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October 21st, 2011
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement group recently moved into its new headquarters in the city of St. Marys.
The Fraternal Order of Police in Auglaize County purchased an old church building at 520 W. North St., St. Marys, to serves as its new lodge. FOP President Mark Ernst said the purchase now gives the organization a permanent home.
ST. MARYS — A local principal recently joined a small group of educators to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as part of a partnership between school districts and a branch of the military.
St. Marys Memorial High School Principal Dave Lewis was nominated by Army National Guard Sgt. Andrew Sanford to participate in a refueling mission Oct. 13 at Rickenbacker Airport.
Oct. 21: Easy Campgrounds, 14338 Kossuth Road, St. Marys, will host a House of Horror at 8 p.m. today. The two-story indoor, haunted house is 0.2 miles north of U.S. 33 next to beside Easy Campground. Admission is $6.
Woodland Haunted Trails, located behind the roller rink on Ohio 703, will be open from dusk to 1 a.m. today. Admission is $8 per person or $14 for the trails and skating.
ST. MARYS — Two political newcomers will be squaring off on Nov. 8 for the 1st Ward seat on St. Marys City Council.
Republican John Bubp, 52, 609 Farrington Court, and nonpartisan candidate John A. Burd Sr., 56, 115 Hickory St., are vying for the seat left vacant by the retirement of Mike Kleinhenz.
Bubp, who works at Honda, said he decided to get involved in city government after his children graduated from high school.
ST. MARYS — State Rep. Robert Sprague spoke about the progress that has been made by the legislature Thursday night as the keynote speaker at the Auglaize County Republican Party fall rally.
When Sprague arrived in office in February, the state was facing an $8 billion budget deficit. He noted that 40 percent of the budget goes toward education and 33 percent toward Medicaid.
“Two programs that are absolutely critical to our state make up 73 percent of the budget,” Sprague said.
ST. MARYS — A local hall of fame will be adding three more inductees as part of an annual ceremony this weekend.
The Memorial High School Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame will welcome J. Paul VanderHorst for academic/professional achievement, Robert W. Reed for service to St. Marys City Schools and John D. Kuenzel for athletic achievement during the induction ceremony Saturday at the St. Marys Eagles.
“This is our fifth class of inductees,” Memorial High School Alumni Foundation President Bill Kellermeyer said.
ST. MARYS — Two of the three mayoral candidates for the city of St. Marys appeared at a public forum and told voters why they should be the next mayor.
Incumbent Democrat Greg Freewalt and Republican challenger Patrick McGowan appeared at the informational session hosted by the St. Marys Rotary Club. Nonpartisan candidate Pam Hobler was invited to appear at the forum but declined the invitation because of time conflicts with her job. Hobler supplied written responses that will be included among the other candidates’ answers.
ST. MARYS — A local senior citizen organization has been helping veterans share their war experiences for the past year.
The Auglaize County Council on Aging’s Vet-2-Vet program allows local veterans to talk with fellow veterans the first Friday of each month. Trena Chiles, outreach specialist and wellness coordinator for the ACCA, said the program started from interactions with her own father.
ST. MARYS — Local students have been utilizing some new equipment in their school to enhance what they are learning in their classrooms.
Students at St. Marys Primary School recently received new computers in their computer lab, bringing their equipment up-to-date with the computers and technology currently utilized in their classrooms.
“We got 26 new computers,” Principal Sue Sherman said. “They are awesome.”
ST. MARYS — A group of local school board candidates participated in a debate Monday evening.
The seven candidates competing for the two positions on the St. Marys Board of Education participated in a debate sponsored by the St. Marys Education Association to a crowd of residents, teachers and students.
The debate was monitored by Randy Elsass, who questioned candidates Ronda Shelby, Ken Koverman, Josie Slater, Brian Little, Bob Valentine, Keith Jacobs and John Lampert.