September 21st, 2012
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.
M. Mildred “Millie” Noonan, 93, of 615 N. Augustus St., St. Marys, died at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
She was born on Aug. 19, 1919, in St. Marys, to John S. and Mary A. (Lemkuhl) Noonan, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by a sister, Lucille Uhlenhake of St. Marys; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Noonan and Richard Noonan; two sisters, Virginia Noonan and Rosalie Drees.
ST. MARYS — Like the ominous-looking clouds surrounding the soccer field at West School on Monday night, the St. Marys boys soccer team threatened for much of the evening.
The rain ended up being harmlessly light, and the Roughriders never could put in that goal against a winless Celina squad.
St. Marys and Celina played to a 0-0 draw in the Grand Lake St. Marys rivalry match on Monday night.
Photo Gallery: Celina at St. Marys Boys Soccer
M. Mildred Noonan, 93, of St. Marys, died on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville.
A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys.
A complete obituary will appear in the next edition of this newspaper.
JoAnne Griggs, 87, of Mendon, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Aug. 6, 1925, in Mercer County, to Darst and Florence (Proffitt) Dilbone, and they preceded her in death.
On May 25, 1946, she married John D. “Jake” Griggs, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2011.
She is survived by a brother; a sister-in-law; many nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; a sister.