Archive - Jan 11, 2013
ST. MARYS — For senior Roughrider Mitchell Slemmons, the focus of Christmas vacation was band, band and more band.
Slemmons was a part of the group of students who went to Florida with the St. Marys All Brass Band.
“That was a lot of fun,” Slemmons said. “Both the performances went really well, even though it ended up raining at the Citrus Bowl Parade.”
The rain did not put a hitch in the band’s experience, Slemmons said.
ST. MARYS — A warm spell coupled with recent steady rains have local officials keeping an eye on county waterways.
The remnants of the late December snowstorm melted — and washed — away as a warm front moved into the region and with it unseasonable temperatures. The melting snow and rain have caused water levels rivers and tributaries to begin climb.
MINSTER — Faster than a speeding football, peppier than the most powerful opponent, inside the Wildcat suit is Nick Kemper, Super Fan, someone who could easily be called the most-spirited Wildcat represented at sports games.
In his day-to-day life, the mascot of Minster High School is an unassuming, bubbly band member who could easily be called the Clark Kent of the high school world.
Randy W. McCollister, 40, of Mendon, died at 1:46 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, of natural causes.
He was born on March 17, 1972, in Nelsonville, to his parents Raymond (Mary)McCollister of St. Marys and Betty (Randy) Richmond of Athens.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Whenever the breaks go your way you have to take advantage of them and Thursday night the New Knoxville Rangers girls basketball team did just that in the second overtime. A key steal allowed defending MAC player of the year Haley Horstman to go in and get fouled and sink two free throws to break things the Rangers way in a 56-49 victory over the Marion Local Flyers in a MAC contest played at the Barn in New Knoxville.
Marion Local at New Knoxville Girls Basketball Photos:
MINSTER — The Minster Wildcats hosted the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays in a Midwest Athletic Conference matchup Thursday night. Minster came out strong defensively in the first half and held the Blue Jays to seven first half points.
Minster stepped up the defensive pressure and shots started to fall for the home team as they captured a 31-20 victory.
Delphos St. John's at Minster Girls Basketball Photos:
BATH TOWNSHIP — The Bath girls basketball team appeared plenty motivated after suffering a 19-point loss at Ottoville on Saturday.
The Wildkittens made half their shots, Alyssa Manley scored a game-high 19 points and Bath rolled to a 69-21 win over St. Marys on Thursday night.
St. Marys at Bath Girls Basketball Photos:
ST. MARYS — Visitors to Grand Lake St. Marys State Park will once again be able to take advantage of deep discounts this year.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced it plans to continue to offer a 50 percent discount on camping and dock fees for 2013. Getaway rentals will be discounted 25 percent and the special prices will be in effect from April 1 to Oct. 31 — excluding May 24-26, June 30 to July 6, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, Sept. 20-22 and Oct. 4-6.
WAPAKONETA — A sixth-grade Wapakoneta City Schools student confessed to writing a note on a school desk which led to the evacuation Thursday of Wapakoneta Middle School.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said through an officer’s investigation a student of interest was identified and interviewed. During the interview, an 11-year-old girl confessed to leaving the note.