May 2nd, 2012
ST. MARYS — A piece of fake fruit, a chair leg and a basketball trophy each have their own story to tell, according to local historian and Temple of Tolerance Owner Jim Bowsher, who presented Tuesday to area seniors at the Auglaize County Council on Aging.
“These items here are going to speak through me,” Bowsher told the seniors.
Bowsher argued that physically experiencing items and history creates a personal connection with the story, noting, for example, that visiting Gettysburg is different from seeing it in pictures or in film.
ST. MARYS — A bakery thrift store is set to open its doors in the coming weeks in the city of St. Marys.
Officials from Aunt Millie’s Bakeries, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., confirmed to The Evening Leader their intentions of opening a thrift store in St. Marys Square. The new shop will occupy the former Ernst Sporting Goods storefront.
CELINA — The Celina Police Department is investigating the theft of credit cards and attempted use of those credit cards that occurred Monday morning.
Between 9 a.m. and and 9:45 a.m. Monday, someone broke the driver’s door window out of a white 2009 Chrysler minivan that was parked in the parking lot for Pullman Bay Restaurant. The suspect then stole a black wallet belonging to Ashlea Grahm of Gainesville, Fla. Grahm was in town on family business. The wallet contained the victim’s operator’s license and credit cards.
CELINA — The Celina Police Department is investigating a report of a home invasion that occurred at 321 Leona St. Officers responded to a call of an unknown male being in the home at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday.
The victim reported that she awoke to find a strange man standing in her bedroom. He was partially undressed. The suspect was approximately 6’-0”, 250 pounds, stocky build, dark hair and a partial beard. She questioned why he was there and told him she wanted him to leave.
ST. MARYS — Visitors to Ohio waterways will see a new warning system alerting them to the presence of harmful algal blooms this year.
ST. MARYS — Wind gusts of more than 50 mph downed tree limbs, picked up trampolines and toppled trees in the St. Marys area Monday night.
A gust front whipped through St. Marys, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said the storm pounded St. Marys and moved north toward Glynwood Road.
Margaret L. “Marge” Menchhofer, 91, formerly of 706 Magnolia Drive, St. Marys, a resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on March 15, 1921, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Charles and Matty Marie (Schlechty) Hay, and they preceded her in death.
On April 12, 1942, she married Martin E. Menchhofer, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 2011.
Division II Baseball
The St. Marys baseball team received the second seed and a first-round bye in the first round of the Division II sectional at Elida’s Ed Sandy Field.
St. Marys will play the winner of Celina and Shawnee on Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
Elida and Kenton open the sectional on Saturday, May 5 with 10 a.m. game. The winner of that game plays top-seeded Wapakoneta on Tuesday, May 8 at 5 p.m.
Celina plays Shawnee on Saturday, May 9 at 12:30 p.m. after the Elida-Kenton game.
CELINA — For more than two decades, the area’s YMCA has opened its doors to celebrate families.
“This is probably our 26th year,” Auglaize-Mercer Family YMCA CEO Allen Baskett said of Saturday’s Healthy Kids Day event. “We’ve been doing this since we opened.”
The event, Baskett noted, is a national event held at YMCAs all over the country.
“Today is National YMCA Healthy Kids Day,” he said. “YMCAs across the country are having events like this in their own communities.”
ST. MARYS — St. Marys Memorial High School students dressed to the nines along with their families and friends packed the high school on Saturday to participate in the chamber’s annual prom promenade.
“The chamber’s been doing it for about 16 or 17 years,” St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Director Kelly Kill said. “It’s an opportunity for the kids to shine.”
She added prom promenade is an opportunity for the students to shine and show off all their effort.