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October 5th, 2012

Oil Derrick Project Unveiled

October 5, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local lake organization kicked off a campaign today to help raise money to honor the rich history of Grand Lake St. Marys.

The Lake Improvement Association is in the early stage of a fundraising campaign to build an oil derrick at the site of what locally is believed to be the country’s first offshore oil derrick in Grand Lake St. Marys. LIA Secretary Kate Anderson said the project has been several months in the making.

Local Student Has Full Plate

October 5, 2012

ST. MARYS — Between participating in school sports, various school organizations and keeping active outside of school, St. Marys Memorial High School senior Katlyn Brown has her hands full.

Brown plays volleyball and softball, and she is also involved in Relay for Life, National Honor Society, Student Council, FCA and Girl Talk.

Rangers Stage Olympics

October 5, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students kept busy building a castle, playing soccer and cheering on their teachers in German Jeopardy, among other German-themed activities, Friday morning, as the students participated in German Club Olympics.

The competition, organized each year by the students in German Club, provides an opportunity for the fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students to learn about German culture.

Shelby Co. Pair Indicted

October 5, 2012

SIDNEY — A Shelby County grand jury has indicted two officials with the Shelby County Humane Society on alleged theft charges that included using the organization’s funds to pay for personal items.

In a news release issued on Thursday, Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart announced the indictments against Mike Lescowitch, president of the Shelby County Humane Society, and Angela Bray, treasurer for the organization. Lescowitch was indicted on one count of theft in office, a fourth-degree felony, and Bray faces one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony.

October 4th

Wapak Probes Student's Threat

October 4, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta Police Department officers are investigating a call reporting a threatening comment made by a 15-year-old student to another student while being transported home Wednesday on a school bus.

A call came in at 4:10 p.m. reporting the student had harassed another student. According to the report, High School Principal Aaron Rex had already made contact with the student and his parents and had addressed the situation.

Local Alum Promotes Peace

October 4, 2012

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys native traveled to the Middle East this week to begin a three-year project as a peacemaker.

Jonathan Brenneman left for Palestine on Tuesday to join a team of people working to keep peace between Israeli settlers and local Palestinians in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

October 3rd

Councilors Hear Dog Talk

October 3, 2012

MINSTER — A local village council received an update on Tuesday regarding progress on a new dog park.

Alex Lundstrom, a Minster resident, spoke during the Minster Village Council meeting about adding a dog park in Minster. Paul Enneking, Dr. Paul Hunter, Marissa Lundstrom and Melinda Utendorf also have been helping Lundstrom discuss the creation of the park.

Alltel's Chad To Visit Schools

October 3, 2012

ST. MARYS — St. Marys City Schools will play host to Alltel Wireless’ Chad this week, as he will make appearances at several events in the district.

Chad will be in St. Marys to promote awareness of Alltel’s partnership with St. Marys City Schools for mobile learning devices, to recognize the football program for its participation in Alltel’s Yards 4 Youth and to promote Alltel’s commitment to helping people save money on their wireless bills.

Chad will begin his appearances with a trip to St. Marys Intermediate School on Thursday.

October 2nd

CARDS Club Takes Off

October 2, 2012

NEW BREMEN — In response to Rachel’s Challenge and the findings of a survey last year, a new club has formed at New Bremen High School to give students an avenue to make the school a place for everyone.

Students at New Bremen High School attended an assembly Friday afternoon to learn about the new opportunity.

Pilot Project To Start

October 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — The latest in a string of pilot projects aimed at healing the waters of Grand Lake St. Marys was scheduled to start today.

Officials from OrganicPonds.com were slated to start placing aeration devices in a channel near Otterbein as part of a pilot project. Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Manager Milt Miller said the project also includes another nuisance that could help improve water quality in the lake.

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