Archive - Jun 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — Senior Garrett Hower, 17, likes to be different.
When his friends challenged him into getting a mohawk, he did it without hesitation. When he decided to join a winter sport, he chose wrestling. Surprisingly, even to him, wrestling became his life in eighth-grade.
Hower said he enjoys the fact that although he is a part of a team, people will remember his wins even if the team does not do well collectively.
CELINA — A Maria Stein woman died as the result injuries she suffered in a collision on Ohio 29.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said the sheriff's office received received several 911 calls at 5:39 p.m. Thursday reporting a collision at the intersection of Ohio 29 and 118.
The investigation revealed that Michelle R Bruns, 36, of 2243 State Route 716, Maria Stein, was driving a 2010 Lexus southbound on Ohio 118. Thomas L. Sims Jr., 36, of Indianapolis, Ind., was driving a 2005 Freightliner semi-tractor and trailer westbound on Ohio 29.
CELINA — Family members of Melinda Shinn recounted all the birthdays, holidays and other life milestones that were taken away from them at the hands of Daniel Charles Martin.
Martin appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning for a sentencing hearing and was handed a sentence of 15 years to life in prison for murdering Shinn on Nov. 8. Mercer County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Ingraham also added a three-year sentence for a gun specification, meaning Martin must serve at least 18 years before he is eligible for parole.
June 27: Story Time for preschoolers will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at New Bremen Public Library.
The St. Marys Community Public Library will host a craft program at 11 a.m. today.
Stop by New Knoxville Public Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today to make a Summer Reading Craft.
Comedy Juggler Matt Jergens will appear at the New Bremen Public Library at 2 p.m. today.
CELINA — Ferguson Enterprises is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its first Ohio distribution center Thursday afternoon.
The new 350,000-square-foot distribution center outside Celina will result in a $15 million investment and is anticipated to create 70 jobs.
ST. MARYS — The unemployment rate across the region edged up slightly in May.
According to data released on Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 5.1 percent, up from the 4.9 percent it registered in April. A year ago, the county had an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent. Mercer County, which has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, also saw an increase in May from 4.1 percent to 4.3 percent.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Councilors Monday night approved the extension of Greg Foxhoven’s interim status as safety-service director.
June 25: Stories will be read at the Paris Street Park at 10 a.m. today. All ages welcome.
The St. Marys Community Public Library will host a Gregor Party and Book Discussion at 2 p.m. today for teens.
Children in third grade and up can come to FJ Stallo Memorial Library at 3 p.m. today to make a flower picture frame. Registration required.
The New Bremen Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
Outside Story Time for preschoolers will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at New Bremen Public Library.
June 24: The St. Marys Community Public Library will host a movie for all ages at 11 a.m. today.
Magician Gordon Russ will be at the New Bremen Public Library at 1 p.m. today.
Children age Kindergarten and up are invited to stop by FJ Stallo Memorial Library at 1 p.m. today to make a Grassie Gertie Craft. Registration required.
The St. Marys Community Public Library will host a Gregor Party and Book Discussion at 2 p.m. today for grades four through six.
ST. MARYS — A wrongway driver collided with a bus in the westbound lane of U.S. 33 near St. Marys Friday morning in a collision that injured six people.
According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 8:23 a.m. Friday, Terence K. Kaiser, 46, of Celina, exited the westbound rest area in the wrong direction in a 1994 tan Chevy Lumina when the vehicle collided with a westbound 2003 White Ford E-450 bus driven by Jason M. Germann, 38, of Wapakoneta, just east of the westbound rest area near Glynwood-New Knoxville Road.