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October 25th, 2011

Driver Crashes Vehicle Into Building

October 25, 2011

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.  

October 24th

3 Enter Hall Of Fame

October 24, 2011

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.

October 21st

Event offers united front

October 21, 2011

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.

FFA offers fruit

October 21, 2011

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.”

FOP nabs new home

October 21, 2011

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 high school principal takes flight

October 21, 2011

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.

Weekend Happenings

October 21, 2011

Oct. 21: Easy Campgrounds, 14338 Kossuth Road, St. Marys, will host a House of Horror at 8 p.m. today. The two-story indoor, haunted house is 0.2 miles north of U.S. 33 next to beside Easy Campground. Admission is $6.
Woodland Haunted Trails, located behind the roller rink on Ohio 703, will be open from dusk to 1 a.m. today. Admission is $8 per person or $14 for the trails and skating.

Pair Faces Off For 1st Ward

October 21, 2011

ST. MARYS — Two political newcomers will be squaring off on Nov. 8 for the 1st Ward seat on St. Marys City Council.

Republican John Bubp, 52, 609 Farrington Court, and nonpartisan candidate John A. Burd Sr., 56, 115 Hickory St., are vying for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Mike Kleinhenz.

Bubp, who works at Honda, said he decided to get involved in city government after his children graduated from high school.

Sprague Visits GOP

October 21, 2011

ST. MARYS — State Rep. Robert Sprague spoke about the progress that has been made by the legislature Thursday night as the keynote speaker at the Auglaize County Republican Party fall rally.

When Sprague arrived in office in February, the state was facing an $8 billion budget deficit. He noted that 40 percent of the budget goes toward education and 33 percent toward Medicaid.

“Two programs that are absolutely critical to our state make up 73 percent of the budget,” Sprague said.

October 20th

Trio To Head Into Hall Of Fame

October 20, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local hall of fame will be adding three more inductees as part of an annual ceremony this weekend.

The Memorial High School Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame will welcome J. Paul VanderHorst for academic/professional achievement, Robert W. Reed for service to St. Marys City Schools and John D. Kuenzel for athletic achievement during the induction ceremony Saturday at the St. Marys Eagles.

“This is our fifth class of inductees,” Memorial High School Alumni Foundation President Bill Kellermeyer said.

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