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In an effort to bring a sense of normalcy and a splash of color back to the world, Arts Place Auglaize-Mercer Center is bringing back Art Works classes for the fall. The classes offer community members to try their hand at a variety of art projects taught by experienced artists.

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In a joint venture with Pain Management Group, Grand Lake Health System's New Day Pain Management Center has been serving patients with chronic pain issues since 2014. New Day Pain Management Center Clinical Coordinator Tracy Smith informed St. Marys Rotarians on Wednesday of services the ce…

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St. Marys FFA members are giving community members a chance to get in the fall spirit while also putting what they learned in the classroom to work. Several members are selling mums to help people decorate for fall but the work for the sales began months ago when students started growing the…

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COLUMBUS — Auglaize County witnessed a fourth consecutive month of a falling unemployment rate as figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services were released on Tuesday.

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The sounds of hammers driving nails into pine at the Lots for Soldiers home build were a little higher in the sky Monday morning as students from Tri Star Career Compact put roof trusses on the frame of the house. Piece by piece the project is taking more and more shape every day while the f…

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Tri Star senior construction students have been working hard to build a home for a local veteran. The students put roof trusses on the Lots for Soldiers home on Monday morning.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, there were the RBG bobbleheads, the Halloween getups, the lace collars, the workout videos. The "I dissent" T-shirts, the refrigerator magnets, the onesies for babies or costumes for cats. And yes, the face masks, with slogans like: "You can't spell TRUTH without RUTH."

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The St. Marys Memorial High School Alumni Foundation is hosting a pork chop and chicken dinner fundraiser Oct. 2 before the St. Marys Roughriders take on Celina in the regular-season finale between the two archrivals. Tickets for the meals are available through Sept. 25 at Minster Bank, by m…

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Senior Drum Major Austin Hertenstein marches Script Riders and participates in Senior Night for the St. Marys All Brass Band. March onto the field and dot the "i" with Austin and the rest of the band!

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With funds available from Auglaize County, the St. Marys City Council is trying to help local businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. During Monday evening’s meeting, council approved three items — one ordinance and two resolutions — that created an account for funds,…

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The New Bremen New Knoxville and St. Marys Rotary clubs announced on Monday a debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan and challenger Shannon Freshour.  

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Gather up behind the school, march out to Grand Lake Health System Field and welcome the St. Marys Roughriders onto the field from the perspective of senior field commander Austin Hertenstein.

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Thursday marked the 20th year Rotary Past President Jim Harris has been disturbing dictionaries to third graders. Harris said the thought of doing this for 20 years makes him feel a little old.

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When Katrina Sharp took over the FFA’s annual hot rod car show, she wanted to see it grow to be one of the chapter’s larger events. She said last year had a good turnout and she’s hoping to see that trend continue on Saturday afternoon.

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The Auglaize County announced the extension of a flash flood warning until 2:15 a.m. for the county. Two to four inches of rainfall has already fallen in the area with ongoing flooding expected.

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Two sisters decided to chase a lifelong passion of theirs more than two years ago. Sassy Sisters Design, owned by Marge Tebbe and Deb Rindler, opened on Sept. 15, 2018.

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Running unopposed for the final time, Probate Court Judge Mark Spees updated St. Marys Rotarians on Wednesday with the kind of work he does and what he sees in his court daily.

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Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District Coordinator Scott Cisco said one thing that’s helped grow recycling numbers in the area has been the increase of drop-off locations in communities around the county.

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After one week of classes, Tri Star has received a gold star from the Mercer County Health District. Tri Star Director Tim Buschur had invited the health district to come by the school and offer insight into how things have been going thus far.

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ROCKFORD — A St. Marys teenage was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash Sunday afternoon outside of Rockford between U.S. Route 127 and Shelley Road.

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As the number of coronavirus cases continue to climb in Auglaize County, a new trend is emerging in the demographics of those infected with the virus. As of Wednesday, 56 of the 409 cases in Auglaize County are between the ages of 20 and 30, making it the third highest age group in the county.

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The mule that stands alongside the canal in Memorial Park is being outfitted with a brand new harness. The gear was crafted and installed by Ron Rohrback from Riverside Acres Tack Shop.

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As local students return to their classrooms — whether those classes are being attended in person or on-line — it’s time to reflect on the previous months as our community has handled the changes brought about during the coronavirus crisis. The Evening Leader wants to chronicle that time in …

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COLUMBUS — For a third consecutive month, unemployment rates fell throughout the state go Ohio and in Auglaize County in July, according to figured released on Tuesday from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (JFS).

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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to Ohio. They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the area in October.

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St. Marys Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with a welfare check and whereabouts on a St. Marys woman.

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While the spring semester didn’t end the way anyone thought it would heading into the year, Wright State University — Lake Campus is gearing up to give it another try. The university has released many guidelines pertaining to protocols in the classrooms, dining areas and residential buildings.

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Late afternoon on Thursday, members of the Grand Lake Task Force and deputies from the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in the Villa Nova area outside of St. Marys.

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Three years ago, Freewalt Way didn’t exist but on Thursday, the city of St. Marys and its former mayor celebrated a subdivision that has opened the way for potential business growth.

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit the area in mid-March, things changed for adults and kids alike. The sudden stoppage of school and routine was a shock to many people’s systems, especially the mental health of students.

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The Kiwanis Club of St. Marys, in partnership with the St. Marys Police Department and the St. Marys Community Public Library, is sponsoring a drive-through giveaway for free kid’s bicycle helmets beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 and ending when the helmets are gone. 

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Members from the St. Marys City Council Streets and Sidewalks Committee opted to table an ordinance that would prohibit vehicles of any kind from being parked in yards of an unimproved surface on Monday.

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Several emergency departments responded to Feeder Road Saturday afternoon after a car drove off the side of the road, took down a power pole and came to rest in the Miami and Erie Canal Feeder. Two units each from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, St. Marys Police Department and Ohio Department…

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The main concern that the Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District board heard on Thursday morning was the case of dead fish found under the Franklin Township Park Bridge, located in the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed.

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As it looks to find more efficient ways to serve its clientele, the Family Life Center of Auglaize County held its grand reopening on Thursday to showcase a more customer-friendly area and more items for young parents at their disposal.

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Through the reduction of staff hours and other cuts, the St. Marys Community Public Library has fared well financially since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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New Knoxville Village Councilors passed an ordinance that establishes appropriations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the village.

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Mask wearing, social distancing, additional staff, increased sanitation and robust online learning; these are some of the new norms Superintendent Bill Ruane has planned for his St. Marys City Schools District as the first day of school approaches. 

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By this time next month, the Auglaize County Neil Armstrong Airport Authority will likely be holding its monthly meeting inside its brand new terminal.

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As council continues to move forward with legislation that will bar race tracks within city limits, a discussion was brought up that questioned some of the language within the ordinance during Monday's regular city council meeting.

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In an effort to keep up with growing demands, Brookside Laboratories in New Bremen is expanding, holding its groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning with many gathered to celebrate the achievement.

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Although a number of things are different about the 2020 Auglaize County Fair, one of the constants is the presence of deputies patrolling the grounds, clad in their white summer uniforms and gray hats. 

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CELINA — The Ohio Department of Health elevated neighboring Mercer County to a Level 3 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System on Thursday, meaning the county is experiencing very high exposure and spread of the coronavirus. People should limit activities as much as possible and follow all…