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June 30th

St. Marys Hits 24 of 26 Indicators

June 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — According to preliminary numbers from an assessment taken during the school year that were recently released, a local school district has made the state requirements but is still struggling to meet the federal guidelines.

St. Marys City Schools received its results from the Ohio Achievement Assessments taken earlier this year.

The data showed St. Marys students met 24 out of the 26 state indicators — eighth-grade science and fifth-grade math were the ones they did not meet.

Alum Project Wraps Up

June 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — Contractors tasked with applying chemicals to help reduce phosphorus levels in Grand Lake St. Marys are scheduled to wrap up the monthlong project today.

HAB Aquatic Solutions won the bid to apply alum to the center 4,900 acres of the lake in order to neutralize phosphorus already in the water. Phosphorus is a food source for algae, a major issue at the lake.

June 29th

Village To Explore Upgrade

June 29, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Area village councilors voted to explore the options for an electric substation, as they passed the first reading of a resolution to seek  engineering, during their meeting Tuesday evening.

New Bremen Village Councilors passed the first reading of a resolution to authorize Village Administrator Wayne York to seek engineering for upgrades to the village’s Herman Street Substation.

Kasich Touts Business

June 29, 2011

MINSTER — One phone call and five minutes — that’s all it took for Ohio’s governor to get a handful of engineers jobs at Dannon in Minster Tuesday afternoon.

In a visit touting development and investment in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich helped Dannon land engineers to fit its needs at the Minster plant. The job opportunities surfaced during a tour of the plant when the plant manager noted he needed some engineers. Kasich called Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee who pledged his support.

Local Teaches Spanish Online

June 29, 2011

ST. MARYS — Bryan Householder teaches Spanish to approximately 200 students located all over Ohio at the same time.

He is a teacher for Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) and teaches his students in an online environment.

After completing his master’s degree online, Householder, a St. Marys resident, said he was intrigued by teaching online classes because of his interests in teaching, Spanish and web design.

New Knoxville Independence Day Celebration Schedule

June 29, 2011

New Knoxville Independence Day Celebration Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 2

8 a.m. — Woody A. Piehl Wooden Bat Softball Tournament

8:30 a.m. — 5K Walk/Run — to enter contact Samantha Menke at 567-204-8571

9:30 a.m. — One mile fun run — to enter contact Samantha Menke at 567-204-8571

11 a.m. — Flag ceremony-Cub Scouts

11:30 a.m. — The Way International Choir

Noon —  Dodgeball Tournament- Lesia Arnett

June 28th

New Knoxville Hits All Levels

June 28, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — Preliminary test results indicate that  New Knoxville Local School hit all 26 state indicators this school year.

The Ohio Achievement Assessment tests students in grades three through eight on various subjects. New Knoxville High School Principal Linda Tebbe said, according to what she reviewed, New Knoxville Local School made District Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and had a Performance Index of more than 100 for elementary, high school and the district, in addition to achieving all 26 state indicators.

City Bans Bath Salts

June 28, 2011

ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys became the second municipality in Auglaize County and the latest across the region to ban the sale and possession of synthetic drugs marketed as bath salts.

During their meeting Monday night, members of the St. Marys City Council approved, under suspension of rules, an emergency ordinance banning sale, possession and manufacture of the synthetic drug that has dominated the news in recent months. The substance, marketed as bath salts, often contains chemical compounds that resemble cocaine and LSD.

June 27th

Week At A Glance

June 27, 2011

June

June 27: The Reach for Two food drive runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys.

The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today at the city building located along East Spring Street.

The New Knoxville Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.

June 28: The Reach for Two food drive runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys.

Humane Society Marks Cat Month

June 27, 2011

WAPAKONETA — In recognition of Adopt-a-Cat Month, many animal shelters around the nation are offering special incentives in June for those wanting to add a cuddly ball of fur to their family.

For those considering cat adoption, there are plenty of kitties in need of a loving home at the Auglaize County Humane Society in Wapakoneta, said Mandy Fouse, animal caretaker and adoption assistant.

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