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June 15th, 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.
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.
ST. MARYS â€” 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.
CELINA â€” Erica Gelhaus leads the six, small girls gathered at the Richardson Bretz Building, pulsing her arms in a beat, as the children breathe in, breathe out, then pant like a dog.
The breathing exercises are to warm up their vocal chords, Gelhaus tells the children. The former Miss Ohio and St. Henry native also explains to the children how their vocal chords vibrate â€” whether it be fast or slow â€” to create high and low notes. Itâ€™s all part of â€śSingers on Stage,â€ť a new Arts in the Parks program presented by Arts Place.
CELINA â€” Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced Tuesday the arrest of three more subjects on drug trafficking charges. All but three of the offenders indicted by the May grand jury have been arrested. Two of the remaining are incarcerated at this time in another facility on unrelated charges, but will be returned to Mercer County at the completion of their sentence at that facility. Deputies are working with South Carolina authorities attempting to locate the remaining suspect.
June 14: The New Bremen Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today. The New Knoxville Village Council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. today. The Auglaize County Airport Authority is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. today at Neil Armstrong Airport.
June 15: There is a Zumba class available from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. today at the union hall in St. Marys.
June 17: The annual Buckland Fireman's Festival will take place starting at 4:30 p.m. today.
June 18: The annual Buckland Fireman's Festival will take place starting at 4 p.m. today.
ST. MARYS â€” The annual Holy Rosary Festival battled rain for the second year in a row, but it had little effect on the festivities.
Friday night opened the festival with the food stands, rides and bingo.
â€śThis festival is about friends and bingo â€” whether you win or not,â€ť Haylee Kill said.
Nick Wilson, an annual entertainer at the festival, combined talents with Troy Perry this year. Their band, Nixonperry, kicked off the entertainment. The Earthquakers closed out the night in the entertainment tent.
MINSTER â€” Despite a rainy, windy start, the Southwestern Auglaize County Relay for Life ended with sunny skies and perfect conditions for walkers.
A series of storms that swept through the region Friday night forced the suspension of some of the activities scheduled during the relay. Teams returned to Minster Memorial Field at dawn Saturday to complete the event that raised money to help in the fight against cancer.
Here's a list of weekend happenings taking place around the area:
June 11: The Southwestern Auglaize County Relay for Life is scheduled to end today.
A regifting/garage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon today in the parking lot of Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 130 N. Wayne St., St. Marys.
Holy Rosary Festival continues today.
June 12: The Soundwaves Chorus will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at the Crown Pavilion in New Bremen.
Holy Rosary Festival continues today.
ST. MARYS â€” An annual festival kicks off Friday, netting entertainment, food and rides for area residents.
Holy Rosary Festival officially opens at 5 p.m., and it will run through Sunday evening.
â€śThis is for the school,â€ť said Rob Menker, a member of the Holy Rosary Festival Steering Committee. â€śAll the proceeds go back to the school.â€ť
The funds go toward operating expenses.
â€śWe could not operate the school without the money raised from the festival,â€ť Menker said.