NEW KNOXVILLE -- Junior guard Jake Allen made New Knoxville's first game against St. Marys in more than 60 years something to remember.
Allen sliced into the lane and hit a runner with less than six seconds left to lift New Knoxville to a 43-42 comeback win over St. Marys on Saturday night.
When St. Marys guard Dustin Fisher's long heave from the right side clanked off the side of the iron, New Knoxville's bench cascaded onto the floor and mobbed Allen at mid-court.
"I think a new rivalry has started," Allen said after the game.
CANTON -- A Midwest Athletic Conference team flexed its muscle in a Division VI title game again and another overmatched opponent winced.
CELINA - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that deputies are investigating the apparent suicide of Paul Mizer, 56, St. Johns Road, Maria Stein.
According to a news release issued by Grey, the sheriff's office received a call from Penny Mizer, wife of the victim, stating that he had left the house between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday.
NEW BREMEN — Performers from around the area are inviting residents to come see their show on Sunday as a way to get into the holiday spirit.
Lock One Community Arts is performing “Christmas in the Village” on Sunday at the James F. Dicke Auditorium at New Bremen High School.
“Performances are at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Sunday,” said Christy Shell with Lock One Community Arts. “Tickets are available at the door, and you can also get them at True Value Hardware.”
ST. MARYS — With the region receiving its first snow of the season earlier this week, school officials are reminding residents to keep their sidewalks clear for local children.
“I see the kids when I’m going into work,” he said. “A lot of the kids will be walking or riding their bikes to school — it’s dangerous for them to do that if the sidewalk isn’t clear,” St. Marys Superintendent Jerry Skiver said.
He noted that unclear sidewalks can cause the students to walk in the street.
ST. MARYS — An apparel store opened its doors in downtown St. Marys Friday morning to area residents, offering a variety of school and custom, embroidered apparel.
Victory Apparel, located at 124 W. Spring St., St. Marys, offers a slew of local school apparel, including St. Marys, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Minster, Wapakoneta and Spencerville, in addition to a variety of Ohio State University apparel. Business Manager Sheila Goins said the owners of the local shop decided to expand into St. Marys to fill a need.
MASSILLON — The white screen-printed 34 on Christian Hauber’s Kirtland Hornets jersey is cracked and faded like a distressed t-shirt. Everyone else’s numbers are crisp and intact.
It’s no fashion statement, though. The 6-foot-1, 218-pound fullback earns every bit of the jersey’s degradation with a tough running style that has his team celebrating its first-ever state championship.
Kirtland captured the Division V state crown with a 28-7 win over Coldwater on Friday to cap a perfect 15-0 season.
ST. MARYS — In the wake of this week’s snow storm, local officials are urging motorists to keep informed as winter draws closer.
“It’s really important to listen to weather forecasts this time of year,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson said. “We try to put up notices early on our Facebook page early enough to catch them. We also don’t want people to think that if we put up a notice and we don’t get it that we are crying wolf.”
Frederick J. Schmitmeyer, 88, of South Lincoln Street, Minster, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys of natural causes.
He was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Minster to Emma (Thieman) and Henry Schmitmeyer. On Aug. 23, 1947, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater, he married Alberta (Wellman) Schmitmeyer.
Billie J. Pinson, 78, of 4710 Mud Pike, Celina, passed away at 9:56 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
She was born on March 3, 1933, in Summit, W.Va., to Benjamin and Brady (Massey) Lafferdy.
On April 21, 1951, she married her husband of 60 years, Clarence Pinson, who lives in Celina.