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April 2nd, 2012

Alum Starts Today

April 2, 2012

ST. MARYS — A key component in the fight to heal Grand Lake St. Marys started being applied to the lake by the barrel today.

HAB Aquatics — the firm that handled last year’s application — took to the lake to start a 45-day alum application of the entire body of water. The $5 million project is a key component in the battle against phosphorus in Grand Lake St. Marys.

Clinic Teaches Tips

April 2, 2012

MOULTON — Movement beats strength.

That lesson, among others, was illustrated by local law enforcement officials during a women’s self defense clinic held Saturday at Moulton Gun Club. The clinic included hand-to-hand combat tips as well as a component that taught women how to escape the clutches of an attacker.

BASEBALL: Riders, Minster split doubleheader, Bremen wins twin bill

April 2, 2012

Riders, Minster split doubleheader

The St. Marys baseball team’s bats woke up just in time to salvage a split against Minster and its dominating pitching staff.

Minster’s pitching shut out St. Marys for 12 straight innings, allowing the Wildcats to win the first game of doubleheader, 7-0, and appear to be steaming towards a win in the second game.

SOFTBALL: Riders, Bremen swept, Minster splits doubleheader

April 2, 2012

Dublin Jerome takes two over Riders

Dublin Jerome swept a Saturday doubleheader against the St. Marys softball team with 7-3 and 15-5 wins at K.C. Geiger Park.

In the 15-5 loss, St. Marys’ Harle Smith hit a two-run home run for the Roughriders.

Lexi Roop pitched and took the loss in both games for St. Marys. St. Marys fell to 1-4 on the season. The Riders host Fort Recovery tonight at 5 p.m.

Minster splits twin bill

Track: Minster wins Versailles boys invite

April 2, 2012

VERSAILLES — The Minster boys track team earned a win in the white division at the Versailles Boys Invitational on Saturday.

The Wildcats scored 195 points. Covington finished second with 115 points and New Bremen finished third with 78 points.

Minster senior Francis Slonkosky won the 1600 meter run with a 4:32.37 pace and the 800 meter run with a 2:02.16 time.

Minster’s Ryan Will won the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 10.5 inches.

Minster’s Jake Winner won the discus throw with a toss of 146 feet.

April 1st

4 Killed In Crash In Mercer County

April 1, 2012

CELINA — Four people died in a collision Saturday night in Mercer County.

According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at   8:17 p.m. Saturday regarding of a head-on collision on U.S. 127, just south of Clover Four Road.

A 2004 Chevy Venture van driven by Zachary Elliott, 16, 9995 Conover Road, Versailles, was northbound on U.S. 127. A 1997 Buick LeSabre, driven by Henry Fortkamp,76, 1007 Peters Road, Fort Recovery, was southbound on U.S. 127.

March 30th

OHSAA to put competitive balance plan back up for vote

March 30, 2012

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association will again put a competitive balance proposal to a vote with Ohio high school principals in May.

In 2011, a measure attempting to level the playing field in high school sports between private and public schools was defeated, 332-303, by Ohio’s principals.

The OHSAA’s Board of Directors last Friday decided to put the referendum to a vote between May 1 and May 15.

The OHSAA called the proposal “slightly revised” from the 2011 version.

Students Give Back

March 30, 2012

ST. MARYS — After raising almost $2,000, local middle school students celebrated by putting their teachers and administrators up to different kinds of humiliation during a Pennies for Patients assembly on Friday.

Car Up For Grabs

March 30, 2012

ST. MARYS — Area residents have an opportunity to win a 1991 red corvette for as little as $2, as an area organization has kicked off its annual fundraiser.

Bullheads Biting Well

March 30, 2012

“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 March 27 to April 2, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: The state of Ohio placed a $10 per head bounty on the scalps of wolves. The measure was put in place to protect livestock herds.

Two properties along West South Street, owned by the Community Welfare Association, were razed as the parcels were deemed eyesores and in disrepair.

VERSAILLES  —  The St. Marys baseball team got a pair of complete games on the...
MINSTER — One run was enough in a game matching up the two best pitchers in the Midwest...
CELINA —  Celina swept its six-team invitational on Saturday, with the St. Marys girls...

 

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