June 14th, 2012
CELINA — A pair of five-run innings by the Grand Lake Mariners allowed them to get by the Cincinnati Steam 11-5 Wednesday in a Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League contest at Jim Hoess Field in Celina.
Trevor Kill, a St. Marys Memorial grad and Southeast Missouri pitcher, worked a scoreless ninth inning with a strikeout to close out the win for Grand Lake.
With a 1-0 lead going into the third inning the Mariners batted around for the first time on the night, scoring five runs. Ryan Blanchard delivered the big blow with a three-run home run.
NEW BREMEN — Eighty-eight percent of New Bremen High School sophomores and 94 percent of juniors passed all five sections of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) High School Principal Frank Borchers announced Wednesday night at the Board of Education meeting.
“They did real well again,” Borchers said in his report to board members. “The passing percentages were all in the 90s.”
ST. MARYS — A local Memorial High School student was selected to be a part of an online special that is set to air later this summer.
Ariel Dodson, 17, will be a senior at Memorial High School this year, and she has been putting up videos on YouTube of her playing bass guitar. She was discovered by VEVO, a music video website. Representatives from VEVO recently flew in to her St. Marys home for its program “You Play Like a Girl.”
Ella Adeline Wilder, stillborn, died at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born on June 12, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Marta (Donate-McClure) and Lucas Wilder, and they survive in Van Wert.
The St. Marys’ ACME baseball team’s early lead was short-lived in the second game of a twi-night doubleheader against Celina.
Southpaw reliever Cody Vogel made sure the Bulldogs’ rally stood up and the Bulldogs’ early-summer success against their rivals continued.
Celina came back from an early three-run deficit to beat St. Marys, 5-4, and secured the twin bill sweep on Tuesday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
WAPAKONETA — For four innings, Wapakoneta’s bats were quiet.
In the fifth and sixth innings, they started to make some noise.
A lot of noise.
Brandon Miller and Chandler Kaeck combined to drive in six runs in two innings as Wapak rallied from behind for an 8-4 win over Minster in a ACME baseball game Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School between schools that both played in state title games two weeks ago.
Miller and Kaeck were a combined 0-for-4 through four innings as Minster jumped out to a 4-1 lead.
ST. MARYS — Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce, in a brief filed Tuesday, asked Ohio’s highest court to reject a convicted murderer’s request for a hearing in his case.
NEW BREMEN — Members of an area swim team packed the New Bremen Village Council chambers during council’s meeting to discuss the temperature of the pool.
Donna Schmitmeyer with the New Bremen Swim and Dive Team questioned councilors on the apparent low temperatures of the pool water during the council meeting Tuesday evening.
William “Ben” Kelly, 86, of Spencerville, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, following a six-month illness.
He was born on Dec. 2, 1925, in Allen County, to Edward and Elva Stose Kelly, and they preceded him in death.
On May 3, 1952, he married Frances F. Wilges, and she survives him.
He is also survived by two children, Brad W. Kelly and Debra D. (Roger) McMichael, both of Spencerville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law.
Beverly J. Ahrens, 78, of 5134 Its It Road, Celina, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on April 18, 1934, in Detroit, Mich., to Charles and Mayoma (Painter) Cantwil, and they preceded her in death.
In 1972, she married Floyd Ahrens, and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2006.
Survivors include her sons, Gene (Vickie) Pool of Van Wert, Steven Pool of Fostoria, Daniel Pool of Celina, Timothy Ahrens of Celina and Mark H. (Dee) Jackson of Celina; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother.