September 13th, 2012
ST. MARYS — An anchor of St. Marys Square celebrated three months of construction with cake, balloons and an appearance by one of the most recognizable characters in the world.
Jeff and Mary Monfort hosted a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday night to mark the completion of a renovation project at their McDonald’s restaurant at 1206 Indiana Ave. in St. Marys. Balloons hung from the rafters and visitors to the eatery enjoyed cake and had the chance to meet Ronald McDonald.
NEW BREMEN — Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey visited with New Bremen Village Councilors during their meeting Tuesday evening, updating them on the happenings at the chamber.
Frey brought the guestbook from the Lockkeeper’s House with him to showcase the amount of visitors to the visitor’s center and how far they’ve traveled.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The village of New Knoxville will be working to improve its streets next year with help from grant funds from the county.
Kirby C. Cummins, 66, of Spencerville, formerly of the Lakeview area, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center following a sudden illness.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1946, in Bellefontaine, the son of Norman V. and Eleanore J. Fay Cummins, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 2, 1970, he married Lynn D. Brown, and she survives.
WAPAKONETA — Two people have been charged in connection with a string of burglaries in eastern Auglaize County.
In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon announced the arrests following an investigation by detectives from the Wapakoneta Police Department and sheriff’s deputies.
The case centered on a number of residential burglaries in the Wapakoneta, Uniopolis and Waynesfield areas.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2012, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys girls soccer team’s pivotal week in Western Buckeye League play began with a bit of a non-starter.
The Roughriders and Bath played to a scoreless tie in a rematch of last season’s district final match and a key game in the WBL season.
Photo Gallery: Bath at St. Marys girls soccer
ST. MARYS — Carter Bowman asked his teammates if they wanted to play another nine after the St. Marys golf team’s match against Wapakoneta.
After tying a season-best 34, the St. Marys sophomore wanted to keep the round going.
Bowman shot a 34 and the Riders’ second-position player Colin Burke fired a one-over par 37 to lead the Roughriders.
NEW BREMEN — Clients being transferred through the Auglaize County Department of Developmental Disabilities will soon be receiving cameras in their transportation vehicles.
Superintendent Al Willis noted Transportation Superintendent Barack Wells will be presenting further on the addition of cameras on the school buses at the board’s November meeting, but Willis said he met with Barack, along with representatives from the bus company Peterman, a few months ago to start talks.
ST. MARYS — The next phase in St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan’s search for a new safety-service director started this week.
The deadline for applications for the position was Friday. Now, McGowan is tasked with finding the city’s second safety-service director in less than a year, after Jason Little announced his resignation in August, which is effective Oct. 26.
WAYNESFIELD — New Knoxville’s Jalen Fullenkamp scored 29 points while Andrew Arnett...
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