Archive - 2011 - News Article
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Board of Education members voted to accept a new calamity day resolution at their meeting Wednesday evening.
ST. MARYS — After receiving the recommendation from a committee to reject the bids to outsource second and third-shift custodial and cleaning services, members of the St. Marys Board of Education approved the motion during their meeting Wednesday evening.
The St. Marys Buildings and Grounds Committee recommended the board reject the bids and direct Business Manager Kurt Kuffner and Maintenance Supervisor Greg Adams to realign and restructure the Buildings and Grounds Department for future cost-saving measures.
CELINA — A Mercer County man was arrested Tuesday on drug charges.
According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, Jeremy D. Mott, 27, 410 W. Market St., Celina, was arrested on drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia charges during a traffic stop Tuesday. Officers allegedly witnessed a drug transaction involving Mott near a business on Grand Lake Road, near Havemann Road
ST. MARYS — After a local school committee met Tuesday afternoon to discuss outsourcing its second and third-shift custodians, board members will be seeing the recommendation to refuse the bids and to look at the realignment of one of the district’s departments at their meeting tonight.
ST. MARYS — Members of a local service club Tuesday night received an update about a variety of county news from one of its top elected officials.
Auglaize County Commissioner Doug Spencer gave an update on the county during a visit to the St. Marys Kiwanis Club’s weekly meeting. Spencer touched upon topics ranging from income tax collection receipts to the massive renovation project at the courthouse.
ST. MARYS — As part of its effort to support the international community, the St. Marys Rotary Club will be holding a clothing drive to benefit those less fortunate.
The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 30 and the club will collect baby blankets, sleepers, diapers, diaper rash ointments and clothing for children and adults for Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad (MESA). Rotary President Linda Vogel touted the drive as having a dual purpose.
NEW BREMEN — A local village will be looking into expanding its zoning options after holding a public meeting Monday night.
After being approached by two groups — who were turned down — to change the village’s zoning policies in the Washington Street area, the village held a public meeting to hear residents’ thoughts on expanding the zoning area. The village currently has a C-1 commercial area on Washington Street from Monroe Street south to Plum Street, and officials were wanting to look into expanding further south on Washington Street.
ST. MARYS — More than half a dozen trucks responded to a fire on Hendricks Avenue Monday night.
St. Marys Fire Chief Joey Weaver said the department received a 911 call at 7:08 p.m. Monday reporting a fire at 606 Hendricks Ave. When crews arrived, Weaver said they discovered smoke coming from the attic.
NEW BREMEN — Two New Bremen natives have started a business that lets them add a personal touch to pottery.
Sisters Amy Heitkamp and Julie Rismiller started Piggy Prints Pottery back in March, after one sister returned to the area. The company offers hand-painted pottery for keepsakes.
FORT LORAMIE — Music filled the air as country fans flocked to Hickory Hills in Fort Loramie for the 31st annual Country Concert.
The three-day event ended Saturday evening and included camping and country music from big names in the industry, including Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean.
Many people helped make this festival a success, including concert workers, security and parking supervisors from dedicated citizens, including Lima’s Lee Lauck.