Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — The search for a permanent safety-service director is expected to restart following Monday night's St. Marys City Council meeting.
By a vote of 4-3, councilors voted down an ordinance that would have made Greg Foxhoven the permanent safety-service director. Foxhoven has served in an interim capacity for approximately five-and-a-half months.
Councilors Dennis Vossler, Bill Slemmons, Ron Ginter and Jim Harris voted against the measure while John Bubp, Robin Willoughby and Bob Fitzgerald voted in favor of it.
July 8: The New Knoxville Library will host a Dig It craft day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.
The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.
MINSTER — Connie Seger, of Fort Loramie, will open a laser engraving business on Main Street in Minster this month, a retirement business she hopes will keep her busy, and, if nothing else, support itself in the next few years.
Seger took up engraving after she learned woodworking seven years ago from her husband and father-in-law, who spent most of their free time in the activity.
“I thought, If I want to spend time with my husband, I have to do this,” she said, adding that she spent a lot of time cutting deers with a band saw.
ST. MARYS — Members of the St. Marys Board of Education hired a new athletic director during a special meeting Tuesday evening.
St. Marys resident Jim Hollman, who served as a sixth grade social studies teacher, was hired for the job. Superintendent Shawn Brown said he is confident Hollman will put an end to the high turnover this position has seen recently.
“He was the best candidate,” Brown said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Board of Education members unanimously voted in a special meeting Monday night to move forward with the first steps to continue a 1 percent, five-year income tax levy passed in 2009.
While the levy wouldn’t change what the voters were currently paying, the revenue accounts for approximately $461,000 — an estimated 11 percent of the total school general fund. While the current income tax doesn’t run out until the end of 2014, board members thought it best to consider getting it on the ballot as soon as possible.
July 2: Stories in the Park will take place at 10 a.m. today at Paris Street Park in Minster.
The St. Marys Community Public Library will host a book discussion for adults at 10:30 a.m. today in the library meeting room. "The Good Dream" by Donna VanLiere will be discussed.
The New Bremen Public Library will host craft sessions at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. today. Call 419-629-2158 to sign-up.
FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will host a fairy party for girls through first grade at 1 p.m. today.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys schools will receive an additional $612,000 in 2014 and $646,000 in 2015 according to the state’s newly minted biennial budget, bringing the school out of deficit spending, said Superintendent Shawn Brown this morning.
“We’re going to take a look at it, the treasurer’s going to look at it, and see if it has strings attached,” Brown said. “It doesn’t make up for the number of reductions over the last few years.”