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October 13th, 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.
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.”
NEW BREMEN — An area village proceeded with the next step in the process to bring a new business to town during a meeting of its council Tuesday evening.
During their meeting, members of the New Bremen Village Council approved, as an emergency resolution, an application from Brookside Laboratories to enter into a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Agreement with the Village of New Bremen.
Economic Development Director Angela Hamberg noted Brookside had visited area communities interested in a CRA and had settled on New Bremen.
ST. MARYS — A city councilor Monday night said he believes some dog owners in St. Marys are being irresponsible with their pets.
Bill Slemmons, the 2nd Ward Councilor for the city of St. Marys, said he has noticed more pit bulls and rottweilers running at-large. Slemmons said a resident outside his house was cornered by three dogs.
“The patrolman came down,” Slemmons said. “There’s a lot of (dogs) running around.”
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville/Washington Township Fire Department earned bragging rights for the year Saturday after beating the competition in the extrication competition at the Fireman’s Picnic.
Buckland, Chickasaw, New Bremen/German Township and New Knoxville/Washington Township fire departments went head-to-head in the annual competition, most boasting times under three minutes.
ST. MARYS — A local high school group is hosting a new fundraiser to go toward its cause of finding a cure for cancer.
Members of St. Marys Memorial High School's Relay for Life team is hoping to "Flush Out Cancer" with the fundraiser they kicked off Wednesday evening by placing a purple, duct-tape covered toilet in the school's assistant principal's, Brian Pohl, yard.
"The Relay kids voted who would be the first participant," MHS Relay for Life Adviser Karen Newlove said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Screams of victory, sighs of defeat and the occasional German tune filled the gym at New Knoxville Local School Friday morning, as students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades competed in the German Olympics.
German teacher Kathy McClain said the annual event is used to promote German culture.
"The idea is to promote German heritage," McClain said, noting that the event is always scheduled during German-American Week. "With New Knoxville being a German town, we try to highlight their heritage."
NEW KNOXVILLE — A local district added three global students this school year as part of a foreign exchange student program.
ST. MARYS — A local baseball legend returned to town Wednesday to hand out a Little League award that bears his name.
Galen Cisco visited members of the St. Marys Rotary Club during their weekly meeting at the St. Marys Eagles and talked about all things baseball. He also handed out the Galen Cisco Award, which is presented annually to the St. Marys Little League’s team most valuable player.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Area residents will flock to New Knoxville’s Community Park this weekend for a day full of activities at an annual fire department fundraiser.