April 1st, 2012
VERSAILLES — The Minster boys track team earned a win in the white division at the Versailles Boys Invitational on Saturday.
The Wildcats scored 195 points. Covington finished second with 115 points and New Bremen finished third with 78 points.
Minster senior Francis Slonkosky won the 1600 meter run with a 4:32.37 pace and the 800 meter run with a 2:02.16 time.
Minster’s Ryan Will won the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 10.5 inches.
Minster’s Jake Winner won the discus throw with a toss of 146 feet.
CELINA — Four people died in a collision Saturday night in Mercer County.
According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at 8:17 p.m. Saturday regarding of a head-on collision on U.S. 127, just south of Clover Four Road.
A 2004 Chevy Venture van driven by Zachary Elliott, 16, 9995 Conover Road, Versailles, was northbound on U.S. 127. A 1997 Buick LeSabre, driven by Henry Fortkamp,76, 1007 Peters Road, Fort Recovery, was southbound on U.S. 127.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association will again put a competitive balance proposal to a vote with Ohio high school principals in May.
In 2011, a measure attempting to level the playing field in high school sports between private and public schools was defeated, 332-303, by Ohio’s principals.
The OHSAA’s Board of Directors last Friday decided to put the referendum to a vote between May 1 and May 15.
The OHSAA called the proposal “slightly revised” from the 2011 version.
ST. MARYS — After raising almost $2,000, local middle school students celebrated by putting their teachers and administrators up to different kinds of humiliation during a Pennies for Patients assembly on Friday.
ST. MARYS — Area residents have an opportunity to win a 1991 red corvette for as little as $2, as an area organization has kicked off its annual fundraiser.
“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 March 27 to April 2, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: The state of Ohio placed a $10 per head bounty on the scalps of wolves. The measure was put in place to protect livestock herds.
Two properties along West South Street, owned by the Community Welfare Association, were razed as the parcels were deemed eyesores and in disrepair.
Geraldine Miller, longtime St. Marys resident, current resident of Malibu, Calif., passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Santa Monica, Calif., of pulmonary disease.
She was born in Spencerville, to Amy and Gerald Koening, and they preceded her in death.
In 1951, she married William Miller of St. Marys.
Donald G. McName Sr., 82, of Lima, formerly of Buckland, died at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Koester Pavilion in Troy.
He was born on April 6, 1929, in Buckland, the son of Walter E. and Ruth (Flarida) McName, and they preceded him in death.
ST. MARYS — A group of high school students have the opportunity to head to Salt Lake City for the national portion of their competition after winning in Ohio.
There were 27 members of the St. Marys Memorial High School DECA — or Distributive Education Clubs of America — team who competed at the Ohio DECA Career Development Conference March 16-18 in Columbus.
ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital and the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to provide area residents with a safe way to dispose of unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs.