Archive - 2013 - News Article
ST. MARYS — If one asks St. Marys FFA sponsor and teacher Jack McBride if his FFA students are future farmers, he says no, not for the most part.
A more appropriate description would be future leaders, he explains, because while only 2 percent of Americans are farmers more than 20 percent are involved in agriculturally-related fields.
ST. MARYS — Senior Roughrider Alex Mielke is the kind of person who goes with the flow and he does not shy from hard work or from new experiences.
When his girlfriend’s family asked him to try his hand at water skiing on the lake behind their house, Mielke hopped right on. When his friends were all trying out for band, he picked up drumsticks and auditioned with them.
Mielke’s main focus as far as athletics is running. He is a member of both the track and cross country teams for Memorial High School.
ST. MARYS — A slew of changes have been proposed regarding deer hunting in Ohio.
During a meeting on Wednesday, the Ohio Wildlife Council proposed an October antlerless-only, white-tailed deer muzzleloader hunting season, extended hunting hours and new bag limits on a county-by-county basis. The changes, if approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council, would take effect for the 2013-14 hunting seasons.
NEW BREMEN — This summer, New Bremen will host more than 3,000 cyclists during a their two-day pitt stop in the village as part of the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) — effectively doubling the village’s population for 48 hours.
The village held a public meeting Thursday night at the Lockkeeper’s house to inform residents about the event and what to expect when the cyclists roll into town.
ST. MARYS — A slew of candidates have filed petitions seeking seats on St. Marys City Council.
The Republican primary for St. Marys Council-at-large will feature a crowded race. Incumbents Bob Fitzgerald, 1713 Fenway Court, and James Harris, 413 Concord Ave., are seeking re-election. Joining them on the ballot are Russell Bailey, 328 Orchard Drive, Dan Uhlenhake, 606 Farrington Court, and Todd Fleagle, 1001 W. Spring St. Voters in the Republican primary may cast ballots for up to three candidates. The top three vote getters will move on to the November election.
SIDNEY — Law enforcement officials in Shelby County got an unlikely assist from a suspect Tuesday night.
Douglas J. Wolaver was arrested shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress at an unoccupied residence in the 500 block of Miami River Road in Sidney.
ST. MARYS — Ohio's High Court has accepted the appeal of Douglas Wine.
In a ruling late Wednesday morning, the Ohio Supreme Court agreed to hold a hearing in Wine's case. In September, Wine's attorney, Lorin Zaner, filed a motion requesting justices from the Ohio Supreme Court take up his case on appeal from the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima. Early last year, appeals court judges in Lima reduced Wine's conviction of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, to a third-degree misdemeanor of sexual imposition.
ST. MARYS — A township trustee with more than three decades of service recently announced his retirement — paving the way for a new member to join the board.
The Noble Township Board of Trustees met on Feb. 1 to swear in its newest member, Grant Shaner.
“The trustees came to me and asked if I’d be interested,” Shaner said. “I was appointed, and when the term is up, I’ll have to run.”
ST. MARYS — Setex broke ground on Monday on what will be a 40,000 square foot expansion to the welding facility to allow growth as the company takes on more seat construction for Honda.
Construction is slated to begin next week, weather permitting. The building is planned to be for a future program, to be opened in May, and won’t be in use until fall, after equipment is moved into the facility, said Setex representative Scott Rosenbeck.
CELINA — Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol seized more than $25,000 in drugs and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop in Mercer County on Friday.
Troopers stopped a 2002 Chevy Suburban, with Indiana registration, for an alleged speed violation, on eastbound U.S. 33, near milepost 15, at 9:20 p.m. Friday. Troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed several plastic bags allegedly containing 1,502 ecstasy pills, worth nearly $26,000, and a loaded 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun.