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October 27th, 2011

Around the WBL: Kenton-Wapak have a Week 10 showdown set

October 27, 2011

Combined WBL Record: 48-42 (.533)
WBL Teams Currently in Playoff Spots: 4

October 26th

Donald D. Barnes, 82

October 26, 2011

Donald D. “Barney” Barnes, 82, of St. Marys, formerly of Spencerville, died at 8:50 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.

He was born on July 14, 1929, in Auglaize County, the son of Alfred and Mabel (Greymyre) Barnes, and they preceded him in death.  

On Oct. 27, 1973, he married Hazel Elrod, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 1996.

Rape Trial Begins

October 26, 2011

— Editor’s note: The Evening Leader, like the Associated Press, does not identify victims or alleged victims of sex crimes.

WAPAKONETA — The rape trial of a St. Marys optometrist started on Tuesday with the alleged victim recounting the events of an October night in 2009.

Ghouls Hit Spring Street

October 26, 2011

ST. MARYS — Ghosts, vampires, fairies and movie characters gathered in the Chestnut Street parking lot Tuesday night for the annual Rotary Club Halloween Parade and costume contest.

Organizer Deb Zwez said the event provides an opportunity for area children to dress up in their costume, in addition to going out for Beggar’s Night.

“It gives kids in the community a chance to show off their Halloween costume,” she said. “It’s a chance for kids to show how cute they all are.”

Councilors Rescind Measure

October 26, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Area councilors voted to rescind a measure they passed at their previous meeting.

New Bremen Mayor Jeff Pape noted councilors moved too fast with passing the Community Reinvestment Area agreement resolution with Brookside Laboratories as an emergency during their previous meeting, and councilors moved to pass other related pieces during their meeting Tuesday evening.

Village Solicitor Steve Smith suggested councilors rescind the previous legislation.

October 25th

MAC announces All-League volleyball teams

October 25, 2011

Auglaize County volleyball players were named to the recently released Midwest Athletic Conference All-League list.

New Knoxville senior middle hitter Haley Dillon and Minster senior libero Dana Stucke were named First Team All-MAC.

Kassi Brown, a Minster senior, Karli Jones, a New Bremen sophomore setter, and Haley Horstman, a New Knoxville sophomore setter, all earned Second Team All-MAC.

St. Marys and Celina girls soccer teams to square off again

October 25, 2011

CELINA — The St. Marys girls soccer team emerged from a tie with rival Celina in mid-September feeling like they'd let one slip away.

St. Marys gets another crack at the Bulldogs — this time with a district title game berth on the line.

The Roughriders (12-1-4) will play Celina (12-1-3) on Wednesday  at 7 p.m. in a district semi-final match at Celina.

St. Marys Winter Sports Meeting Set for Thursday, Oct. 27

October 25, 2011

The St. Marys Memorial High School winter sports meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27  in the high school auditorium at 8 p.m.  The meeting is mandatory for any student-athlete and parent who desires to participate in winter sports and  did not attend the fall sports meeting in August. Anyone with more questions can contact St. Marys athletic director Doug Spencer.
 

Students Take To Internet

October 25, 2011

ST. MARYS — After seeing a trend in students choosing online learning over traditional classroom learning, a local high school has developed a program where select students have the option of going to school on the web or through a mix of online and traditional classes.

St. Marys Memorial High School Principal Dave Lewis and teacher Dave Huber developed the MHS Virtual Learning Academy this summer, with this school year being the inaugural year for the online program.

Driver Crashes Vehicle Into Building

October 25, 2011

CELINA — Celina police and fire departments responded to an injury traffic crash in the 500 block of E. Market Street at 10:27 p.m. Monday night.  

A vehicle driven by Joseph A. Ritchie, 20, 804 Wilkens St., Apt A, Celina, was westbound on East Market Street when the driver lost control and veered off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a no parking sign and brushed a pole holding a private business sign at the northeast corner of Market and Pike streets.  

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