Flood Warning issued June 20 at 1:54PM EDT until June 20 at 9:30PM EDT by NWS Wilmington
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a * Flood Warning for... Shelby County in west central Ohio... Logan County in west central Ohio... Auglaize County in west central Ohio... Southeastern Hardin County in west central Ohio... Northern Union County in central Ohio... Mercer County in west central Ohio... * Until 145 PM EDT Friday. * At 152 PM EDT, local law enforcement reported that several roadways remained closed due to high water. Additional rainfall in thunderstorms is expected later today. Runoff from any storms that occur may worsen any ongoing flooding or create new flooding concerns. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Sidney, Bellefontaine, Celina, Wapakoneta, St. Marys, Coldwater, Fort Shawnee, New Bremen, Minster, St. Henry, Richwood, Newport, Cridersville, Anna, Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, Fort Recovery, Russells Point, De Graff and Botkins.
Flash Flood Watch issued June 20 at 10:47AM EDT until June 20 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, including the following areas, in Indiana, Dearborn, Fayette IN, Franklin IN, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union IN, and Wayne. In Kentucky, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson. In Ohio, Adams, Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette OH, Franklin OH, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Highland, Hocking, Licking, Logan, Madison, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Shelby, Union OH, and Warren. * Until 8 PM EDT this evening * Additional scattered storm development is expected again today, with total additional rainfall up to 1.5 inches possible. However, high rainfall rates of around an inch per hour may lead to quick flooding and/or flash flooding issues. * With very wet soil conditions across much of the region, any heavy rain will quickly convert to runoff, either aggravating ongoing flooding or helping to re-initiate high water issues. Many low lying areas will be quick to flood should heavy rain occur.
Today 72° Today 72° 57° 57° likely patchy Tomorrow 77° Tomorrow 77° patchy 61° 61° chance
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

St. Marys school tax issue OK'd

By Ed Gebert
ST. MARYS - Voters on Tuesday approved the school district's 1 percent earned-income tax levy issue.
The levy passed with more than 55 percent support, according to unofficial results, with 3,082 votes for the levy and 2,541 against.
District officials were poised to make deep budget cuts if the measure had failed, but superintendent Bill Ruane said Wednesday's board of education meeting would focus on bringing the divided community back together.
"We'll be celebrating many of our student achievements over the past month. We have a lot of really good, positive things coming out of the school system to celebrate," Ruane said. "Moving forward, levies and elections create a little bit of division in the community, so hopefully as a community we are able to come together and celebrate these achievements and accomplishments of our young people and try to unify again."
In May, the district had asked for a 1.5 percent earned-income tax to help avoid more deficit spending. That levy was rejected by nearly 61 percent of district voters.
"We're just extremely appreciative of the St. Marys community for supporting our students and school system," Ruane told the newspaper. "I'm mostly excited for our kids who will continue to have the great learning opportunities in academics, arts and athletics, which are all important and are all fundamental in shaping students into the young adults they are when they leave our school system. So I think it's important that as a community we support the whole kid, and it's just great they will continue to have those opportunities."
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