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November 2nd, 2012

Obama Rallies Supporters

November 2, 2012

LIMA — President Barack Obama declared Americans need a champion for their causes and interests in Washington, D.C. and more work needs to be done on Capitol Hill to move the United States forward.

Obama addressed approximately 3,800 people gathered Friday afternoon in the gymnasium at Lima Senior High School, the third stop in a whirlwind one-day trip in Ohio, to rally Democrats with the election four days away.

Rider Relishes Being A Leader

November 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — Leadership, entrepreneurship and education are all important to Memorial High School senior Adam Neal.

“I believe I’m a real good leader,” Neal said of what separates him from other students. “I can help dictate a lot of things and I can help people cooperate and bring people together to help solve problems.”

Neal credited his grandfather for making him a strong leader.

Faber, Hinds Face Off

November 2, 2012

CELINA — A Celina Republican and a Lima Libertarian are set to square off for the 12th District Ohio Senate seat on Tuesday.

Incumbent Keith Faber is seeking to retain his seat over challenger Paul D. Hinds. Faber, who was first appointed to the Senate seat in 2007 to fill the unexpired term of Jim Jordan, also served three terms in the Ohio House.

“I think it’s important we continue to work on policies that allow jobs to grow,” Faber told The Evening Leader. “Work force development is also a big issue.”

Brothers Save Mother’s Life

November 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — Jackie Wilker says she has no doubts in her mind her sons can handle whatever situation pops up after they pulled her from a submerged car following a collision with a deer last week.

Limnologist Sets Record Straight

November 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — A limnologist who has been tasked with overseeing the alum applications at Grand Lake St. Marys the previous two years says comments attributed to him in a Columbus Dispatch article indicating the applications did not work were misinterpreted.

Update: Woman Pulled From River

November 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys woman was pulled from the St. Marys River Thursday afternoon by several local law enforcement officials.

At approximately 1:40 p.m. Thursday, a 911 call was placed reporting a woman was floating in the St. Marys River, between South and Spring streets. That call was placed by Auglaize County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Little — who was off duty at the time.

November 1st

Woman Pulled From River

November 1, 2012

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys woman was pulled from the St. Marys River Thursday afternoon by several local law enforcement officials.

At approximately 1:40 p.m. Thursday, a 911 call was placed reporting a woman was floating in the St. Marys River, between South and Spring streets. Several local law enforcement officials jumped into the river to help pull the woman to the bank of the river near the city administration office.

Local Couple Heads To NJ

November 1, 2012

ST. MARYS — Two Auglaize County residents are among a group from the Northwest Ohio Region of the American Red Cross who are traveling to New Jersey to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Richard and Colleen Bekemeier, of Wapakoneta, Jean Schroeder, of Ottawa, and Rodney Knauss, of Van Wert, were deployed on Wednesday to Ocean, N.J., to help out with relief efforts in the wake of Sandy’s devastation earlier this week. Much of the region remains without power and towns, homes and businesses have been leveled because of the storm.

October 31st

MHS Memorialized In Book

October 31, 2012

ST. MARYS — For 86 years, Memorial High School stood at the center of St. Marys and was a gathering place for the community.

“The old school was the center of our community for generations — for 86 years to be exact,” Author Buz Howard read from his newest book, “The Life and Times of Memorial High School: A Pictorial History, 1924-2010” Tuesday night. “From 1924 to 2010, it stood majestically right in the center of our town.”

October 30th

Trip To Be Rescheduled

October 30, 2012

ST. MARYS — A school trip to Washington, D.C. that was canceled because of Hurricane Sandy is back on.

St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown told The Evening Leader he received notification from K&K Tours that the eighth-grade trip will be rescheduled for a later date. The trip was canceled on Monday because of the impending storm — which caused massive devastation along the eastern seaboard.

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