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November 11th, 2011

Portman Talks Proposal

November 11, 2011

ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator says he supports a proposal from the Congressional supercommittee tasked with trimming the deficit that could eliminate tax breaks for the top two income brackets.

During a teleconference with regional media, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, said he supports a proposal that would eliminate the tax cuts as part of a bipartisan effort to trim the federal deficit. Portman said in order for the supercommittee to reach a decision, any proposal must be bipartisan.

Tailgate Raises $68K

November 11, 2011

ST. MARYS — This year’s St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer raised more than $68,000 for cancer research and area cancer organizations.

November 10th

Driver Pleads Innocent

November 10, 2011

CELINA — A Korean man accused of causing a collision that took the life of a 3-year-old Minster girl last month asserted his innocence on Wednesday.

Jinghao Xu, 50, of Hamilton, pleaded innocent to one count of vehicular homicide, a fourth-degree felony. Xu’s attorney, Michael Sacher entered the plea on behalf of his client, who does not speak English. Like in previous court appearances, Xu was flanked by an interpreter.

COSI Delivers Stormy Lessons

November 10, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — Elementary students flocked to the gym at New Knoxville Local School Wednesday afternoon for an engaging, educational experience.

COSI on Wheels visited the school, bringing one of its six traveling exhibits. Students learned about several aspects of weather in the Current Conditions exhibit that traveled to the school. The learning began with an assembly.

Teen Killed In Crash

November 10, 2011

CELINA — A Mendon teen died Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a traffic crash.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies received a phone call at 5:22 p.m. regarding a crash on Celina-Mendon Road between Siler and Krugh Roads in Center Township, near Mendon.

November 8th

Unofficial Election Results

November 9, 2011

Attached is a PDF of the unofficial results of all the races in Auglaize County.

Shelby, Little Top Vote Getters For SMBOE

November 9, 2011

ST. MARYS — In a contested race that consisted of seven candidates, only a handful of candidates came out winning the two available spots during Tuesday's election for a local board of education.

McGowan Wins Close Mayor's Race

November 9, 2011

ST. MARYS — For the first time in more than a decade, the city of St. Marys has a new mayor.

Republican Patrick McGowan defeated four-term mayor Democrat incumbent Greg Freewalt and nonpartisan candidate Pam Hobler in a tightly contested race. McGowan, a current councilor-at-large, defeated Freewalt by a margin of 1,197 votes (46.81 percent) to 1,136 votes (44.43 percent) in unofficial results. Hobler finished with 224 votes (8.76 percent).

Golden Triangle Ready For Holiday Shoppers

November 8, 2011

NEW BREMEN — An annual shopping event returns this weekend and promises fun for all shoppers

German Family Christmas makes its return to the Golden Triangle on Friday as local merchants will offer specials to local shoppers. The event, sponsored by the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce, serves as the unofficial kick off to the holiday shopping season.

Board To Host Community Meeting

November 8, 2011

NEW BREMEN — In an effort to keep the community involved and informed of its decisions regarding the new elementary building project, a local board of education will again hold a community meeting.

The New Bremen Board of Education will host its second community meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 in the old gym. The meeting, President Keith Bornhorst said, will update area residents on the progress of the project, including a preliminary building design.

 

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