The Daily Press http://theeveningleader.com http://theeveningleader.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Evening Leader | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-09-15T07:36:32-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10038Troopers Probe Fatal Crash2014-09-15T07:36:32-04:002014-09-15T07:36:32-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader WAPAKONETA — A Waynesfield woman died in a single vehicle crash Sunday afternoon.</p><p> According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers received a call about a crash at 1:31 p.m. Sunday on Middle Pike Road, just west of Ohio 196. Sharon K. Feikert, 73, of Waynesfield, was driving a 2008 Honda Fit east on Middle Pike Road when her vehicle traveled off the left side of the road for an unknown reason. The vehicle then traveled through a corn field, struck a tree and overturned. The tree fell on top of an unoccupied vehicle parked in a driveway.</p><p> Feikert was wearing a seat belt. She was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Indian Lake EMS and Wayne Township Fire and EMS.</p><p>St. Marys, OHMike BurkholderTroopers Probe Fatal CrashThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10038Change0Usable2014-09-15T07:36:32-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10034Illegal Dumping Becoming Serious Issue2014-09-13T08:37:06-04:002014-09-12T18:34:24-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader ST. MARYS — City officials are in the process of developing policies to help curb illegal dumping and other unsanctioned activities at the former landfill.</p><p> In the past few weeks, the city has dealt with a number of issues at the facility ranging from illegal dumping to nonresidents taking mulch and other materials from the location. St. Marys Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said the issues are starting to become a serious problem.</p><p> “Basically we have people dropping stuff off that they shouldn’t be dropping off and taking things that they shouldn’t be taking,” Foxhoven said. “They need to understand what is acceptable and what is not.”</p><p> Residents within the St. Marys School District are allowed to take mulch and firewood from the facility. The materials are for personal use and cannot be resold by individuals or businesses.</p><p> “What we have found is they are taking our grindings — we reuse those,” Foxhoven said. “And they are taking concrete and cement. People are taking those and they cannot take those.”</p><p> Last year, the city found an out-of-the-area business coming to the facility and taking mulch. Officials resolved that matter.</p><p> “The fact that we are taking down all of these ash trees, there’s going to be a lot of wood out there and we want people within the St. Marys School District to take what they want,” Foxhoven said. “No one is permitted to dump anything out there. People take yard waste out there and just dump it. We get that from all over the county. At no time is anyone permitted to dump out there.”</p><p> For city residents, the first Wednesday of every month is brush pick up. Residents who want to take advantage of the service should place yard waste — including leaves — in the tree lawn and not the street.</p><p> “If you put it on the road and we get a heavy rain event, that rain can’t get to the storm sewer and we have flooding,” Foxhoven said. “The same with grass. People blow it into the street when they mow their yards and that grass doesn’t magically disappear. It goes down into the storm sewer and they wonder why they have standing water or flooded basements.”</p><p> In the dedicated brush pick up day doesn’t work, residents can arrange for a special pick up. That fee would then be placed on their utility bill. Residents who want to dispose of grass clippings can take them to the general services building on Chestnut Street.</p><p> Solidwaste Superintendent Doug Metz said residents who dump clippings at the city facility need to remove the debris from trash bags. Failure to do so could result in the city receiving a citation from the EPA.</p><p> “That gets all mixed in and if the EPA sees that mixed in with the piles, we could get cited for that,” Metz said. “Don’t leave the trash there for us to pick it up.”</p><p> Another recent issue facing the city is that someone dumped railroad ties at the former landfill. Foxhoven noted that is a major problem.</p><p> “Those are not allowed to be out at the landfill,” Foxhoven said. “What happens is when these people dump them, we have to remove them and when we have enough stuff, we have to pay to dispose of them. These people just do that and don’t realize there are consequences to it. We don’t want to get fined by the EPA.”</p><p> Foxhoven said officials met on Friday to develop a set of policies to put into place to curb the activities.</p><p> Officials also are exploring the option of placing the grounds under video surveillance to catch people who illegally dump materials after hours.</p><p> “It’s tricky because we always want to make the wood and mulch available to St. Marys School District residents,” Foxhoven said. “But we don’t want them to have access to dump where they want to dump or take the grindings and concrete.”</p><p> People who illegally dump at the facility could face littering or theft of services charges. The city cannot resident access to the site because of the fishing pond located at the facility. The state-stocked pond must be open to people with a valid fishing license.