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September 5th, 2012
CRIDERSVILLE — Area law enforcement and safety services responded to a rollover Wednesday morning on Interstate 75 near Cridersville of a vehicle which contained the pyrotechnic equipment of two nationally known rock bands.
ST. MARYS — A quick response from local residents helped reduce damage from a fire Tuesday afternoon at a downtown St. Marys business.
At approximately 4:13 p.m. Tuesday, members of the St. Marys Fire Department arrived at Sketcherz Ink, 229 E. Spring St., on a report of smoke and fire coming from the building. As crews arrived, employees of the tattoo and piercing shop already pulled back some of the building’s fascia to expose the source of the fire.
NEW BREMEN — An area economic development director gave an update on workforce development initiatives, as well as one that will be soon taking place locally.
During her report to the members of the New Bremen Community Improvement Corporation, New Bremen Economic Development Director Angela Hamberg noted her recent trip to Traverse City, Mich., in early August with members of the Auglaize County Economic Development Coalition.
CELINA — Residents in the Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed who want a closer look at some of the techniques being used to help clean up the region can do so this week.
The Do-It Yourself Tour, which is sponsored by a handful of watershed stakeholders, will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The tour will feature eight stops around Auglaize and Mercer counties, with each highlighting techniques used to help clean up the watershed.
ST. MARYS — A Roughrider alum recently traveled to Tampa to take part in an event that helped her learn more about politics.
Shelby Core, a sophomore at Ohio Northern University and a 2011 Memorial High School grad, attended the Republican National Convention last week as a way to get first-hand experience in the political process. A political science major, Core worked with the Ohio delegation at the convention.
ST. MARYS — For 17-year-old Kevin Dammeyer, water skiing is in his blood.
During his summers, the son of Carl and Denise Dammeyer competes in water skiing competitions.
“This summer, I did regionals and nationals,” he said. “Regionals was in Minnesota, and nationals was in Florida.”
He noted his parents enjoy water skiing, and he picked up the hobby when he was five.
“My dad and my mom water ski, and I just wanted to do it,” he said.
ST. MARYS — As the calendar changes to September, a local county official says residents should keep the threat of severe weather in mind during fall.
September is Preparedness Month — a campaign sponsored by FEMA that looks to make residents cognizant of severe weather and disasters and how to plan accordingly for the events. Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said fall has become an active weather season for Auglaize County.
ST. MARYS — After pounding the Gulf Coast earlier this week, the remnants of Hurricane Isaac are expected to reach Auglaize County later today.
“We’ve been looking at it and studying this thing all week,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson told The Evening Leader. “There are so many different models and scenarios right now.”
ST. MARYS — Purses of a variety of colors, shapes and sizes covered several tables in downtown St. Marys Friday morning for a sale to benefit a county organization.
The Family Life Center of Auglaize County Purse Sale opened on Friday morning and ran through 3 p.m. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in front on the Family Life Center of Auglaize County’s office at 150 E. Spring St., St. Marys. Purses are being sold from 50 cents to $3. Shoppers may also purchase three 50 cent purses for $1.
NEW BREMEN — The Southwestern Auglaize Chamber of Commerce will host a coffee for the community to speak about a variety of issues with a panel of New Bremen Local Schools administrators next month.
The coffee will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 in the upper meeting room at the Lockkeeper’s House in New Bremen. Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey said the chamber volunteered to host the meeting to facilitate conversation in the community.