June 28th, 2011
Marie Cordier, 82, formerly of Celina, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Hospice of Dayton.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), St. Marys.
Margaret A. Meckstroth, 93, formerly of New Bremen, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the Otterbein of St. Marys.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1918, in New Bremen, to Lafe and Hilda (Neuman) Dammeyer, and they preceded her in death.
On June 19, 1941, she married Rueben H. Meckstroth, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1996.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Preliminary test results indicate that New Knoxville Local School hit all 26 state indicators this school year.
The Ohio Achievement Assessment tests students in grades three through eight on various subjects. New Knoxville High School Principal Linda Tebbe said, according to what she reviewed, New Knoxville Local School made District Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and had a Performance Index of more than 100 for elementary, high school and the district, in addition to achieving all 26 state indicators.
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys became the second municipality in Auglaize County and the latest across the region to ban the sale and possession of synthetic drugs marketed as bath salts.
During their meeting Monday night, members of the St. Marys City Council approved, under suspension of rules, an emergency ordinance banning sale, possession and manufacture of the synthetic drug that has dominated the news in recent months. The substance, marketed as bath salts, often contains chemical compounds that resemble cocaine and LSD.
NEW BREMEN — A quick start and dominating pitching helped spur the New Bremen ACME team to a five-inning win over New Knoxville Monday night.
“Our pitchers really need to work on throwing strikes,” New Knoxville head coach Calib Allen said of his team’s 18-0 loss. “We gave up nine walks in the first two innings and that is unacceptable. We have to have our pitchers be competitive on the mound. They have to keep the ball low to get ground balls.”
WAPAKONETA — Dylan Knoch didn’t take over as Wapakoneta’s lead-off hitter until midseason.
Monday night he looked more like a cleanup hitter.
Knoch hit a lead-off home run in the first inning that proved to be the only offense Wapak would need in a 3-0 win over rival St. Marys in an ACME baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
June 27: The Reach for Two food drive runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys.
The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today at the city building located along East Spring Street.
The New Knoxville Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.
June 28: The Reach for Two food drive runs through July 4. Barrels are located at Kroger and Pantry Pride in St. Marys.
WAPAKONETA — In recognition of Adopt-a-Cat Month, many animal shelters around the nation are offering special incentives in June for those wanting to add a cuddly ball of fur to their family.
For those considering cat adoption, there are plenty of kitties in need of a loving home at the Auglaize County Humane Society in Wapakoneta, said Mandy Fouse, animal caretaker and adoption assistant.
ST. MARYS — Amidst the plethora of produce and baked goods, Gene and Debbie Knox have been selling handmade chip carvings since the Covered Bridge Farmers’ Market began several years ago.
Knox said he started making chip carvings in 1993 after he retired.
“(Debbie and I) went to a wood carving show in Indiana and there was a chip carver there and he was giving beginners lessons, so we signed up for one,” Knox said. “We took a weekend lesson and I just started after that.”
Ronald L. Selby, 73, of 18132 Townline-Kossuth Road in St. Marys, died 6:19 p.m. Saturday June 25, 2011, in Wapakoneta following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 14, 1938 in Mercer County to J. Wilson and A. Lucille (Pummell) Selby.
On Nov. 30, 1955, in St. Marys, he married Marilyn R. Slemmons, who died June 18, 2006.