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June 28th, 2011
NEW KNOXVILLE — Preliminary test results indicate that New Knoxville Local School hit all 26 state indicators this school year.
The Ohio Achievement Assessment tests students in grades three through eight on various subjects. New Knoxville High School Principal Linda Tebbe said, according to what she reviewed, New Knoxville Local School made District Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and had a Performance Index of more than 100 for elementary, high school and the district, in addition to achieving all 26 state indicators.
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys became the second municipality in Auglaize County and the latest across the region to ban the sale and possession of synthetic drugs marketed as bath salts.
During their meeting Monday night, members of the St. Marys City Council approved, under suspension of rules, an emergency ordinance banning sale, possession and manufacture of the synthetic drug that has dominated the news in recent months. The substance, marketed as bath salts, often contains chemical compounds that resemble cocaine and LSD.
June 27: The Reach for Two food drive runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys.
The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today at the city building located along East Spring Street.
The New Knoxville Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.
June 28: The Reach for Two food drive runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys.
WAPAKONETA — In recognition of Adopt-a-Cat Month, many animal shelters around the nation are offering special incentives in June for those wanting to add a cuddly ball of fur to their family.
For those considering cat adoption, there are plenty of kitties in need of a loving home at the Auglaize County Humane Society in Wapakoneta, said Mandy Fouse, animal caretaker and adoption assistant.
ST. MARYS — Amidst the plethora of produce and baked goods, Gene and Debbie Knox have been selling handmade chip carvings since the Covered Bridge Farmers’ Market began several years ago.
Knox said he started making chip carvings in 1993 after he retired.
“(Debbie and I) went to a wood carving show in Indiana and there was a chip carver there and he was giving beginners lessons, so we signed up for one,” Knox said. “We took a weekend lesson and I just started after that.”
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys teen today is launching a campaign aimed at helping others in need.
“The Reach for Two: One for U.S. and One for You” food drive is the brainchild of St. Marys resident Robert Austin Riggs, a 16-year-old Memorial High School student. Riggs, the son of Robert and Barbara Riggs, said he decided to start the drive after lower-than-normal results of a recent post office food drive.
ST. MARYS — A local district official announced her resignation during a special meeting of the board of education held Friday.
In a meeting that included districtwide cuts for every employee of the St. Marys City School District, Superintendent Mary Riepenhoff also said she will be leaving for another job this fall. Members of the St. Marys Board of Education approved the resignation of Riepenhoff as superintendent, effective Aug. 31.
CELINA — Mary and Norm Zahn began researching what they wanted to do for after their retirement 10 years ago. After talking, visiting farms and attending shows, they decided to invest in alpacas.
“We had been to several shows and farms that we had visited to see the different animals and we were just so impressed with their demeanor,” Mary Zahn said. “They’re very curious animals and they make a humming sound and they’re just real calming to be around. They’re not excitable hardly at all.”
June 25: The Reach for Two food drive starts today and runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys. The Spencerville Summerfest ends today. Moulton Homecoming will be held today. The Covered Bridge Farmers Market in Memorial Park will be held from 8 a.m. to noon today in St. Marys.
CELINA — The Celina Police Department has made arrests in two separate incidents that involve suspects abusing a household product by huffing. In the first incident officers were called to a home at 7:23 a.m. May 31 after neighbors saw a teenager that appeared to be huffing paint, sitting on the porch. Officers arrived to find Kyle A.