October 26th, 2012
ST. MARYS — The attached files contain the ballot language for State Issues 1 and 2, which appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
ST. MARYS — The unemployment rate in Auglaize County continues to fall.
In data released this week, Auglaize County saw its unemployment rate for September fall to 4.9 percent — down from 5.2 percent in August. Last year at this time, the unemployment rate sat at 6.9 percent. The county also was among a handful that saw unemployment rates of less than 5 percent. The other counties were Holmes, Delaware and Putnam.
NEW BREMEN — In October 1912, a group of mothers organized a club that would eventually come to be known as the New Bremen Women’s Club, a group that has been serving its community for 100 years.
“The New Bremen superintendent organized a private kindergarten class for children ages 3 to 6 in the former East Town Hall, above the firehouse,” New Bremen Women’s Club President Suzanne Heuker told The Evening Leader.
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta Police Department officers are still looking for male suspect who robbed a fuel tank driver at the Clark gas station in downtown Wapakoneta at 1:06 a.m. today.
A 38-year-old Willshire man was delivering fuel to the gasoline station when the suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet, Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock said in a news release. The suspect then fled on foot from the scene.
CELINA — The match went all too familiarly for the St. Marys girls soccer team.
Celina scored early after a penalty, and the Roughriders were left playing catch-up against a tough Bulldog defense the rest of the evening.
Celina scored early in the first half via penalty kick in a 1-0 win over rival in a Division II district semifinal on Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs won the regular season match similarly on Sept. 13, when an early free kick goal was all the Bulldogs needed to earn the 1-0 win in a key Western Buckeye League match.
LIMA — New Knoxville’s record-setting season came to an end on Wednesday night, as Liberty-Benton edged out the Rangers 1-0 in a Division III district semifinal at Lima Stadium.
L-B’s Zach Garver scored at the 28:31 mark of the first half to score the match’s lone goal. The goal was Garver’s 30th of the season.
New Knoxville bows out of the tournament with an 11-5-1 record. The Rangers set records for team wins and goals scored in a season in 2012.
The Rangers were shut out for just the third time this season.
KALIDA — Ottawa-Glandorf earned a fifth set win to defeat New Bremen, 17-25, 27-25, 25-21, 20-25 and 15-11 in the Division III district semifinals held at Kalida High School on Wednesday.
The Titans (20-5) will go on and face the Coldwater Cavaliers (18-7) , who upset the Liberty-Benton Eagles in four games, 19-25, 25-16, 26-24 and 25-18. The Titans and Cavaliers will play Saturday in the district finals at 6 p.m. at Kalida High School.
The Cardinals finish their season at 13-12.
CELINA — The business world is like a jungle, according to Author Jane Hight McMurry, and area women have an opportunity to learn how to navigate the jungle at the Women’s Power Conference and Awards Luncheon next month.
ST. MARYS — An area Congressman visited with a local service group on Wednesday — answering a wide variety of questions 13 days before Election Day.
Vivian L. “Vi” Harmon, 84, of St. Marys, died at 7:13 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
Arrangements are pending at Cisco Funeral Home, St. Marys.