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November 3rd, 2011
CELINA — A Korean man accused of causing a collision that killed a 3-year-old Minster girl last month recently appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
A grand jury indicted Jinghao Xu, 50, of Hamilton, on one count of vehicular homicide, a fourth-degree felony. Xu appeared in court on Oct. 25 and is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9, where he is expected to enter a plea to the charge.
ST. MARYS — A committee for a local board of education met to discuss the options for tennis courts located at the district’s new complex during a meeting Wednesday afternoon, ultimately deciding on the straight-line option, which would be located parallel to the current high school student parking lot.
The following attachments contain information regarding State Issue I, which will appear on Tuesday's ballot.
NEW BREMEN — An area business group moved ahead with the next step in bringing a new business to its town.
Members of the New Bremen Community Improvement Corporation went ahead with the next step in the Brookside Laboratories project during their meeting Tuesday evening.
MINSTER — On Tuesday, Minster residents will head to the polls to decide the fate of a number of issues.
One of these issues will be the renewal of a five-year Permanent Improvement Levy for Minster Local Schools.
“We have records that show that this levy has been in place since before 1976,” Minster Local Schools Superintendent Brenda Boeke said in a recent address to the Minster Service Club. “So for 35 years we’ve had a commitment by this community to support the levy. We appreciate that greatly.”
ST. MARYS — The race for the three St. Marys City Council-at-Large seats has a field of former and current officeholders as well as a newcomer.
Incumbents Ron Ginter, 813 Lake Ave., and Jim Harris, 413 Concord Ave., are seeking re-election as Kristine Collins, 216 Walnut St., and Lyndella Andrews, 702 Columbia St., are seeking to regain a spot on city council. Joining the four is political newcomer Bob Fitzgerald, 1713 Fenway Court, who brings the slate of candidates to five.
ST. MARYS — A local organization has opened shop to the public to provide baby-related products to area residents at a lower cost.
The Baby Boutique, of the Family Life Center of Auglaize County, is now open to the public. The once member-only boutique provides new or gently used baby products at a discounted rate. Family Life Center Director Candice Dicke said the change was made to bring awareness of what the center has to offer area residents.
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said officials with the Wapakoneta City Schools met with Dr. Dan Ross, Commissioner of the OHSAA and his Assistant Commissioners at their office in Columbus.
"After having a discussion, we are happy to say that we will be participating in the Ohio High School football playoffs," Horner said in a statement. "We wish all the students athletes participating in any sport good luck in their playoff or tournament. Wapakoneta City School officials will not have any further comment."
Oct. 31: The New Knoxville Community Library will hold storytime from 1 p.m. to 1:30 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.
Nov. 1: The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library of Minster will hold storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today for 3 to 5-year-olds.
NEW BREMEN — Five candidates will be competing for two open slots next week in the New Bremen Board of Education election.
Scott Bertke, Kami Fox, Troy Grillot, Robert Parker and Timothy Paul are on the ballot for two spots in the Nov. 8 election.
Bertke, a lifelong resident of New Bremen, said he is interested in joining the school board because he would like to serve the community.