Archive - Jan 2013
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys finished 2012 with its highest income tax collections in four years.
Last year, the city collected $3.99 million in income taxes, which eclipsed the $3.74 million it hauled in during 2011. The $3.99 million also surpassed the $3.60 million it collected in 2009 and the $3.9 million it collected in 2010.
“I’m glad we are up,” St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan told The Evening Leader. “That’s good, but our expenses have been up as far as operations and we are looking at those now.”
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The St. Marys wrestling team continued its strong run against Western Buckeye League teams on Thursday night.
The Roughriders earned a pair of wins at a tri-match at Shawnee. St. Marys picked up five pins in its 43-31 win over Shawnee and topped Defiance 49-26.
St. Marys at Shawnee wrestling photos:
ST. MARYS — Celina quickly took any drama out of a rivalry game by scoring the game’s first 28 points in the Bulldogs’ 48-17 win over St. Marys.
“That might be one of our best starts ever,” Celina head coach Brian Stetler said. “You never know on the road how you’re going to come out against an arch-rival. Our girls stepped it up in the beginning and pretty much set the tone early. It doesn’t always happen that way, but it did tonight.”
Celina at St. Marys Girls Basketball Photos
CELINA — Students at Wright State University Lake Campus will have the opportunity to get paid for exploring their interests in six local companies thanks to a $1.3 million grant to reimburse companies for hiring the students.
Lake Campus representative Julie Miller helped write the grant, which required some up-front, committed companies who said they would host the interns.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1963
ST. MARYS — Several members of Memorial High School’s show choir Glitter N Gold lounged on stage in the auditorium after school, awaiting the start of their practice and taking advantage of the free time to laugh and listen to music.
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2, Memorial High School will host the Solo and Ensemble all-day event. Until then, Glitter N Gold members, as well as both choirs and the band, will be furiously practicing their songs.
ST. MARYS — There will be at least two new faces on St. Marys City Council next year.
Longtime city councilors Bill Slemmons and Ron Ginter confirmed to The Evening Leader they will not seek re-election this year and will leave office when their terms expire. Slemmons, the 3rd Ward Councilor, has served on council for 18 years, and Ginter, a councilor-at-large, has served for 20 years.
Elfrieda E. Borchers, 98, of Russia, died at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Versailles Health Care.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1915, in Russia, to the late Leo and Margaret (Marchal) Voisard.
She married Urban F. Borchers on Oct. 30, 1937.
He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2008.
ST. MARYS — The latest edition of a local weight-loss challenge kicked off Tuesday night.
The Grand Health Challenge began with the orientation meeting at St. Marys Memorial High School. Deb Zwez, publisher of the Wapakoneta Daily News, spoke first and introduced the rules of the challenge.