September 21st, 2012
ST. MARYS — A fire that started Friday morning at a pet food facility kept area firefighters busy much of the day.
Shortly after 8 a.m. Friday, crews from the St. Marys Fire Department responded to a fire call at ProPet, located on McKinley Road. St. Marys Fire Chief Joey Weaver said it did firefighters a little time to determine the cause of the fire.
Treva I. Westerheide, 87, of 124 N. Frankfort St., Minster, died at 11:37 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born on July 19, 1925, in Fort Loramie, to the late Ralph and Irene (Walkup) Vogelsang. She married Allen F. Westerheide on June 16, 1945, in Florida. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1984.
ST. MARYS 4, DEFIANCE 0: The St. Marys boys soccer team remained unbeaten after a 4-0 win at Defiance on Thursday night. The win pushed the Riders’ record to 7-0-2, 3-0-2 in Western Buckeye League play. Dylan Zink scored a pair of goals for the Roughriders. Zack Wilker and Nathan Wilker added a goal apiece for St. Marys. The Riders host Ottoville on Saturday night at 7 p.m. and then host Wapakoneta on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a WBL match.
CELINA — The Celina volleyball team won 12 of the first 13 points of Thursday night’s volleyball rivalry match with St. Marys and never looked back.
Celina built comfortable leads in the first two set and then rallied back from a seven-point deficit in the third set to earn the 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 win at West School in Celina on Thursday.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator plans to introduce legislation that could help local manufacturing operations find skilled workers to fill open positions.
During a teleconference with regional media, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman revealed his intentions to introduce legislation that would tackle worker retraining efforts. The Republican said he also plans to work across the aisle to help get the measures through Congress.
St. Marys sophomore Carter Bowman sailed through his first nine holes with a three-under par 33. He led by six shots over Van Wert’s Jake Brake and by three over Tyler Turnwald at the turn.
But Northmoor showed its teeth on Bowman’s final nine holes and put up quite a fight against the Western Buckeye League’s best golfers.
ST. MARYS — Thanks to an annual drive, more than 2,000 people have received free coats to keep them warm in the winter months.
The One Warm Coat drive is in full swing and is once again seeking gently used and new men’s, women’s and children’s coats to benefit the residents of western Auglaize County. In its sixth year, the drive has collected 2,757 coats that have been dispersed to clients of Agape Ministries.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
This week in 1962, St. Marys native Galen Cisco hurled the New York Mets to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Cisco’s first starting assignment for his new team.
In the victory, Cisco tied a Major League record by striking out four pinch hitters in a single game, in addition to striking out four others in the victory.
The game marked Cisco’s first complete game in nearly five months since he hurled one for the Red Sox back in April.
ST. MARYS — Seventy-two people had the chance to walk away from Memorial High School with $10,000 Tuesday night as part of an annual promotion — in the end, a Wapakoneta resident cashed in on her 1.39 percent chance to take home the top prize.
The Evening Leader and Wapakoneta Daily News crowned the winner of the Dash for Cash promotion during a reverse raffle in the Performing Arts Center at Memorial High School. One-by-one, contestants collected their door prizes until only one was left standing.
ST. MARYS — With tears and moments of reflection and song, a county agency recognized its citizen of the year during an annual celebration on Tuesday.
Vernon Doenges was named the 2012 Outstanding Senior during the Auglaize County Council on Aging’s annual celebration of National Senior Center Month, with the theme this year of “It Happens at My Senior Center: My Life. My Time. My Way.” Auglaize County Commissioner Doug Spencer kicked off Doenges’ recognition by reading a proclamation from the commissioners.