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May 11th, 2012
ST. MARYS — To wrap up Right to Read Week, students at St. Marys Intermediate School received a visit from a Columbus-area author.
Nancy Roe Pimm lives in Dublin now, but she grew up in New York City. She noted when she was young, she dreamed of becoming a cowgirl — something not realistic in New York City. When her sister got married, she lived on a horse farm and invited Roe Pimm to live with her in the summer.
ST. MARYS — Between homework, softball practices, dance recitals and Girl Scouts, Linda Opperman keeps busy with her granddaughters.
“I like being involved with the kids,” said Opperman, The Evening Leader’s 2012 Mother of the Year. “That’s helping me stay young for one thing. I just like helping out. I like seeing them grow up and helping them grow up to be good kids and keep them on the right track.”
She noted that she has been involved in several of her granddaughters’ activities.
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement agency recently netted a state grant to help its drug awareness program.
The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office received $20,140.04 as part of a $3.8 million grant program administered by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office. The funding is earmarked to keep school resource officers and DARE officers active in the local schools. The money will also expand the focus of the anti-drug campaign to include the dangers of prescription drugs, as well as drugs like marijuana, cocaine and heroin.
ST. MARYS — In the town of Salem, Mass., in 1692, there was a community dedicated to the service of God.
The background is of “The Crucible,” a play based on a time during the Salem Witch Trials that is also described as an allegory of McCarthyism.
Tonight and Saturday night, local students will be showcasing their version of the story they are required to read in their junior English classes in a performance of which they have been working on for approximately 12 weeks.
NEW BREMEN — From singing and dancing to playing instruments and performing magic tricks, New Bremen elementary and middle school students showed off their skills Thursday afternoon for the third annual Believe in Yourself Talent Show.
“We’re extremely pleased with the number of students who signed up to share their talents with us,” Middle School Principal Howard Overman said to a packed gym before introducing the first act.
ST. MARYS — Residents in the city of St. Marys will have an opportunity to discard unwanted items during the next two Saturdays as part of the annual spring clean-up.
Curbside pickup only for those residents who live south of Spring Street and all residents who live east of the St. Marys River will take place starting at 7 a.m. Saturday. Those residents who live north of Spring Street and west of the river will have their items picked up on May 19.
ST. MARYS — A local high school netted bronze in a national magazine’s ranking of high schools across the country.
During his report to the board of education, St. Marys Instruction Director Bill Steinbrunner noted St. Marys Memorial High School received a bronze rating in the U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings of best high schools.
NEW BREMEN — Residents and visitors in an area village could be seeing a few parking spots eliminated in the downtown area as part of a proposed ordinance to the village council.
During their brief meeting Tuesday evening, members of the New Bremen Village Council passed the first reading of an ordinance to eliminate parking on the north side of Monroe Street between Washington and Water streets.
NEW KNXOVILLE — A flag that once flew over a sortie in Afghanistan is now on display in the New Knoxville Village Administration Building.
Norma Schroer, of Operation New Knoxville Cares (ONKC), visited with New Knoxville Village Councilors Tuesday night to present a flag from a local veteran and a certificate from the Alpha Company of the St. Marys Guard Unit.
NEW BREMEN — At 13-years-old, Rachel Scott knew she would affect the lives of others, tracing her hands on the back of her dresser and writing, “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will some day touch millions of people’s hearts.”
Four years later, on April 20, 1999, Rachel was the first of 13 people killed at Columbine High School.