Archive - Dec 2012 - News Article
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Board of Education meeting Wednesday night centered on several key topics.
The first issue discussed was the levy the board hopes to pass. Members unanimously approved a resolution declaring their intent to proceed with the election on the question of an income tax and an additional tax exceeding the 10-mill limitation.
Board Treasurer Tom Sommer gave The Evening Leader a breakdown of the levy’s future and what action still needs to be taken.
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NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Electrical Department plans to renew a contract with Hoge Lumber to buy surplus electricity for the village during peak usage hours.
Village Administrator Rex Katterheinrich said the lumber company is a large power user but also uses its wood as fuel to generate electricity.
The contract has minor modifications this year, including a stipulation that during peak hours, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., the village will buy electricity at the same price they pay to American Municipal Power.
ST. MARYS — The Memorial High School choirs performed in “A Choral Christmas” Monday night to a packed house.
The halls were decked with garlands strung with twinkling lights, and on the edge of the stage sat a colorfully decorated tree. The Peanuts theme song played over the speakers as concert-goers filed in and took their seats.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors Monday night got their first look at a proposed water rate increase for city customers — an increase that will help fund future utility projects.
MINSTER — Children in Minster got the chance to visit with Santa Claus a little more than two weeks before he makes his trip around the world.
Santa appeared in Minster at the request of the Minster Parks and Recreation and the Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library, a visit that Parks and Recreation Supervisor Ryan Geise said had to be scheduled a year ahead of time just to get on the jolly old elf’s schedule. Santa arrived via fire truck, sirens blaring. The reindeer, he said, were otherwise occupied.
ST. MARYS — The newest members of the St. Marys business community officially opened its doors on Friday.
Superior Federal Credit Union opened its newest branch, located at 462 Fortman Drive in St. Marys, with a ribbon cutting ceremony that brought to close an almost six-month project. Superior Federal Credit Union CEO Phil Buell said the St. Marys location was the perfect addition to the company’s portfolio.
ST. MARYS — For senior Roughrider Ariel Dodson, life is music.
The 17-year-old begrudgingly picked up the bass guitar three years ago June, and after much hard work and instruction, fell in love with it. Her YouTube channel, named excetera66, features covers of the bass playing in songs she likes, as well as videos that teach viewers how to play the bass in certain songs. The content is “a lot of rock, some metal stuff. It depends. Sometimes I’ll play Deftones or Lamb of God,” Dodson said.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator urged President Barack Obama to work more closely and cooperatively with both parties to avert allowing the nation to go over looming fiscal cliff.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman drafted a letter to Obama that was signed by several dozen other Republican senators as a way to jump start talks in order to reach a deal before the end of the year to avoid the fiscal cliff. If a deal is not struck by the end of the year, automatic spending cuts and tax increases will be triggered in 2013.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys Community Public Library’s policy board met Wednesday to tackle the growing problem of thousands of dollars in deliberate theft of library materials for the purpose of Internet resale.