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August 26th, 2011

District Nets Effective Rating

August 26, 2011

ST. MARYS — A state department released its official report cards for school districts across Ohio Wednesday, with a local school district seeing a few changes on its 2010-11 card.

The Ohio Department of Education released the official St. Marys City School District’s 2010-11 School Year Report Card Wednesday, with the district meeting 24 out of the 26 indicators and netting an effective rating.

August 25th

Rangers Ready For New Year

August 25, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — The cafeteria was filled with chatter Wednesday afternoon as New Knoxville middle school students swapped stories of their summers over lunch during their first day back in school.

August 24th

Care Flight Arrives At Collision

August 24, 2011

MINSTER — Two drivers were transported by medical helicopter to a regional hospital after a two-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon near Minster.

According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, at 12:17 p.m., Christopher Blumenstock, of Minster, was driving a 2001 Honda Odyssey and traveling east on Ohio 119 when he attempted to pass another vehicle. Blumenstock’s vehicle struck a 2005 Chevy Impala that was driven by Caitlin Gross, of Sidney, who was traveling west on Ohio 119.

Village Seeks More Water

August 24, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Area councilors voted to move forward with a project after passing an emergency vote Tuesday evening.

New Bremen Village Councilors passed an emergency resolution to hire R.L. Quinter Well Drilling of Burkettsville to proceed with the enlarging of a water well on Isern Farm, at a cost not to exceed $40,000.

Quake Felt Locally

August 24, 2011

ST. MARYS — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rattled Virginia and much of the northern East Coast caused instruments at Wright State University Lake Campus to jump Tuesday afternoon.

The quake struck shortly before 2 p.m. and its epicenter was near Mineral, Va., west of Richmond. The impact of the quake caused a monitoring station at the Lake Campus to jump and the Auglaize County EMA reported receiving numerous phone calls regarding an earthquake.

August 23rd

Quake Sets Off Lake Campus Instruments

August 23, 2011

ST. MARYS — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that rattled Virginia and much of the northern East Coast caused instruments at Wright State University Lake Campus to jump Tuesday afternoon.

The quake struck shortly before 2 p.m. and its epicenter was near Mineral, Va., west of Richmond. The impact of the quake caused a monitoring station at the Lake Campus to jump and the Auglaize County EMA reported receiving numerous phone calls regarding an earthquake.

Firm Nets $1M Grant

August 23, 2011

ST. MARYS — An Ohio-based firm netted a $1 million federal grant to help bring a methane digester to the region.

New Faces Dot Halls

August 23, 2011

ST. MARYS — Local school administrators  met with new staff members as part of an annual welcome luncheon held Monday.

August 22nd

Cars Roll Into Festival

August 22, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Cars of all makes, models and colors lined the lots along Lock One in New Bremen as part of an annual show.

The Bremenfest Muscle and Classic Car Show went on for its fourth year this weekend, netting cars from all over the area.

“We’ve got probably a four or five county area here — from Mercer County, Allen County and of course Auglaize,” Bremenfest Committee member Randy Hirschfeld said. “We’ve got some nice locals. It’s a nice variety of cars.”

Cooks Show Off Chili

August 22, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Almost 30 teams competed in the Bremenfest Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, all vying for the top spots and bragging rights for the best chili in New Bremen.

Participants lined the perimeter of the Crown Pavilion in New Bremen since Saturday morning preparing 28 pots of chili that would be judged on by festival-goers and by Bremenfest judges.

Sisters Steph Heitkamp and Sheila Wenning, both of New Bremen, dressed up as Stepford wives for their “perfect Stepford chili.”

 

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