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December 16th

Engineer ‘Beets’ Icy Roads

December 16, 2011

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County engineer is trying a new method to combat snow and ice on roads this winter — beat juice.

Starting with a truck equipped with one unit of a beet juice salt brine mixture, which treats stone and salt before it is laid on county roads, Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said they are in the process of adding three additional units.

Rangers Bleed For Others

December 16, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Local School students and staff joined together to save approximately 90 lives Friday morning by donating 15 minutes of their time to donate blood, as the school hosted its annual Red Cross blood drive.

The New Knoxville Student council organized the annual drive, bringing approximately 30 students and staff members to the little gym at New Knoxville Local School. According to the Red Cross, three lives are saved with each donation. Every two seconds, according to the Red Cross, a blood transfusion is needed.

Students DARE’d To Succeed

December 16, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local fifth-grade students officially graduated from a drug-prevention program during a ceremony held Friday morning.

Fifth-grade students at Holy Rosary School and St. Marys Intermediate School participated in their DARE graduation, where DARE Deputy Sam Blank congratulated them on reaching the milestone.

Kicking off the event, Blank stressed that DARE isn’t just about drugs.

Rescheduled Winterfest Set For Sunday

December 16, 2011

ST. MARYS — Santa will host a parade at 4 p.m. Sunday as part of Winterfest. The parade, as usual, will travel along Spring Street from Front Street to Chestnut Street.  The parade will end with watching the Live Nativity, then taking his seat in his house at Memorial Park where he will have special hours during the Christmas season. Each child will receive a bag of goodies to take home when they visit Santa at the Santa House during the holiday season. Santa and the gift bags are courtesy of the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and the St. Marys Kiwanis Club and the St.

Weekly Happenings For Dec. 19-24

December 16, 2011

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Dec. 19: The New Knoxville Community Library will host a storytime from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. today for ages 3-5.

The New Bremen Public Library will host an after school snack at 3:30 p.m. today.

The FJ Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will host a bingo event from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. today.

A Zumba class will be held from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.

The Minster Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. today.

Students Learn Some Sober Truths

December 16, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local high school students received information on what exactly they can be punished for when it comes to alcohol — whether it’s having someone purchase it for them, drinking it with their parents or drinking with their friends.

Agent John Burton with the Ohio Investigative Unit spoke to the students in Monica VanderHorst’s health classes on Thursday about the “Sober Truth.”

Portman Talks Payroll Tax

December 16, 2011

ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator says he is confident a deal will get done to prevent what he called a tax hike on working Americans.

December 15th

Wine Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

December 15, 2011

WAPAKONETA — A St. Marys optometrist was sentenced to more than a year in prison after being convicted in October of a felony sex crime.

Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Frederick Pepple sentenced Douglas J. Wine to 15 months in prison on one count of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, during a hearing Wednesday afternoon. Wine was convicted of the charge in October after a jury trial. Jurors found Wine not guilty of sexual battery and rape, a first-degree felony, regarding an incident that involved a Florida woman at his St. Marys home in 2009.

Residents Learn About Project

December 15, 2011

NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Board of Education held a community meeting Wednesday night to update residents on the possible building project.

The meeting was the second the board has had with the community to receive feedback on building a new elementary school. After the first community meeting, board members found that a majority of attendees were in favor of moving forward with a new building. Board of Education President Keith Bornhorst said the second meeting was held to update the community on the status of the project, which will be on the March ballot.

December 14th

Wine Sentenced To Prison Term

December 14, 2011

WAPAKONETA — Douglas J. Wine was sentenced to 15 months in prison by Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Frederick Pepple on one count of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, during his sentencing hearing today. Wine also was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. He faced a maximum of 18 months in prison. During the hearing, attorneys for Wine noted they planned to file an appeal in the case.

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