September 6th, 2012
MINSTER — A local state park is putting the finishing touches on an annual festival.
Lake Loramie State Park will host its annual Fall Harvest Festival Sept. 14-16. Park Manager Brian Miller said the event typically draws a large crowd.
“There are just so many great offerings,” Miller told The Evening Leader. “It’s crazy down there — we will pack the campground and do overflow at some of our beach areas. We get a lot of campers for it.”
MINSTER — A local speech language pathologist reviewed some tips and treatments available for swallowing issues during a program on Wednesday.
Swallowing issues, or dysphagia, include “any difficulty in the passage of solids or liquids from the mouth to the stomach,” P.T. Services Speech Language Pathologist Denise Bergman told a crowd gathered at the F.J. Stallo Memorial Library for her presentation.
Donald L. “Donnie” Fisher, 66, of Wapakoneta, died on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, from complications following a stroke on May 27.
He was born on Dec. 31, 1945, in Lima, the son of Clem and Hilda (Eisert) Fisher, and they preceded him in death.
On Nov. 23, 1968, he married Pam Opperman, and she survives.
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CRIDERSVILLE — Area law enforcement and safety services responded to a rollover Wednesday morning on Interstate 75 near Cridersville of a vehicle which contained the pyrotechnic equipment of two nationally known rock bands.
ST. MARYS — A quick response from local residents helped reduce damage from a fire Tuesday afternoon at a downtown St. Marys business.
At approximately 4:13 p.m. Tuesday, members of the St. Marys Fire Department arrived at Sketcherz Ink, 229 E. Spring St., on a report of smoke and fire coming from the building. As crews arrived, employees of the tattoo and piercing shop already pulled back some of the building’s fascia to expose the source of the fire.
NEW BREMEN — An area economic development director gave an update on workforce development initiatives, as well as one that will be soon taking place locally.
During her report to the members of the New Bremen Community Improvement Corporation, New Bremen Economic Development Director Angela Hamberg noted her recent trip to Traverse City, Mich., in early August with members of the Auglaize County Economic Development Coalition.
Ernest J. Street, 58, of 225 S. Pear St., St. Marys, died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on April 26, 1954, in Sidney, to Ernest and Hilda (Marshall) Street, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives him in St. Marys.
COLUMBUS GROVE — The Minster girls cross country team easily won the girls gray division title at the Columbus Grove Invitational on Saturday morning, while the Wildcat boys team finished second.
Minster's Julia Slonkosky continued the strong start to her freshman season with a win in the gray division race with a 19:46.34 time.
ST. MARYS — The Parkway Panthers team came from behind Saturday afternoon to defeat the Fort Recovery Indians 23-25, 25-18 and 25-20 to win the St. Marys Roughrider Volleyball Invitational.
The host Roughriders finished fifth in the six team invitational. They defeated the Old Fort Stockaders 25-13 and 25-19. In the third place match Allen East defeated Spencerville in three sets 25-22, 12-25 and 25-19.