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June 20th, 2012

Officials Searching For Missing Boater

June 20, 2012

CELINA — A boat found adrift on Grand Lake St. Marys Tuesday night sparked a search for a missing person that continued this morning.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft spokesperson John Wisse said officials received a report early Tuesday evening that an officer found a vacant boat adrift on the lake. Evidence found on the boat led to a search for a missing person — a 57-year-old male who was reportedly fishing on the 22-foot pontoon boat earlier in the day.

Charge Filed In Case

June 20, 2012

ST. MARYS — A Florida man faces a minor misdemeanor charge as the result of allegedly shooting a dog as it became aggressive, dumping its body into Grand Lake St. Marys and failing to notify the proper authorities.

June 19th

State Works To Help Firms

June 19, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Workforce development is a top priority for the governor’s office, a state official said during a presentation with representatives from various departments in the region Monday morning.

June 18th

Crowd Turns Out For Park

June 18, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Though Camryn Murgatroyd could never talk, walk or feed herself, she lived her life smiling and giggling, and though she passed away in 2009 at 5-years-old, her aunt, Kristin Hough, knew Camryn had more of an impact to make on the world.

June 16th

Fire At Campground

June 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — Officials from the Buckland Fire Department are expected to return to the scene of a camper fire today to continue their investigation.

Buckland Fire Chief Todd Vorhees said at approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday, his department received a phone call reporting a camper was on fire at Easy Campground, just off U.S. 33. While crews were en route, they were notified there was a male burn victim. That victim, Vorhees said, was transported by St. Marys Fire and Rescue to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

June 15th

Boaters Shocked By Live Wire

June 15, 2012

"Leader Look Back" is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week's edition examines stories from June 12 to June 18, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: Two boaters on Lake St. Marys received shocks from a live wire running from their boat to a pumper.

St. Marys City Councilors passed an ordinance that established new electric rates for residents. The measure reduced the light bill for most in town.

Farm To Host Catholic Mass

June 15, 2012

ST. MARYS — Hundreds of area residents will gather next week for a unique religious event consisting of fellowship and food on a St. Marys farm.

OGT Results Similar

June 15, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local school recently received its results on how its students performed on a state-mandated test.

Back in March, sophomores at St. Marys Memorial High School took the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT), and the students scored similar to results in the past. Of the students who took the test who were at or above the level of proficient, the results were the following: 91 percent for reading, 90 percent for math, 87 percent for writing, 83 percent for science and 85 percent for social studies.

Visitors Flock To Picnic

June 15, 2012

ST. MARYS — The smell of hamburgers and brats filled the air in Memorial Park Thursday as hungry visitors lined up to get their hands on the delectable delights as part of an annual fundraiser.

The Sister Cities Youth Delegation to Japan served up lunch in the park to help raise money for its trip to Awaji City, Japan. Each year, a delegation from St. Marys visits the city’s sister city as part of a youth exchange program.

June 14th

Cards Soar On OGTs

June 14, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Eighty-eight percent of New Bremen High School sophomores and 94 percent of juniors passed all five sections of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) High School Principal Frank Borchers announced Wednesday night at the Board of Education meeting.

“They did real well again,” Borchers said in his report to board members. “The passing percentages were all in the 90s.”

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