Archive - Nov 11, 2011 - News Article
ST. MARYS — Local middle school students took a period out of their school day to thank those who have served their country.
On Friday, St. Marys Middle School students invited local veterans to participate in a Veterans Day event.
Principal Mary Miller kicked off the event, thanking everyone who came to the school and participated in the assembly.
NEW BREMEN — More than 200 area veterans were honored Friday morning at a Veterans Day assembly at New Bremen Elementary.
“As Americans, we identify today, Nov. 11, as Veteran’s Day, to reflect, remember and honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces,” Elementary Principal Diane Kramer said. “So today we honor them and all of you for your sacrifices on our behalf.”
ST. MARYS — Local high school students paid tribute to those who have served in the military as part of the first Veterans Day celebration in their new building.
Memorial High School students, teachers and administrators invited veterans to visit their school during a ceremony on Friday.
Memorial High School social studies teacher kicked off the ceremony by welcoming those in attendance and reciting the history of Veterans Day and its beginnings as Armistice Day.
WAPAKONETA — Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol are investigating an injury crash involving a pedestrian.
According to a crash report, troopers were called to Cemetery Road, near U.S. 33, at 6:39 a.m. Friday and found that Safee Thompson, 28, of Philadelphia, parked his trailer facing south on Cemetery Road. He exited the vehicle and began walking to the rear of it in an attempt to make contact with the tractor stopped behind him.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys man driving a vehicle involved in a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning died Thursday afternoon.
Garet Schmehl, 20, died at Miami Valley Hospital, in Dayton, where he had been taken from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital after the crash at 1:20 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Glynwood Road and Ohio 116. He had remained in critical condition throughout the week.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator says he supports a proposal from the Congressional supercommittee tasked with trimming the deficit that could eliminate tax breaks for the top two income brackets.
During a teleconference with regional media, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, said he supports a proposal that would eliminate the tax cuts as part of a bipartisan effort to trim the federal deficit. Portman said in order for the supercommittee to reach a decision, any proposal must be bipartisan.
ST. MARYS — This year’s St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer raised more than $68,000 for cancer research and area cancer organizations.