Archive - Oct 2011 - News Article
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.
CELINA — A St. Henry school employee has been accused of video taping underage girls.
In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said voyeurism charges have been filed against Nate L. Bomholt, 36, of Dull Road, St. Henry. The incident was referred to the sheriff’s office by the Mercer County Department of Jobs and Family Services on Oct. 6.
A search warrant was issued for the 128 Dull Road, St. Henry, and specifically a cell phone used by Bomholt. The warrant was issued on Oct. 7.
Oct. 14: A Community Pink Out Day will be held today. Residents are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness.
The Tailgate for Cancer will be held at 6 p.m. today at the St. Marys Eagles Club.
Easy Campgrounds, 14338 Kossuth Road, St. Marys, will host a House of Horror at 8 p.m. today. The two-story indoor, haunted house is 0.2 miles north of U.S. 33 next to beside Easy Campground. Admission is $6.
A Family Movie Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Board of Education met Wednesday evening to hear a presentation from Freytag and Associates about building site options for the new elementary building.
Larry Ludlow, of Freytag and Associates, presented the board with three options for the location of the new building, each connected to the high school.
ST. MARYS — While visits to state parks sagged this year, one local park saw a boom of campers.
The number of camping nights sold at Grand Lake St. Marys increased by 9.4 percent from 2010 figures. The increase followed a 41.6 percent decrease from 2009 to 2010, which coincided with the outbreak of toxic algal blooms at the lake.
ST. MARYS — The county’s dog warden says he has seen a spike in pit bull related incidents in recent weeks.
“Pit bulls are an issue countywide,” Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey said. “Here in St. Marys, we are starting to see more. There have been several calls dealing with pit bulls.”
NEW BREMEN — An area village proceeded with the next step in the process to bring a new business to town during a meeting of its council Tuesday evening.
During their meeting, members of the New Bremen Village Council approved, as an emergency resolution, an application from Brookside Laboratories to enter into a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Agreement with the Village of New Bremen.
Economic Development Director Angela Hamberg noted Brookside had visited area communities interested in a CRA and had settled on New Bremen.
ST. MARYS — A city councilor Monday night said he believes some dog owners in St. Marys are being irresponsible with their pets.
Bill Slemmons, the 2nd Ward Councilor for the city of St. Marys, said he has noticed more pit bulls and rottweilers running at-large. Slemmons said a resident outside his house was cornered by three dogs.
“The patrolman came down,” Slemmons said. “There’s a lot of (dogs) running around.”