October 14th, 2011
NEW BREMEN — Elementary and middle school students will be digging through their couches next week to help raise money for the New Bremen/New Knoxville Rotary Sunshine Project.
The fundraiser, Rays of Sunshine, sponsored by the New Bremen Middle School Student Council, will be held Oct. 17-25. Students have been encouraged to find loose change to help raise money for an accessible playground that will be built in Bremenfest Park next year. Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey spoke with students Friday afternoon about the fundraiser.
ST. MARYS — A local marching band will be showcasing its skills at a statewide event.
The St. Marys All-Brass Marching Band will be performing at the 2011 Buckeye Invitational at Ohio Stadium at 3:30 p.m. today.
The event began at 9 a.m., and the day’s activities will end with a special performance by The Ohio State University Marching Band at 7:05 p.m.
St. Marys Band Director Dane Newlove noted the St. Marys All-Brass Band had to apply to be featured in the invitational.
Girls Soccer: Shawnee 2, St. Marys 1
LIMA — Needing a win to keep its Western Buckeye League hopes alive, a two-goal deficit proved too much for the St. Marys girls soccer team to make up.
Shawnee captured its first Western Buckeye League championship in girls soccer with a 2-1 win over the Roughriders on Thursday night behind two goals from Kaitlyn Gronas.
St. Marys’ Ashleigh Falk drew the Roughriders to within 2-1 with 30:40 left in the match.
Margaret A. Bruns, 94, formerly of Egypt, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born on Sept. 11, 1917, in Maria Stein, to the Henry and Lena (Hoelscher) Rutschilling, and they preceded her in death.
On April 23, 1941, at St. John Catholic Church in Maria Stein, she married Clarence Bruns, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1959.
ST. MARYS — Bicycle enthusiasts can converge on St. Marys on Saturday to raise money for a nonprofit that benefits the developmentally disabled.
Area families can participate in the Good for Business Canals Locks and Bagels 2011 Family Fun Ride, a second-ever family bike ride.
“The nonprofit Good for Business started three years ago when funding for people with disabilities was cut so drastically, we wanted to find a way to develop alternate sources for people with disabilities to find jobs,” Good for Business Director Karen Blumhorst said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The New Knoxville/Washington Township Fire Department visited New Knoxville Local School Thursday to teach students about fire safety.
Students started the day with a fire drill. Throughout the day, classes viewed a video about different fire safety related topics and also had a lesson with the visiting fire department. At the end of the fire safety program, students were given informational material and a small gift.
CELINA — A California man was killed early this morning in a single-vehicle crash near U.S. 127 in Mercer County.
In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Carthagena Road at U.S. 127.
CELINA — A St. Henry school employee has been accused of video taping underage girls.
In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said voyeurism charges have been filed against Nate L. Bomholt, 36, of Dull Road, St. Henry. The incident was referred to the sheriff’s office by the Mercer County Department of Jobs and Family Services on Oct. 6.
A search warrant was issued for the 128 Dull Road, St. Henry, and specifically a cell phone used by Bomholt. The warrant was issued on Oct. 7.
(Note: St. Marys and O-G rosters are attached at the bottom of the story).
Ottawa-Glandorf head coach Ken Schriner said the story of the Western Buckeye League season has been how varying styles match-up on a week-to-week basis.
“We’ve got running backs putting up big numbers and we’ve got teams who throw it all over the field,” Schriner said on Tuesday.
Oct. 14: A Community Pink Out Day will be held today. Residents are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness.
The Tailgate for Cancer will be held at 6 p.m. today at the St. Marys Eagles Club.
Easy Campgrounds, 14338 Kossuth Road, St. Marys, will host a House of Horror at 8 p.m. today. The two-story indoor, haunted house is 0.2 miles north of U.S. 33 next to beside Easy Campground. Admission is $6.
A Family Movie Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.