Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
ST. MARYS — "Footloose" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial High School in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. All-Activity passes will be honored
CELINA — Wright State University Lake Campus held its open house Thursday afternoon in the hopes of catching the interest of undecided and potentially soon-to-graduate high school students.
Admissions/Public Relations Specialist Jill Puthoff was one of the main faculty members to organize the event. Current enrollment is approximately 1,000 students, the majority of whom are from the area, Puthoff said.
“If we get any (out-of-state students) they’re usually from Indiana,” she said.
ST. MARYS — Friends and family are coming together in December to help a local resident in need.
A “Fun Night” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the St. Marys VFW to help Dave “Stubby” Whetstone cover his medical expenses. Whetstone in currently battling cancer.
ST. MARYS — Members of the St. Marys Board of Education met Wednesday and unanimously voted for the preparation and submission of a bid package that will ultimately determine which company will complete the masonry work on the outside brick facade of the high school and middle school building.
The ads for these bids will be placed on or around Nov. 19 and bids will be received at 1 p.m. Dec. 17 at the District Service Center.
ST. MARYS — The long-time council president in St. Marys is resigning at the end of the year.
In a letter sent to city councilors, St. Marys Council President Dan Hoelscher announced his plans to retire as the result of his retirement from Crown Equipment. In order to take advantage of his Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) benefits, Hoelscher also must step down as council president. However, Hoelscher said he would like to be re-appointed to the position.
NEW KNOXVILLE — After a two-year freeze on salary, New Knoxville village employees will soon see a 2 percent raise.
Councilors approved the first reading of the wage schedule, which will begin in 2013, Tuesday night at their meeting.
“We have not given a raise for two years,” Mayor Keith Leffel said. “In July, we told our employees we’d look at where we were at on our income taxes and make a decision. We offered a small bonus at that time. We feel we want to offer this 2 percent (increase).”
CELINA — Several suspects are facing charges in connection with a drug bust and raid on a party last Saturday night.
The investigation began when the Celina Police Department received a complaint of suspicious activity at a motel room in the America’s Best Value Inn. Officers checked the registered occupant of the room and began observing the area.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys Memorial High School was abuzz with chatter Monday afternoon, with students, facility, staff and veterans in anticipation of its Veterans Day program.
The veterans being honored filed into the large, brick building just as the snow began to fall. They sat with their families around a large, bronze plaque that hung proudly like a centerpiece on the wall in front of them.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Veterans were welcomed into the gymnasium at New Knoxville Local School on Monday with a standing ovation during the school’s fifth annual Veterans Day program.
The Girl Scouts posted the colors to open the ceremony, and fourth-grade students led the crowd in the National Anthem. Attendees viewed a video made by New Knoxville art students, which featured pictures of local veterans. Senior Sara Clark, who narrated the assembly, provided a brief history on Veterans Day.
ST. MARYS — With the boom of a cannon, the third annual Veterans Day parade got started and gave all local residents a chance to pay tribute to those who fought for their freedom.
Residents lined Spring Street, waved flags and saluted the veterans as they made their way through the procession. St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan got the day started by welcoming those who came out on the sunny day.