November 15th, 2013
CELINA — People's Bank has reportedly been robbed in Celina. More details will be posted as they are released by law enforcement. Scanner traffic indicates officials are looking for a silver mini van, possibly with three occupants. More will be posted as details are released.
ST. MARYS — An indirect threat prompted a local school to go on lockdown Friday morning.
At approximately 10 a.m., St. Marys Memorial High School and Middle School were placed on lockdown as a result of an indirect threat from outside the school district. St. Marys Superintendent Shawn Brown confirmed there was no direct threat made against any student or teacher.
A pair of St. Marys Roughriders earned First Team All-Western Buckeye League honors for their work on the gridiron this fall.
Senior safety Jared Knous was named First Team All-WBL defense. Knous intercepted a WBL-best eight passes, led the Roughriders in tackles with 71, broke up ten passes, caused two fumbles, recovered two fumbles and blocked two extra point attempts.
St. Marys junior tight end Quinn Zaerr was named First Team All-WBL on offense. Zaerr caught 14 passes for a team-best 194 yards.
Craig Alan Rush, 53, of Logan, formally of St. Marys, passed away on Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013, from a tragic car accident.
Craig was born on Jan. 12, 1960, to Ted and Jeanne (Burden) Rush in Portsmouth, Va., Naval Hospital.
On June 24, 2000, he married Jennifer Beam of Fort Jennings.
Robert C. Wisenborn , 79, Celina, died on Nov. 10, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz.
He was born on April 22, 1934, in Celina, to Robert Downing Wisenborn and Vera Karola Wertz.
On Feb. 28, 1970, he married Karen Lammers, who survives.
ST. MARYS — Paul Dingledine oversaw the building of a girls soccer program that went from fledgling to fixture at St. Marys Memorial High School.
Dingledine stepped down from his head coaching position this week after 10 seasons and a 133-43-18 record on Wednesday.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1963
This week in 1963, the New Knoxville Rangers hosted their first basketball game of the 1963-64 campaign and throttled the Mendon Pirates by a final of 82-64.
The Pirates led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter, but New Knoxville soon grabbed the lead and took a 37-32 edge into the locker room with them at halftime.
The two squads played evenly through the third quarter before the home team pulled away in the final eight minutes to secure the 18-point victory.
Stefan Prescott Lowe, 20, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his home in Elida.
He was born in Noblesville, Ind., with a full head of hair, on Feb. 2, 1993. He is survived by his mother, Teri (Bruce) Maag of Elida, his father, Brian (Angie) Lowe of Dayton, a brother, Cassidy Lowe of Dublin, grandmother, Elaine Jones of Fort Wayne, Ind., and his aunts, uncles and cousins.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys football program will have a new head coach in 2014 — its fourth mentor in seven seasons — after Greg Phillips resigned from the position following a three-year stint.
The Roughriders went 4-26 in Phillips’ three seasons as head coach and lost 21 straight games to end his tenure.
Phillips took the St. Marys position in 2011, inheriting a team that went 1-9 the season before under Mark Hollars, who resigned following the 2010 season.
CELINA — An Indiana man died this morning following a collision with a semi in Mercer County.
According to a crash report, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls at 6:08 a.m. today reporting a collision at Ohio 29 and Ohio 118. A 2011 Freightliner semi tractor and trailer was south bound on Ohio 118 and failed to stop for the stop sign. The semi was driven by Robert Riley, 54, of Fort Jennings.