May 21st, 2012
ST. MARYS — State officials pulled samples on Monday as part of testing at beaches along Grand Lake St. Marys.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Bethany McCorkle said officials were in the area taking samples to test for toxins ahead of Memorial Day weekend at Grand Lake St. Marys. The state has been routinely testing around the lake and added samples from the beaches this week.
"We'll have those results back on Thursday from the testing," McCorkle told The Evening Leader.
ST. MARYS — For the past three days, anglers from around the Midwest convened on Grand Lake St. Marys to participate in the second-ever “Get the Carp Outta Here” fishing tournament.
With the sunny weather, anglers were bringing in fish by the dozen.
“The numbers of people fishing are down, but we’re on pace to weigh in more fish,” co-organizer Dan Manning said on Sunday. “There are people from all around to do this — they’re professionals.”
c, of Delaware, died on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Cherith of Willow Brook.
He was born on May 21, 1923, in Celina, to Harry and Ocie (Fast) Meyer, and they preceded him in death.
In 1950, he married Aldyth Barber, and she survives him.
He is also survived by two daughters, Judith Clancy of Scottsdale, Ariz., Cynthia (Rick) Schlichting of New Providence, N.J.; a daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; a loyal friend.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff; his brother.
Jane P. Talan, 74, of Fairview Park, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on July 15, 1937, in New Bremen, the daughter of Paul and Pauline (Vornholt) Gilberg.
On July 16, 1966, she married Albert Talan, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2009.
Survivors include her sons, Albert P. Talan of Fairview Park and David M. (Angelica) Talan of Virginia; her grandchildren, Ella and Logan; her siblings, Alice (Duane) Hartwig, John (Joyce) Gilberg and Bill Gilberg, all of New Bremen, and Kathryn (Art) Beel of Westlake.
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.
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
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.
“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.
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.
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.”