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January 17th, 2012
ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital was recently awarded a $1.5 million incentive from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its participation in the electronic health records incentive program.
The program, Meaningful EHR Use, challenges care providers to move toward electronic records through a series of phases to be implemented through 2015. Patient Care Vice President Deb McKee said Joint Township District Memorial Hospital approached Phase I of the program by focusing on the hospital’s emergency department.
ST. MARYS — Motorists heading west onto Indiana Avenue from Defiance Road could soon be able to turn right on red.
Members of the St. Marys Traffic Committee voted to send a recommendation to city council that would allow for right turns on red at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Defiance Road, near the Auglaize County Council on Aging, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. John Bubp, the 1st Ward Councilor, asked the matter be referred to the committee during last week’s city council meeting.
ST. MARYS — With a line out of the door, Varsity Lanes was packed Saturday night with community members coming out to support their peers and fighting for a cause.
Relay for Life of Southwest Auglaize County held its first big event of the year to get ready for its June event.
“This is our kickoff,” Co-Chair Jackie Speckman said after the doors opened for the fundraiser.
Speckman noted the various activities on the agenda for Saturday’s event, which went from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Jan. 17: St. Marys Living Center will host Auglaize County Wildlife Officer Matt Hoehn at 2 p.m. today in the dining room.
The Minster Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
Jan. 18: There will be a Zumba class and a yoga class at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. respectively today at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.
Jan. 19: The Auglaize County Veterans Commission will meet at 6 p.m. today at 1020 W. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — In the wake of a group of local students being charged with unruliness by sexting, school officials are noting they have discussed the topic at school, and they believe it’s a topic parents should talk about with their children at home.
Two St. Marys Middle School 12-year-olds, a male and a female, were recently charged with unruliness by sexting, and in a separate case, a 17-year-old St. Marys male and a 14-year-old female at St. Marys Middle School were charged with the same thing.
ST. MARYS — Kindles, Nooks and tablets topped the wish list of many area residents this holiday season, and a local library is offering a slew of items for these devices at no cost to library patrons.
The St. Marys Community Public Library offers a variety of e-books, audiobooks and movies that may be checked out for use on a variety of devices, including Kindles, Nooks and Sony Readers. E-books may also be checked out for use on a Windows or Mac computer. A complete list of supported devices can be found on the library’s digital catalog website.
NEW BREMEN — Area residents in wheelchairs, bicyclists or those who need scooters to get around will soon be able to get out and explore a resource in the area.
As part of a Transportation Enhancement grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation received through a partnership with the village of New Bremen and the New Bremen Foundation, a portion of the Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Trail will be paved.
This is the inaugural edition of “Leader Look Back,” a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50, 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Jan. 9 to 16, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced today his office is investigating an incident that occurred on Brown Road, Celina.
At 7:29 a.m. this morning, deputies were notified Danny L. Boise, 61 of 911 North 7th Street, Apt. #15 Coldwater, had not made it to his dialysis appointment in Celina. Deputies and Coldwater Police began to search for him.
At 7:52 a.m., deputies were dispatched to 5139 Brown Road, when the residents there discovered a vehicle in their pond with a body lying near a garage there.
ST. MARYS — A local chapter of the Relay for Life will start the new year with a celebration this weekend.
The Relay for Life of Southwestern Auglaize County will host its Kickoff Birthday Party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Varsity Lanes in St. Marys. Relay for Life Committee Member Jackie Speckman said the group is hosting the event to get area residents ready for Relay for Life, which will be held June 15 and 16 at Skip Baughman Stadium.