June 22nd, 2011
ST. MARYS — Locals looking to stay in town and still be able to hear local bands, can head over to Memorial Park as the 2011 Rotary Summer Concert Series kicks off on Sunday.
Six performers will be featured this year during the program, which has been occurring in St. Marys for more than 20 years, Chair Jeff Squire said.
“Rotary sponsors the Summer Concert Series, and as part of the Rotary Club, I’m the chair of the concert series,” Squire noted.
ST. MARYS — After months on the decline, the unemployment rate in Auglaize County edged slightly higher in May.
According to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Auglaize County registered an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent, an increase of 0.3 percent from April’s 7.3 percent. Last year the unemployment rate for the county was at 9 percent.
Lucille E. Lehman, 97, of 216 N. Buckeye St., St. Marys, died at 9:41 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on Feb. 18, 1914, in Mansfield, the daughter of Gail and Gertrude (Cunningham) Van Tilbrough, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 31, 1934, she married Daniel Dale Lehman, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1986.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Mallory of St. Marys and Judy (Wayne) Wilson of Largo, Fla.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lavida Grimm of Celina.
Tuesday, June 21
Local Sports Schedule
Mariners at Hamilton, 7:05 p.m.
Coldwater at St. Marys, 6:30 p.m.
Wapakoneta at Minster, 6:30 p.m.
St. Marys at Shawnee, 6:30 p.m.
Finally America gets what it has been pining for: a movie about baseball statistics.
“Moneyball”, Michael Lewis’ sports book that to people under 35 is a seminal reading the same way “Ball Four” by Jim Bouton or
“The Boys of Summer” by Roger Kahn were to previous baseball-loving generations, comes to big screen in late September — just as baseball will be winding down its regular season and in time for Joe Buck to sneer at it on a Fox baseball broadcast.
Cletus John Gariety, 94, of Celina, died on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born on Sept. 10, 1916, in Newport, to Frank Henry and Grace Elizabeth (Miller) Gariety, and they preceded him in death.
His wife, Helen Burton Gariety, preceded him in death in 1992.
He is survived by a son, Pat (Patti) Gariety of Celina; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Gariety; a daughter, Brenda Yaney; seven siblings.
ST. MARYS — Members of a city committee got the first glimpse of the 2012 budget for the city of St. Marys.
St. Marys Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock unveiled the preliminary 2012 budget during a finance committee meeting Monday night. The proposed measure clocked in at $44.73 million, more than $3 million less than the 2011 budget of $47.85 million. As of June 17, the city has incurred expenditures of $16.45 million. In 2008, the city spent $50.39 million. It spent $45.85 million in 2009 and $40.17 million in 2010.
NEW BREMEN — Children shuffled through the aisles of books at the New Bremen Public Library searching for clues in the scavenger hunt Monday as part of the library’s summer reading program.
The hunt, open to readers of all ages, scattered scavengers throughout the library in search for clues hidden among the books and magazines. Third-grade student Mariah Parlett completed the scavenger hunt with some ease.
“I went through and found all the papers in the library and at the end I got a cool prize,” Parlett said.
Opening night of the 2011 high school football season is just more than eight weeks away and here's an early look at the region's football schedule for this fall. Schedules still subject to changes:
Monday, June 20 — Local Sports Schedule
St. Marys at New Bremen, 6:30
Piqua at St. Marys, 7 p.m.
New Bremen at Indian Lake, 6
St. Marys at Celina, 6:30 p.m.