February 4th, 2015
ST. MARYS — Voters in the city of St. Marys will see only one contested primary race in May.
The Republican primary for city auditor will feature incumbent Douglas M. Riesen facing off against Joel M. Johns. The rest of the Republican slate is running unopposed. The Democratic primary also is unopposed.
Voters in the city of St. Marys also will determine the fate of a renewal request for a 10-year, 0.5 percent income tax that goes capital improvements, equipment and facilities.
MINSTER — The Minster Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a possible suspect in a shoplifting at Western Ohio True Value Hardware on Tuesday.
The man allegedly left the store without paying for a 30-foot tow strap. Anyone with information regarding the man's identity or whereabouts should contact the Minster Police Department at 419-628-2378.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys Memorial High School and Middle School were placed on controlled access Wednesday morning as police officers and administrators worked to determine if a possible threat reported by a resident at the district's office was real. Controlled access means students and teachers go about their normal day and officials closely monitor all entrances to the building. After an investigation, it was determined the threat was unsubstantiated.
— Read more in Thursday's edition of The Evening Leader.
ST. MARYS — An incoming cold front could dump 1 to 2 inches of snow on the region today. Roads could become slick this afternoon and evening.
Feb. 4: FJ Stallo Memorial Library is having Coffee and Craft for adults at 10:30 a.m. today. This month, the group will be making lamps using wine glasses. Stop by the library to see a sample. Call the library at 419-628-2925 or go online to register.
Preschool Story Time will be held at 11 a.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library for those 3 to 5.
Feb. 3: Preschool storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library.
A book discussion will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Marys Community Public Library Meeting Room. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot will be the topic.
The Lego Club will meet from 3:30 p.m .to 4:30 p.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library. Children in Kindergarten and older are invited to come to the library to create with Legos.
MINSTER — Fred Miller demonstrates a 3D printer at FJ Stallo Memorial Library Monday morning. The county library system will have the machine through February.
Feb. 2: IT Services Manager Fred Miller will demonstrate a 3D printer at New Bremen Public Library, New Knoxville Public Library and FJ Stallo Memorial Library today. Learn about how it works, what it can do and the impact the technology is having. When not being demonstrated at other branches, the printer will be on display at the Central Library in Wapakoneta.
Lego Club meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at New Knoxville Public Library.
Celina 59, St. Marys 49
Celina stayed atop the WBL in this showdown of league unbeatens behind 19 points from Ryan Hoyng. St. Marys' Josh Young scored 24 points and went 6-of-8 from 3-point range. St. Marys was 11-of-20 from behind the 3-point arc. Celina grabbed 10 key offensive rebounds in the win.
New Bremen 56, New Knoxville 41
Carson Manger led New Bremen wtih 14 points and Alex Britton added 11 points. Adam Howe paced the Rangers with 14 points.
Minster 73, Parkway 44
ST. MARYS — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the region effective from 1 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. Actual snowfall amounts will depend on the path of the storm. Up to 10 inches of snow may be possible in some regions. Locally, Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said he expects 3 to 5 inches Sunday and another 1 to 2 inches into Monday morning for a total of 4 to 7 inches.