Archive - 2011 - News Article
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator says he is confident a deal will get done to prevent what he called a tax hike on working Americans.
WAPAKONETA — A St. Marys optometrist was sentenced to more than a year in prison after being convicted in October of a felony sex crime.
Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Frederick Pepple sentenced Douglas J. Wine to 15 months in prison on one count of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, during a hearing Wednesday afternoon. Wine was convicted of the charge in October after a jury trial. Jurors found Wine not guilty of sexual battery and rape, a first-degree felony, regarding an incident that involved a Florida woman at his St. Marys home in 2009.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Board of Education held a community meeting Wednesday night to update residents on the possible building project.
The meeting was the second the board has had with the community to receive feedback on building a new elementary school. After the first community meeting, board members found that a majority of attendees were in favor of moving forward with a new building. Board of Education President Keith Bornhorst said the second meeting was held to update the community on the status of the project, which will be on the March ballot.
WAPAKONETA — Douglas J. Wine was sentenced to 15 months in prison by Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Frederick Pepple on one count of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, during his sentencing hearing today. Wine also was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. He faced a maximum of 18 months in prison. During the hearing, attorneys for Wine noted they planned to file an appeal in the case.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Village Councilors met Tuesday night to hear an update from the village administrator and pass a list of ordinances.
In his report to the board, Village Administrator Rex Katterheinrich updated councilors on an excavation project.
ST. MARYS — The incoming mayor for the city of St. Marys says he plans to have the city’s top position filled by February.
Mayor-elect Patrick McGowan, who takes office Jan. 1, said he is in the process of compiling applications for the safety-service director position. The position became open when current Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock was named to the same position for the city of Celina effective Jan. 1.
ST. MARYS — City councilors received an update regarding the possibility of a multi-million dollar payment to cover costs associated with a now-defunct AMP power plant project.
ST. MARYS — A group of juniors and seniors joined their peers in officially becoming members of a national scholarship group.
Fifteen juniors and one senior joined the 17 members of Memorial High School’s National Honor Society through the induction ceremony held Sunday night.
During the ceremony, NHS President Anthony Tenney welcomed those in attendance for the ceremony.
ST. MARYS — A local retirement community rolled out its holiday decorations this weekend for its annual holiday open house.
MINSTER — Santa arrived in style on a fire truck Saturday afternoon for his annual visit with area children at the gazebo in Minster Machine Centennial Park.
“I think the thing the kids really like is how Santa comes in on the fire truck,” Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library Branch Supervisor Becky Prenger said.
She added despite the construction downtown, Santa was able to find his way to the park.
“Santa had to take an alternate route this year, but he still found us,” she said.