Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — Residents in the 2nd Ward of St. Marys will have a new face representing them on city council next year.
Dennis Vossler, who has served on St. Marys City Council for 18 years, confirmed to The Evening Leader he plans to retire and will not seek re-election this year. Vossler will leave office once his term expires on Dec. 31.
“I knew this was going to be my last year,” Vossler said. “I’ve been at it for 18 years and now it’s time to let someone else take a swing at it.”
ST. MARYS — While the rest of the world may make resolutions to get better every January, Michelle Evans encourages patients and spouses at the first meeting of the year of the St. Marys Parkinson’s Support Group to set a goal to maintain what they have.
“To stay the same is huge,” said Evans, co-coordinator of the group.
ST. MARYS — A Wapakoneta resident was honored Saturday night for her dedication to the field of law enforcement and her community.
Members of the Auglaize County Fraternal Order of Police presented Mary Wagner with its law enforcement officer of the year award. Wagner, who has worked for the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for 18 years as a parole officer, said she did not expect her name to be called during Saturday’s ceremony.
Michael R. Lang, 46, of Lima, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in the emergency department of St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Arrangements are being completed with Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Mary Kathryn Howe, 92, of Wapakoneta, died at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Cridersville Healthcare Center.
She was born on Feb. 23, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Clarence and Marie (Emerick) Weber.
On March 1, 1944, she married Frederick W. Howe, and he died on Jan. 15, 2013.
Surviving is a daughter, Ann (Michael) Loy of Botkins; a son, Dan Howe of Wapakoneta; a grandson, Ryan (Krystal) Loy of Wapakoneta; and two great–grandchildren, Madison and Noah Loy, also of Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — A week after hitting six 3-pointers against Perry, St. Marys senior Austin James had a record-tying Saturday night from outside against Parkway.
James tied the school record with seven 3-pointers, Garet Fledderjohann added 20 points and the Roughriders won for the first time at home this season in a 72-53 romp over Parkway on Saturday night.
James’ seven treys ties Tom Burke’s seven 3-pointers against Sidney Lehman in 2005 for the Memorial High School single-game record. James finished with a game-high 21 points.
ST. MARYS — Coldwater built a 14-point halftime lead and then held off St. Marys’ second-half run to post a 46-37 road win on Saturday at Memorial High School.
Coldwater won its 10th game of the season and won its fourth straight.
The Cavaliers appeared to be sailing towards that victory until St. Marys turned to full-court pressure in the second half and whittled the Cavalier lead down to 31-26 by scoring the first nine points of the second half. Coldwater committed five turnovers in the first three minutes of the third quarter.
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Jan. 15 to Jan. 21, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
75 years ago: St. Marys City Councilors discovered a previously approved pay raise could not pertain to them because under Ohio law, pay increases for council would go into effect for the next group of city councilors after an election.
Ralph Siferd, of Wapakoneta, announced his candidacy as a county representative.
ST. MARYS — It’s a cold Sunday afternoon in January, but at Lost in the 50s Diner, it might as well be derby season in the summer, as competitors zip down a 16-volt electrified slot car track with the cars they design and race most weekends at speeds from 30 and 70 mph, although one track, a new track, has a record of 140 mph from the last owner.
Paul G. Fleck, 80, of 650 Maple St. in Celina, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Gardens of Celina.
He was born on July 30, 1932, in Celina, to the late Matthew and Mary (Mertz) Fleck.
On June 6, 1953, he married Rosemary Mader, who live in Celina.