Archive - News Article
June 15th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
ST. MARYS — A local Memorial High School student was selected to be a part of an online special that is set to air later this summer.
Ariel Dodson, 17, will be a senior at Memorial High School this year, and she has been putting up videos on YouTube of her playing bass guitar. She was discovered by VEVO, a music video website. Representatives from VEVO recently flew in to her St. Marys home for its program “You Play Like a Girl.”
ST. MARYS — Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce, in a brief filed Tuesday, asked Ohio’s highest court to reject a convicted murderer’s request for a hearing in his case.
NEW BREMEN — Members of an area swim team packed the New Bremen Village Council chambers during council’s meeting to discuss the temperature of the pool.
Donna Schmitmeyer with the New Bremen Swim and Dive Team questioned councilors on the apparent low temperatures of the pool water during the council meeting Tuesday evening.
ST. MARYS — The attorney for Douglas Wine said he believes his client did not violate his appeal bond by traveling to Kentucky in May.
WAPAKONETA — One Auglaize County official described the loss of a former sheriff quite simply and succinctly — “We’ve lost a really great man.”
Former Auglaize County Sheriff Larry R. Longsworth, 62, died early Monday morning at a Columbus hospital from esophageal cancer after battling the disease for only the past few months of his life.