March 2nd, 2012
NEW KNOXVILLE — Residents of a local village have the opportunity to help their community library through a new program that will kick off later this month.
The New Knoxville Community Library is now accepting sign ups for its Adopt A Shelf program, in which area residents help keep a shelf or section of books in the library organized by their call number and help keep the area dusted. Library Branch Manager Charis Steinke said the program was one she learned while working at the Arizona State University library.
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys has a new development manager.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan confirmed to The Evening Leader on Friday afternoon Susan E. Crotty has been hired to serve as the new development manager. Crotty takes over for Todd Fleagle, who retired from the position at the end of 2011.
Alvin P. Luthman, 67, of 11741 Luthman Road, Minster, died at 7:42 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on June 17, 1944, in Sidney, to Wilbert and Viola (Gariety) Luthman, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his former wife, Karen (Watercutter) Simpkins; his children, Donna (Anthony) Bayer of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Annette Luthman of Warrensburg, Ill.; three grandchildren; six siblings; three in-laws.
He was preceded in death by five siblings; two brothers-in-law.
Austin Bruns Coldwater 11
Curtis Geise Delphos St John 11
Wade Gelhaus*** Ft Recovery 11
Sarah Kanney Coldwater 9
Courtney Grothouse Delphos St John 12
Shelby Reindel Delphos St John 12
Kylie Kahlig Ft Recovery 12
ST. MARYS — The New Knoxville girls basketball team has no problem waiting as long as it takes for an opposing defense to break down.
At times on Thursday night, it took a Job-like patience to get the job done.
Undersized Ada pestered and pushed the bigger, stronger New Knoxville girls basketball team for more than three quarters on Thursday night, threatening to set up what has been unthinkable recently — a Division IV district title game in western Ohio without a Midwest Athletic Conference team.
CELINA — A annual event will be coming around once again this weekend as area residents have the opportunity to plunge for a cause.
The Special Olympics of Ohio is holding its fifth-annual Grand Lake St. Marys Polar Plunge this Saturday at the Celina Moose.
“This is our eighth one this year,” Special Olympics of Ohio Marketing and Development Director Paige Ludwig said. “There are nine throughout the state.”
To participate in the plunge, participants can either register ahead of time or register the day of the event.
CELINA — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the Grube double homicide and the Fair home invasion/robbery. Since Monday, the sheriff's office has received more than 60 new tips, mostly involving the Fair home invasion/robbery.
A witness has come forward and worked with detectives and BCI&I agents to develop a composite drawing of one of the suspects. The suspect's hair is described as reddish blonde and the suspect is stocky and shorter than 5-feet-7. The witness believes that he is in approximately 30-years-old.
25 Years Ago This Week – 1987
This week in 1987, Mike Kiehl’s St. Marys Roughriders concluded their regular season with a 68-57 victory over the Parkway Panthers. The Roughriders got down to business immediately after the opening tip and thumped the Panthers 20-8 in the opening eight minutes. Things played out a little more even in the second quarter, but St. Marys still managed to break for intermission in front, 35-22.
COLDWATER — It was a classic tournament basketball game at Coldwater Wednesday evening that had a little bit of everything and in the end it was a layup by Elliott Westerbeck of New Bremen that gave the Cardinals a 58-56 double overtime victory over the Marion Local Flyers in the Division IV sectional semifinal game.
The Cardinals (13-8) will play St. Henry in the sectional final on Friday in the second game. St. Henry defeated Waynesfield-Goshen 67-31. Marion Local ends their season at 11-10.