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December 16th

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.

Official Talks Projects

December 14, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Village Councilors met Tuesday night to hear an update from the village administrator and pass a list of ordinances.

In his report to the board, Village Administrator Rex Katterheinrich updated councilors on an excavation project.

SSD Search Moves Along

December 14, 2011

ST. MARYS — The incoming mayor for the city of St. Marys says he plans to have the city’s top position filled by February.

Mayor-elect Patrick McGowan, who takes office Jan. 1, said he is in the process of compiling applications for the safety-service director position. The position became open when current Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock was named to the same position for the city of Celina effective Jan. 1.

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