Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
2nd attempt for school buildings
By William Kincaid
CELINA - School board members are preparing to try again to get a building project approved at the May 4 primary election, asserting the district must address its outdated facilities before costs inevitably escalate in the future.
Board members at Monday night's meeting told Garman/Miller Architects-Engineers officials to proceed with the same building project that fell just short of passing in the April 2020 primary election. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
ST. HENRY - School board members learned at Monday's meeting that students will continue to receive free meals through the end of the school year.
The Seamless Summer Option was extended beyond its Dec. 31 deadline, superintendent Julie Garke said after the meeting. [More]
Obituaries on January 12th, 2021
Doris Elaine Behm, age 94, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, at her home in Celina. [More]
Robert "Bob" Mabry, 61, of Saint Marys, died 12:52 P.M. Saturday, January, 9, 2021, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus. [More]
Allen D. Souder, 92, passed peacefully Saturday January 9, 2021.
He was born [More]
James "Mike" Michael Ireton, age 70 of Ft. Wayne, IN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at home surrounded by the love of his family. [More]
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ST. MARYS - Mayor Patrick McGowan, in his annual report, outlined the past year's major accomplishments and provided a list of goals for 2021.
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MINSTER - A permanent improvement levy is up for renewal this year, and Minster board of education members will discuss at an upcoming work session whether to renew or replace the levy.
MARIA STEIN - Treasurer Heather Cramer told Marion Local school board members on Monday night that the value of property within the district has increased 5.5% to $132,074,680.
Gatherings at holidays cited
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Health Department officials are warning of a post-holiday rise in the number of COVID-19 cases as 54 new cases reported over the weekend raised the county's cumulative number of confirmed cases to 3,034.
CELINA - City council members on Monday night gave second reading to legislation that would authorize using city revolving loan funds to finance the demolition of a blighted private building, clearing the way for the expansion of a retirement village.
COLDWATER - A Coldwater man arrested on Friday faces 10 felony charges for reported sexual conduct with a preteen girl.
Richard W. Holtzapple, 60,
NEW BREMEN - Don Kuck who had served as village council president since 2003 declined the nomination last night and recommended Jacob Larger to lead the council.
ST. HENRY - Village council members met briefly on Monday night and discussed the events of 2020 and plans for 2021.
Mayor Steve Koesters first rem
WAPAKONETA - Emily Kramer has been hired as a special programs technician at the Auglaize County Soil and Water Conservation District.
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COLDWATER - Mayor Doug Bertke thanked residents who had served on village boards and committees at the first council meeting of the year on Monday.
Jon Winner was recognized for eight years of service on the park board and Travis Gerlach for 13 years of service with the Coldwater Fire Department.