Archive - 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys City Council met briefly Monday night. One topic of discussion was the Energy Efficiency Smart Schedule with American Municipal Power, Inc.
“They have yearly contests for people who turn in the oldest appliances,” Service and Safety Director Greg Foxhoven said. “They do have strong residential programs. Obviously, their focus is industrial (and) commercial (but) there are a lot of benefits for our homeowners.”
Foxhoven also updated councilors on the demolition of several local houses.
CELINA — The successful implementation of a treatment train, record dredging and a continued focus on cleaning up Grand Lake St. Marys were some of the highlights that were touched upon during Saturday’s Lake Improvement Association meeting.
Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Manager Milt Miller gave LIA members a rundown of some of the group’s accomplishments during the past 12 months. At the top of the list was the Prairie Creek treatment train.
ST. MARYS — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which will be in effect from 10 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Saturday, for the region. Heavy snow is expected to mix with sleet and freezing rain at times. Snow accumlulations of 2 to 4 inches along with light ice accumulations are to be expected. These conditions could make driving hazardous.
ST. MARYS — A water line break along Ohio 703 caused residents in Villa Nova and Sandy Beach areas to be without water for approximately 45 minutes on Wednesday.
At approximately 11:45 a.m., crews were called in to repair a water line break along Ohio 703, between Parker Shady Acres and the railroad. Superintendent of Water Distribution Kevin Schwartz said workers repaired the break with a clamp.
"We had a 10-inch cast iron water line with a radial crack," Schwartz said. "We had the water shutoff for about 45 minutes in that area."
ST. MARYS — By 10 a.m. Friday, retailers in St. Marys were seeing the second wave of shoppers, a mix of people finishing up their early morning forays for deals along with the more casual shoppers who didn’t consider themselves Black Friday shoppers so much as people who were out for a bargain without waiting.
Those who’d been out the night before, however, said it was “chaos.”
MINSTER — Ohio Panel Structures in Minster has expanded its product line.
Four years ago, owner Mitch Bihn started Ohio Fabric Structures, but now has expanded his business to offer contractors, construction companies, roofing companies, and other commercial builders a one-stop shop for OPS steel building systems.
CELINA — The suspect believed to be responsible for robbing a Celina bank two weeks ago is behind bars.
Officers with the Celina Police Department took Cody Maxwell, 22, into custody on Tuesday following a traffic stop in Celina. Maxwell is accused of robbing the Peoples Bank on West Logan Street on Nov. 15. He has been on the run since an arrest warrant was issued in his name. Maxwell is being held in the Mercer County Jail without bond.
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Nov. 23: Eagles Auxiliary 767 will host a bake sale today. Please use the rear entrance.
Local 200L Entertainment Committee will host a quarter auction today at the Local 200L Union Hall, 227 E. South St., St. Marys. Doors will open at noon and the auction begins at 1 p.m.
The Noble Fish Fry will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Shredded chicken also will be available for those who don't like fish. Neon Drifter will play from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Carryouts also are available but must be picked up inside. The public is invited.
Nov. 22: The Holy Rosary Fall Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Minster Bank, 301 W. High St., St. Marys, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peoples Bank, 1510 Kishler Drive. Pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, bread and noodles will be offered sponsored by the Holy Rosary Altar Society.
Friday Craft Circle will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
A Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the New Knoxville Library. Kids ages 3, 4 and 5 (not yet in Kindergarten) are welcome.