Archive - 2012 - News Article
NEW KNOXVILLE — Of the 29 school districts in Auglaize, Mercer, Allen and Shelby counties, New Knoxville Local School is one of only four districts to earn an “Excellent with Distinction” rating on its report card, according to preliminary results released from the Department of Education.
“I cannot express how exciting this is for our district,” Principal Linda Tebbe told board of education members at their meeting Monday night. “We knew we had the ‘Excellent Rating,’ we were just waiting on the Value Added report.”
MINSTER — A group of Minster Rocket Club students are now working for NASA as one of 21 teams chosen to participate in NASA’s Student Launch Initiative.
The students qualified for the honor after placing 12th at the Team America Rocketry Challenge in the spring. NASA’s Student Launch Initiative “challenges middle and high school students to design, build and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level,” according to NASA’s website.
ST. MARYS — A peek into a different era, music, food, crafts and an opportunity to take a walk were all in store for attendees of the 43rd annual Walk with Nature and the fourth annual Fall Festival in Memorial Park on Sunday.
A slew of area residents took advantage of the sunny skies and mild temperature to enjoy the annual walk and festival.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better day,” Organizer Stan Davis told The Evening Leader. “The crowd has been great.”
This year, the event drew a record number of attendees.
CELINA — A local organization is turning toward green energy to help with its power costs.
The Auglaize/Mercer Counties Family YMCA has teamed up with Solar Planet for the installation of solar panels on the facility’s property. The project, which has no cost to the YMCA for installation or maintenance, is expected to produce 521,680 kilowatts of energy per year for the YMCA.
ST. MARYS — Around Memorial High School, Steven Axe is known for his upbeat attitude and positive outlook.
“I’m considered to be a little outlandish,” the senior told The Evening Leader. “I don’t try to fit in. A lot of people think I’m weird, and it’s true.”
When he’s not in class or joking with his classmates, Axe is involved in golf and FCA. He is also heavily involved in DECA, a club that has brought Axe some of his favorite high school memories.
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Oct. 16-22, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: The St. Marys Roughriders blanked the Coldwater Cavaliers 20-0 in football action.
There were 18 births and 15 deaths recorded in Auglaize County in September.
ST. MARYS — The attorney for Douglas Wine is seeking to have the Ohio Supreme Court halt a bond hearing scheduled for Monday in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.
ST. MARYS — A local baseball legend and OSU football standout regaled members of a local service club with tales from the diamond and field on Wednesday.
WAPAKONETA — A 62-year-old Texas woman died Monday evening from injuries suffered earlier that day in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 75.
Lorraine Harrison, of San Antonio, Texas, died Monday evening at Lima Memorial Hospital after a semitrailer and car collided Monday on I-75 near the U.S. 33 exit in Wapakoneta, Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said.Two other people involved in the collision are still in the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon.
NEW BREMEN — After reviewing the results of an electric rate and cost of service study, the village of New Bremen Council is moving forward with several changes in the village’s electric rates, effective next year.