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July 29th, 2011
ST. MARYS — A local resident recently had his first foray into print, as he debuted his first novel.
St. Marys resident Jason Thornsberry penned “Family Debt: The Devil’s Due” under the name J.D. Thornsberry after he was inspired by events that happened to him at a haunted house.
“Somebody a couple of years ago asked me to go to a house they thought might be haunted and take some photographs,” Thornsberry said. “I ended up taking an audio recorder, and I started getting voices and things.”
ST. MARYS — Construction crews have been busy along the Miami and Erie Canal in downtown St. Marys.
Work will soon wrap up on repairs to the walking path along Lock 13. The path, which was destroyed during the Feb. 28 flood, sports a new, reinforced foundation.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Board of Education held a special meeting Thursday night to accept the resignation of Elementary Principal Julie Willoughby and to accept the hire of four new employees.
Superintendent Kim Waterman said Willoughby accepted a position at another Ohio elementary school.
“Mrs. Willoughby got an elementary position in Urbana at Urbana East Elementary,” Waterman said. “It’s a third and fourth grade elementary school with about 350 students.”
NEW KNOXVILLE — The shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has halted construction projects across the nation, is having little impact on a local airport.
On Tuesday, the FAA shutdown forced the entity to furlough 4,000 workers and suspend $2.5 billion in airport construction linked to federal grants. While the Neil Armstrong Airport in New Knoxville receives federal grants from the FAA, the shutdown is not currently impacting the facility.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist, who already faces a rape charge, was indicted on six more sex crimes, including two rape charges, and now faces life in prison if convicted.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio Senator stressed the urgency to resolve the impasse regarding raising the debt ceiling or risk a financial catastrophe.
ST. MARYS — A group of teens will take the stage in August, performing a musical never seen before in St. Marys.
The show, “13! The Musical,” tracks the transition period of a young Jewish boy who is forced to move from New York City to Appleton, Ind., after his parents’ divorce.
“It’s about him trying to start at a new school, and he still has his Bar Mitzvah,” Grand Lake Theatrix founder Vickie Shurelds said.
ST. MARYS — A local cooling center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. this week at Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 130 N. Wayne St., St. Marys. There will be no transportation and for more information, call 419-394-3615, option No. 1.
ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist who already faces a rape charge was indicted on six more sex crimes, including two rape charges.
Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, was arrested Wednesday after he was indicted on two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. Wine was booked into the Auglaize County Jail Wednesday and was released on an own recognizance bond.
CELINA — A Mercer County man was arrested for allegedly operating a meth lab.
According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, Joseph C. Sullivan, 41, 1874 Schroeder Road, Celina, was arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine. Indiana authorities also have an outstanding warrant for Sullivan for sale of methamphetamine.