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May 21st, 2012

Woman Killed In Farm Accident

May 21, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Deputies and investigators with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal farm accident Saturday east of St. Johns that claimed the life of a 56-year-old

At approximately 2:20 p.m., St. Johns Rescue Squad personnel and deputies from the sheriff’s office were dispatched to a residence east of St. Johns on U.S. 33, between the town of St. Johns and Ohio 65 in regard to a female found laying in a field and a driverless tractor still running in the field.

May 18th

BASEBALL: Minster wins back-to-back district baseball titles

May 19, 2012

COLDWATER — The Cardiac Cats did it again.

Minster won its second straight district title with a 4-3 win over Crestview that — in typical Wildcat style this season — came down to a pulsepounding finish in the seventh inning.

“To be able to do this two years in a row, that’s something special,” Minster head coach Mike Wiss said.


PHOTO GALLERY: Minster repeats as district champion

SOFTBALL: Minster wins first-ever district softball crown

May 19, 2012

WAPAKONETA — The Minster softball team could start celebrating — and breathe a big sign of relief — when  pitcher Kayla Richards got Michelle Bruns to fly out to left field giving the Wildcats their first-ever Division IV district softball championship at Wapakoneta on Friday.

Minster used a five-run fifth inning and took advantage of five St. Henry errors to defeat the Redskins 7-5.

Highway to Bisect Region

May 18, 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 May 15 to 21, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: A proposed U.S. highway would enter the city of St. Marys on 54 West and continue through to Wapakoneta, Bellefontaine, Marysville, Columbus, Lancaster, Athens and Pomeroy.

Local District Qualifies for Plan

May 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — A local school district found out on Friday that it qualified to develop a transportation plan through the state.

On Friday, St. Marys City Schools received notification from the Ohio Department of Transportation that it was selected to participate in the development of a School Travel Plan (STP) for the district.

Students Learn Reusing Lessons

May 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — Local third-grade students learned recycling lessons on Friday.

Bonnie Wurst with the Auglaize County Solid Waste Management District spoke to third-grade students at St. Marys Intermediate School on the importance of reducing their amount of trash.

“I want to do more today than just talk about what we recycle, I want to talk more about why we recycle,” Wurst said. “One of the reasons we recycle is to reduce the amount of trash that we make.”

Esther J. Schwartz, 87

May 18, 2012

Esther J. Schwartz, 87, of New Bremen, died on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 10:16 a.m. at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.

She was born on May 14, 1925, near Coldwater. She was the daughter of George and Rose (Homan) Dues. On June 26, 1948, she married Leo H. Schwartz, who died on May 9, 2010.

Marva Joyce Olthouse, 89

May 18, 2012

Marva Joyce Olthouse, 89, died on Sunday, May 13, 2012.

Born in Muskegon, Mich., to Joseph Schneider and Hilda (Lintger) Schneider on May 17, 1922,  Marva was the second oldest of six siblings, Anne (Arthur Griffith), Carl (Ruth Kinney), Russell (Marjorie Rykse), Helen (Carroll Edwin Gates) and Joseph Junior (Roma Gallert).

Hilda insisted on a Christian education for all of her children, and Marva graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High.

Money Taken From Homes

May 18, 2012

CELINA — The Celina Police Department has received three reports over the last 10 days of money being stolen from homes in the residential area between East Wayne Street. In each of the cases cash money was taken from purses or other locations inside the home. 

Road Work Set For Monday

May 18, 2012

ST. MARYS — Lane closures will be in effect on Ohio 66 in both directions between County Road 66A and the city of St. Marys beginning at 7 a.m. Monday. These lane closures will be in effect 24 hours a day. The affected lanes are scheduled to reopen to motorist at 5 p.m. July 27.

One lane of traffic will remain open to motorists in each direction at all times. The total completion date for this project is September. These lane closures are due to a contractor doing bridge work in that area. The ramp from U.S. 33 west to Ohio 66 south will be closed during this time.

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