July 11th, 2012
NEW KNOXVILLE — Village councilors are looking to protect the financial future of New Knoxville with the passage of the first reading of two ordinances Tuesday night at their village council meeting.
The first ordinance, a cash reserve policy, defined how much money the village should keep in its reserve.
“It just puts into words a policy about how much we should keep on reserve,” New Knoxville Fiscal Officer Janet Beall said.
Council President Mark Howe touted the policy as beneficial to the village.
ST. MARYS — The future of one of the staples of the city’s skyline should be determined in two weeks.
St. Marys City Councilors are expected to determine the fate of the former power plant’s smoke stack during their July 23 meeting. Mayor Pat McGowan broached the topic of the smoke stack during Monday night’s city council meeting.
“We’ve been approached by several citizens about wanting to preserve it,” McGowan said.
NEW BREMEN — With an encouraging message to dream big, Mr. Molecule visited the New Bremen Public Library Monday afternoon to entertain a group of area children.
After a comical introduction with the help of an audience member, Mr. Molecule spoke to the children about their imaginations.
“Scientists have discovered that kids who read a lot have good imaginations,” Mr. Molecule told the children.
CELINA — A lake official stressed the low lake level is not coordinated with the pilot study that was done earlier this year.
Milt Miller with the Grand Lake Restoration Commission noted the low lake level is in no relation to the spring drawdown when he gave his report to Lake Improvement Association members during their monthly meeting on Saturday.
MINSTER — Wapakoneta strolled through most of the Auglaize County sectional ACME baseball tournament without using its best available pitcher.
When top-seeded Wapak finally pulled its ace out of the back pocket, Chace Culver was unhittable.
Culver threw five no-hit innings and reliever Dominic Campos finished off the shutout with two scoreless innings as Wapakoneta wrapped up the Auglaize County sectional ACME title with a 7-0 win over Minster on Friday night.
HAMILTON — Spencer Rohr gave the Grand Lake offense a boost in his third game with the team and Preston Zachrich continued his solid summer on the mound as the Mariners downed the Hamilton Joes 7-1 on Friday night at Foundation Field.
Rohr, a New Bremen graduate and University of Dayton outfielder, delivered a pair of RBI hits and was 2 for 5 with a run scored. Rohr singled in a run in the first inning and added an RBI double in the eighth inning.
Lloyd L. “Bud” Mathwig Jr., 67, of Lima, died at 6:17 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 7, 1944, in Caliente, Nev., to Lloyd L. “Matt” Sr. and Rose (Smith) Mathwig, who preceded him in death.
On May 20, 2003, he married his high school sweetheart and soulmate Dona Custer in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a 26-year separation. She survives in Lima.
ST. MARYS — A local entrepreneur, known for his lemonade stands and custom lawnmower, is being remembered with a scholarship fund in his name that will be available to Memorial High School students.
The family of Dylan Everage and the St. Marys Community Foundation have teamed up to create the Dylan Everage Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of the Memorial High School freshman who passed away earlier this year. Dylan’s mother, Cara Everage, said school was something that was important to Dylan.
"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 3-9, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Two St. Marys boys suffered injuries to their hands when firecrackers exploded while in their possession. The fuses were too short.
The New Bremen Post Office advanced from a third to a second class rating because postal receipts increased to the appropriate level.
Canadian thistles proved to be a menace to Auglaize County farmers.
ST. MARYS — A local school district opened bids for its snow removal contract Friday afternoon.
St. Marys City Schools opened the two bids the district received, with both companies submitting bids for the contract being from St. Marys.
The apparent low bidder was HDL Property Services, with a bid of $789, followed by Whitney Paving and Sandblasting, who submitted a bid of $947.