Archive - 2013
ST. MARYS — Strengthening the city’s General Fund, being proactive on the economic development front and maintaining services for the residents of St. Marys are among the goals St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan unveiled to councilors during Monday night’s St. Marys City Council meeting.
McGowan gave his annual report to councilors, an action required each year under the Ohio Revised Code. In his report, McGowan touched upon some highlights of 2012 as well as his major goals for 2013.
Willard “Will” B. Evers, 62, of Maria Stein, died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at his home. He was born on Aug. 22, 1950, in Celina, to the late Gregor and Stella (Pleiman) Evers.
He married Ellen Weitzel on Oct. 12, 1974, in Sharpsburg. She survives in Maria Stein.
ST. MARYS — A member of Auglaize County Junior Fair royalty now has a new crown to add to her collection.
University of Dayton freshman Sarah Wilker, the daughter of Gene and Cindy Wilker of St. Marys, took home the title of Ohio Fairs Queen for 2013 following a competition during the first week of January in Columbus. Wilker qualified for the event when she was named the 2012 Auglaize County Junior Fair queen in July.
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