Archive - Oct 14, 2011 - News Article
ST. MARYS — A local school district is joining others throughout the nation in reminding students and residents about the importance of school bus safety.
The St. Marys City School District is participating in National School Bus Safety Week beginning Monday. This year’s theme, “Be aware — know the danger zone,” stresses the importance of students being cautious any time they must cross the street.
NEW BREMEN — Elementary and middle school students will be digging through their couches next week to help raise money for the New Bremen/New Knoxville Rotary Sunshine Project.
The fundraiser, Rays of Sunshine, sponsored by the New Bremen Middle School Student Council, will be held Oct. 17-25. Students have been encouraged to find loose change to help raise money for an accessible playground that will be built in Bremenfest Park next year. Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey spoke with students Friday afternoon about the fundraiser.
ST. MARYS — A local marching band will be showcasing its skills at a statewide event.
The St. Marys All-Brass Marching Band will be performing at the 2011 Buckeye Invitational at Ohio Stadium at 3:30 p.m. today.
The event began at 9 a.m., and the day’s activities will end with a special performance by The Ohio State University Marching Band at 7:05 p.m.
St. Marys Band Director Dane Newlove noted the St. Marys All-Brass Band had to apply to be featured in the invitational.
ST. MARYS — Bicycle enthusiasts can converge on St. Marys on Saturday to raise money for a nonprofit that benefits the developmentally disabled.
Area families can participate in the Good for Business Canals Locks and Bagels 2011 Family Fun Ride, a second-ever family bike ride.
“The nonprofit Good for Business started three years ago when funding for people with disabilities was cut so drastically, we wanted to find a way to develop alternate sources for people with disabilities to find jobs,” Good for Business Director Karen Blumhorst said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville/Washington Township Fire Department visited New Knoxville Local School Thursday to teach students about fire safety.
Students started the day with a fire drill. Throughout the day, classes viewed a video about different fire safety related topics and also had a lesson with the visiting fire department. At the end of the fire safety program, students were given informational material and a small gift.
CELINA — A California man was killed early this morning in a single-vehicle crash near U.S. 127 in Mercer County.
In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Carthagena Road at U.S. 127.