January 16th, 2014
The New Bremen Athletic Boosters will be holding their 2nd Annual Reds Event featuring Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer and the only Reds player to pitch a perfect game, Tom Browning on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the New Bremen American Legion.
Joining Tom will be representatives from the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and their traveling display of Cincinnati Reds memorabilia with emphasis on the 1990 Championship Team.
Thursday, Jan. 16
Western Buckeye League
Bath at St. Marys
Celina at Wapakoneta
Defiance at O-G
Van Wert at Elida
Shawnee at Kenton
Midwest Athletic Conference
ST. MARYS — Doug Frye will try to rebuild the St. Marys football program — the one he carefully tended for 11 seasons and the one he watched fall into disrepair in the five seasons since he left and coached at rival Wapakoneta.
Frye was officially named head coach of the Roughriders at a St. Marys Board of Education meeting on Wednesday night.
Jan. 16: Books, Babies and More will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.
Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Knoxville Public Library of children ages 3-5.
Adults are invited to come and make a Pinterest craft at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. today at the New Bremen Public Library. Register at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 419-628-2158.
Robert J. “Bob” Fritz, 89, of 2304 Kensington Drive, St. Marys, and a resident of the St. Marys Living Center, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the St. Marys Living Center.
He was born on March 29, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the son of Oliver and Minerva (Dresher) Fritz.
He married Dorothy L. Jurosic on May 25, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, and she survives at the residence.
WAPAKONETA — On one great shooting night the New Knoxville Rangers put up more points than they did all last weekend.
New Knoxville scored 20 points in each of the first two quarters in a hot-shooting first half, held off a Wapakoneta rally early in the fourth quarter and then hit its free throws down the stretch for a 77-65 win over the Redskins on Tuesday night.
WAPAKONETA — Auglaize County Administrator Mike Hensley resigned without notice at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
“We accepted his resignation and that’s all there is at this time,” Auglaize County Commissioner John Bergman said Tuesday afternoon.
Hensley became county administrator on Feb. 1, 2012, replacing Joe Lenhart, who held the position for 12 years.
ST. MARYS — Officers from the St. Marys Police Department assisted in the arrest of an Alabama man Monday night.
St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst said three units from the department were involved in the pursuit, which ended at the Ohio 29/U.S. 33 interchange at 6:44 p.m. Monday night. Ernst said the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for officers in Celina and fled. The driver stopped at the interchange and was arrested without incident.
From Staff Reports
LIMA — The St. Marys wrestling team finished third at the 16-team Lima Senior Spartan Invitational on Saturday led by a trio of second-place finishes.
“We didn’t have anyone win, but it was one of those things where we had enough people finish in the top eight to score well,” St. Marys head coach Larry Gruber said about the depth of his squad.
Elizabeth Ann “Betty” (Backs) Nelson, 62, of Union, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
She had worked for many years in customer service with U.S. Airways. She was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration in West Milton. Betty loved the arts, theater and traveling. She had an unconditional love and made people, especially children feel special. Betty will be remembered for her hard work, her love of jewelry and making jewelry and a laugh and a twinkle in her eye that will remain in our hearts forever.