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June 27th, 2011

Week At A Glance

June 27, 2011

June

June 27: The Reach for Two food drive runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys.

The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today at the city building located along East Spring Street.

The New Knoxville Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.

June 28: The Reach for Two food drive runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys.

Humane Society Marks Cat Month

June 27, 2011

WAPAKONETA — In recognition of Adopt-a-Cat Month, many animal shelters around the nation are offering special incentives in June for those wanting to add a cuddly ball of fur to their family.

For those considering cat adoption, there are plenty of kitties in need of a loving home at the Auglaize County Humane Society in Wapakoneta, said Mandy Fouse, animal caretaker and adoption assistant.

Couple Carves New Niche

June 27, 2011

ST. MARYS — Amidst the plethora of produce and baked goods, Gene and Debbie Knox have been selling handmade chip carvings since the Covered Bridge Farmers’ Market began several years ago.

Knox said he started making chip carvings in 1993 after he retired.

“(Debbie and I) went to a wood carving show in Indiana and there was a chip carver there and he was giving beginners lessons, so we signed up for one,” Knox said. “We took a weekend lesson and I just started after that.”

June 24th

Teen Organizes Food Drive

June 24, 2011

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys teen today is launching a campaign aimed at helping others in need.

“The Reach for Two: One for U.S. and One for You” food drive is the brainchild of St. Marys resident Robert Austin Riggs, a 16-year-old Memorial High School student. Riggs, the son of Robert and Barbara Riggs, said he decided to start the drive after lower-than-normal results of a recent post office food drive.

St. Marys Superintendent Resigns

June 24, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local district official announced her resignation during a special meeting of the board of education held Friday.

In a meeting that included districtwide cuts for every employee of the St. Marys City School District, Superintendent Mary Riepenhoff also said she will be leaving for another job this fall. Members of the St. Marys Board of Education approved the resignation of Riepenhoff as superintendent, effective Aug. 31.

Couple Falls In Love With Alpacas

June 24, 2011

CELINA — Mary and Norm Zahn began researching what they wanted to do for after their retirement 10 years ago. After talking, visiting farms and attending shows, they decided to invest in alpacas.

“We had been to several shows and farms that we had visited to see the different animals and we were just so impressed with their demeanor,” Mary Zahn said. “They’re very curious animals and they make a humming sound and they’re just real calming to be around. They’re not excitable hardly at all.”

Weekend Happenings

June 24, 2011

June 25: The Reach for Two food drive starts today and runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys. The Spencerville Summerfest ends today. Moulton Homecoming will be held today.  The Covered Bridge Farmers Market in Memorial Park will be held from 8 a.m. to noon today in St. Marys.

Celina PD Arrests 2 For Huffing

June 24, 2011

CELINA — The Celina Police Department has made arrests in two separate incidents that involve suspects abusing a household product by huffing.  In the first incident officers were called to a home at 7:23 a.m. May 31 after neighbors saw a teenager that appeared to be huffing paint, sitting on the porch.  Officers arrived to find Kyle A.

Authors Shed Light On St. Marys Native

June 24, 2011

ST. MARYS — Two authors stopped at a local library to speak on a writer with ties to the area who was a household name in his prime, as part of a presentation Thursday evening.

Paul J. Bauer and Mark Dawidziak presented on their biography on St. Marys native Jim Tully, titled “Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler,” at the St. Marys Community Public Library.

Green Plant Comes To Celina

June 24, 2011

CELINA — The city of Celina and SolarVision, LLC, broke ground on the Celina Renewable Energy Center  Thursday, marking the beginning of construction on the sixth and largest solar power installation for SolarVision in Ohio.

SolarVision President Greg Kuss said the center is a unique project.

“This is the only installation like this in the world that I’m aware of,” Kuss said. “This is a historic day. This doesn’t happen every day”

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