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Sunday in St. Marys found its citizens celebrating, not only a beautiful day for the annual Walk With Nature, but the new title the city can add to its resume.

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Local student Sam Heilers visited the St. Marys Rotary Club to show the types of things he did while at Air Camp 2021, ranging from learning about airplanes to exploring its inner workings.

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The newest addition to Memorial Park finally received its engraving, inscribed with the Ohio state motto. The stone was brought in by local religious organizations as a reminder and a message to people passing through the park.

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Auglaize County Judge Mark Spees presents Doug Rinehart with a permenant work release in honor of his retirement.

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St. Marys girls soccer players, coaches and others waded into the St. Marys River Sunday evening during the annual duck racing event. The race serves as a fundraiser for the soccer program.

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SummerFest festivities kicked off Thursday night in Memorial Park. As part of the Supper & Sounds event, the St. Marys All-Brass Band performed in the park which was packed with spectators. Supper & Sounds has kicked off the festival for more than 25 years and is put on by the Busine…

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-- Emmet Zink, 4, is a study in concentration during the kiddie tractor pull at the Auglaize County Fair.

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The City of St. Marys will be holding an open house for the new water plant from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 at the facility located at 11314 County Road 66A. The event is open to the public and tours for the new facility will be available to those in attendance.

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Photo: Bret Price speaks at the New Bremen New Knoxville Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday. Price was in the area to install a few of his sculptures.

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Uniopolis Historical Society President Marilyn Shaw speaks Sunday afternoon as the former town hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Keith Westrick, president of the Lake Improvement Association, visited the St. Marys Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday to discuss organization’s goals, along with the progress the LIA has in improving the health of the Grand Lake St. Marys.

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Brian J. Botti, a leader of the Black Swamp Area Council Boy Scouts, talks about some developments in the local chapter, along with some history Wednesday afternoon during the St. Marys Rotary meeting.

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Back row: New Knoxville teacher Mary Weist, St. Marys teacher Madeline Frankenhauser, Waynesfield-Goshen teacher Jennifer Szippl, Wapakoneta teacher Daniel Landis, New Bremen teacher Shannon Heckman and Minster teacher Marianne Bruns. Front row: Sam Anspach, Katie Lucas, Rylie Barrington, Em…

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amilies gather outside Arts Place downtown on Saturday morning for the Bunny Trail event put on by the St. Marys Area Resource Team and the St. Marys Community Public Library.

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ST. MARYS — Wes Protsman, president of the Arts Place board, Auglaize/Mercer Center, spoke Tuesday night during the St. Marys Kiwanis meeting.

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The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with several other organizations, is bringing back the VALU Class program for its 20th anniversary in September.

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FINDLAY — Brent Miller, of St Marys, will perform in the University of Findlay's Jazz Ensemble spring concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 21. Titled "An Afternoon of Fun," the concert will feature a variety of traditional blues, swing and Latin charts along with popular music by artists such as…

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One of the signs donated by the family of the late Larry Schaaf. The signage is a map of K.C. Geiger Park, highlighting the location of ball diamonds, parking and restrooms.

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The Evening Leader asked these local female leaders of businesses and organizations: Who is a Woman that has inspired you?

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It started as a hobby, something to do with friends after work, but fishing has grown into so much more than that for Russ Bailey. Eight years and 100 episodes after starting BrushPile Fishing, things are continuing to go well for Bailey and he continues to do his part to share other people’…

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The time has come for local artists to have their artwork displayed at the Arts Place Auglaize/Mercer Center. The annual Lake Area Arts Group gallery has been hung at 207 E. Spring St. and will be on display for the public to enjoy — and even purchase — for the next five weeks.

WILMINGTON — The National Weather Service out of Wilmington has issued a winter storm watch for portions of West Central Ohio as well as East Central and Southeast Indiana, Northwest and Northern Kentucky and Central and South Central Ohio.

In each of the 15 years that Heidi Lisi has been the group’s adviser, at least one member has qualified for the state-level competition. This year, all 37 members who participated in the district competition on Jan. 27 have advanced to state — virtually, of course.

Pick up a copy of the Saturday, Jan. 30 edition of The Evening Leader and turn to page A9 to learn how Plus One Professionals got its start and how it's grown since 1982.

The Auglaize Mercer Counties Family YMCA kicked off on Thursday its annual campaign aimed at raising money for the Y's Scholarship Fund.

The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday that it will be utilizing standardized winter road condition advisory levels to inform the public about general conditions of roadways throughout the county during a winter storm, especially in the rural areas. 

After everyone endured the year that was 2020, St. Paul's United Church of Christ is beginning 2021 with something uplifting for its members.

Those getting a head start on their fitness goals through the help of the Grand Fitness Challenge got an extra boost of motivation, inspiration and advice as the health challenge held its virtual kickoff event on Tuesday evening. Grand Lake Health System welcomed Erica Lugo to the kickoff to…

My•La’s Frozen Yogurt will be holding a fundraiser on Tuesday to benefit the families of two Wapakoneta teens involved in a fatal crash over the weekend. Patrons are encouraged to stop by the frozen yogurt shop between noon and 8 p.m. to purchase their favorite treats.

CELINA — Every Thursday evening, a motivated, determined crew of powerlifters arrives at CrossFit Crave to spend an hour working out together and challenging themselves to get better. The only thing that is different for the members of the Iron Will team is made up of people with special needs.

While saying a construction project is ahead of schedule is considered bad luck, Tri Star construction teacher Brett McGillvary did admit that the program’s home build for Lots for Soldiers is “moving right along.”

Typically, people are just getting started on their fitness journey in early January but all day Saturday, athletes from near and far were testing how far they have gone on their fitness journey as they competed in the CrossFit Crave Winter Classic.