Archive - Jan 2013
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.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1963
This week in 1963, the New Bremen Cardinals nearly hit the century mark in an easy defeat over Cridersville.
Powered by 21 points from Fark and Froning, the Cardinals pounced on Cridersville early and never let up in a 92-37 victory. Fledderjohn and Busse also scored in double-digits for New Bremen with 15 and 11 points respectively in a battle that started with New Bremen in command only 15-11 at the end of the first period.
NEW BREMEN — In response to the Newtown, Conn. shootings, New Bremen school board members approved significant safety measures Wednesday night.
Members approved a measure to bid out an approximately $45,000 renovation project to move the high school office into the current community room as a way to check visitors who would attempt to enter the building during school hours.
“Some teachers were really shook up ... some still are,” New Bremen Superintendent Howard Overman said.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield- Goshen girls basketball team likes to get a shot up within the first few seconds of every offensive possession. New Knoxville will pass the ball around for 15 passes before finding an open shot in its methodical half-court sets.
With time on it side, New Knoxville’s patience won out.
WAPAKONETA — Approximately 700 students were evacuated this morning from Wapakoneta Middle School after school officials discovered a bomb threat.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner confirmed school officials were tipped off to a bomb threat this morning, but he would not disclose how the threat was made at this time.
“This is one of the few evacuations we have done,” Horner said. “Usually we learn about them prior to the school day.”