March 27th, 2012
NEW KNOXVILLE — Students at New Knoxville School were evacuated Tuesday afternoon and the building searched by an area bomb squad.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon told The Evening Leader a phone call at 1:54 p.m. by a school employee triggered an investigation that included the Lima Bomb Squad searching the school. Solomon said the students were evacuated a “safe distance away” from the school and parents were notified via the school district’s policy.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Local School is continuing to move ahead with plans to implement new standards next year in preparation for the coming state mandates, which will be in effect for the 2014-15 school year, Superintendent Kim Waterman said Monday night at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting.
ST. MARYS — Members of the St. Marys City Council approved a measure regarding the zoning of recently annexed land Monday night.
March 27: There will be a weigh in for the Grand Health Challenge from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. today at JTDMH's cardiac center and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Mercer County Health Department.
Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold Storytime for 3 to 5-year-olds from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today.
Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold the Book Club at 6 p.m. today.
Auglaize Neighbors United will present "Windfall" at 6:30 p.m. today at Wapa Theater in Wapakoneta.
NEW BREMEN — A group of area women got a workout in Saturday morning at New Bremen High School while raising money for cancer research.
ST. MARYS — Area families packed the hallways of St. Marys Primary School Saturday night for an annual spring festival.
The St. Marys PTO’s eighth annual Spring Fun Fest kicked off at 4 p.m. and ran to 8 p.m., featuring a variety of games, prizes and food. Kids lined up outside of classrooms, waiting to play the more than 20 games at the festival, including staples like the Tunnel of Terror, Just Dance and the cake walk. Attendees also enjoyed face painting, prizes and a variety of snacks, including pizza, popcorn and cotton candy.
Monday, March 26
•Sid. Leh. at St. Marys, 4:30 p.m.
• Covington at New Knoxville, 5 p.m.
• New Bremen at Bradford, 5 p.m.
ST. MARYS — The local DARE deputy spoke with high school students to speak with them about the dangers of sexting and being too liberal with their personal information on the Internet, such as on social media sites.
“It’s a serious problem across the United States, and it is a problem here in St. Marys,” Memorial High School teacher Monica VanderHorst said to her health students about sexting.
Blank noted he visits all the schools in Auglaize County.
ST. MARYS — Over the next two weeks, a local library will be holding a magazine drive to renew its magazine subscriptions that are available for patrons.
The St. Marys Community Public Library is holding its annual Adopt a Magazine drive, in which community members can buy a magazine subscription for the library. St. Marys Community Public Library Director Sue Pittman said the library has already had numerous magazine subscription donations.
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