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October 26th, 2011
— Editor’s note: The Evening Leader, like the Associated Press, does not identify victims or alleged victims of sex crimes.
WAPAKONETA — The rape trial of a St. Marys optometrist started on Tuesday with the alleged victim recounting the events of an October night in 2009.
ST. MARYS — Ghosts, vampires, fairies and movie characters gathered in the Chestnut Street parking lot Tuesday night for the annual Rotary Club Halloween Parade and costume contest.
Organizer Deb Zwez said the event provides an opportunity for area children to dress up in their costume, in addition to going out for Beggar’s Night.
“It gives kids in the community a chance to show off their Halloween costume,” she said. “It’s a chance for kids to show how cute they all are.”
NEW BREMEN — Area councilors voted to rescind a measure they passed at their previous meeting.
New Bremen Mayor Jeff Pape noted councilors moved too fast with passing the Community Reinvestment Area agreement resolution with Brookside Laboratories as an emergency during their previous meeting, and councilors moved to pass other related pieces during their meeting Tuesday evening.
Village Solicitor Steve Smith suggested councilors rescind the previous legislation.
ST. MARYS — After seeing a trend in students choosing online learning over traditional classroom learning, a local high school has developed a program where select students have the option of going to school on the web or through a mix of online and traditional classes.
St. Marys Memorial High School Principal Dave Lewis and teacher Dave Huber developed the MHS Virtual Learning Academy this summer, with this school year being the inaugural year for the online program.
CELINA — Celina police and fire departments responded to an injury traffic crash in the 500 block of E. Market Street at 10:27 p.m. Monday night.
A vehicle driven by Joseph A. Ritchie, 20, 804 Wilkens St., Apt A, Celina, was westbound on East Market Street when the driver lost control and veered off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a no parking sign and brushed a pole holding a private business sign at the northeast corner of Market and Pike streets.
ST. MARYS — Three St. Marys alumni joined the ranks of 12 others to be inducted into the St. Marys Memorial High School Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame.
J. Paul VanderHorst, John D. Kuenzel and Robert W. Reed were the fifth class to be inducted into the hall of fame during the annual event Saturday evening at the St. Marys Eagles.
WAPAKONETA — A county organization will be hosting a festival this weekend to spread awareness of domestic violence.
The Festival of Hope: Families Standing Together in Peace, hosted by the Auglaize County Crisis Center, will be held Sunday in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The festival begins at 2 p.m. with a vigil at Salem United Methodist Church. After the vigil, attendees are invited to participate in a walk to Veterans Memorial Park.
NEW BREMEN — Students of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be traveling around New Bremen this month for their annual fall fruit sale.
The sale, which runs through Nov. 14, helps the group pay for various activities it participates in throughout the year.
“The money raised goes toward the chapter in general and helps pay for trips, contests and leadership conferences,” Adviser Katy McGovern said. “It’s a general fund that helps to cover our students’ costs.”
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement group recently moved into its new headquarters in the city of St. Marys.
The Fraternal Order of Police in Auglaize County purchased an old church building at 520 W. North St., St. Marys, to serves as its new lodge. FOP President Mark Ernst said the purchase now gives the organization a permanent home.
ST. MARYS — A local principal recently joined a small group of educators to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as part of a partnership between school districts and a branch of the military.
St. Marys Memorial High School Principal Dave Lewis was nominated by Army National Guard Sgt. Andrew Sanford to participate in a refueling mission Oct. 13 at Rickenbacker Airport.