Archive - Aug 2012 - News Article
WAPAKONETA — The grand champion market steer’s selling price, setting a new high-water mark for steers, highlighted the second day of the Auglaize County Fair livestock auction, but for the second consecutive year an emotional moment caused tears to flow for bidders and two exhibitors.
Caitlin Schaub sold the grand champion market steer for $20,000 to five buyers, far eclipsing the $11,600 paid for Paige Klopfenstein’s grand champion market steer last year.
ST. MARYS — Seven girls took to the stage on Sunday night, vying for the title of 2012 SummerFest Queen — in the end Brooke Hertenstein walked away with the crown and sash in front of a packed crowd at Memorial High School.
“It’s pretty exciting,” Hertenstein told The Evening Leader moments after being crowned. “I was not expecting it at all because I know all the girls did a pretty good job and I know it was really close.”
WAPAKONETA — An impaired Wapakoneta man struck the cruiser of a trooper from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) and then attempted to flee the scene.
WAPAKONETA — A Wapakoneta man was killed in a wrong-way collision early Saturday morning on Interstate 75 near Cridersville.
At 12:55 a.m., dispatchers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) began receiving several reports of a pickup truck being driven south in the northbound lanes and troopers from both the Wapakoneta and Lima posts responded in an attempt to intercept the wrong-way motorist.
OSHP Commander Lt. Scott Carrico said before they were able to reach the motorist, he struck a commercial motor vehicle in a head-on collision.
MENDON - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey this morning announced the investigation into the death of 20-month-old Evan Quinn, 312 S. Washington St., Mendon. Mercer County Central Dispatch received a call at 9 p.m. from James Quinn, the baby’s father stating that he could not find his son.
ST. MARYS — Officials from FEMA left Auglaize County Friday to continue assessment trips in the wake of the June 29 wind event that swept across the state.
MINSTER — Students at Minster Elementary School will soon have a new playground to enjoy as Phase I of Minster’s playground project is set to be completed next month.
Elementary Principal Leanne Keller said the need for a new playground spurred from the building consolidation.
“The most immediate need and the first goal was to install playground equipment for younger students,” Keller told The Evening Leader. “With the consolidation, this building had been a four through eight building and is now a K through six building.”
ST. MARYS — A member of a local police department is trading one uniform for another as part of his service to his country.
St. Marys Police Sgt. Ted Copeland completed his last day of work on Wednesday for the city as he is set to deploy to Afghanistan with his unit as part of the U.S. Army Reserves. Copeland, who has been with the police department since 1993, will be on his fourth deployment since becoming a police officer.
ST. MARYS — Officials with the United Steelworkers Union and Veyance Technologies reached a tentative agreement on a four-year deal after three months of negotiations.
In a news release, the USW announced the tentative agreement would cover 1,000 Veyance Technologies employees in St. Marys, Lincoln, Neb., Sun Prairie, Wis., and Marysville. The pact would run through July 2016.
WAPAKONETA — Between sketching out diagrams of a chicken in their notebook to taking notes from a friend on a dairy cow, the top showmen at the Auglaize County Fair learned how to show other animals in less than a week.
The Showman of Showmen Sweepstakes yielded its typical eight contestants competing for the title of top showman at the fair.