Archive - May 2012 - News Article
ST. MARYS — In the town of Salem, Mass., in 1692, there was a community dedicated to the service of God.
The background is of “The Crucible,” a play based on a time during the Salem Witch Trials that is also described as an allegory of McCarthyism.
Tonight and Saturday night, local students will be showcasing their version of the story they are required to read in their junior English classes in a performance of which they have been working on for approximately 12 weeks.
NEW BREMEN — From singing and dancing to playing instruments and performing magic tricks, New Bremen elementary and middle school students showed off their skills Thursday afternoon for the third annual Believe in Yourself Talent Show.
“We’re extremely pleased with the number of students who signed up to share their talents with us,” Middle School Principal Howard Overman said to a packed gym before introducing the first act.
ST. MARYS — Residents in the city of St. Marys will have an opportunity to discard unwanted items during the next two Saturdays as part of the annual spring clean-up.
Curbside pickup only for those residents who live south of Spring Street and all residents who live east of the St. Marys River will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. Those residents who live north of Spring Street and west of the river will have their items picked up on May 19.
ST. MARYS — A local high school netted bronze in a national magazine’s ranking of high schools across the country.
During his report to the board of education, St. Marys Instruction Director Bill Steinbrunner noted St. Marys Memorial High School received a bronze rating in the U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings of best high schools.
NEW BREMEN — Residents and visitors in an area village could be seeing a few parking spots eliminated in the downtown area as part of a proposed ordinance to the village council.
During their brief meeting Tuesday evening, members of the New Bremen Village Council passed the first reading of an ordinance to eliminate parking on the north side of Monroe Street between Washington and Water streets.
NEW KNXOVILLE — A flag that once flew over a sortie in Afghanistan is now on display in the New Knoxville Village Administration Building.
Norma Schroer, of Operation New Knoxville Cares (ONKC), visited with New Knoxville Village Councilors Tuesday night to present a flag from a local veteran and a certificate from the Alpha Company of the St. Marys Guard Unit.
NEW BREMEN — At 13-years-old, Rachel Scott knew she would affect the lives of others, tracing her hands on the back of her dresser and writing, “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will some day touch millions of people’s hearts.”
Four years later, on April 20, 1999, Rachel was the first of 13 people killed at Columbine High School.
ST. MARYS — A local girl has moved on in a speech competition, after winning the state level this weekend.
On Saturday in Lima, Clare Caywood competed at the state level of the God, Flag and Country speech contest.
“I was surprised because the boy who spoke before me was really good, and I was ready to get second place,” Clare said of her first-place win at state.
After winning first, Clare will move on to the national level.
“Next, I go to the national competition in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 7,” she said.
ST. MARYS — An Allen County man was arrested Saturday after fleeing a home in rural Auglaize County.
According to a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, deputies arrested a Lima man on Saturday after he was chased out of a home on Sante Fe Line Road. At approximately 8:53 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to Sante Fe Line Road on a report of a house burglary in progress. The suspect had fled from the home after being stopped by the homeowner.
CELINA — Two area men face felony charges after Celina police officers allegedly found them in possession of a handgun that has the serial numbers filed off.
The two men were suspect in vehicle break-ins in the area of Wilkins Street.
At 3:45 a.m. Monday, officers were responding to a call of two suspects going through a vehicle parked at 606 Wilkins St. In route they were flagged down by a subject near Logan and Elm streets. That subject, Joseph Vian, was the son of one of the victims.