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January 11th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — An area mayor had to break a tie vote — something that doesn’t happen often — during a village’s first council meeting of the year Tuesday evening.
MINSTER — Members of the Minster Fire and Rescue squad responded to Minster Machine this morning for an accident which resulted in the death of an employee.
Minster Fire Chief Dale Dues told The Evening Leader crews received a phone call shortly after 5 a.m. today reporting a male at Minster Machine was trapped under a plate of steel. By the time emergency responders arrived, Dues said employees at the foundry freed the male. The male was brought to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys via a Minster squad.
ST. MARYS — City officials say they plan to take a closer look at the city’s water fund.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan noted the health of the city’s water fund needs to be examined in the coming weeks. During Monday night’s council meeting, councilors approved, under suspension of rules, an emergency ordinance to make appropriations for 2012. In that measure was a revision that removed a $200,000 appropriation from the water distribution improvement fund.
ST. MARYS — A New York woman faces three felony charges after allegedly attempting to defraud a local Chase Bank.
Jan. 9: St. Marys Living Center will host “Wheelchair Wonder Richard” at 2 p.m. today in the dining room.
The Moulton Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Township Hall
The Grand Health Challenge will host its kick-off meeting at 7 p.m. today at Memorial High School.
The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.
The Minster Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. today.
St. Marys baseball players who sign up for Minor, Major and Pony Leagues before Jan. 31 will be given the opportunity to attend a two-day baseball clinic run by former Major League pitcher and coach Galen Cisco. Those that sign up will be part of the clinic and will also receive a Galen Cisco baseball clinic t-shirt. For any questions, call 419-305-6552.
CELINA — Over the past approximately 60 years, the absent father rate has jumped from 7 percent to 33 percent, according to Mercer Dads Director Ted Goodwin.
“As the absent father rate has climbed, what has happened in our society?” Goodwin said. “Things have gotten worse progressively in society. Dad has that much of an impact.”
Goodwin said the statistics about children with an absent father are shocking.
CELINA — More than 200 residents visited the YMCA in Celina on Saturday to check up on their health and learn some valuable lessons.
Joint Township District Memorial Hospital held its annual winter family health fair, which featured a slew of booths that ranged from wound care tips to testing balance. Community Outreach Coordinator Anne Larger said the event always draws a crowd.
“It’s going very well,” Larger told The Evening Leader. “We’re very excited.”
WAPAKONETA — Deputies with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a harassing letter placed in the home mailbox of the Wapakoneta City Schools superintendent.
“It appears that the correspondence may be related to current contract negotiations in the district,” Sheriff Al Solomon said on Friday about the letter found last weekend in the mailbox at Keith Horner’s Cridersville area residence.
ST. MARYS — Local students participated in their first “in-school field trip,” where they learned how to find their own DNA code, during a science class on Friday.
The students in Tami Golliday’s cell biology and genetics course at St. Marys Memorial High School stayed in Golliday’s classroom all day Friday to participate in an extensive, first-time lab where they extracted DNA and found the DNA code, similar to what is done in forensics.