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Top Spellers

January 27, 2015

ST. MARYS — The top spellers at St. Marys Middle School participated in the annual spelling bee on Tuesday. In the end, Xaine LaPoint took home the top prize and Ashley Roth finished second.

Snow Day Fun

January 27, 2015

ST. MARYS — The sledding hill at K.C. Geiger Park saw a lot of action on Monday. A snow day provided the opportunity for dozens of local residents to hit the hill.

Truck Blocks Traffic

January 26, 2015

ST. MARYS — Traffic is backed up in the area of Clover Four Road and Tri Township Road because a truck drove off the side of the road.

Plea Deal Offered In Case

January 26, 2015

WAPAKONETA — Tracy W. Mabry, 51, of Celina, withdrew several motions Monday morning in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court related to his aggravated murder case for his alleged role in the 1981 death of St. Marys resident Marcellus Reineke. Mabry is now scheduled to appear in Februrary for a change-of-plea hearing. For complete coverage, pick up Tuesday's edition of the Leader.

Delays and Cancellations

January 26, 2015

The following is a list of delays and cancellations as of 7:55 a.m. Monday:

Auglaize Industries - 2 hour delay

Auglaize County Council on Aging - closedCe

Celina - closed

Grand Lake Christian School - 2 hour delay

Minster - 2 hour delay

New Bremen - 2 hour delay

New Knoxville - 2 hour delay

St. Marys - closed

Wapakoneta - closed

Road Conditions

January 26, 2015

The following are road conditions for the area as of 7:32 a.m. Monday:

Auglaize County: Roads are hazardous and icy and snow covered. Use caution.

Mercer County: A Level 1 Snow Emergency.

Video: Bad Lip Reading NFL Edition

January 23, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars
The latest 'Bad Lip Readings' video skewers many of the NFL's biggest stars with some unforgettable lines.

Deputy Confronts Scammer

January 23, 2015

CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Doug Timmerman recently confronted a scammer who is part of an IRS scam that has been targeting local residents. Attached is an audio recording of the call. There is profanity at the end of the call on the scammer's part. Listener discretion is advised.

Daily Rundown

January 23, 2015

Jan. 23: Friday Craft Circle will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.

Geo Bee Winner

January 22, 2015

MINSTER — Aaron Huwer won Minster's geography bee on Thursday.

Daily Rundown

January 22, 2015

Jan. 22: IT Services Manager Fred Miller will help you Access eBooks on Multiple Devices at the New Knoxville Public Library today. Bring your Kindles, Nooks and tablets to learn how to download eBooks from the library. Call the library at 419-753-2724 or visit our website to register. Class size is limited.

Books, Babies & More at the St. Marys Community Public Library will take place at 10:30 a.m. today for babies (newborn-36 mos.) and their caregivers.

Bomb Threat Found At NBHS

January 22, 2015

NEW BREMEN — A bomb threat left on an electronic device prompted a call to parents of students in the New Bremen School District on Wednesday.

New Bremen Superintendent Howard Overman said the bomb threat was found on an iPad Wednesday morning at New Bremen High School. The message made a threat against the school for Friday.

Schools Placed On Stay-Put

January 21, 2015

ST. MARYS — A threat sent to a student's cell phone prompted St. Marys Memorial High School and St. Marys Middle School to go under a "stay-put" Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly after noon Wednesday, a student received a text message threat that contained a picture of a handgun. St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown said while the threat was investigated, the school was placed under a "stay-put," which meant students remained in their classes.

Officer Talks Man Off Ledge

January 21, 2015

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys police officer was able to change a man’s mind who was reportedly considering jumping from the Ohio 116 overpass Tuesday night.

At approximately 8:36 p.m. Tuesday, the St. Marys Police Department received call from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office asking for assistance in checking a report of a man walking down the middle of the eastbound lanes of U.S. 33, just outside the city limits. Officers responded to the scene but were unable to locate anyone.

Daily Rundown

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21: Preschool Dance Party at the St. Marys Community Public Library will take place at 11 a.m. today and will feature a half-hour of fun for 3 to 5 year olds.

Teen Games at the St. Marys Community Public Library will take place from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. Bring your own board games or use the ones at the library.

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