</p><p> “We don’t want to restrict that access but that pond is behind everything else,” Foxhoven said.</p><p> “We are looking at video surveillance and different security measures to restrict access to these areas. The bottom line is we have to get control of what’s going in there and what’s coming out of there because we ultimately are responsible for that because we are the ones who have to answer to the EPA.”</p><p> Anyone with questions about proper procedures at the facility can call the city at 419-394-3303.</p>St. Marys, OHMIKE BURKHOLDERIllegal Dumping Becoming Serious IssueThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10034Change0Usable2014-09-12T18:34:24-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10030Weekend Happenings2014-09-12T15:44:02-04:002014-09-12T15:44:02-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong>Sept. 13:</strong> The third annual Harvestfest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds east gate entrance.</p><p> The St. Marys Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today next to Dave's BBQ on Celina Road.</p><p> Kids of all ages are invited to the New Knoxville Library from 11 a.m. to noon today to watch classic cartoons.</p><p> Zombiefest will take place from 3 p.m. to midnight today at the second shelterhouse along East Bank Road in St. Marys.  </p><p> <strong>Sept. 14:</strong> A free community dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the ROC, 702 E. Spring St., St. Marys.</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableWeekend HappeningsThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10030Change0Usable2014-09-12T15:44:02-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10026Video: Remembering Sept. 112014-09-11T10:16:47-04:002014-09-11T10:16:47-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderSept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today. <script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Remembering Sept. 11The Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10026Change0Usable2014-09-11T10:16:47-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10024Daily Rundown2014-09-11T09:12:05-04:002014-09-11T09:12:05-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong>Sept. 11:</strong> Books, Babies & More will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (newborn-36 mos.) and their caregivers at the St. Marys Community Public Library.</p><p> A storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the New Bremen Public Library.</p><p> Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the New Knoxville Library. Kids ages 3, 4 & 5 (not yet in Kindergarten) are welcome.</p><p> Kids of all ages are welcome to stop in at New Knoxville Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today for a craft. Come in and make your own pencil holder.</p><p> Story Time will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library. All ages are invited to the library for freeze pops and lots of stories. Registration is appreciated. Call 419-628-2925 or stop by the library to sign up.</p><p> Former GC Murphy Co. employees will have a reunion on at 4 p.m. today at the High Street shelterhouse. Attendees are encouraged to bring photographs, stories and memorabilia. Attendees also should bring a bag lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.</p><p> Lego fans are invited to New Bremen Public Library for Lego Club 6 p.m. today. Lego Club will meet on the second Thursday of each month through May.</p><p> Grades K-1 are invited to the Investigation Station from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and the second Thursday of each month at the New Bremen Public Library. Stop in or call to sign up at 419-629-2158.</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableDaily RundownThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10024Change0Usable2014-09-11T09:12:05-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10015Daily Rundown2014-09-10T08:55:21-04:002014-09-10T08:55:21-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong>Sept. 10:</strong> A preschool story time will be held at 11 a.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Stories, fun and songs for children ages 3 to 5.</p><p> FJ Stallo Memorial Library will be showing a classic movie at 1 p.m. today. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Adults only please.</p><p> The St. Marys Community Public Library Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. today.</p><p> Lego Club will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library for grades K-5.</p><p> The St. Marys City Schools Board of Education will have a Policy, Programs and Planning committee meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the Performing Arts Center.</p><p> The New Bremen Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. today.</p><p> The St. Marys Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. today.