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July 4th, 2011
CELINA — A Celina man died Sunday night after he crashed his motorcycle.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office is investigating the county's first traffic fatality of 2011. Dispatchers received a call of a possible motorcycle crash at 11:56 p.m. Sunday. The caller advised dispatchers they heard a motorcycle go past their house, then heard tires squealing and a crash.
ST. MARYS — As boaters flock to Grand Lake St. Marys to enjoy the holiday weekend, a local watercraft officer says he hopes they follow several simple safety rules that could save a life.
"We are expecting this to be among the busiest boating weekends of the year," said Brett Trump, area supervisor for the Division of Watercraft. "We are encouraging boaters to follow basic safety tips — obey boating rules of the road, stay alert and sober and properly wear a life jacket."
ST. MARYS — Customers can find a little bit of everything at St. Marys’ newest thrift store, Penny Pinchers, which celebrated its grand opening Friday morning.
Owner Michelle Murphy said shopping at the thrift store is like going on a treasure hunt.
“It’s a treasure find,” Murphy said. “Every time you walk into a thrift store, it’s a treasure find. God knows what you’re walking out with.”
Murphy said she opened the store because of the current economy.
ST. MARYS — A group has been devoting its time working indoors this summer, as a few high school students have diligently been working to add some of their own flair to a local school.
Members of Memorial High School's Art Club, which is advised by Jen Christopher, have been spending a few days a week during their summer break to add some color to the gymnasium at St. Marys Primary School.
"Before school was out, they started sketching," St. Marys Primary School Principal Sue Sherman said.
ST. MARYS — After a lifetime of helping others, Jerry Schetter, a life-long resident of St. Marys, has heeded God’s call to become a Catholic priest.
Schetter grew up in a strong, Catholic family. He attended Holy Rosary School and grew up observing his uncle, who is a priest. Schetter said his uncle never told him to become a priest; however, his presence had an influence on Schetter’s life.
ST. MARYS — Children filled the meeting room at a local library to create a piece of their own on Thursday.
As part of the St. Marys Community Public Library’s summer reading program, children were able to create a necklace or bracelet to take home with them.
“We are doing beads today,” Youth Services Coordinator Paula Drummond said. “We focused on Africa this week, so we’re making beaded necklaces/bracelets.”
ST. MARYS — According to preliminary numbers from an assessment taken during the school year that were recently released, a local school district has made the state requirements but is still struggling to meet the federal guidelines.
St. Marys City Schools received its results from the Ohio Achievement Assessments taken earlier this year.
The data showed St. Marys students met 24 out of the 26 state indicators — eighth-grade science and fifth-grade math were the ones they did not meet.
ST. MARYS — Contractors tasked with applying chemicals to help reduce phosphorus levels in Grand Lake St. Marys are scheduled to wrap up the monthlong project today.
HAB Aquatic Solutions won the bid to apply alum to the center 4,900 acres of the lake in order to neutralize phosphorus already in the water. Phosphorus is a food source for algae, a major issue at the lake.
NEW BREMEN — Area village councilors voted to explore the options for an electric substation, as they passed the first reading of a resolution to seek engineering, during their meeting Tuesday evening.
New Bremen Village Councilors passed the first reading of a resolution to authorize Village Administrator Wayne York to seek engineering for upgrades to the village’s Herman Street Substation.
MINSTER — One phone call and five minutes — that’s all it took for Ohio’s governor to get a handful of engineers jobs at Dannon in Minster Tuesday afternoon.
In a visit touting development and investment in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich helped Dannon land engineers to fit its needs at the Minster plant. The job opportunities surfaced during a tour of the plant when the plant manager noted he needed some engineers. Kasich called Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee who pledged his support.