September 25th, 2014
CELINA — Two people died in a collision at the intersection of Ohio 29 and Ohio 49 in Mercer County Wednesday night.
Sept. 23: Free Computer Classes will be held at 1 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. Three sessions cover the most basic skills from using the mouse to surfing the Internet.
Adults are invited to enjoy some tasty Book Bites at the FJ Stallo Memorial Library at 6 p.m. today. Bring a treat inspired by or from a book you have read. The group will discuss books that were enhanced by food descriptions, recipes, and scenes made memorable with food references. The participant with the best dish will be awarded a prize. Registration required.
After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Jacqueline Sue (Kuck) Ruff, 62, of Sidney Center, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the AO Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, N.Y., while surrounded by family and friends.
Jackie was born on June 24, 1952, in Lima, to Wallace W. and Marian E. Kuck.
ST. MARYS — Deputies from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office investigated the death of a 29-year-old St. Marys man on Friday.
At approximately 3:03 p.m. Friday, a 911 call was received reporting that a 29-year-old male was unresponsive at a residence north of St. Marys on Ohio 197. Deputies and Spencerville EMS responded and found the subject deceased upon arrival.
Alma Lee Rhodes, 78, of 14047 Glynwood–New Knoxville Road in rural St. Marys, died at 10:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her residence.
She was born on Sept. 7, 1936, in Little Clear Creek, near Pineville, Ky., to Robert Eual and Verda (Partin) Webb.
On Dec, 18, 1954, in Jellico, Tenn., she married Matt S. Rhodes, who survives.
ELIDA — The fourth quarter and overtime of the St. Marys-Elida game had a little bit of everything: a kick-off return for a touchdown, a touchdown given up on purpose, a final-minute 44-yard touchdown pass from the Lonesome Polecat formation and a controversial game-deciding two-point conversion.
Through it all, St. Marys didn’t crumble, and it didn’t back down.
St. Marys avenged last week’s fourth-quarter collapse with a signature 47-46 overtime win over the Elida Bulldogs at Kraft Memorial Stadium.
Western Buckeye League
Wapakoneta 38, Bath 6,
Celina 35, Defiance 7
St. Marys 47, Elida 46, OT
Kenton 46, Van Wert 7
Ottawa-Glandorf 45, Shawnee 0
Midwest Athletic Conference
Anna 34, Parkway 6
Coldwater 23, St. Henry 0
Fort Recovery 39, Delphos St. John’s 7
Marion Local 56, Minster 28
Versailles 41, New Bremen 14
ST. MARYS — Carter Bowman used to be a football player.
When he was 6, Bowman’s father took him golfing for the first time, and it was then they discovered that Bowman had a talent for the sport.
By age 10, he was golfing every weekday starting at 6 a.m., when he and his grandfather would play 18 holes.
CELINA — Four people were arrested on Thursday as a result of an investigation in connection with an alleged methamphetamine lab.
On Thursday, Mercer County deputies and Celina police officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for a residence and property located at 2521 Mud Pike, Celina. Two active methamphetamine cook operations were allegedly discovered while serving the search warrant.
Taken into custody were the following individuals:
• Lloyd Fickert, 57, owner of the property, 2521 Mudpike, Celina.
ST. MARYS — A familiar face visited Auglaize County on Thursday as part of a re-election effort for Gov. John Kasich.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor was the guest speaker at the Auglaize County Republican Fall Dinner at Galaxy Starlite Campground in St. Marys. Taylor has been touring the state as the re-election campaign revs up as Election Day draws closer.