June 11th, 2014
ST. MARYS — Law enforcement officials continue to investigate the death of an Auglaize County man who was found dead in his home Monday afternoon.
Charles E. Hicks, 53, of Uniopolis, was found dead inside his home after deputies were dispatched to 2 S. Main St., Uniopolis, at 4:30 p.m. Monday for a welfare check. Hicks reportedly was not recently seen by coworkers and friends.
Connie S. Yahl, 67, of 02764 Salem Noble Road, St. Marys, died at 7:53 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her residence, following a brief illness.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1946, in Sidney, the daughter of Clifford and Mildred (Stiles) Elsass.
She married Joseph J. Yahl on June 17, 1967, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, and he survives at the residence.
ST. MARYS — Investigators are currently probing a suspicious death in the village of Uniopolis.
According to a news release, deputies from the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office were dispatched at 4:30 p.m. Monday to 2 S. Main St., Uniopolis. A caller requested a welfare check on a 54-year-old, white male because he had not recently been seen by coworkers or friends.
CELINA — An Indiana man was arrested Monday night following a slow-speed pursuit involving a farm tractor.
Mercer County Central Dispatch received a call from Adams County (Indiana) at 8:34 p.m. Monday requesting assistance with trying to stop a Case International 5130 Farm Tractor. Adams County also reported the tractor had struck several vehicles and did property damage while in Indiana. They further reported the operator rammed an Adams County Sheriff’s cruiser while a deputy was trying to get the tractor stopped.
COLUMBUS — The Minster girls 4-by-400 meter relay team finished off the state track meet with an exciting race to the finish line.
The Minster 1600 meter relay team’s senior anchor Olivia Enneking stormed near the front of the pack on the final lap and got to within half a stride of first-place Archbold for the final 100 meters.
AKRON — Brittany Nero pulled an inside 1-0 pitch down the left field line and pinch runner Morgan Orlowski scampered across home plate in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Cuyahoga Heights a 2-1 walk-off win and its first-ever state title to end the Minster Wildcats’ dream of a Division IV state championship on Saturday.
“It was a great game, the way a state championship should be,” Cuyahoga Heights head coach Christy Zawadzki said.
Nadine Sanders, 66, of 03634 Glynwood Road in St. Marys, died at 12:38 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at IU-Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind.
She was born on Feb. 29, 1948, in Martin, Ky., to Aaron and Elizabeth “Betty” (Hicks) Tuttle.
On Nov. 21, 1985, in St. Marys, she married Ralph E. Sanders, who survives.
CELINA — An Indiana man died as a result of a collision on U.S. 33 Saturday morning.
According a report from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a 911 call at 11:47 a.m. Saturday reporting a two-vehicle collision along U.S. 33, between Palmer Road and U.S. 127. Adam Hamilton,26, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was driving westbound on U.S. 33 in a 2013 Nissan. Joshua Angel, 35, Fort Wayne, Ind., was driving eastbound on U.S. 33 in a 2003 Volvo.
ST. MARYS — After 35 years of teaching, 25 of them for the St. Marys City School district, special education teacher Bill Widman has spent his last day in the classroom.
The Minster Wildcats have won 4-3 in 10 innings. They advance to Saturday's Division IV state title game. Minster will take on Cuyahoga Heights at 4 p.m. at Firestone Stadium in Akron.