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September 9th, 2011
NEW BREMEN — A local employer gave its clients the day off as part of an annual get-together on Friday.
Auglaize Industries clients feted the end of summer with an annual celebration, as they ate, played games and enjoyed each other’s company.
“This is our client appreciation picnic,” Director Greg Ferrall said. “We hold an annual client picnic, and we do a Christmas party also, which is the last Friday that we work in December.”
The picnic, Ferrall said, is a way to give back to the clients.
CELINA — A local campus head spoke to a networking group about her rise to her current career position during the group’s monthly meeting.
Bonnie Mathies, the dean of Wright State University Lake Campus, spoke to members of the Auglaize/Mercer Women in Business Networking Association and members of the Lake Campus’ Women Supporting Women group.
Mathies’ speech was titled “Who Knew” — and she described her journey from her college graduation to being named dean of the Lake Campus in May.
WAPAKONETA — A Cincinnati man was killed Thursday morning after he was pinned between two CSX railcars.
According to a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, Dennis A. Hemme, 59, of Cincinnati, was killed after he was pinned between two train cars on the CSX rail just south of Taylor Road in Auglaize County. The sheriff’s office received a phone call reporting the incident at 5:16 a.m. Thursday.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Board of Education members urged residents to attend the tour next week in an effort to obtain input on what steps to take with the elementary building.
The board viewed pictures of damaged plumbing and electrical lines that were recently taken in the tunnels of the elementary building in addition to reviewing a script of the tour they took before the August board meeting. Board members agreed the condition of the building cannot be allowed to continue to deteriorate.
ST. MARYS — Local high school students entered this school year with a new policy change that allows them to use their cell phones during the school day.
St. Marys Memorial High School students are allowed to keep their cell phones on during the day — during certain times of the day — which was a change in the school’s previous policy on cell phones and other wireless communication devices.
WAPAKONETA — A CSX railroad engineer was killed this morning in an accident on the CSX railroad tracks near Taylor Road close to the Auglaize-Shelby County border just off of County Road 25A.
Investigators at the scene were still evaluating evidence as of press time this morning, but he said it appears the engineer of the train was pinned between the engine and a railroad car during a switching operation.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
MINSTER — On Tuesday, Minster Village Councilors agreed to craft an ordinance for a four-way stop at the intersection of Garfield and Third streets.
Minster Village Administrator Don Harrod said during a recent traffic survey, 342 cars passed through the intersection in a four-hour period on a Thursday morning.
“So there’s a lot of traffic down through there,” Harrod said.
CELINA — A local university is working with area companies in hopes to provide well-educated employees to fill existing voids in the local job market.
Wright State University Lake Campus now offers a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a focus on manufacturing. S. Narayanan, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the main campus, wanted to start the program in Celina and chose Ruby Mawasha to serve as the director of the new program at the Lake Campus.
CELINA — For the second time in three days a traffic stop has led to the seizure of a significant amount of heroin.
On Sunday, Celina Police Officer Brian Taylor recognized Zachery Frazier as the subject drove north on Main Street. The officer was aware that Frazier was under suspension from the state of Ohio. He confirmed this information through a computer check and stopped the vehicle at a residence in the 100 block of East Wayne Street at 2:33 p.m. Sunday
CELINA — An area official updated members of a local lake organization on a project that is scheduled to start this fall.
Mercer County Economic Development Director Jared Ebbing addressed members of the Lake Improvement Association during their monthly meeting Saturday morning.
He noted the Prairie Creek treatment train would be a system to return the “ecological balance” to that section of Grand Lake St. Marys.