Archive - Jun 2011
ST. MARYS â€” In an effort to keep residents abreast of algal concerns in Ohio waterways, state officials unveiled a new website Monday to serve as a one-stop shop.
OhioAlgaeInfo.com will serve as a website residents can visit that will provide up-to-date information regarding algal outbreaks and any current advisories for Ohio waterways. The response strategy includes three recreational use advisories as well as drinking water advisories.
CELINA â€” Erica Gelhaus leads the six, small girls gathered at the Richardson Bretz Building, pulsing her arms in a beat, as the children breathe in, breathe out, then pant like a dog.
The breathing exercises are to warm up their vocal chords, Gelhaus tells the children. The former Miss Ohio and St. Henry native also explains to the children how their vocal chords vibrate â€” whether it be fast or slow â€” to create high and low notes. Itâ€™s all part of â€śSingers on Stage,â€ť a new Arts in the Parks program presented by Arts Place.
CELINA â€” Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced Tuesday the arrest of three more subjects on drug trafficking charges. All but three of the offenders indicted by the May grand jury have been arrested. Two of the remaining are incarcerated at this time in another facility on unrelated charges, but will be returned to Mercer County at the completion of their sentence at that facility. Deputies are working with South Carolina authorities attempting to locate the remaining suspect.
June 14: The New Bremen Village Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today. The New Knoxville Village Council is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. today. The Auglaize County Airport Authority is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. today at Neil Armstrong Airport.
June 15: There is a Zumba class available from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. today at the union hall in St. Marys.
June 17: The annual Buckland Fireman's Festival will take place starting at 4:30 p.m. today.
June 18: The annual Buckland Fireman's Festival will take place starting at 4 p.m. today.
Monday, June 13
Local Sports Schedule
Cincinnati at Grand Lake Mariners, 7:15 p.m.
St. Marys at Shawnee, 6:30 p.m.
Parkway at New Bremen, 6:30 p.m.
ST. MARYS â€” The annual Holy Rosary Festival battled rain for the second year in a row, but it had little effect on the festivities.
Friday night opened the festival with the food stands, rides and bingo.
â€śThis festival is about friends and bingo â€” whether you win or not,â€ť Haylee Kill said.
Nick Wilson, an annual entertainer at the festival, combined talents with Troy Perry this year. Their band, Nixonperry, kicked off the entertainment. The Earthquakers closed out the night in the entertainment tent.
Ohio state senator Keith Faber honored the St. Marys girls bowling team on the floor of the senate recently for its state championship.
MINSTER â€” Despite a rainy, windy start, the Southwestern Auglaize County Relay for Life ended with sunny skies and perfect conditions for walkers.
A series of storms that swept through the region Friday night forced the suspension of some of the activities scheduled during the relay. Teams returned to Minster Memorial Field at dawn Saturday to complete the event that raised money to help in the fight against cancer.
CELINA — The St. Marys ACME baseball team jumped out early against its first Mercer County foe and then rallied late in its second to leave Celina with a pair of satisfying wins on Saturday.
The Roughriders swept their two round robin tourney wins at Celina with a 11-4 thumping of Coldwater in the afternoon game and a 5-1 comeback win over Celina in the nightcap at Montgomery Field.
Stella J. Logan, 98, of 119 St. Buckeye St., St. Marys, died at 7:52 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born June 8, 1912, in Langley, Ky., the daughter of William and Alonzo (Hayes) Hall.