January 15th, 2014
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.
Saturday, Jan. 11
St. Marys at Lima Sr. Invite
Bath at Coldwater
Kenton at Ada
O-G at Delphos St. John’s
New Bremen at St. Marys
Lincolnview at Van Wert
Marion Local at Minster
ELIDA — Guarding Elida’s Dakota Mathias is a handful for any team. When his sidekicks drain shots like they did on Friday night in a 77-59 win over the St. Marys boys basketball team, the Bulldogs are a force.
Elida (8-2, 2-1 WBL) drained 13 three-pointers and shot 67 percent from the floor.
Mathias scored a game-high 29 points to go with 10 assists and six rebounds. The future Purdue Boilermaker was 6 of 10 from beyond the arc.
It was a night to tip the cap in Elida’s direction, St. Marys head coach Dan Hegemier said.
Thelma Fannon, 97, formerly of 224 N. Cherry St., St. Marys, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Celina Manor, Celina.
She was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Fairfield County, the daughter of W. A. and Edna Blanche (McClure) Steinmetz.
On Nov. 26, 1937, she married James Fannon, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1973.
ST. MARYS — With weeks more of winter weather left before spring, costs associated with snow removal are beginning to pile up for Auglaize County.
As of Friday, county crews have been dispatched 19 times this winter, including 18 since Dec. 6. The county has used 2,200 tons of its salt/grit mix — roughly the same amount it used all season last year.
“It’s been extremely active for us this year,” Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said. “This last event was extremely expensive, too.”