SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — After a revitalizing start to the season under first-year head coach Nikki Miars, the St. Marys girls basketball program earned a 12-day rest over the holidays.
The Roughriders won their fourth straight game in 53-44 fashion at Shawnee on Thursday night to improve to 5-2 and 2-0 in the Western Buckeye League.
For a program that hadn’t won more than three games in a season since 2010-2011 and matched its best WBL win total in three seasons, its successful first seven-game stretch is rewarding to the Riders.
WAPAKONETA — A chemical leak occurred in the Wapakoneta city limits on Aug. 26, and others have been reported since that time, including as recently as December.
These have resulted in an investigation with Ohio EPA. The affected area could include a radius of up to 1.6 miles from the location of the release, which occurred at AIP Logistics, Inc., 302 Geissel St., Wapakoneta. The chemical specifically released is ethylenediamine.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.
COLUMBUS — The bond for Charles Wycuff, the man accused of sexually abusing a minor, was modified by a visiting judge from the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday during a hearing at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
Wycuff’s bond, which was originally set at $500,000 by Auglaize County Judge Fred Pepple, was changed to $750,000 with a 10 percent cash provision by Judge Dale Crawford. If Wycuff pays $75,000 in cash or as a surety bond, he will be released from the Franklin County Jail and put under house arrest at his residence in Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — As the holiday season rolls around, St. Marys Primary School students in Jennifer Van Gundy, Laura Koenig and Josh Van Gundy’s social studies classes know what they’re about to study.
It’s one of their favorite lessons of the year. That is the “Christmas Around the World” lesson, a nearly three-week course in which second-grade students learn about other cultures by comparing and contrasting the ways other countries celebrate Christmas. This year marks the third consecutive year the teachers have taught the unit.
Dec. 16: Story Time will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library for pre-school through Kindergarten.
A Hodge Podge Craft Day will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the FJ Stallo Memorial Library. Kids Kindergarten through fourth grade are invited. Please sign up at the library or call 419-628-2925. The
Minster Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.
Dec. 15: Bring the whole family to the New Bremen Public Library at 4:30 p.m. today to make Christmas crafts that you can give away as gifts. Adults will make a set of six glass pebble magnets. Kids will make a photo ornament. Sign-up by Dec. 12 required.
Bring the whole family to the FJ Stallo Memorial Library at 6:30 p.m. today to make Christmas crafts that you can give away as gifts. Adults will make a set of six glass pebble magnets. Kids will make a photo ornament. Sign-up by Dec 12 required.
WAYNESFIELD — New Knoxville’s Jalen Fullenkamp scored 29 points while Andrew Arnett and Nick Topp each added 15 points in the Rangers’ 92-56 runaway victory on Friday night.
New Knoxville scored 20 or more points in all four quarters and had four in double-figures as Adam Howe scored 11 points.
New Knoxville moves to 1-1 on the season. New Knoxville hadn’t reached the 90-point plateau since a 90-61 win over Pandora-Gilboa back in 2010.
The Rangers host Anna on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.