May 7th, 2012
MINSTER — Four runs in the first inning by the Fort Recovery Indians was all they needed as they defeated the New Knoxville baseball team 4-1 in the opening game of the Division IV sectional tournament held at Hanover Street Park in Minster.
St. Henry defeated Marion Local 1-0 in the second game despite being no-hit until the seventh inning. Second-seeded New Bremen will face the Redskins this week in a sectional final.
LIMA — The St. Marys first doubles team of Josh Parker and Kevin Dammeyer finished fourth at the Western Buckeye League tournament on Saturday.
After advancing to Saturday’s action with a win on Thursday, Dammeyer and Parker fell to Shawnee’s Derek Smith and Garrett Diltz in a semifinal match, 1-6, 1-6.
Parker and Dammeyer lost to Rex Axbell and Anthony Kennard of Wapakoneta in a third-place match, 1-6, 1-6.
ST. MARYS — Grand Lake Health System’s Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital was recently named in the top four in the state in resident satisfaction.
CELINA — The Lake Improvement Association’s membership drive is in full swing, as the group is working to expand to 2,012 members this year.
“I am very happy to report that the membership is running well ahead of last year’s pace, so the effort that everyone is putting forward is working,” LIA Trustee Dave Eyink said. “We’ve got a lofty goal this year, we want to get 2,012 members this year, which is substantially more than we had last year.”
WAPAKONETA — More than $112,390 worth of drugs — 17.6 pounds of marijuana — was seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 75.
Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol seized the hydroponic marijuana, which was grown in a basement or closet, following a traffic stop near the County Road 29 exit north of Sidney.
ST. HENRY — Minster’s foray into Friday night extra innings produced a happier ending this time thanks to a pair of home runs and a relief appearance from Austin Knapke that had the length of a start.
A week after losing in 15 innings in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest at Coldwater, Minster emerged with a win from a double-digit inning affair against another Mercer County MAC foe.
On a day Minster (19-5, 6-2 MAC) otherwise struggled to hit the ball, it was a pair of home runs that got the job done.
MARIA STEIN — As the clean-up hitter in the St. Marys line-up, Michael Huber looked out at the flag in center field whipping directly out and saw the opportunity for a big day.
“As a hitter, I was definitely excited,” he said.
Huber said the wind helped him on the hill, too.
The Rider senior hit two home runs — including a seventh-inning grand slam — and pitched six strong innings in St. Marys’ 8-2 win over Marion Local on Thursday.
"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 1 to 7, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Auglaize County collected $25,488 from license fees from a pool of $6.5 million collected by the state. Allen County received $62,352.
Slot machines were confiscated from Westerheide Restaurant and City Service Station in Minster.
NEW BREMEN — Cardinals will be participating in a slew of self-esteem building events next week as the schools kick off an annual weeklong event.
New Bremen Elementary and Middle schools will host Believe in Yourself Week starting Monday, a week that Middle School Principal Howard Overman noted was originally started to help raise the self-esteem of the students.
ST. MARYS — During an annual art contest that nabs participation throughout the United States and Canada, four local students placed in the competition.
As part of the 2012 Fraternal Order of Eagles Children’s Art Contest, Holy Rosary sixth-grade student Sam Young received first place in the sixth grade division of the contest.
“I drew a picture of a guy holding a flag,” Sam said. “He was a soldier.”
Sam said he used graphite pencil for the black and white drawing.