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July 29th, 2011

NK BOE Accepts Resignation

July 29, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville Board of Education held a special meeting Thursday night to accept the resignation of Elementary Principal Julie Willoughby and to accept the hire of four new employees.

Superintendent Kim Waterman said Willoughby accepted a position at another Ohio elementary school.

“Mrs. Willoughby got an elementary position in Urbana at Urbana East Elementary,” Waterman said. “It’s a third and fourth grade elementary school with about 350 students.”

Airport Sees Increase In Traffic

July 29, 2011

NEW KNOXVILLE — The shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has halted construction projects across the nation, is having little impact on a local airport.

On Tuesday, the FAA shutdown forced the entity to furlough 4,000 workers and suspend $2.5 billion in airport construction linked to federal grants. While the Neil Armstrong Airport in New Knoxville receives federal grants from the FAA, the shutdown is not currently impacting the facility.

July 28th

Wine Indicted On 6 Charges

July 28, 2011

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist, who already faces a rape charge, was indicted on six more sex crimes, including two rape charges, and now faces life in prison if convicted.

Brown Assails GOP

July 28, 2011

ST. MARYS — An Ohio Senator stressed the urgency to resolve the impasse regarding raising the debt ceiling or risk a financial catastrophe.

Troupe To Take Stage

July 28, 2011

ST. MARYS — A group of teens will take the stage in August, performing a musical never seen before in St. Marys.

The show, “13! The Musical,” tracks the transition period of a young Jewish boy who is forced to move from New York City to Appleton, Ind., after his parents’ divorce.

“It’s about him trying to start at a new school, and he still has his Bar Mitzvah,” Grand Lake Theatrix founder Vickie Shurelds said.

Cooling Center Open

July 28, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local cooling center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. this week at Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 130 N. Wayne St., St. Marys. There will be no transportation and for more information, call 419-394-3615, option No. 1.

July 27th

Wine Faces More Charges

July 27, 2011

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys optometrist who already faces a rape charge was indicted on six more sex crimes, including two rape charges.

Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, was arrested Wednesday after he was indicted on two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. Wine was booked into the Auglaize County Jail Wednesday and was released on an own recognizance bond.

Celina Man Arrested For Allegedly Cooking Meth

July 27, 2011

CELINA — A Mercer County man was arrested for allegedly operating a meth lab.

According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, Joseph C. Sullivan, 41, 1874 Schroeder Road, Celina, was arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine.  Indiana authorities also have an outstanding warrant for Sullivan for sale of methamphetamine.

Tractor Supply To Occupy Storefront

July 27, 2011

ST. MARYS — One of the newest residents in the city of St. Marys will soon occupy a 30,000 square foot home.

Last week, a sign in front of the St. Marys Square announced the impending opening of a Tractor Supply Company store. The newest addition to the plaza will inhabit the 30,000 square foot opening left when Chief closed several years ago.

Village To Continue With Advisory

July 27, 2011

NEW BREMEN — A local village will be continuing the water advisory it recently enacted.

“We are going to keep the water advisory going,” New Bremen Village Administrator Wayne York said during Tuesday evening’s council meeting.

The village issued the water use advisory last week for residents in hopes of curtailing their water usage after dry weather drove up water usage in July.

“We had a 20 percent decrease in usage, which is about sustainable levels,” York said. “We need to observe it.”

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