Archive - 2012 - News Article
NEW BREMEN — A group of area sixth-grade students are on a mission to educate the public about a topic that they have become knowledgeable and passionate about over the first half of their school year.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist’s prison sentence has been stayed, pending the outcome of his appeal.
NEW BREMEN — Area high school students learned about blood donation at an assembly Thursday afternoon in preparation for a blood drive that will be held later this month.
New Bremen sophomores, juniors and seniors gathered in the high school auditorium to learn about donating blood. Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Jeri Garringer said she is a regular blood donor.
ST. MARYS — A proposed bill in the Ohio House could mean motorists would have to brush up on current traffic laws before renewing an operator’s license.
House Bill 400, introduced by Youngstown Democrat Robert Hagan, would require anyone renewing an operator’s license to take and pass a written test required by those applying for a permit and take and pass the road exam every other renewal. The bill, which was introduced in December, has been assigned to the Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.
CELINA — Deputies are investigating the apparent suicide of a Rockford man in northern Mercer County.
According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, deputies were dispatched to Township Line Road, north of U.S. 33, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday via a 911 call received by Van Wert County authorities.
ST. MARYS —Before the St. Marys Board of Education meeting Wednesday night, community members heard from a representative from the Ohio Department of Education.
Mary Lou Holly, who works in the Office of Finance and Program Services, is the Ohio Department of Education Regional Coordinator for District 2. Holly reviewed a presentation she created on a staffing analysis of the St. Marys City Schools.
ST. MARYS — As his sixth week in office draws to an end, St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan briefed members of the St. Marys Rotary Club on his goals and aspirations for the city.
McGowan talked about the city’s strengths and weaknesses as well as some looming financial issues. One of the city’s biggest assets, he noted, is its financial footing.
“The city is blessed with its finances,” McGowan said. “Overall we are in good shape.”
NEW KNOXVILLE — A hardworking man, who gave his all no matter what he did will be remembered for that, those who knew Larry Fledderjohann and worked alongside him for years say.
“I met Larry as a board member and he became a very good friend,” Auglaize County Elections Board Chair Fran Engle said of Fledderjohann, who at age 68 died Monday evening at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He had been battling several types of cancer, including spine and brain cancer, for the past nine months.
CELINA — Deputies in Mercer County arrested four people for allegedly stealing farm animals.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies arrested Ricky L. Crouch, 50, of 8709 E. 600 North, Bryant, Ind., and Chad M. Crouch, 28, 537 Touvelle St., Celina. Both men were charged with break and entering, a fifth-degree felony.
Also arrested were Lisa R. Crouch, 42, of 8709 E. 600 North, Bryant, Ind., and Christina L. Crouch, 29, 737 Touvelle St., Celina. Both were charged with receiving stolen property, a first-degree misdemeanor.
ST. MARYS — On July 21, 2000, Chad Klosterman was preparing for his normal Friday night movie with his wife but wanted to check the condition of his four-wheeler before selling it the next day.
He took it out for a ride around his South Carolina neighborhood where the roads were not yet completed and a lane of the traffic was stocked with concrete drainage culverts waiting to be installed.