Archive - 2014
Mary Alberta “Birdie” Edwards, 87, of Sidney, went home to be with her Lord at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Fair Haven Nursing Home in Sidney. She was born on Nov. 12, 1926, to the late Wesley O. and Nellie M. (Chiles) Schroerlucke.
On May 6, 1945, she married Kenneth “Kenny” Edwards. He preceded her in death.
ST. MARYS — Firefighters from four area departments spent close to five hours battling a blaze that destroyed a barn along Lambert Road Saturday night.
At approximately 9:01 p.m. Saturday, several calls came into the St. Marys Fire Department reporting a barn fire at 15373 Lambert Road, St. Marys. When crews arrived, they found a barn engulfed in flames.
"Our main concern was the surrounding buildings so we were protecting those exposures," St. Marys Firefighter Jason Noonan told The Evening Leader. "The barn was a total loss."
WAPAKONETA — The Minster softball team never said die.
The Wildcats scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to keep their tournament alive and then clinched the Division IV district title in bizarre fashion in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 victory over the Crestview Knights at Wapakoneta on Friday.
While trying to intentionally walk Michaela Goettemoeller in the ninth, Crestview was called for an illegal pitch, which allowed the winning run to score. The issue involved the catcher’s positioning on the intentional walk.
DEFIANCE — The St. Marys boys track team will be sending a hurdler and two relay teams to next week’s regional tournament at the University of Dayton.
Hurdler Luke Lemmerman and the 400 and 800 meter relay teams punched their tickets with top-four finishes in running finals at the Division II district tournament at Defiance on Friday night.
Lemmerman is headed back to the regional meet in the 110 meter hurdles after turning in a third-place finish in the event with a 15.45-second time.
CELINA — Ten people were arrested on a variety of charges stemming from an investigation by the Grand Lake Task Force.
Arrested as part of the sweep, which included law enforcement from Auglaize and Mercer counties, were:
• Amanda K. Krieg, 24, Mercer County Adult Detention Facility, on three counts of trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felonies.
• Billy R. Vanover, 31, Mercer County Adult Detention Facility, on two counts of trafficking in heroin, fifth-degree felonies.
Florience “Dick” R. Dicke, 93, formerly of 15597 Koenig Road in rural St. Marys, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.
He was born on May 21, 1921, in Mercer County, to Anna (Moeller) and Florience Dicke Sr.
He first married Lorine Duncan, who preceded him in death. He later married Gertrude “Trudy” Hibbs, who survives.
CELINA — A Dayton woman was arrested Wednesday night following a traffic stop.
Sara M DeVall, 26, of Dayton, was arrested at 5:34 p.m. following a traffic stop on Johnson Street, near Buckeye Street in Celina. DeVall was charged with driving left of center and operating a motor vehicle under the influence. DeVall was also charged with possession of drug abuse instruments. Syringes, empty capsules, spoons and various prescription pills also were allegedly found.
May 21: Teen Book Club at the St. Marys Community Public Library will meet from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. "Waiting for Normal" by Leslie Connor will be discussed for grades 9-12.
May 20: The FJ Stallo Memorial Library’s Highly Recommended Book Club will be meeting at 6:15 p.m. today. No need to read a specific book. Just come prepared to discuss what you’ve been reading recently.
The Minster Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
At Bluffton University
Thursday, May 22
St. Marys vs. Lima Bath, 2 p.m.
Wapakoneta vs. Celina, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 24, 2 p.m.
Winner advances to Tiffin Regional
At Ohio Northern University
Thursday, May 22
St. Henry vs. Ottawa-Glandorf, 2 p.m.
Coldwater vs. Parkway, 4:15 p.m.