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August 2nd, 2011
WAPAKONETA — When Kayla Schneider’s name was announced as the 2011 Auglaize County Junior Fair queen, she broke into a subtle smile — later saying all the contestants were deserving.
On Monday, Wapakoneta’s Schneider and St. Marys’ Patrick Schwartz were crowned as royalty over the 159th Auglaize County Junior Fair.
Schwartz said the selection gave him a feeling of accomplishment after being chosen.
“It’s an awesome feeling,” Schwartz said. “I grew up wanting to be selected someday.”
ST. MARYS — State officials in Columbus are in the process of determining if the illness of a Montgomery County resident is related to toxins in Grand Lake St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — Outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs have the opportunity to stroll through the woods near the location of what is believed to be the initial settlement of St. Marys.
As part of his Eagle Scout project, Ryan Wendel, 18, established a walking path through the woods behind Varsity Lanes in St. Marys. The parcel is believed to be near the original settlement of Fort St. Marys, which became part of St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — During a special meeting Friday afternoon, St. Marys Board of Education members adjusted personnel items and recognized one of their own.
Board members accepted the resignation of Ken Neff as St. Marys Middle School principal and the resignation of Mary Miller as St. Marys Middle School assistant principal. They then appointed Miller as principal of St. Marys Middle School, effective this upcoming school year.
MINSTER — Beer rookies and connoisseurs alike are invited to Four Seasons Park Saturday for the fourth annual beer tasting event, Bock and Rock.
The event begins at 4 p.m. for VIPs and at 6 p.m. for general admission today. General admission tickets for Bock and Rock are $20 pre-sale and $25 at the gate and include 15 sample tickets, a complimentary sampling glass, live entertainment and a sampling guide.
ST. MARYS — A local resident recently had his first foray into print, as he debuted his first novel.
St. Marys resident Jason Thornsberry penned “Family Debt: The Devil’s Due” under the name J.D. Thornsberry after he was inspired by events that happened to him at a haunted house.
“Somebody a couple of years ago asked me to go to a house they thought might be haunted and take some photographs,” Thornsberry said. “I ended up taking an audio recorder, and I started getting voices and things.”
ST. MARYS — Construction crews have been busy along the Miami and Erie Canal in downtown St. Marys.
Work will soon wrap up on repairs to the walking path along Lock 13. The path, which was destroyed during the Feb. 28 flood, sports a new, reinforced foundation.
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.”
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.
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.