July 16th, 2012
“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 July 10-16, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: B.A. Myers, of Celina, purchased Edgewater Park via a sheriff’s sale for $10,565. The park was appraised at $14,000 and could not sell for less than two-thirds of that price.
ST. MARYS — A wind storm that blew through the region two weeks ago may have had some local residents reminiscing about a tornado that toppled a water tower, downed trees and blew roofs off structures two decades ago.
On July 12, 1992, an EF 2 tornado ripped through St. Marys and caused extensive damage throughout the city. The tornado, coupled with more than 7 inches of rain in a 12-hour period, kept city crews and power companies busy for days after the winds and rains passed.
The 2012 area high school football master schedule.
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The St. Marys National Little League recently honored its league champions. The Phillies, above, were the regular season champions. The Royals, below, were the tournament champions. (Photos/Provided)
CELINA — The Lexington Hustlers grabbed a lead with five runs in the top of the fifth inning on Saturday.
Grand Lake fought back with four runs of its own, including a game-winning home run.
Michael Timm’s two-run homer proved to be the difference as the Mariners ended a three-game losing streak with a 7-5 seven-inning victory over the Hustlers at Jim Hoess Field.
ST. HENRY - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported this morning that deputies are investigating the seventh fatal traffic crash of 2012 in Mercer County. This crash resulted in two fatalities bringing the total deaths because of crashes to 12.
CELINA — A local garden has netted approximately 170 pounds of fruits and vegetables that have been given to area food pantries.
This is the first year for the Wright State University Lake Campus Community Garden, an all-volunteer operated garden located on campus.
CELINA — Though Sandra Bohle has owned dogs throughout her life, Abby, a young, rambunctious lab/grayhound mix, proved to be particularly challenging, but Bohle was determined to not give up on the dog.
“From the minute I saw this dog’s little face, I fell in love with her,” Bohle said. “I just felt from the very beginning that she played an important role, but I didn’t know what it would be. I just kept thinking and hearing it in my head, ‘For the love of Abby, for the love of Abby.’”
ST. MARYS — A local resident was recently the target of a scam that involved a person claiming to be from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Lisa Miller told The Evening Leader one of her friends received a phone call from a person who claimed to be from the attorney general’s office. The caller indicated there was an outstanding balanced owed — approximately $500 — and if he did not receive payment, an arrest warrant would be activated.
MINSTER — Jay Eilerman and the Minster ACME baseball team did almost everything needed to move on in the district tournament in just the first inning.
Eilerman threw a no-hop strike from centerfield 275 feet away to a spot near the plate to gun down a Fort Loramie baserunner, and he then doubled and tripled in the first inning to spearhead a seven-run top of the first for Minster.
The Wildcats’ pitching took it from there in Minster’s 7-3 win over Fort Loramie on Thursday night at Hanover Street Park.