Archive - 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — Memorial High School senior Chelsea Yahl, 18, loves being involved and being outside — she devotes her time to the things she loves to do, including FFA, band, track, softball, and 4-H.
For Yahl, being in FFA, which she has been in since her freshman year, is about being a team and working together with her fellow FFA members to accomplish their goals.
ST. MARYS — Local volunteer, attorney and community advocate Jack Kuffner died Thursday, leaving behind family, fellow parishoners, Kiwanis and colleagues with memories of the ways he impacted the St. Marys community.
As a lawyer, local attorney Kraig Noble said that Kuffner was highly respected in the local law community. As an assistant prosecutor, prosecutor and judge in the county court, Noble said he had high standards.
ST. MARYS — On May 6, 2012, Joe and Bev Hurlburt put the first formal notes and ideas for what would become the Resources and Opportunity Center down on paper.
Their goal was to turn those ideas in to a reality by December 2013. They pulled it off almost a whole year ahead of schedule, opening at 702 E. Spring Street in St. Marys on Oct. 1, 2012.
MINSTER — A Minster resident died Thursday afternoon from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash near Fort Loramie.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene of a crash on Canal Road No. 1, four-tenths of a mile east of the Ohio 66 intersection. Ina Smith, 50, of Minster, was pronounced dead at the scene.
2013 WBL League Voting
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ST. MARYS — Today is Rare Disease Day and this year, one local family is committed to ending the isolation that comes with having a rare disease by speaking out about their experiences and the ways technology has changed how those with rare diseases interact with the community.
When Cheryl Harr saw her son Jared — a student at St. Marys Intermediate School — on his bed moaning and unable to move last December, it wasn’t fear of the unknown that gripped her.
WAPAKONETA — A nearly 3 1/2-hour standoff at the Western Suite Inn in Wapakoneta ended peacefully at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday when two men wanted on warrants out of Logan County surrendered to local law enforcement.
Officers with the Wapakoneta Police Department and members of the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) and Hostage Negotiation Team managed to talk the two men — one wanted on a charge of burglary and the second on a charge of domestic violence — to surrender without incident.
CELINA — The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a fatal fire that claimed the life of a Celina resident Tuesday night.
At 7:52 p.m., the Celina Fire Department received a phone call from Mercer County Central Dispatch reporting a trailer fire at 3696 Bunker Hill Road, Celina. The initial report from a neighbor indicated a resident may have been inside the trailer at the time of the blaze. No other details were released regarding the cause of the fire.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Board of Education members look forward to a presentation from Superintendent Kim Waterman and Treasurer Cathy Doseck in a future meeting to get a better idea of the district’s fiscal situation and when bonds will expire as they look at where the school will spend in the future.
“Medical insurance is just astronomical,” board member Steve Frankenberg said as he looked over the school’s bills.
WAPAKONETA — Troopers in Wapakoneta seized almost 100 ecstasy pills and a loaded handgun following a traffic stop Saturday morning.
Louis A. Williams, 33, of Birmingham, Ala., was incarcerated in the Auglaize County Jail and charged with possession of drugs, a first-degree felony and for carrying a concealed weapon, a third-degree felony, following a traffic stop at 7:05 a.m. Saturday. Troopers stopped a 2003 Chevy Impala, with Alabama registration, for an alleged speed violation on Interstate 75, near milepost 117.