July 12th, 2012
ST. MARYS — Lynn Shaffer considers himself a lucky man and said he owes his life to a generous organ donor from whom he received a liver.
Jill Louise Dougall, 52, of 2301 Lexington Ave., Building 108, Apt. 1B, Elkhart, Ind., died suddenly at 10:54 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012, at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind.
She was born on Dec. 17,1959, in Elkhart, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Shirley (Miller) Sumpter, and they preceded her in death.
On July 18, 1997, she married Scott Dougall, and he survives at the residence.
MIDWAY, Utah — Michael Schmitmeyer shot a four-over par in the second round of the United States Golf Association’s Public Links Championship on Tuesday at Soldier Hollow Golf Course.
Schmitmeyer, a St. Marys Memorial and University of Findlay grad, finished tied for 77th. His six-over part two-day total was two shots off the pace needed to qualify for the match play portion of the event.
MINSTER — The Wapakoneta ACME baseball team spit on the knuckleballs dancing out of the strike zone and waited on the fastball.
The Redskins know what to do with fastballs over the plate.
Wapakoneta had 13 hits and scored in every inning to run-rule Minster 12-2 on Tuesday in ACME district action at Hanover Street Park.
NEW BREMEN — A local village is now under a water use advisory, and one of its summer festivals is set to be affected.
During Tuesday night’s New Bremen Village Council meeting, Village Administrator Wayne York noted the village is about where it was this time last year with its water availability — on the borderline — and an event on Monday didn’t help things.
“At one of our water wells, we had a transformer that failed that we had to replace in the same day,” York said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Village councilors are looking to protect the financial future of New Knoxville with the passage of the first reading of two ordinances Tuesday night at their village council meeting.
The first ordinance, a cash reserve policy, defined how much money the village should keep in its reserve.
“It just puts into words a policy about how much we should keep on reserve,” New Knoxville Fiscal Officer Janet Beall said.
Council President Mark Howe touted the policy as beneficial to the village.
ST. MARYS — The future of one of the staples of the city’s skyline should be determined in two weeks.
St. Marys City Councilors are expected to determine the fate of the former power plant’s smoke stack during their July 23 meeting. Mayor Pat McGowan broached the topic of the smoke stack during Monday night’s city council meeting.
“We’ve been approached by several citizens about wanting to preserve it,” McGowan said.
NEW BREMEN — With an encouraging message to dream big, Mr. Molecule visited the New Bremen Public Library Monday afternoon to entertain a group of area children.
After a comical introduction with the help of an audience member, Mr. Molecule spoke to the children about their imaginations.
“Scientists have discovered that kids who read a lot have good imaginations,” Mr. Molecule told the children.
CELINA — A lake official stressed the low lake level is not coordinated with the pilot study that was done earlier this year.
Milt Miller with the Grand Lake Restoration Commission noted the low lake level is in no relation to the spring drawdown when he gave his report to Lake Improvement Association members during their monthly meeting on Saturday.
MINSTER — Wapakoneta strolled through most of the Auglaize County sectional ACME baseball tournament without using its best available pitcher.
When top-seeded Wapak finally pulled its ace out of the back pocket, Chace Culver was unhittable.
Culver threw five no-hit innings and reliever Dominic Campos finished off the shutout with two scoreless innings as Wapakoneta wrapped up the Auglaize County sectional ACME title with a 7-0 win over Minster on Friday night.