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April 27th, 2012
ST. MARYS — There is a new bus No. 20 in town.
With the trade-in of an old bus and the purchase of a new one, the St. Marys City Schools’ school bus fleet has gained a new member.
On Thursday, Cardinal Bus Sales and Service dropped off a new school bus and picked up an older bus. It was a trade of bus No. 20 with a new bus No. 20.
“We should have it on the road by early next week,” Transportation Supervisor Dan Grothause said. “Tuesday may be its first trip.”
CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey issued a warning for possible driveway maintenance scam artists. Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart earlier this week reported scam artists in Shelby County.
One incident in Shelby County involved an elderly victim who agreed to have crushed gravel put in her driveway. When the crew was finished, they demanded $9,800. The crew did not put down crushed gravel — they simply sprayed oil and tar mix and some pea gravel.
ST. MARYS — For the past few weeks, students at Holy Rosary School have collected, sorted and counted the loose change in sippy cups they are donating to Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley.
ST. MARYS — Local third-grade students have been receiving an in-depth look at a butterfly’s lifecycle, as they raised a handful of the insects from larvae to adults.
“We got this kit,” Joni Ahlers said of her third-grade class at St. Marys Intermediate School. “When we got them, they were in the larva stage.”
Her class noted a butterfly’s larva stage is when it is a caterpillar.
“We watched them for how long?” she asked her class, as they responded with the answer.
CELINA — Approximately 800,000 people are trafficked each year, and a major human trafficking hub is just up the interstate.
ST. MARYS — There is a new group in town that is focusing its efforts on football.
The Roughrider Touchdown Club Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization that has been in the works for approximately a year, President Tom Knous said, and the club recently has headquartered itself in the former Hans and Fritz Restaurant building in the South Street parking lot.
KOSSUTH — A handful of local residents learned the story behind the name of their town from visitors making a documentary about a Hungarian freedom fighter and his impact on the United States.
A crowd gathered at Kossuth Zion United Methodist Church and were regaled with tales about Louis Kossuth — the man whom the town of Kossuth is named. Kossuth was a Hungarian freedom fighter who launched a bid for independence against the Austrians in 1848.
CELINA — Deputies in Mercer County are investigating the fifth traffic crash on county roads since the end of January.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported deputies are investigating the fifth fatal traffic crash and the ninth traffic fatality in Mercer County since January 23. Mercer County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday of an injury crash near the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys will soon be getting a fraction of its energy from a renewable resources.
During their meeting Monday night, St. Marys City Councilors approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the execution of Blue Creek Wind Energy Scheduled with AMP to obtain energy from a wind farm in Paulding and Van Wert counties.
Safety-Service Director Jason Little said the deal would help save the city on its energy costs during the life of the 10-year pact.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Talks of renovating the gymnasium at New Knoxville Local School are ongoing, and board members plan to seek community input in the coming months, New Knoxville Board of Education President Phil Kuck said Tuesday night at the board’s monthly meeting.
Kuck said board members heard a slew of options for the gymnasium from Garmann/Miller & Associates — the same company that handled the district’s renovation.