Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
By Tom Millhouse
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local school board members announced Monday night they intend to pursue construction of a new auditorium, gymnasium and agriculture education complex.
As a first step, board members voted to establish a capital projects fund. They approved the transfer of $500,000 from the general fund into the new account. School officials reported the project's preliminary cost estimate at $15 million. Other amounts to be set aside in the new fund have not been determined. [More]
St. Marys native will compete for Olympic swimming berth later this month
By Colin Foster
In 2012, Josh Fleagle was an 18-year-old competing at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials.
Four years after having missed the cut, Fleagle returns to the stage a better swimmer with his eyes on the prize.
The St. Marys native will go for Olympic berths in the 100- and 200-meter freestyle when the meet begins on June 26 in Omaha, Neb. [More]
Obituaries on June 14th, 2016
Leo H. Pohlmann, age 85, of Maria Stein, died Monday, June 13, 2016 at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
William "Spank" B. Chaffins, 54, St. Marys, OH died 12:37 p.m. Saturday June 11, 2016 in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
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New Bremen
NEW BREMEN - Village officials are seeking solutions to problems at Komminsk Legacy Park's splash pad.
Council members and officials on Monday voic
Hi-Tech Wire added warehouse, four jobs
ST HENRY - School board members on Monday approved a 100 percent, 10-year tax abatement for Hemmelgarn Enterprises, doing business as Hi-Tech Wire, in St. Henry.
ST. HENRY - Village council members at Monday's meeting authorized paying the final installment on the Willow and Parkview streets reconstruction project.
ST. MARYS - City officials plan to replace electrical transformers this year to ensure substations operate smoothly.
Council members heard first reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of a damaged transformer previously located at the Lore Substation east of AAP.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local school board members handled a number of personnel issues at Monday's regular meeting.
The board accepted the resignatio
FORT RECOVERY - School board members accepted the resignation of district band director Samuel Piehl during a special meeting this morning. The resignation was effective immediately.
MONTEZUMA - This weekend's Zuma Days festival will feature activities for visitors of all ages, with organizers saying they want to provide fun for the entire family.
CELINA - After a successful first week to the season, Grand Lake looked to start off week two strong with rival Lima looking to hand the Mariners their first loss.
ST. HENRY - Kole Murlin threw a complete-game three-hitter, Tanner Freeman went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, and the Celina ACME baseball team defeated St. Henry 6-4 on Monday night at Wally Post Athletic Complex.
Compiled by Colin Foster
The Coldwater ACME team ran its record to 6-3 with a 10-7 victory over Fort Recovery on Monday at Veterans Field.
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