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May 22nd, 2012
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Principal Linda Tebbe praised the work of students at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting Monday night, as the results of the Ohio Graduation Tests taken earlier this year revealed a 99.4 percent passage rate.
“In my years here, these are the top scores we’ve ever had,” Tebbe said. “We had 100 percent in reading, 100 percent in science, 100 percent in social studies, 100 percent in writing.”
CELINA — Gov. John Kasich visited the area on Monday, stopping in at the Mercer County Republicans’ Reagan Day dinner at the Galleria and speaking on topics such as agriculture, manufacturing, job creation and education.
Sen. Keith Faber introduced Kasich, who thanked those in attendance, such as Jim Zehringer and Rep. Jim Buchy.
ST. MARYS — State officials pulled samples on Monday as part of testing at beaches along Grand Lake St. Marys.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Bethany McCorkle said officials were in the area taking samples to test for toxins ahead of Memorial Day weekend at Grand Lake St. Marys. The state has been routinely testing around the lake and added samples from the beaches this week.
"We'll have those results back on Thursday from the testing," McCorkle told The Evening Leader.
ST. MARYS — For the past three days, anglers from around the Midwest convened on Grand Lake St. Marys to participate in the second-ever “Get the Carp Outta Here” fishing tournament.
With the sunny weather, anglers were bringing in fish by the dozen.
“The numbers of people fishing are down, but we’re on pace to weigh in more fish,” co-organizer Dan Manning said on Sunday. “There are people from all around to do this — they’re professionals.”
WAPAKONETA — Deputies and investigators with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal farm accident Saturday east of St. Johns that claimed the life of a 56-year-old
At approximately 2:20 p.m., St. Johns Rescue Squad personnel and deputies from the sheriff’s office were dispatched to a residence east of St. Johns on U.S. 33, between the town of St. Johns and Ohio 65 in regard to a female found laying in a field and a driverless tractor still running in the field.
“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 May 15 to 21, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: A proposed U.S. highway would enter the city of St. Marys on 54 West and continue through to Wapakoneta, Bellefontaine, Marysville, Columbus, Lancaster, Athens and Pomeroy.
ST. MARYS — A local school district found out on Friday that it qualified to develop a transportation plan through the state.
On Friday, St. Marys City Schools received notification from the Ohio Department of Transportation that it was selected to participate in the development of a School Travel Plan (STP) for the district.
ST. MARYS — Local third-grade students learned recycling lessons on Friday.
Bonnie Wurst with the Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District spoke to third-grade students at St. Marys Intermediate School on the importance of reducing their amount of trash.
“I want to do more today than just talk about what we recycle, I want to talk more about why we recycle,” Wurst said. “One of the reasons we recycle is to reduce the amount of trash that we make.”
CELINA — The Celina Police Department has received three reports over the last 10 days of money being stolen from homes in the residential area between East Wayne Street. In each of the cases cash money was taken from purses or other locations inside the home.
ST. MARYS — Lane closures will be in effect on Ohio 66 in both directions between County Road 66A and the city of St. Marys beginning at 7 a.m. Monday. These lane closures will be in effect 24 hours a day. The affected lanes are scheduled to reopen to motorist at 5 p.m. July 27.
One lane of traffic will remain open to motorists in each direction at all times. The total completion date for this project is September. These lane closures are due to a contractor doing bridge work in that area. The ramp from U.S. 33 west to Ohio 66 south will be closed during this time.