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October 4th, 2012
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys native traveled to the Middle East this week to begin a three-year project as a peacemaker.
Jonathan Brenneman left for Palestine on Tuesday to join a team of people working to keep peace between Israeli settlers and local Palestinians in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
MINSTER — A local village council received an update on Tuesday regarding progress on a new dog park.
Alex Lundstrom, a Minster resident, spoke during the Minster Village Council meeting about adding a dog park in Minster. Paul Enneking, Dr. Paul Hunter, Marissa Lundstrom and Melinda Utendorf also have been helping Lundstrom discuss the creation of the park.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Schools will play host to Alltel Wireless’ Chad this week, as he will make appearances at several events in the district.
Chad will be in St. Marys to promote awareness of Alltel’s partnership with St. Marys City Schools for mobile learning devices, to recognize the football program for its participation in Alltel’s Yards 4 Youth and to promote Alltel’s commitment to helping people save money on their wireless bills.
Chad will begin his appearances with a trip to St. Marys Intermediate School on Thursday.
NEW BREMEN — In response to Rachel’s Challenge and the findings of a survey last year, a new club has formed at New Bremen High School to give students an avenue to make the school a place for everyone.
Students at New Bremen High School attended an assembly Friday afternoon to learn about the new opportunity.
ST. MARYS — The latest in a string of pilot projects aimed at healing the waters of Grand Lake St. Marys was scheduled to start today.
Officials from OrganicPonds.com were slated to start placing aeration devices in a channel near Otterbein as part of a pilot project. Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Manager Milt Miller said the project also includes another nuisance that could help improve water quality in the lake.
NEW BREMEN — A severe drought and 80 mph winds could not keep a handful of giant pumpkin growers from battling for bragging rights at Pumpkinfest on Saturday.
A packed crowd piled into Crown Pavilion to take in pumpkin pie bake-offs, pumpkin pie eating contests and to see some giant pumpkins as part of the annual Pumpkinfest. Jeff Wells, an organizer for the event, said this year’s extreme weather thinned some of the growers at the annual exhibition.
ST. MARYS — A new gas station and convenience store could be months away from opening in the city of St. Marys.
A public hearing has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the city building, 102 E. Spring St., in front of the zoning board of appeals to consider a request for seven variances for the proposed construction of an automotive service station to be located at 105 N. Spruce St. The lot is currently vacant.
NEW BREMEN — Parents in the New Bremen Local School District now may have a look into their child’s classroom, as the district has started a school blog to document academic activities.
Middle School Principal Jason Schrader said he saw the blog, NewBremenSchools.blogspot.com, as an opportunity.
ST. MARYS — For Braeden Tuttle, performing is a key aspect to his life.
The 17-year-old Memorial High School senior performs in the multiple groups he is involved in and out of school — Drama Club, Symphonic Choir, Glitter n Gold, Footloose and other plays, as well as Relay for Life and Friends of Rachel.
“I love to sing and act,” Tuttle said.
He also has the opportunity of portraying Rocky the Roughrider throughout the year — he chose his favorite memory of school as being Rocky the first time.
CELINA — With an estimate of more than 5,000 unsolved homicides in the state of Ohio, Attorney General Mike DeWine is working to help local law enforcement solve more cases by creating a centralized database for unsolved homicides.