February 10th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — Area high school students learned about blood donation at an assembly Thursday afternoon in preparation for a blood drive that will be held later this month.
New Bremen sophomores, juniors and seniors gathered in the high school auditorium to learn about donating blood. Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Jeri Garringer said she is a regular blood donor.
ST. MARYS — A proposed bill in the Ohio House could mean motorists would have to brush up on current traffic laws before renewing an operator’s license.
House Bill 400, introduced by Youngstown Democrat Robert Hagan, would require anyone renewing an operator’s license to take and pass a written test required by those applying for a permit and take and pass the road exam every other renewal. The bill, which was introduced in December, has been assigned to the Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.
CELINA — Deputies are investigating the apparent suicide of a Rockford man in northern Mercer County.
According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, deputies were dispatched to Township Line Road, north of U.S. 33, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday via a 911 call received by Van Wert County authorities.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
Points Per Game G PTS. PPG
Jacob Myers, Van Wert 15 291 19.4
Reggie McAdams, Elida 16 293 18.3
ADA — Ohio Northern senior center and New Bremen graduate Scott Schnelle scored his 1,000th point for the Polar Bears on Wednesday night in ONU’s 64-55 win over Heidelberg.
Schnelle’s free throw with 14:21 left in the second half put him at the scoring plateau.
Schnelle scored 18 points on 14-of-15 shooting from the floor to go along with nine rebounds three assists and a block.
ST. MARYS —Before the St. Marys Board of Education meeting Wednesday night, community members heard from a representative from the Ohio Department of Education.
Mary Lou Holly, who works in the Office of Finance and Program Services, is the Ohio Department of Education Regional Coordinator for District 2. Holly reviewed a presentation she created on a staffing analysis of the St. Marys City Schools.
ST. MARYS — As his sixth week in office draws to an end, St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan briefed members of the St. Marys Rotary Club on his goals and aspirations for the city.
McGowan talked about the city’s strengths and weaknesses as well as some looming financial issues. One of the city’s biggest assets, he noted, is its financial footing.
“The city is blessed with its finances,” McGowan said. “Overall we are in good shape.”
Kathy Lynn (Holsinger) Ratcliff, 49, of Findlay passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center with her husband and family by her side.
Kathy was born on Aug. 15, 1962, to George and Geri (Adams) Holsinger. Kathy worked as a laborer and was most recently employed with PBE Enterprises.
Mary Ann Seger, 85, of 255 N. Garfield St., Minster, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 16, 1926, in Shelby County, to John and Mary C. (Meyer) Dircksen, and they preceeded her in death.