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March 19th, 2012
ST. MARYS — Despite a rain delay, local high school students and a handful of adults jumped into a pond to raise money for cancer research.
On Sunday afternoon, 42 students and nine celebrity plungers leaped or ran into what was optimistically estimated to be 65-degree weather, as part of the seventh-annual Memorial High School Relay for Life Polar Plunge.
ST. MARYS — With a local school switching its scheduling system, administrators are taking steps to implement the change for the 2012-13 school year.
St. Marys Memorial High School will be on the trimester system next school year, and school administrators are currently working on the scheduling aspect of the new system.
“We will have five academic periods, which are 63-minutes long,” Memorial High School Principal Dave Lewis said. “We will still have a four-minute passing time.”
“Leader Look Back,” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from March 12 to March 19, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Forty-eight rabbits were sent to St. Marys and released on a farm north of the city by the state conservation department. The rabbits were brought in from Missouri.
Joseph N. Wright claimed he was robbed of $569.38 while walking across from East School. He said the money was taken by two men while a third waited in a car.
NEW BREMEN — A local school district is taking strides to combat a problem in schools by tearing down a wall of verbal bullying.
Throughout the week, students at New Bremen Elementary and Middle School viewed a wall of 100 hurtful words that was torn down little by little each day. Elementary/Middle School Guidance Counselor Julie Lee said she was hoping to show the students how powerful their words are.
CELINA — Representatives from area businesses, organizations, cities and more gathered at a local college campus as part of the campus’ second regional summit on Friday.
Wright State University Lake Campus on Friday held its second Lake Campus Regional Summit — a gathering that has become an annual event at the school’s main campus in Dayton and one that was expanded to the local campus in 2011.
March 16: Big Brothers, Big Sisters will hold Bowl of Kids Sake at 7 p.m. today at Varsity Lanes in St. Marys.
New Bremen Public Library will host a Honk! Party sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Crescent Players from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.
CELINA — A Celina man is being held in the Mercer County Adult Detention facility in connection with the theft of a red 2007 Toyota pickup truck from a Bruns Avenue home.
The truck was reported stolen at 3:49 p.m. Thursday. The owner returned home after being out of town for a day. His pickup, which had been parked in the garage, was gone when he arrived home. The keys that had been inside the home were also gone.
ST. MARYS — If legislation introduced by a southwestern Ohio politicians is adopted, Ohioans may no longer have to switch their clocks ahead an hour.
State Rep. Courtney Combs, a Republican who represents the 54th House District, is the primary sponsor of House Bill 478, which would exempt the state of Ohio from participating in daylight savings time. John Adams, who represents the 78th House District, signed on as a cosponsor and said the legislation — introduced Tuesday — makes sense.
NEW BREMEN — After a decisive 61 percent of voters rejected the potential building project last week, New Bremen Board of Education members discussed at their regular meeting Wednesday what the next step should be.
Interim Superintendent John Basinger said he was surprised to see a large number of residents vote against the levy.
ST. MARYS — After a long discussion debating items, local school board members approved a resolution approving the annual list of projects.