Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
NEW BREMEN — Green Thumb Farm Fresh Cafe is made from scratch—not just the farm-to-table menu of paninis, desserts and soups but the business itself.
The building and the restaurant concept is the handiwork of proprietor Samantha Fledderjohann.
The most challenging aspect of finally being open for business on Ohio 66 as of Dec. 19, Fledderjohann said, is the commitment the restaurant takes, about twice as many hours per day as the business is open.
She said, however, the effort is worth it.
NEW BREMEN — The village of New Bremen will hold a special council meeting at noon today at the Municipal Center, 214 N. Washington St., New Bremen. The reason for the meeting is to rescind Ordinance 2013-11-25 concerning water rates.
ST. MARYS — Mark Ernst has been named the new St. Marys Police Chief, effective today.
CELINA — Crews in Mercer County rescued a couple after their vehicle became stranded in flood waters.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office received a call at 9:22 a.m. Sunday of a truck stranded in high water on Tama Road between Stose Road and U.S. 127. The driver of the vehicle, Dennis Bollenbacher, 57, 1065 Strable Road, Rockford, stated on the call that the water had filled the compartment of the vehicle to up to the steering wheel. The vehicle was a white GMC truck belonging to VanTilburg Farms.
ST. MARYS — Three St. Marys natives are revamping a long-standing downtown restaurant.
Generations Cafe, formerly Miller’s, is in makeover mode as Memorial High School graduates Kyle Jones, Josh Owsley and Matt Slife changed the menu and set out to create a restaurant with locally sourced food.
Dec. 21: Adult Services Coordinator Andrea Burton and Youth Services Coordinator Karie Enneking will offer a family DIY Christmas gift event at the New Knoxville Library at 10:30 a.m. today. We will be making a holiday craft. Kids 4 and up can bring a picture of themselves to make a personalized ornament. Stop by the library or call 419-753-2724 to register.
Dec. 22: A community supper will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the ROC, 702 E. Spring St., St. Marys. It is eat-in only and the meal is free.
Dec. 19: Come to New Knoxville Public Library for an Adult Craft from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
Adults are welcome to the New Bremen Library at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. today to make a holiday coaster from Pinterest. Register at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 419-628-2158.
Dec. 17: Preschool story time will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library.
Teens/tweens can make a votive holder from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Stallo Memorial Library.
Adult Services Coordinator Andrea Burton and Youth Services Coordinator Karie Enneking will offer a family DIY Christmas gift event at the New Bremen Library at 6 p.m. today. We will be making a holiday craft. Kids 4 and up can bring a picture of themselves to make a personalized ornament. Stop by the library or call 419-629-2158 to register.
CELINA — The suspect believed to be responsible for robbing a Celina bank in November asserted his innocence on Monday.
Cody Maxwell, 22, pleaded innocent to one count each of robbery and theft during an arraignment hearing in Mercer County Common Pleas Court. Maxwell, who is being held on a $750,000 bond with a 10 percent cash provision, is being held in the Mercer County Jail as his case proceeds through the court system. Maxwell was ordered to appear for a pretrial hearing at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 8.
ST. MARYS — The sixth annual Warm Hands, Warm Hearts winter clothes and coat drive grew again Thursday at the Wayne Street United Methodist Church as the Women in Business group again collected coats, socks, gloves, pajamas and other cold weather items to donate to those in need in Auglaize and Mercer counties.