June 24th, 2011
ST. MARYS — A local district official announced her resignation during a special meeting of the board of education held Friday.
In a meeting that included districtwide cuts for every employee of the St. Marys City School District, Superintendent Mary Riepenhoff also said she will be leaving for another job this fall. Members of the St. Marys Board of Education approved the resignation of Riepenhoff as superintendent, effective Aug. 31.
CELINA — Mary and Norm Zahn began researching what they wanted to do for after their retirement 10 years ago. After talking, visiting farms and attending shows, they decided to invest in alpacas.
“We had been to several shows and farms that we had visited to see the different animals and we were just so impressed with their demeanor,” Mary Zahn said. “They’re very curious animals and they make a humming sound and they’re just real calming to be around. They’re not excitable hardly at all.”
June 25: The Reach for Two food drive starts today and runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys. The Spencerville Summerfest ends today. Moulton Homecoming will be held today. The Covered Bridge Farmers Market in Memorial Park will be held from 8 a.m. to noon today in St. Marys.
CELINA — The Celina Police Department has made arrests in two separate incidents that involve suspects abusing a household product by huffing. In the first incident officers were called to a home at 7:23 a.m. May 31 after neighbors saw a teenager that appeared to be huffing paint, sitting on the porch. Officers arrived to find Kyle A.
Friday's Local Sports Schedule
Friday, June 24
Lima Locos at Grand Lake Mariners, Game 1, 4 p.m.
Lima Locos at Grand Lake Mariners, Game 2, app. 7:15 p.m.
New Bremen at St. Marys, 6:30 p.m.
St. Marys at Pemberville Tournament
Opportunity knocked for both the St. Marys and Minster ACME baseball teams on Thursday night.
St. Marys reliever Codie Deaton kept the door shut in the fifth inning and the Roughrider bats blew the game wide open in the bottom of the sixth inning.
St. Marys sent nine to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning to break open a previously tied game with five runs to deliver a St. Marys’ 9-4 win over Minster.
Thursday, June 23
Grand Lake Mariners 13, Lake Erie Monarchs 10
CELINA — The Grand Lake Mariners’ early offensive exploits were enough to hold off the Lake Erie Monarchs in a wild Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League game at Jim Hoess Field on Thursday night.
The Mariners (2-4) scored five runs in the bottom of the second and six runs in the fourth to propel them to a 13-10 win.
Samuel Cassius Green, 52, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schlosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 615 N. Dixie Highway, Wapakoneta, where arrangements are incomplete at this time.
ST. MARYS — Two authors stopped at a local library to speak on a writer with ties to the area who was a household name in his prime, as part of a presentation Thursday evening.
Paul J. Bauer and Mark Dawidziak presented on their biography on St. Marys native Jim Tully, titled “Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler,” at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
CELINA — The city of Celina and SolarVision, LLC, broke ground on the Celina Renewable Energy Center Thursday, marking the beginning of construction on the sixth and largest solar power installation for SolarVision in Ohio.
SolarVision President Greg Kuss said the center is a unique project.
“This is the only installation like this in the world that I’m aware of,” Kuss said. “This is a historic day. This doesn’t happen every day”