The Daily Press http://theeveningleader.com http://theeveningleader.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Evening Leader | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-24T18:46:13-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10212Above Average Numbers Cast Absentee Votes2014-10-24T18:46:13-04:002014-10-24T18:45:11-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader ST. MARYS — Absentee voting has gotten off to a brisk start in Auglaize County.</p><p> As of Thursday, 2,467 residents requested absentee ballots be mailed to them ahead of the Nov. 4 General Election. Auglaize County Elections Board Director Michelle Wilcox said of that number, approximately 1,000 have be returned to the board of elections office.</p><p> “That’s above average for us,” Wilcox said, noting more voters have seemed interested in voting absentee this year. “It’s the convenience of being able to vote from home and send it back in. We also have a week left of in-person absentee voting.”</p><p> There are approximately 31,000 registered voters in Auglaize County. Wilcox said based upon the number of voters who requested absentee ballots, she anticipates an increase in voter turnout when compared to the 14 percent turnout in the May primary.</p><p> “I am expecting above average just from the interest in absentees,” Wilcox said.</p><p> The board of elections office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Nov. 1. Next week, the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Nov. 2, the office will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Nov. 3 — the day before the election — the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 and be delivered to the board of elections office within 10 days of the election.<br />  </p>St. Marys, OHMIKE BURKHOLDERAbove Average Numbers Cast Absentee VotesThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10212Change0Usable2014-10-24T18:45:11-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10210Video: Student Opens Fire In Wash. HS2014-10-24T16:14:34-04:002014-10-24T16:14:34-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Student Opens Fire In Wash. HSThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10210Change0Usable2014-10-24T16:14:34-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10202Halloween Activities2014-10-22T15:29:04-04:002014-10-22T15:29:04-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong><span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}">A list of upcoming Halloween events:</span></strong><br />  </p><p> <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}">• The Wapakoneta downtown Halloween parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday</span><br />  </p><p> <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}">• Trick-or-treat at Golden Living Valley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday</span><br />  </p><p> <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}">• Celina's Halloween Parade leaving the municipal parking lot on Main Street at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,</span><br />  </p><p> <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}">• Cider Time in New Bremen lining up at 1 p.m. and leaving at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.</span><br />  </p><p> <strong><span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}">Next week:</span></strong><br />  </p><p> <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}">• 6 p.m. Monday at the Wapakoneta YMCA is the M<span class="text_exposed_show">onster Dash 5K and Little Monster 1-Miler</span></span><br />  </p><p> <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}"><span class="text_exposed_show">• St. Marys Rotary Halloween Parade lines up at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and leaves at 6 p.m. from the Chestnut Street parking lot</span></span><br />  </p><p> <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}"><span class="text_exposed_show">• A Boo On the Moon trick-or-treat will be at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday</span></span><br />  </p><p> <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}"><span class="text_exposed_show">• Trick-or-treat in St. Marys is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 30</span></span><br />  </p><p> <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}"><span class="text_exposed_show">• New Bremen and New Knoxville have set the time at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30</span></span><br />  </p><p> <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}"><span class="text_exposed_show">• Minster has posted 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., also Oct. 30.</span></span></p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableHalloween ActivitiesThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10202Change0Usable2014-10-22T15:29:04-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10195Diamonds To See Facelife2014-10-21T09:30:45-04:002014-10-21T09:30:45-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader ST. MARYS — Some of the diamonds at K.C. Geiger Park are slated to get a facelift in the coming years.</p><p> During Monday night's St. Marys Parks and Playgrounds Committee meeting, City Engineer Craig Moeller briefed committee members on some of the work being done at the park. Moeller said crews started working on improving diamond No. 7 shortly after the fall season. However, wet weather has forced the postponement of any further work until the field dries.</p><p> "We haven't touched that diamond since it was originally built," Moeller said. "So we said let's get that done once the season is over, and we are still working on parts of that right now ... The rain hasn't helped us on this."</p><p> Moeller said the field should be revamped and ready for the spring season. Once that work is completed, Moeller said crews will turn their attention to diamond No. 8 — which was deemed the most in need of repair. However, Moeller said work will not start until after the fall season next year as to not disrupt usage.