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April 26th, 2012

Students Learn About Lifecycles

April 26, 2012

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.

Fighting Trafficking

April 26, 2012

CELINA — Approximately 800,000 people are trafficked each year, and a major human trafficking hub is just up the interstate.

April 25th

Club Touts History

April 25, 2012

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 Connection

April 25, 2012

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.

April 24th

Fatal Crash In Mercer County

April 24, 2012

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.

Wind Added To Portfolio

April 24, 2012

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 Gym

April 24, 2012

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.

April 23rd

Official Stresses Boater Safety

April 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — Boaters taking to local waterways are encouraged to keep safety on their minds, a local watercraft officer says.

As warm weather sets in, State Watercraft Officer Kevin Peters said boaters should inspect their vessels before hitting the water. Boaters also should have several safety items handy before setting out.

Club Serves Up Pancakes

April 23, 2012

ST. MARYS — The smell of pancakes, syrup and sausage filled the air of the American Legion as part of a service group’s semiannual fundraiser.

The St. Marys Kiwanis Club held its first pancake day of the year on Saturday as members served up pancakes and sausage to hungry visitors. For the club, the breakfasts serve as a major fundraiser.

April 20th

Security Upped At Courthouse

April 20, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Moving forward with improved security as part of courthouse renovations, the Auglaize County commissioners have purchased equipment necessary for those updates.

This week the commissioners approved the purchase of a scanner and magnatometer to place at the single entry point to the Auglaize County Courthouse once renovations are complete.

“It wasn’t part of our original bid package but it’s always been budgeted for the project,” Commissioner Doug Spencer said of the purchase.

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