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September 30th, 2011

Roughriders fall in 2OT to Defiance

October 1, 2011

A St. Marys missed extra point along with  a Trey Guilliam catch and serpentine touchdown run in double overtime proved to be the differences in the Roughriders’ 21-20 loss to Defiance on homecoming at Skip Baughman Stadium.

St. Marys head coach Greg Phillips said he had a bad feeling the missed PAT would come back to bite his team.

“I made the comment when we doinked the extra point to Coach (Nick) Yahl that we’re a cat that just lost its ninth life,” Phillips said.

Minster rolls over Fort Recovery

October 1, 2011

MINSTER —  Minster dominated Ft. Recovery 43-7 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match-up on Friday night.

“I thought we did a nice job on defense as far no encroachment penalties like we had last week, and then offensively, (we) just executed our ballgame. Kids played great,” said Minster head coach Nate Moore.  

Minster running back Troy Kaufman ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries. Korey Schulz added 93 yards and a score on 10 carries.

Anna too strong for New Bremen

October 1, 2011

ANNA — The running of senior running back Cole Furgason and two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the first half propelled the Anna Rockets to defeat the New Bremen Cardinals 34-6 in front of a homecoming crowd at Anna.

“We made the best of the bad situations with the weather,” Rocket head coach Bryan Rioch said. “We were coming off of a three game losing streak and the kids did a great job considering the conditions.”

Anna too strong for New Bremen

October 1, 2011

ANNA — The running of senior running back Cole Furgason and two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the first half propelled the Anna Rockets to defeat the New Bremen Cardinals 34-6 in front of a homecoming crowd at Anna.

“We made the best of the bad situations with the weather,” Rocket head coach Bryan Rioch said. “We were coming off of a three game losing streak and the kids did a great job considering the conditions.”

Local Reflects On World War II Service

September 30, 2011

NEW BREMEN — Ralph Boerger spent 753 days on the front line during World War II and this year is celebrating his 66th year since his discharge in 1945.

The Fort Loramie native was drafted in 1942 and served in the U.S. Army as a medic in the 45th Infantry Division.

Park set to host event

September 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — Visitors to an area campground will have their fill of spooky activities this weekend.

The Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Campground is hosting its Halloween Campout, with activities officially kicking off Friday night.

“We were starting off Friday evening with a scavenger hunt,” Park Manager Brian Miller said. “Then we were going to have a movie.”

He added the activities continue through today.

5 arrested on drug charges

September 30, 2011

CELINA — Four adults and one juvenile were arrested Wednesday as a result of drug investigations in Mercer County.

In a news release issued Friday, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies and members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force acted on information regarding the sale of heroin at the intersection of U.S. 127 and U.S. 33. Law enforcement officials observed the transaction and once it was completed, the suspect vehicle was stopped. The driver of the vehicle, Tosha N. Reed, 22, 306 E. High St., Mendon, was arrested for trafficking in heroin.

Storefronts at forefront

September 30, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local development official says he plans to start marketing a downtown storefront once the tenant moves out in the coming weeks.

Anna Louise Koch, 101

September 30, 2011

Anna Louise Koch, 101, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Wapakoneta, died on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at her residence.

Friends may call from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services 615 N. Dixie Hwy., Wapakoneta, where arrangements are incomplete.

Elmer H. Will, 88

September 30, 2011

Elmer H. Will, 88, of 15 N. Jefferson St., New Bremen, died at 5:39 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center,  Lima.

He was born on Jan. 4, 1923, in Carthagena. He was the son of Ferd D. and Ida F. (Kaup) Will.

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