August 3rd, 2012
ST. MARYS — A member of a local police department is trading one uniform for another as part of his service to his country.
St. Marys Police Sgt. Ted Copeland completed his last day of work on Wednesday for the city as he is set to deploy to Afghanistan with his unit as part of the U.S. Army Reserves. Copeland, who has been with the police department since 1993, will be on his fourth deployment since becoming a police officer.
Joan Groff, 92, formerly of North Star, died on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.
She was born on Jan. 5, 1920, in North Star, to Leo and Zita (Grilliot) Stammen, and they preceded her in death.
On May 17, 1941, she married Val Groff, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1995.
Clyde M. Hirn, 73, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, surrounded by family and friends.
Mr. Hirn was born on Dec. 5, 1938, in Mendon, to Ernest and Inez Hirn, and they preceded him in death.
ST. MARYS — Officials with the United Steelworkers Union and Veyance Technologies reached a tentative agreement on a four-year deal after three months of negotiations.
In a news release, the USW announced the tentative agreement would cover 1,000 Veyance Technologies employees in St. Marys, Lincoln, Neb., Sun Prairie, Wis., and Marysville. The pact would run through July 2016.
WAPAKONETA — Between sketching out diagrams of a chicken in their notebook to taking notes from a friend on a dairy cow, the top showmen at the Auglaize County Fair learned how to show other animals in less than a week.
The Showman of Showmen Sweepstakes yielded its typical eight contestants competing for the title of top showman at the fair.
CELINA — Mercer Savings Bank (MSB) and The Peoples Bank Co. (PBC) jointly announced today the two banks have entered into a purchase and assumption agreement to transfer accounts, real estate and other assets from MSB’s branches in St. Marys and Coldwater to PBC. Under the terms of the agreement, The Peoples Bank Co. will assume most of the deposits and purchase the real estate and certain assets of the St. Marys and Coldwater offices. Mercer Savings Bank will retain all loans from both offices.
The contract covers more than 1,000 Veyance employees in other facilities including Lincoln, Neb., Marysville and Sun Prairie, Wis.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
This week in 1962, the St. Marys Lakers hosted the Botkins baseball club in non-Western Ohio League action at Memorial Field.
WAPAKONETA — A pair of St. Marys siblings could be found Wednesday afternoon preparing their calves for the upcoming show.
Lee Ann Bertke and her brother, Todd, were brushing their two calves, creating shiny coats and making sure they were in tip-top condition for the judges before the Junior Fair Beef Breeding and Feeder Calf Show.
“My favorite part is showing how much I accomplished and just going out there and having fun,” Lee Ann said.
With the high school football season a mere three-and-a-half weeks away, members of a local service club got a sneak peek into the 2012 version of the St. Marys Roughriders.
Greg Phillips briefed the St. Marys Kiwanis Club on all things Roughrider football during the club’s weekly meeting Tuesday night at the St. Marys Eagles. Phillips, who is entering his second season with the Roughriders, said he is optimistic about the team.