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March 12th, 2014

Richard A. “Rick” Moon III, 36

March 12, 2014

Richard A. “Rick” Moon III,  36, of 07507 Washington Pike, St. Marys, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, near his home on Washington Pike.

He was born on Feb. 26, 1978, in St. Marys, the son of Richard and Cheryl (Carpenter) Moon.

He married Michelle Kittel on Oct. 25, 2008, and she survives in New Knoxville.

Donald L. “Mick” McDermitt, 81

March 12, 2014

Donald L. “Mick” McDermitt, 81, of St. Marys, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital after a long battle with leukemia.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1932, in New Bremen, the son of Clarence “Shorty” and Cordelia (Quellhorst) McDermitt.

Don graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School in 1950. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1952 and served four years. After his military time, he worked as a mechanic at Dull’s Texaco Service Station.

Thomas L. Gabel, 82

March 12, 2014

Thomas L. Gabel, 82, formerly of New Knoxville, died on Sunday, March 15, 2014, at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills, Fla.

He was born on Jan. 9, 1932, in Columbus, to William Henry and Ruth (McPherson) Gabel.

On Jan. 31, 1953, in Washington, D.C., he married Gloria June McHugh, who died on Jan. 2, 2000.

He later married Ruth Hildreth in 2001, who survives in Columbus.

March 11th

Fatal Crash In Mercer County

March 11, 2014

CELINA — Deputies in Mercer County are investigating a fatal collision that took place this morning.

At approximately 6:59 a.m. today, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office received a call from a person, who was driving a hydraulic crane on Ohio 29 and Harris Road, reporting his vehicle was struck in the rear.

Paul D. Helmer, 20

March 11, 2014

Paul D. Helmer, 20, of 435 Parker Street, St. Marys, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1993, in Dayton, the son of Derrill and Deborah (Rogge) Helmer.

He  is survived by his father, Derrill Helmer, of St. Marys; his mother, Deborah Helmer, of Dayton; his paternal grandparents, Sherrill (Kay) Helmer, of Dayton; maternal grandfather Dan (Shirley) Rogge, of Dayton; maternal grandmother Diane Daley, of Dayton.

March 10th

Deputies Probe Death

March 10, 2014

ST. MARYS — Deputies from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a rural St. Marys man.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office received a call of a male hanging from a bridge support in the 7000 block of Washington Pike. Deputies and detectives from the sheriff’s office responded to the scene and located a deceased male hanging upside down from the bridge with his leg caught in a guardrail support post.  

March 7th

Marion Local defends its way to first district title since 2004

March 8, 2014

WAPAKONETA – The Marion Local Flyers won their first district title in a decade with a dominating defensive effort in a 44-34 win over the  Arlington Red Devils in a Division IV district title game at Wapakoneta High School on Friday night.

Marion Local held Arlington to seven or fewer points in three of the four quarters en route to the district championship.

Area Grad Updates: Fleagle named First Team All Big Ten

March 8, 2014

Josh Fleagle, Ohio State

New OVI Sanctions Debated By Officials

March 7, 2014

ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official says a proposal that would require ignition interlock devices for first-time OVI offenders in order to drive strips oversight from county judges.

Ohio State Reps. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) introduced House Bill 469, also known as Annie’s Law, on Thursday. The bill would require first-time OVI offenders to use an ignition interlock device in order to operate a motor vehicle. Annie’s Law is named for Annie Rooney, who was killed by a drunk driver in July.

Area boys hoops players named to AP all-district lists

March 7, 2014

The Grand Lake St. Marys area and the area’s leagues had numerous players named to the Associated Press Northwest All-District lists released on Thursday night.

Division II

St. Marys junior Isaac Fitzgerald and Roughrider sophomore Nathan Wilker both received special mention all-district honors.

Celina’s Ryan Hoyng, a 6-3 junior who averaged 20.3 points per game, was named Second Team all-district. Logan Delong and Mason Ross of Celina were both special mention.

VERSAILLES  —  The St. Marys baseball team got a pair of complete games on the...
MINSTER — One run was enough in a game matching up the two best pitchers in the Midwest...
CELINA —  Celina swept its six-team invitational on Saturday, with the St. Marys girls...

 

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