</p><p> "Next year, I have budgeted to put $20,000 into diamond reconditioning," Moeller said. "Looking at ones that get used the most and the worst damage is No. 8. We get a lot of complaints on how hard the surface is and the holes in it. So we want to do some research on the proper way to rebuild that diamond and get some good drainage under it. I'm not sure if we will have to spend the whole $20,000 on it, if not we will go back to No. 6 and then back to No. 5 and get all three of those rebuilt."</p><p> Moeller also said he plans to explore the option of converting the infield of the field into grass. That, he noted, could help with drainage issues.</p><p> Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said he expects the new concession stand at diamonds No. 9 and 10 will be ready by the start of the spring season.</p><p> The new facility, which also will include bathrooms, will replace a temporary concession and portable toilets. The walking path along the St. Marys River also is ready for public use.</p><p> "It's a nice concession stand," Foxhoven said. "It will have a covered area for picnic tables."<br />  </p>St. Marys, OHMike BurkholderDiamonds To See FacelifeThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10195Change0Usable2014-10-21T09:30:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10191Daily Rundown2014-10-20T13:51:10-04:002014-10-20T13:51:10-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong>Oct. 20:</strong> IT Services Manager Fred Miller will help you Get to Know Your Kindle. Bring your tablet to learn what it can do. Call the New Bremen Public Library at 419-629-52158 to register. Class size is limited.</p><p> IT Services Manager Fred Miller will help you Get to Know Your Kindle. Bring your tablet to learn what it can do. Call the New Knoxville Library at 419-753-2724 to register.</p><p> IT Services Manager Fred Miller will help you Get to Know Your Kindle. Bring your tablet to learn what it can do. Call FJ Stallo Memorial Library at 419-628-2925 to register.</p><p> Teen Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Grades 7-12 will discuss "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman.</p><p> Family Night at FJ Stallo Memorial Library will be held at 6 p.m. today.</p><p> Children in grades K-2 are welcome to come to the New Bremen Library at 6:30 p.m. today for Angel Bear Yoga. Participants are encouraged to bring a towel to use as a mat.</p><p> The Minster Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. today.</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableDaily RundownThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10191Change0Usable2014-10-20T13:51:10-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10183Video: Hot Costumes For 20142014-10-17T18:08:28-04:002014-10-17T18:08:28-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderThose planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing. Some other characters on the list: Maleficent, Teenage Mutant Turtles, and The Avengers.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Hot Costumes For 2014The Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10183Change0Usable2014-10-17T18:08:28-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10172Video: Ebola Scare Closes 2 Ohio Schools2014-10-16T12:46:07-04:002014-10-16T12:46:07-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderNo classes today for students at a middle school and an elementary school in northeast Ohio. Both campuses are shut down over an Ebola scare.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Ebola Scare Closes 2 Ohio SchoolsThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10172Change0Usable2014-10-16T12:46:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10170Daily Rundown2014-10-16T09:01:49-04:002014-10-16T09:01:49-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong>Oct. 16:</strong> Books, Babies & More will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Marys Community Public Library for babies (newborn-36 mos.) and their caregivers.</p><p> The Auglaize County Veterans Commission will meet at 5 p.m. today at 209 S. Blackhoof St., Room 202, Wapakoneta.</p><p> An Adult Craft will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at New Knoxville Library.</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableDaily RundownThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10170Change0Usable2014-10-16T09:01:49-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10167Video: Ebola Patient Flew In Ohio2014-10-15T12:46:17-04:002014-10-15T12:46:17-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderOct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The second health-care worker diagnosed with Ebola in Texas flew between Cleveland and Dallas hours before she reported symptoms to state health workers, U.S. health officials said today. Matt Miller reports on “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Ebola Patient Flew In OhioThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10167Change0Usable2014-10-15T12:46:17-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10163Collections Edge Up2014-10-15T09:11:24-04:002014-10-15T09:11:24-04:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys is slowly closing in on last year’s income tax collection rates.</p><p> For the month of September, the city collected $472,787.83 — up from the $415,112.71 it collected in 2013. Those figures dwarfed the $246,858.04 and $342,438.93 the city collected in 2011 and 2012 respectively.</p><p> A strong September meant the city closed the gap with last year’s collection rates. Through Sept. 30, the city collected $3.314 million — slightly less than the $3.325 million it took in during the same time period last year. The city collected $2.779 million and $3.037 million in 2011 and 2012 respectively.</p><p>St. Marys, OHMike BurkholderCollections Edge UpThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10163Change0Usable2014-10-15T09:11:24-04:00