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June 17th, 2011

Senator Works To Help Grand Lake St. Marys

June 17, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local state senator says he hopes three provisions he fought to include in the biennial budget aimed at helping Grand Lake St. Marys make it to the governor’s desk.

State Sen. Keith Faber proposed shifting $4 million of Waterways Safety funds initially earmarked for a marina at Caesar Creek, in Waynesville, to Grand Lake St. Marys for algae mitigation. Faber told The Evening Leader funding from the marina would then come from a capital improvement fund.

Student Succeeds In Program

June 17, 2011

WAPAKONETA — A local partnership between an educational center and a Wapakoneta business has lead to the ultimate accomplishment for a program designed for children with autism.

The Auglaize County Educational Service Center (ESC) provides a program, Project Independence, which is a transitional program designed for children with autism to give them the skills they need to live on their own after high school.

Center Needs Help

June 17, 2011

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Youth Center was forced to temporarily close Wednesday because of the loss of its two government-funded positions.

The center previously had two workers from Experience Works, a government-based company, but because of budget cut-backs, when one the workers moved, the position was not filled and the second position was dropped.

“Right now we’re in a bind,” Director Donna Graham said. “We have no one to work here.”

Assistants Honored

June 17, 2011

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Living Center recognized its nursing assistants Thursday in conjunction with the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants’ 34th Annual Nursing Assistants Day.

The celebration is in recognition of the nursing assistants who have dedicated their time to the lives and well-being of others. Nursing assistants are “key players” in the lives of residents, providing as much as 80 to 90 percent of the direct care to residents in long-term care facilities, according to the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants website.

Sale Has Treasures For All

June 17, 2011

ST. MARYS — Numerous residents flocked to Holy Rosary School to check out the annual Holy Rosary Garage Sale, which started on Thursday and runs through Saturday.

“We’ve had a very good first day — for the first half of this first day,” Holy Rosary Garage Sale Co-Chair Peg Larkin said.

She noted there were people waiting to get in to the building before she even arrived Thursday morning to open the sale.

June 16th

Official Reflects On Career

June 16, 2011

NEW BREMEN — On Tuesday, a local village council officially accepted the resignation of one of its employees, effective Friday, as she will soon be leaving for South Carolina.

Karen Mauch became the first New Bremen economic development director in April 2006. She recently sat down with The Evening Leader to discuss what she has seen in her work with the village since she began as the village planner, now known as the economic development director position.

Author Shares Struggles With Club

June 16, 2011

ST. MARYS —  A Mercer County man Wednesday afternoon shared his experiences with Rotarians regarding his struggles to overcome a neurological disorder.

June 15th

NK OKs Power Deal

June 15, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Village Councilors met Tuesday for their monthly meeting to approve a contract with American Municipal Power (AMP) to purchase 300 kilowatts in the AFEC project and declared it an emergency.

Village Administrator Rex Katterheinrich said the 300 kilowatt purchase was on the conservative side because the recommendation from AMP was for 900 intermediate kilowatts.

“We felt the best way to go was to err on the conservative side because it’s intermediate power,” Katterheinrich said.

Village Votes To Ban Bath Salts

June 15, 2011

NEW BREMEN — An area council voted to ban a hallucinogenic substance in its village during its annual meeting Tuesday night.

Members of the New Bremen Village Council approved an ordinance, as an emergency, to “prohibit the use, possession and/or sale of synthetic cannabinoids and other synthetic drugs.”

Councilor John Schwartz reiterated the difference between the substance marketed as bath salts and the personal product of the same name.

June 14th

State Unveils Algae Website

June 14, 2011

ST. MARYS — In an effort to keep residents abreast of algal concerns in Ohio waterways, state officials unveiled a new website Monday to serve as a one-stop shop.

OhioAlgaeInfo.com will serve as a website residents can visit that will provide up-to-date information regarding algal outbreaks and any current advisories for Ohio waterways. The response strategy includes three recreational use advisories as well as drinking water advisories.

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