10 Years Ago This Week – 2001
A decade ago this week, the St. Marys Lady Roughriders locked horns with the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in a battle of unbeatens as far as the Western Buckeye League was concerned.
Marcus Reineke, Cedarville
Reineke, a Cedarville freshman and New Knoxville grad, scored seven points, grabbed a rebound and dished out an assist in Cedarville’s 83-68 loss to Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday in Owensboro, Kentucky. Reineke has played in all nine Yellow Jacket games and is averaging 7.1 points per game with a 51.7 percent shooting percentage from beyond the three-point arc (15-of-29).Cedarville is 6-3 on the season and will be at Southern Indiana on Saturday in Evansville.
Thursday, December 15
Varsity Girls Basketball
St. Marys at Kenton, 6 p.m.
Coldwater at New Bremen, 6 p.m.
New Knoxville at Marion Local, 6 p.m.
Minster at Del. St. John’s, 6 p.m.
Bath at Defiance, 6 p.m.
WAPAKONETA — A St. Marys optometrist was sentenced to more than a year in prison after being convicted in October of a felony sex crime.
Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Frederick Pepple sentenced Douglas J. Wine to 15 months in prison on one count of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, during a hearing Wednesday afternoon. Wine was convicted of the charge in October after a jury trial. Jurors found Wine not guilty of sexual battery and rape, a first-degree felony, regarding an incident that involved a Florida woman at his St. Marys home in 2009.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Board of Education held a community meeting Wednesday night to update residents on the possible building project.
The meeting was the second the board has had with the community to receive feedback on building a new elementary school. After the first community meeting, board members found that a majority of attendees were in favor of moving forward with a new building. Board of Education President Keith Bornhorst said the second meeting was held to update the community on the status of the project, which will be on the March ballot.
WAPAKONETA — Douglas J. Wine was sentenced to 15 months in prison by Auglaize County Common Pleas Judge Frederick Pepple on one count of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, during his sentencing hearing today. Wine also was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. He faced a maximum of 18 months in prison. During the hearing, attorneys for Wine noted they planned to file an appeal in the case.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Village Councilors met Tuesday night to hear an update from the village administrator and pass a list of ordinances.
In his report to the board, Village Administrator Rex Katterheinrich updated councilors on an excavation project.
ST. MARYS — The incoming mayor for the city of St. Marys says he plans to have the city’s top position filled by February.
Mayor-elect Patrick McGowan, who takes office Jan. 1, said he is in the process of compiling applications for the safety-service director position. The position became open when current Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock was named to the same position for the city of Celina effective Jan. 1.
Virgil H. Stienecker, 89, of 1300 Circle Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Otterbein Retirement Community in St. Marys.
He was born on Sept. 21, 1922, in rural St. Marys, the son of Leander and Lanora (Dohse) Stienecker, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 29, 1948, at the Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys, he married Marjorie Schmehl, and she survives at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Commnunity.