Archive - Jan 2013
Omar G. “Jeep” Patton, 69, of 674 E. Third St. Minster, died at 11 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 29, 1943, in Sidney, to the Waldo and Thelmo (Fogt) Patton, they preceded him in death.
Rose Mary Bulcher, 90, of Russia, died at 4:20 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Versailles Health Care Center.
She was born on June 28, 1922, to the late Clemens and Agnes (Drees) Broerman.
She married Rhomane Bulcher on June 28, 1949 in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 2006.
Judy Mescher, 71, of Maria Stein, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1941, in St. Sebastian, to the late Clem & Marie (Sutter) Froning.
She married Urban Mescher on Feb. 16, 1963, in St. Sebastian Church and he survives in Maria Stein.
ST. MARYS — Clean-up crews are in the process of determining the cause — and exact location — of a crude oil leak east of St. Marys.
Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson received a phone call Friday night regarding a strong odor. When he arrived on the scene — near the area of Plattner Pike and Ohio 29 — he said he knew the source of the odor.
ST. MARYS — An NBA All-Star Weekend 3-point shooting contest it was not, but the Bath boys basketball team left St. Marys Memorial High School still tied for the Western Buckeye League lead.
The 19-point win was anything but routine, though. Bizarre is a more fitting description.
The Wildcats sewed up a 56-37 win over the Roughriders early in the second half with another showcase of energy on defense and on the offensive glass that makes Bath a league title contender this winter.
Area boys basketball teams were in action on Friday night:
NEW KNOXVILLE 56, MARION LOCAL 49, OT
MARIA STEIN — The New Knoxville boys basketball team rallied in the fourth quarter and controlled the overtime to earn a 56-49 win over Marion Local on Friday night at The Hangar.
The Rangers’ first Midwest Athletic Conference win of the season came with a big night from beyond the 3-point arc. The Rangers hit 11 three-pointers and went 11-of-22 from long distance — including 7-of-11 in the second half.
Friday, Jan. 11 Scores
Wapakoneta 52, Celina 48
Ottawa-Glandorf 43, Defiance 35
Elida 62, Van Wert 60
Kenton 58, Lima Shawnee 47
Lima Bath 56, St. Marys 37
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.