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June 30th, 2011

St. Marys Hits 24 of 26 Indicators

June 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — According to preliminary numbers from an assessment taken during the school year that were recently released, a local school district has made the state requirements but is still struggling to meet the federal guidelines.

St. Marys City Schools received its results from the Ohio Achievement Assessments taken earlier this year.

The data showed St. Marys students met 24 out of the 26 state indicators — eighth-grade science and fifth-grade math were the ones they did not meet.

Alum Project Wraps Up

June 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — Contractors tasked with applying chemicals to help reduce phosphorus levels in Grand Lake St. Marys are scheduled to wrap up the monthlong project today.

HAB Aquatic Solutions won the bid to apply alum to the center 4,900 acres of the lake in order to neutralize phosphorus already in the water. Phosphorus is a food source for algae, a major issue at the lake.

June 29th

Francis L. Smith, 97

June 29, 2011

Francis L. Smith, 97, of 217 E. Oak St., Celina, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the Gardens of Celina.

He was born on Nov. 19, 1913, in Coldwater, to Louis and Caroline (Schwartz) Smith, and they preceded him in death.

On Oct. 18, 1937, he married Anna Margaret Zender, and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2007.

He is survived by a son, Patrick (Janet) Smith of Celina; two daughters, Judy (Joe) Otte of North Star and Elaine (Jim) Loughridge of Coldwater; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.

Donna Jean Becker Doseck, 88

June 29, 2011

Donna Jean Becker Doseck, 88, of rural Spencerville, died at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on Aug. 18, 1922, in Salem Township, to George E. and Nellie M. (Hays) Becker, and they preceded her in death.

On April 5, 1947, she married William A. Doseck, and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2001.

William G. Holtzhauer, 79

June 29, 2011

William G. Holtzhauer, 79, formerly of 1709 Kingsbury Drive, St. Marys, died on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospice in Lexington, Ky.

 He was born on Aug. 27, 1931, in St. Marys, the son of Charles and Zeitha (Richards) Holtzhauer, and they preceded him in death.

 On Jan. 14, 1961, he married Carol Nolan, and she preceded him in death on March 16, 1995.

Marie L. Cordier, 82

June 29, 2011

Marie L. Cordier, 82, formerly of 08361 Burd Road, Celina,  died at 7 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Hospice of Dayton.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1928, in Wapakoneta, to Guy and Alma (Sandkuhl) Benzing, and they preceded her in death.

On May 24, 1954, in St. Marys, she married Paul F. Cordier, and he preceded her in death on June 22, 2000.

Village To Explore Upgrade

June 29, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Area village councilors voted to explore the options for an electric substation, as they passed the first reading of a resolution to seek  engineering, during their meeting Tuesday evening.

New Bremen Village Councilors passed the first reading of a resolution to authorize Village Administrator Wayne York to seek engineering for upgrades to the village’s Herman Street Substation.

Kasich Touts Business

June 29, 2011

MINSTER — One phone call and five minutes — that’s all it took for Ohio’s governor to get a handful of engineers jobs at Dannon in Minster Tuesday afternoon.

In a visit touting development and investment in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich helped Dannon land engineers to fit its needs at the Minster plant. The job opportunities surfaced during a tour of the plant when the plant manager noted he needed some engineers. Kasich called Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee who pledged his support.

Local Teaches Spanish Online

June 29, 2011

ST. MARYS — Bryan Householder teaches Spanish to approximately 200 students located all over Ohio at the same time.

He is a teacher for Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) and teaches his students in an online environment.

After completing his master’s degree online, Householder, a St. Marys resident, said he was intrigued by teaching online classes because of his interests in teaching, Spanish and web design.

New Knoxville Independence Day Celebration Schedule

June 29, 2011

New Knoxville Independence Day Celebration Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 2

8 a.m. — Woody A. Piehl Wooden Bat Softball Tournament

8:30 a.m. — 5K Walk/Run — to enter contact Samantha Menke at 567-204-8571

9:30 a.m. — One mile fun run — to enter contact Samantha Menke at 567-204-8571

11 a.m. — Flag ceremony-Cub Scouts

11:30 a.m. — The Way International Choir

Noon —  Dodgeball Tournament- Lesia Arnett

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