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April 4th, 2012

Councilors OK New Hire

April 4, 2012

MINSTER — Minster Village Councilors approved the hiring of Andy Kuenning as the newest member of the Minster-Jackson Township Fire Department during their meeting Tuesday night.

“We have interviewed him a couple times showing him how we operate and he is very anxious to come on board,” Minster Fire Chief Dale Dues said. “We think he will be a good fit and he will bring us to 34 firefighters now and we are looking to fill two more spots in the next year or so.”

Kuenning Nets Honor

April 4, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Area business professionals met for a luncheon Tuesday afternoon to recognize one of their own.

During the New Bremen Community Improvement Corporation’s annual luncheon, Stan Kuenning received the CIC’s 2012 Excellence in Business award.

CIC President Chris Fyock presented the award to Kuenning, who started what is now Western Ohio True Value Hardware.

April 3rd

Latta Talks Energy

April 3, 2012

ST. MARYS — An Ohio Congressman says the Obama administration is hindering domestic energy development with unnecessary regulations and restrictions.

“We have to have energy,” 5th District U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, a Republican, told The Evening Leader during a visit to its office Monday. “Ohio gets 85 percent of its energy from coal. They put more regulations on it ... If the EPA and President Obama keep putting higher standards on that, it’s going to get to the point to where these companies won’t be able to keep meeting them.”

Alum Hits Grand Lake St. Marys

April 3, 2012

CELINA — Two barges, hundreds of loads from tanker trucks and 45-days are all key ingredients in a process aimed at locking up phosphorus in Grand Lake St. Marys to prevent algae blooms.

HAB Aquatic Solutions — the firm that handled last year’s application — started its lakewide alum application Monday from the west bank of Grand Lake St. Marys. John C. Holz, water quality specialist with HAB Aquatic Solutions, took state and local officials on a tour of the staging area as a barge refueled its tanks with alum.

Brutus Dedicated

April 3, 2012

ST. MARYS — More than a dozen state and local officials turned out Monday afternoon to officially welcome the newest member in the fight to heal Grand Lake St. Marys.

April 2nd

Alum Starts Today

April 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — A key component in the fight to heal Grand Lake St. Marys started being applied to the lake by the barrel today.

HAB Aquatics — the firm that handled last year’s application — took to the lake to start a 45-day alum application of the entire body of water. The $5 million project is a key component in the battle against phosphorus in Grand Lake St. Marys.

Clinic Teaches Tips

April 2, 2012

MOULTON — Movement beats strength.

That lesson, among others, was illustrated by local law enforcement officials during a women’s self defense clinic held Saturday at Moulton Gun Club. The clinic included hand-to-hand combat tips as well as a component that taught women how to escape the clutches of an attacker.

April 1st

4 Killed In Crash In Mercer County

April 1, 2012

CELINA — Four people died in a collision Saturday night in Mercer County.

According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at   8:17 p.m. Saturday regarding of a head-on collision on U.S. 127, just south of Clover Four Road.

A 2004 Chevy Venture van driven by Zachary Elliott, 16, 9995 Conover Road, Versailles, was northbound on U.S. 127. A 1997 Buick LeSabre, driven by Henry Fortkamp,76, 1007 Peters Road, Fort Recovery, was southbound on U.S. 127.

March 30th

Students Give Back

March 30, 2012

ST. MARYS — After raising almost $2,000, local middle school students celebrated by putting their teachers and administrators up to different kinds of humiliation during a Pennies for Patients assembly on Friday.

Car Up For Grabs

March 30, 2012

ST. MARYS — Area residents have an opportunity to win a 1991 red corvette for as little as $2, as an area organization has kicked off its annual fundraiser.

 

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