May 23rd, 2014
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.
May 17: Kelly Miller Circus is scheduled to perform at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. today at Skip Baughman Stadium in St. Marys.
Spencerville Friends Church, 105 N. Mulberry St., will host an antique appraisal day at 1 p.m. today. No guns, coins, books, rugs, stamps or military items will be appraised.
May 18: A free community dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the ROC, 702 E. Spring St., St. Marys.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys baseball team hosted its first tournament home game and delivered its first sectional title in a decade on Thursday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
St. Marys’ offense once again overpowered a Western Buckeye League opponent and starting pitcher Nathan Wilker shook off a first inning blip to post six zeroes to end the game as a hearty crowd braved plummeting temperatures to watch St. Marys capture its first sectional baseball title since 2004 with a 9-1 win over the Elida Bulldogs on Thursday.
Many of Wednesday’s area sporting events were moved to Thursday because of rain, including the first day of the Western Buckeye League track and field championships and tournament softball and baseball games.
The first day of the Division II sectional tennis tournament at UNOH scheduled for Thursday night was moved to Friday.