Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
NEW KNOXVILLE — Two New Knoxville Local School seniors were recently honored for their art pieces that were selected to be in the top 300 in the state.
ST. MARYS — The removal of two vacant homes and new playground equipment are being proposed as part of a grant program for next year.
The two structures — located at 502 Indiana Ave. and 215 S. Vine St. — are owned by the city. St. Marys Engineering Superintendent Craig Moeller said the project will be included in a grant application as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys will have a new superintendent, as board members approved the hiring of Shawn Brown during their meeting Wednesday evening.
Members of the St. Marys Board of Education approved Brown, a principal with Spencerville schools, to a three-year contract effective Aug. 1 through July 31, 2015. Brown said he has been in education for approximately 20 years.
“I started at Lima City Schools, I taught in the middle school,” he said. “I got promoted to assistant principal there I think after about six years of teaching.”
ST. MARYS — Warmer than average temperatures to start the year have resulted in a flurry of activity at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park.
“We’re seeing a fair amount of campers right now,” Grand Lake St. Marys Park Manager Brian Miller told The Evening Leader. “We had that earlier warm spell, earlier than we have had before, but the last few weekends have been slow with the cooler temperatures and rain.”
During Easter weekend, campers packed the park. Miller said the influx of campers was a surprise.
ST. MARYS — Local firefighters, police officers and transporters were invited to participate in an appreciation breakfast Tuesday morning.
St. Marys Living Center held a volunteer breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, opening its doors to treat local volunteers to food.
“This is our volunteer and first-responders breakfast,” St. Marys Living Center Director Lorraine Fischio said. “We hold it to celebrate National Volunteer Week and to pay respects to our first-response team in the area.”
ST. MARYS — To Tri Star Career Compact Med Prep Instructor Janet Nelson, the class of 2012 is a group of 15 butterflies ready to spread their wings.
“I met them two years ago, and they were in the larva stage — they were caterpillars,” Nelson said Tuesday night at the Med Prep Pinning Ceremony. “Caterpillars have one job — to eat. These guys came to me hungry. You were hungry to learn about medicine.”
The next stage, she said, is the chrysalis stage, or the cocoon.
WAPAKONETA — A county organization is gearing up for its annual benefit this week and is still accepting items to be auctioned off.
ST. MARYS — Beginning last week, kindergarten students from Auglaize and Mercer counties learned the ins and outs of a hospital visit as they stopped by Joint Township District Memorial Hospital as part of Make Believe Hospital 2012.
More than 800 area kindergarteners will pass through the halls of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital during its run this year, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Assistant Coordinator Cindy Gaerke said.
CELINA — A Celina woman was killed in a collision on U.S. 127 Monday morning.
According to a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on U.S. 127, just north of Clover Four Road. Mercer County 911 received a call at 11:45 a.m. Monday regarding the collision.
NEW BREMEN — It all started with a laugh, and after a year and a half of fundraising, planning and designing, the Sunshine Playground structure is now standing in Bremenfest Park.
Approximately 55 volunteers split into five teams Saturday morning to put together the structure of the 100 percent handicapped accessible playground. The Sunshine Playground will be the only handicapped accessible playground in west central Ohio.