</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableDaily RundownThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10015Change0Usable2014-09-10T08:55:21-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10014Video: Apple Unveils Devices2014-09-09T15:54:32-04:002014-09-09T15:54:32-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderIn the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details. <script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Apple Unveils DevicesThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10014Change0Usable2014-09-09T15:54:32-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10011Daily Rundown2014-09-09T09:27:13-04:002014-09-09T09:27:13-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong>Sept. 9:</strong> Free Computer Classes will be held at 1 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Three sessions cover the most basic skills from using the mouse to surfing the Internet.</p><p> The Asian Pop Culture Club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Grades 9-12 only.</p><p> Reader’s Theater for grades two and three will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the New Bremen Public Library. Sign Up appreciated, call 419-629-2158 for more information.</p><p> Paws to Read! at the FJ Stallo Memorial Library from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. today. This program is designed to build confidence in struggling readers. Children in grades one and two read for 15-minute intervals to a registered therapy dog. Sign up is required, call 419-628-2925 or stop by the library.</p><p> A storytime will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the New Bremen Public Library.</p><p> The New Knoxville Village Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. today.</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableDaily RundownThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10011Change0Usable2014-09-09T09:27:13-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10005Update: Fatal Collision On I-752014-09-08T08:41:35-04:002014-09-06T14:58:58-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader CRIDERSVILLE — Two people died from injuries suffered in a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 75 near Cridersville Friday night.</p><p> According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 9 p.m., John Strachan, 41, of Dayton, was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on I-75 with a passenger, Helen Coleman, 47, of Dayton. Strachan was in the left lane with a group of approximately 20 other motorcycles. Several of the motorcycles lost control for an unknown reason.</p><p> Strachan and Coleman were ejected from their motorcycle. Coleman was struck by a 2012 Peterbuilt commercial truck that was traveling in the right lane. That truck was driven by Scott Lange, 38, of Romulus, Mich.</p><p> The Auglaize County Coroner pronounced Coleman dead at the scene.  Strachan was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.</p><p> There were other motorcycles that were involved in the collision. Sean R. Bast, 40, of Dayton, and a passenger, Cherelle Lynn Ortberg, 42, of Cincinnati, and Kurtis G. Kirby, 46, of Miamisburg, were ejected from their motorcycles. They were transported to Lima Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Kirby died from his injuries at the hospital.</p><p> The driver of the commercial truck was uninjured.</p><p> Units from Wapakoneta, Cridersville, Uniopolis, Fort Shawnee and the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.<br />  </p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableUpdate: Fatal Collision On I-75The Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10005Change0Usable2014-09-06T14:58:58-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:100041 Dies In Collision2014-09-06T14:29:43-04:002014-09-06T14:29:43-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader CRIDERSVILLE — A Dayton woman died from injuries suffered in a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 75 near Cridersville Friday night.</p><p> According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 9 p.m., a 41-year-old Dayton man was driving a Harley Davidson motorcyle northbound on I-75 with a 47-year-old Dayton woman as a passenger. The driver was in the left lane with a group of approximately 20 other motorcycles. Several of the motorcycles lost control for an unknown reason.</p><p> The 41-year-old male and 47-year-old female were ejected from their motorcycle. The passenger was struck by a 2012 Peterbuilt commercial truck that was traveling in the right lane. That truck was driven by Scott Lange, 38, of Romulus, Mich.</p><p> The Auglaize County Coronor prounounced the female passenger dead at the scene. The 41-year-old driver was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.</p><p> There were other motorcycles that were involved in the collision. A 40-year-old Dayton man with a 42-year-old passenger and a 46-year-old from Miamisburg were ejected from their motorcycles. They were transported to Lima Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.</p><p> The driver of the commercial truck was uninjured.</p><p> The name of the deceased is not being released at this time, pending the notification of next of kin. The names of all other passengers and drivers will be released pending the nature and extent of their injuries.</p><p> Units from Wapakoneta, Cridersville, Uniopolis, Fort Shawnee and the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.<br />  </p>St. Marys, OHNo author available1 Dies In CollisionThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10004Change0Usable2014-09-06T14:29:43-04:00