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Elbert L. Baird, 88

November 18, 2011

Elbert L. Baird, 88, of 11309 Bobwhite Lane, St. Marys, died at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Old Washington, to Charles M. and Vera A. (Boyd) Baird, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by two stepsons, James J. Hammann of Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Joseph P. Hammann of Tipp City; two nephews, Charles (JoAnn) Baird  of Old Washington and Mervin (Barbara) Baird of Old Washington; numerous great-nephews and great-nieces.

Eileen M. Bortner, 73

November 18, 2011

Eileen M. Bortner, 73, died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at her home in Auburn.

She was born on March 14, 1938, in New Bremen, to Adrian and Helen (Brewer) Greber, and they preceded her in death.

On June 24, 1989, in Churubusco, she married Jack W. Bortner, and he survives in Auburn.

Defendant Files Appeal

November 18, 2011

ST. MARYS — A St. Marys man convicted of murder has filed an appeal in his case.

Gordon W. Diggle III, who was convicted in April of murdering Steven Casad on Sept. 8, 2010, has appealed his conviction to the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima. Diggle was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges.

According to online court documents, merit briefs on behalf of Diggle were due to the court on Tuesday. A date for oral arguments in front of the panel of judges has yet to be set.

Students Help Those In Need

November 18, 2011

ST. MARYS — Tri Star Career Compact students of the Skills USA Club donated more than 3,800 items Friday afternoon to Agape Food Pantry as a part of the school’s annual donation.

Agape Director Kathy Bayless said the food will feed approximately 14,000 area residents in need.

“The need this year is so great,” Bayless said.

Bayless said this year, 21 area families have been homeless, and the need for food at Agape Food Pantry is great. She told the students their donation will make an impact on the lives of area residents.

Collection Rates Edge Up In Oct.

November 18, 2011

ST. MARYS — Despite an increase in income tax collections in October, the city of St. Marys still lags behind last year’s totals.

For the month of October, the city collected $374,039.37 in income taxes — approximately $11,000 more than the $362,461.17 it collected during the same period in 2010. The figure also surpassed the $294,590.60 it collected in 2009 and the $297,333.48 it collected in 2008.

Friday Night Playoff Football Scoreboard (UPDATED)

November 18, 2011

Friday Night's Local Games

Division III

Elida 37, Eastmoor Academy 10

WAPAKONETA — Elida sacked Eastmoor Academy nine times and a fumble recovery in the final 30 seconds of the first half helped lift the Bulldogs to a 37-10 win over Archie Griffin's alma mater in a Division III Regional Championship game at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta on Friday night.

Preseason WBL Basketball Glance: Defiance

November 18, 2011

With the high school basketball season just two weeks away, every day before the season starts we'll take a glance at a WBL squad. (Yesterday, Celina: http://theeveningleader.com/content/preseason-wbl-basketball-glance-celina )

Today, a look at the Defiance Bulldogs, who look to win 14 or more games for the sixth straight season.
 

St. Marys lands a pair on 1st Team D3 All-District list

November 18, 2011

A pair of Roughrider football players were named to the Associated Press’ northwest Ohio all-district first teams in Division III.

St. Marys’ D.J. Manning, a senior tailback for the Roughriders was named first team all-district. Manning a 6-foot, 180-pound senior, rushed for a school-record 2,070 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Roughriders. He set single-game rushing records for yards in a game and carries in a game for St. Marys.

Minster's Gusching NW District D6 Defensive POY, Moore COY

November 18, 2011

The Minster Wildcats took the top defensive and coaching awards in Division VI in northwest Ohio in the Associated Press’ all-district teams.

Seniors Get Healthy Tips

November 18, 2011

ST. MARYS — Seniors from the county area received a lesson in how to read food labels as part of a presentation at the Auglaize County Council on Aging on Thursday.

Debbie Brown, a Family Nutrition Program assistant with The Ohio State University-Extention Office, helped the group of seniors at the ACCA dissect nutrition labels and what they can do to help their diets.

“Today, we’re going to talk about food labels,” Brown said.

Old refrigerators, pieces of scrap metal from area farms, schools and homes along with the more...
Michael Schmitmeyer, a Memorial High Schol grad and former University of Findlay standout golfer...
  COLUMBUS — The Minster girls 4-by-400 meter relay team finished off the state...

 

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