Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
ST. MARYS — A local Red Cross official recently returned to St. Marys after a two-week stint helping with the recovery efforts on the East Coast in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Red Cross of Auglaize County Chapter Director Ken Cline left for New York shortly after the devastating storm left its mark on the East Coast. Cline spent much of his time in the Rockaways, which was among the hardest hit regions of New York.
ST. MARYS — For senior Nick Durkee, his plans after high school are 75 percent certain.
He is not stressed about that 25 percent of uncertainty, but chooses to approach the future with a “whatever happens, happens” attitude.
“For now, I’m just planning on going to college for engineering,” Durkee said. “Wright State is my main option. I hope to run cross country there, too.”
ST. MARYS — In hopes of bringing advanced stroke care to the area, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital has joined Ohio State University’s stroke telemedicine network.
The network connects rural hospitals with specialists in a cost-effective, timely manner, creating better patient outcomes. Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Director of Emergency and Ambulatory Care Services Lana Hinders said the hospital was approached to join the network, which is funded through the Ohio Department of Health, last year.
ST. MARYS — An annual toy drive to benefit children in the St. Marys School District is in full swing.
Barrels looking for donations as part of the Toys for Tots drive are out in full force at approximately 30 local businesses. Organizer Steve Mackenbach has been in charge of the drive for more than two decades.
“The thing about it I like the most is that everyone just seems up beat about it,” Mackenbach said. “Everyone seems to enjoy it and it’s just a positive thing.”
NEW BREMEN — Grandparents learned about respect, monkeys and Tony Chestnut from their grandchildren, who put on a show Tuesday afternoon for the annual Grandparents Day celebration at New Bremen Elementary.
Kindergarten students showed off their singing and dancing skills while telling their grandparents about what they have learned in school this year with a lineup of choreographed songs. Kindergarten Teacher Debbie Miller thanked the grandparents in attendance for all the work they do with their grandchildren to help them advance in school.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Board of Education welcomed a new face to the school’s administration team, hiring a new treasurer at their meeting Monday night.
MINSTER — Rick Armon began writing about beer more than 12 years ago, when the features editor at the Democrat and Chronicle asked him to start a beer column.
NEW BREMEN — According to Monster.com’s Randy Adelman, success comes down to two things — desire and know-how.
ST. MARYS — For St Marys senior Tyler Rose, graduating from high school will be a bittersweet event.
Rose, who has been involved in sports and clubs at St. Marys Memorial High School, will miss having “the best of both worlds,” he noted.
“(You get) that small town feel, and also at sporting events the whole town comes to support you,” Rose said.
Rose plays baseball and football for the school, and is a first and third baseman and a tight end, respectively.
ST. MARYS — A local automotive component supplier recently reached a milestone in its almost three decades of operation.
On Friday, Setex marked its 5 millionth car seat manufactured for Honda. Company officials, as well as representatives from Honda and the city of St. Marys, attended a ceremony to mark the occasion.