September 19th, 2014
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.
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NEW KNOXVILLE — Three people were injured in a collision that involved two commercial vehicles in New Knoxville Wednesday morning.
According to a report from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, a Maharg, Inc., garbage truck was parked in the northbound lane of Ohio 29 and its driver, Mark Ganger, 42, of Van Wert, exited the vehicle to collect trash. A 2006 International semi driven by Nicholas Lore, 41, of St. Marys, was also northbound on Ohio 29 and attempted to pass the garbage truck.
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MINSTER — The Minster Area Life Squad shared a double victory with village councilors Tuesday night.
The squad has been seeking members for six months to swell its ranks and offer an ability for more time off for members.
Squad President Travis Sudhoff said an influx of interested members are getting trained for their volunteer duties. They’ve also achieved success as a team in earning the support of Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney as their new medical director after taking on additional training to comply with the hospital’s requirements.