the students’ acting on the show.