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Archive - Mar 2, 2012

Company Expanding Operation

March 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local business is expanding its building and services, which will result in additional jobs for the area.

Murotech Ohio Corporation — or MTO — on McKinley Road is currently constructing an addition to its building.

Residents Can ‘Adopt A Shelf’ At NK Library

March 2, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — Residents of a local village have the opportunity to help their community library through a new program that will kick off later this month.

The New Knoxville Community Library is now accepting sign ups for its Adopt A Shelf program, in which area residents help keep a shelf  or section of books in the library organized by their call number and help keep the area dusted. Library Branch Manager Charis Steinke said the program was one she learned while working at the Arizona State University library.

DM Hired

March 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys has a new development manager.

St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan confirmed to The Evening Leader on Friday afternoon Susan E. Crotty has been hired to serve as the new development manager. Crotty takes over for Todd Fleagle, who retired from the position at the end of 2011.

Alvin P. Luthman, 67

March 2, 2012

Alvin P. Luthman, 67, of 11741 Luthman Road, Minster, died at 7:42 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on June 17, 1944, in Sidney, to Wilbert and Viola (Gariety) Luthman, and they preceded him in death. 

He is survived by his former wife, Karen (Watercutter) Simpkins; his children, Donna (Anthony) Bayer of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Annette Luthman of Warrensburg, Ill.; three grandchildren; six siblings; three in-laws.

He was preceded in death by five siblings; two brothers-in-law.

All-MAC Boys Basketball Team

March 2, 2012

FIRST TEAM:
Austin Bruns                Coldwater        11

Curtis Geise                Delphos St John    11

Wade Gelhaus***            Ft Recovery        11

All-MAC Girls Basketball Team

March 2, 2012

FIRST TEAM
Sarah Kanney        Coldwater        9

Courtney Grothouse    Delphos St John    12

Shelby Reindel        Delphos St John    12

Kylie Kahlig            Ft Recovery        12

GIRLS BASKETBALL: New Knoxville advances, Fort Recovery stunned in fourth quarter

March 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — The New Knoxville girls basketball team has no problem waiting as long as it takes for an opposing defense to break down.

At times on Thursday night, it took a Job-like patience to get the job done.

Undersized Ada pestered and pushed the bigger, stronger New Knoxville girls basketball team for more than three quarters on Thursday night, threatening to set up what has been unthinkable recently — a Division IV district title game in western Ohio without a Midwest Athletic Conference team.

Plunges Set Sights On GLSM

March 2, 2012

CELINA — A annual event will be coming around once again this weekend as area residents have the opportunity to plunge for a cause.

The Special Olympics of Ohio is holding its fifth-annual Grand Lake St. Marys Polar Plunge this Saturday at the Celina Moose.

“This is our eighth one this year,” Special Olympics of Ohio Marketing and Development Director Paige Ludwig said. “There are nine throughout the state.”

To participate in the plunge, participants can either register ahead of time or register the day of the event.

Tips Pour In Regarding Case

March 2, 2012

CELINA — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the Grube double homicide and the Fair home invasion/robbery.  Since Monday, the sheriff's office has received more than 60 new tips, mostly involving the Fair home invasion/robbery.

A witness has come forward and worked with detectives and BCI&I agents to develop a composite drawing of one of the suspects. The suspect's hair is described as reddish blonde and the suspect is stocky and shorter than 5-feet-7. The witness believes that he is in approximately 30-years-old.

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