May 3rd, 2012
MINSTER — Minster’s early offensive explosion accomplished a few things.
Taking a 9-0 lead through three innings allowed the Wildcats to coast to a 10-0 win over New Knoxville on Wednesday night in the resumption of a rain postponement from the night before.
The big lead also let Minster head coach Mike Wiss get his pitching staff lined up for next week’s tournament, a glaring need with rainouts and a scarcity of games left to let his deep and talented pitching staff get its work in.
ST. MARYS — Seniors in the county received a visit from a registered dietician to speak with them on nutrition education and food and medication safety on Wednesday.
Rhonda Davisson, the nutrition care coordinator at the Area Agency on Aging and a registered dietician, spoke to seniors at the Auglaize County Council on Aging about nutrition education.
“She’s going to be talking about nutrition,” ACCA Outreach Specialist Trena Chiles said. “That’s what our wellness topic is this month.”
David J. “SPC” Meiring, 57, of 69 N. Main St., Minster, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 18, 1954, in Coldwater, to Roland “Mort” and Delores (Vehorn) Meiring, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Minster.
Dr. Kermit R. Heidt, 91, of Lima, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the rehab center at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by his family.
He was born on April 23, 1921, in New Knoxville, to Henry and Lydia Schroelucke Heidt, and they preceded him in death.
On April 8, 1972, he married Virginia L. “Ginny” Gruebmeyer, and she survives in Lima.
ST. MARYS — A piece of fake fruit, a chair leg and a basketball trophy each have their own story to tell, according to local historian and Temple of Tolerance Owner Jim Bowsher, who presented Tuesday to area seniors at the Auglaize County Council on Aging.
“These items here are going to speak through me,” Bowsher told the seniors.
Bowsher argued that physically experiencing items and history creates a personal connection with the story, noting, for example, that visiting Gettysburg is different from seeing it in pictures or in film.
ST. MARYS — A bakery thrift store is set to open its doors in the coming weeks in the city of St. Marys.
Officials from Aunt Millie’s Bakeries, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., confirmed to The Evening Leader their intentions of opening a thrift store in St. Marys Square. The new shop will occupy the former Ernst Sporting Goods storefront.
CELINA — The Celina Police Department is investigating the theft of credit cards and attempted use of those credit cards that occurred Monday morning.
Between 9 a.m. and and 9:45 a.m. Monday, someone broke the driver’s door window out of a white 2009 Chrysler minivan that was parked in the parking lot for Pullman Bay Restaurant. The suspect then stole a black wallet belonging to Ashlea Grahm of Gainesville, Fla. Grahm was in town on family business. The wallet contained the victim’s operator’s license and credit cards.
CELINA — The Celina Police Department is investigating a report of a home invasion that occurred at 321 Leona St. Officers responded to a call of an unknown male being in the home at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim reported that she awoke to find a strange man standing in her bedroom. He was partially undressed. The suspect was approximately 6’-0”, 250 pounds, stocky build, dark hair and a partial beard. She questioned why he was there and told him she wanted him to leave.
ST. MARYS — Visitors to Ohio waterways will see a new warning system alerting them to the presence of harmful algal blooms this year.
ST. MARYS — Wind gusts of more than 50 mph downed tree limbs, picked up trampolines and toppled trees in the St. Marys area Monday night.
A gust front whipped through St. Marys, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said the storm pounded St. Marys and moved north toward Glynwood Road.