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February 15th, 2012

Village Talks Maintenance

February 15, 2012

NEW BREMEN — During their meeting Tuesday evening, New Bremen Village Councilors discussed an option that would help with property maintenance within their village.

New Bremen Mayor Jeff Pape noted he spoke with the mayor of Jackson Center and the topic of property maintenance came up. Jackson Center’s mayor noted his village uses NIC — or National Inspection Corporation — out of Dayton for its property maintenance enforcement.

Beer Barrel Opens

February 15, 2012

ST. MARYS — The newest addition to the St. Marys restaurant portfolio opened its doors today.

“It’s very exciting,” Beer Barrel owner John Heaphy said inside his newest location in St. Marys. “I have a lot of friends from here who have been coming to Lima for years.”

February 14th

Speaker Addresses Trauma

February 14, 2012

ST. MARYS — One in four people have experienced some form of trauma, says Aaron Kuhn of Counseling & Consulting Services Inc.

“Trauma is existent in this world,” he said. “If you’ve been alive long enough, you’ve likely experienced some sort of trauma.”

Kuhn, the second of four motivational speakers in the Grand Health Challenge lineup, spoke Monday night to area residents about trauma and how to deal with it. Family of origin, he said, is where people grow up.

Citizen Honored

February 14, 2012

ST. MARYS — A Japanese resident who played a large role in a cultural exchange with the city of St. Marys received honorary citizenship Monday night.

St. Marys Mayor Patrick McGowan bestowed honorary citizenship to Junko Tagawa during Monday night’s St. Marys City Council meeting. Tagawa has assisted with the sister city program with Awaji City in a variety of capacities since living in St. Marys.

February 13th

BOE Talks Finances

February 13, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local board of education held a work session Saturday morning to discuss the financial state of the St. Marys City School District and the possibility of cuts and a levy in the future.

Treasurer Tom Sommer gathered financial information for the board to review in beginning its budget talks. Sommer gathered information starting from 2004, when voters passed the emergency levy. He also included the forecast that was recently approved by board members.

February 10th

Flavorful Fundraiser

February 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local high school organization raised money by providing dinner for the public as part of a fourth-annual event.

During the Memorial High School National Honor Society’s Wing Ding, residents could snack on a catered meal by 2Willy’s barbecue of half a chicken, potato chips, applesauce and a roll with butter from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Commons area before the St. Marys-Ottawa Glandorf basketball game on Friday.

Students Stress Salute

February 10, 2012

NEW BREMEN — A group of area sixth-grade students are on a mission to educate the public about a topic that they have become knowledgeable and passionate about over the first half of their school year.

Prison Sentence Stayed

February 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist’s prison sentence has been stayed, pending the outcome of his appeal.

Cards Learn Importance Of Donations

February 10, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Area high school students learned about blood donation at an assembly Thursday afternoon in preparation for a blood drive that will be held later this month.

New Bremen sophomores, juniors and seniors gathered in the high school auditorium to learn about donating blood. Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Jeri Garringer said she is a regular blood donor.

Bill Could Require Tests

February 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — A proposed bill in the Ohio House could mean motorists would have to brush up on current traffic laws before renewing an operator’s license.

House Bill 400, introduced by Youngstown Democrat Robert Hagan, would require anyone renewing an operator’s license to take and pass a written test required by those applying for a permit and take and pass the road exam every other renewal. The bill, which was introduced in December, has been assigned to the Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

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