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October 14th, 2011

Cards To Spread Sunshine

October 14, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Elementary and middle school students will be digging through their couches next week to help raise money for the New Bremen/New Knoxville Rotary Sunshine Project.

The fundraiser, Rays of Sunshine, sponsored by the New Bremen Middle School Student Council, will be held Oct. 17-25. Students have been encouraged to find loose change to help raise money for an accessible playground that will be built in Bremenfest Park next year. Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey spoke with students Friday afternoon about the fundraiser.

Riders To March At Invite

October 14, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local marching band will be showcasing its skills at a statewide event.

The St. Marys All-Brass Marching Band will be performing at the 2011 Buckeye Invitational at Ohio Stadium at 3:30 p.m. today.

The event began at 9 a.m., and the day’s activities will end with a special performance by The Ohio State University Marching Band at 7:05 p.m.

St. Marys Band Director Dane Newlove noted the St. Marys All-Brass Band had to apply to be featured in the invitational.

Bike Ride To Benefit Group

October 14, 2011

ST. MARYS — Bicycle enthusiasts can converge on St. Marys on Saturday to raise money for a nonprofit that benefits the developmentally disabled.

Area families can participate in the Good for Business Canals Locks and Bagels 2011 Family Fun Ride, a second-ever family bike ride.

“The nonprofit Good for Business started three years ago when funding for people with disabilities was cut so drastically, we wanted to find a way to develop alternate sources for people with disabilities to find jobs,” Good for Business Director Karen Blumhorst said.

Rangers Learn Fire Lessons

October 14, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville/Washington Township Fire Department visited New Knoxville Local School Thursday to teach students about fire safety.

Students started the day with a fire drill. Throughout the day, classes viewed a video about different fire safety related topics and also had a lesson with the visiting fire department. At the end of the fire safety program, students were given informational material and a small gift.

California Man Killed In Mercer County Crash

October 14, 2011

CELINA — A California man was killed early this morning in a single-vehicle crash near U.S. 127 in Mercer County.

In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Carthagena Road at U.S. 127.

October 13th

St. Henry School Employee Charged With Voyeurism

October 13, 2011

CELINA — A St. Henry school employee has been accused of video taping underage girls.

In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said voyeurism charges have been filed against Nate L. Bomholt, 36, of Dull Road, St. Henry.  The incident was referred to the sheriff’s office by the Mercer County Department of Jobs and Family Services on Oct. 6.

A search warrant was issued for the 128 Dull Road, St. Henry, and specifically a cell phone used by Bomholt. The warrant was issued on Oct. 7.

Weekend Happenings

October 13, 2011

Oct. 14: A Community Pink Out Day will be held today. Residents are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness.

The Tailgate for Cancer will be held at 6 p.m. today at the St. Marys Eagles Club.

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.

A Family Movie Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.

BOE Briefed On Buildings

October 13, 2011

NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Board of Education met Wednesday evening to hear a presentation from Freytag and Associates about building site options for the new elementary building.

Larry Ludlow, of Freytag and Associates, presented the board with three options for the location of the new building, each connected to the high school.

Grand Lake St. Marys Sees Increase

October 13, 2011

ST. MARYS — While visits to state parks sagged this year, one local park saw a boom of campers.

The number of camping nights sold at Grand Lake St. Marys increased by 9.4 percent from 2010 figures. The increase followed a 41.6 percent decrease from 2009 to 2010, which coincided with the outbreak of toxic algal blooms at the lake.

October 12th

Dog Warden: Pit Bull Calls Up

October 12, 2011

ST. MARYS — The county’s dog warden says he has seen a spike in pit bull related incidents in recent weeks.

“Pit bulls are an issue countywide,” Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey said. “Here in St. Marys, we are starting to see more. There have been several calls dealing with pit bulls.”

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