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February 1st, 2012
ST. MARYS — Members of a local board of education’s committee will be presenting a tentative hiring timeline to the full board at its next meeting to search for its next head official.
Members of the St. Marys Board of Education Personnel Committee took the first step in beginning the hiring process for the district’s next superintendent — setting to put up the job posting later this week.
ST. MARYS — The city’s top elected officials gave members of a local civic group a recap of his first month in office and his goals for the city of St. Marys on Tuesday night.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan addressed St. Marys Kiwanis during a visit to the group’s weekly meeting. McGowan, who took office Jan. 1, said he has seen a flurry of activity in his 31 days on the job.
“I’m the kind of person who likes to get involved,” McGowan said. “I like to try to get a feel of the job.”
NEW BREMEN — One hundred was the key number for New Bremen Elementary second-grade students, as they celebrated their 100th day of school Monday afternoon.
The second-grade students in Marsha Wierwille’s class were in celebration mode, decked out in their 100th day crows and necklaces. A slew of 100th Day of School activities were planned for the students. Throughout the day, students worked on a coloring sheet, wrote their numbers from one to 100 on a grid, decorated a 100th Day of School cookie and did a dot-to-dot.
ST. MARYS — Discussion of the addition of a dog park in the city of St. Marys got kick started again on Monday.
Members of the St. Marys Parks and Playground Committee voted to send a recommendation to city council to discuss the option of adding a park to K.C. Geiger Park. Chair Robin Willoughby brought the issue to the committee for further discussion after receiving comments from residents asking for a dog park.
“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 Jan. 23 to 30, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Ohio National Guardsmen from St. Marys and Celina mobilized and left to go to Portsmouth and Cincinnati to assist in flood relief. Company K went to Cincinnati and a medical detachment from Celina also left for the impacted region.
The following is a list of times and places for weigh-ins for the Grand Health Challenge:
Jan. 30: There will be a weigh in for the Grand Health Challenge from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. today at Wapak Medical Center.
Jan. 31: There will be a weigh in for the Grand Health Challenge from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at JTDMH's cardiac center and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Mercer County Health Department.
CELINA - A Celina woman faces multiple charges stemming from a break-in at a local business.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office has filed charges against Mandi L. Gibbons, 31, of 632 Grove Street #9, Celina, with theft and breaking and entering, both fifth-degree felonies. She is being held in the Mercer County Detention Center
CELINA — After receiving a grant, a local organization will be able to continue with additional moneys to help fund a watershed official.
During the Grand Lake Wabash/Watershed Alliance’s Joint Board meeting on Thursday, board members were notified they received the grant for Watershed Coordinator Laura Walker’s position.
“We were notified we got the watershed coordinator’s grant,” said Karen Balster with the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District.
ST. MARYS — A local hospice is in search of volunteers to help provide comfort, respite and support to area families and patients.
On Friday, Grand Lake Hospice, 1122 E. Spring St., St. Marys, held an open house for those interested in volunteering at the organization.
Volunteer Coordinator Julie Jacobs said volunteers are the lifeblood of any hospice.
“We’re just trying to get the word out about volunteering for hospice and the different ways you can volunteer at hospice,” Jacobs told The Evening Leader.
NEW BREMEN — Area residents can earn some extra cash this weekend and help a local organization by selling their old, unwanted jewelry.
The New Bremen American Legion Auxiliary will host a gold sale from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the New Bremen American Legion, located at 6458 State Route 66. Connie Voss of Voss Gold Buying will be on hand to test and weigh the gold. Organizer Dot Schwartz said sellers can bring any kind of gold — yellow, white or rose — or platinum jewelry for cash.