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October 30th, 2012

Sandy Forces Cancellation

October 30, 2012

ST. MARYS — As Hurricane Sandy smashed into the East Coast on Monday, the massive storm also forced the cancellation of St. Marys Middle School’s eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C.

St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown said initially plans were to delay the trip 24 hours, and then reassess the situation. However, as Sandy continued to pound the eastern seaboard, Brown said it became more clear the trip was in jeopardy.

Rangers Pound Pavement

October 30, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Elementary students at New Knoxville Local School sprinted out to the track Monday afternoon to begin their one or two laps around the track.

The students are members of the Ranger Recess Walking Club, which “promotes fitness, character and responsibility while rewarding positive behavior,” according to a note sent home to parents.

October 29th

Romney, Ryan Rally Crowd

October 29, 2012

CELINA — Greeted by a raucous crowd that packed the Celina Fieldhouse on Sunday, the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan energized their Republican base in this part of the state a mere nine days before the election.

“Celina, are you going to help us win this thing,” Ryan asked the crowd moments after being introduced by Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. “As we think about what’s important to us ... Let’s remember this is the most important election in our lifetime, no matter what generation you come from. We have a lot at stake.”

October 26th

Duke Of Windsor To Visit St. Marys

October 26, 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 Oct. 23-29, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: St. Marys City Councilors heard the second reading of an ordinance regarding the approval of new traffic signals for the city.

The St. Marys Roughriders blanked Bluffton 20-0 in football action.

The Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII, and his wife were scheduled to visit St. Mary as part of a tour of the United States.

Rider Enjoys Being A Leader

October 26, 2012

ST. MARYS — Being a leader is nothing new for Neil Perry, who says he enjoys challenges and bettering himself.

“My sense to always push myself to do things I’ve never done before and the way I live my life for God,” the Memorial High School senior said of what sets him apart from his peers.

Perry, who is a captain on the football team and has also taken on leadership roles in FCA and Teens for Christ, said he enjoys the responsibility that comes with being a leader, a trait noted that runs in the family.

Local Vet Gets Medals

October 26, 2012

NEW BREMEN — A local World War II veteran was decorated with additional medals Friday afternoon, 67 years after his discharge in October 1945.

State Issue 1 and 2 Ballot Language

October 26, 2012

ST. MARYS — The attached files contain the ballot language for State Issues 1 and 2, which appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Unemployment Rate Drops

October 26, 2012

ST. MARYS —  The unemployment rate in Auglaize County continues to fall.

In data released this week, Auglaize County saw its unemployment rate for September fall to 4.9 percent — down from 5.2 percent in August. Last year at this time, the unemployment rate sat at 6.9 percent. The county also was among a handful that saw unemployment rates of less than 5 percent. The other counties were Holmes, Delaware and Putnam.

Club Turns 100

October 26, 2012

NEW BREMEN — In October 1912, a group of mothers organized a club that would eventually come to be known as the New Bremen Women’s Club, a group that has been serving its community for 100 years.

“The New Bremen superintendent organized a private kindergarten class for children ages 3 to 6 in the former East Town Hall, above the firehouse,” New Bremen Women’s Club President Suzanne Heuker told The Evening Leader.

Man Robbed In Wapak

October 26, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta Police Department officers are still looking for male suspect who robbed a fuel tank driver at the Clark gas station in downtown Wapakoneta at 1:06 a.m. today.

A 38-year-old Willshire man was delivering fuel to the gasoline station when the suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet, Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said in a news release. The suspect then fled on foot from the scene.

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