Today
70°
Sunny
Tonight
49°
Clear
Tomorrow
73°
Sunny
Tomorrow Night
47°
Mostly Clear
Friday
73°
Mostly Sunny
Friday Night
52°
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
75°
Mostly Cloudy
6%
Saturday Night
56°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Sunday
72°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
41%
Sunday Night
56°
Chance Rain Showers
50%
Monday
68°
Chance Rain Showers
25%
Monday Night
50°
Slight Chance Rain Showers
20%
3 Day
Extended
Monday, October 4th, 2010
School dedication
Photo by Janie Southard/The Daily Standard

The dedication of the new St. Marys high school/middle school complex on Sunday brought 2,000-plus area residents to the 210,000-square-foot facility built on a former farm field north of town. The $55 million complex serves about 1,200 students and a few hundred staff members, who started school in the new building on Sept. 8. It was designed by Fanning/Howey Architects of Celina and overseen by construction manager Gilbane of Columbus. The cost was 61 percent funded by the Ohio School Facilities Commission, with taxpayers picking up the remaining 39 percent. School district residents approved a levy to cover the local portion in November 2007. The official name of the new complex is St. Marys Memorial High School and St. Marys Middle School, with Mary Riepenhoff superintendent.

Additional pictures on this date