November 8th, 2012
ROCKFORD — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are looking for a person of interest in connection with the shooting death of a Rockford woman Thursday morning.
Mercer County Dispatchers received a phone call at approximately 10:43 a.m. Thursday reporting a shooting on West North Street in Rockford. Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said law enforcement officials arrived on the scene shortly after the call.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
Fifty years ago this week, the St. Marys Roughriders concluded the 1962 football campaign by nearly upsetting the Western Buckeye League champion, Lima Shawnee Indians.
In a mud-caked mess, the first quarter came and went without any activity on the scoreboard. That all changed in the second period when St. Marys received a punt from Shawnee and returned it 25 yards to the 10-yard line.
MINSTER — Just three years ago the notion that Minster and Marion Local would become a running playoff football rivalry seemed unlikely.
The Flyers have been a model of consistency over the past 15 seasons, racking up five state championships between stints in Divisions V and VI. Minster, meanwhile, was mired in a stretch of six straight seasons without a winning record and just two seasons with a winning record in the previous 13 seasons before Nate Moore took over in 2010. Marion Local had won 11 of the last 12 meetings against Minster heading into 2010.
ST. MARYS — Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon is looking for the public’s help to put the rest an unsolved homicide that dates back almost four decades.
WAPAKONETA — In the only contest race for an Auglaize County seat, Republican incumbent Christina Lambert easily staved off Democrat challenger Anne Hamilton for the position of Auglaize County recorder during Tuesday’s election.
According to unofficial results, Lambert tallied 15,870 votes, or 75.92 percent, more than 10,000 more than Hamilton’s 5,033 votes, or 24.08 percent.
ST. MARYS — A Celina Republican cruised to re-election and will retain his seat in the Ohio Senate.
Incumbent Keith Faber defeated Libertarian Paul D. Hinds, of Lima, for the 12th District Ohio Senate seat on Election Night. In unofficial results in Auglaize County, Faber earned 83.86 percent of the vote (9,543 votes) to Hinds’ 16.14 percent (1,837 votes). Districtwide, Faber earned 79 percent of the vote (109,885 votes) to Hinds’ 21 percent (29,079 votes).
ST. MARYS — As veteran poll workers helped guide voters to their precincts, a handful of Memorial High School students took the chance to learn first-hand what goes into running an election.
Seniors were excused from class as part of the Youth at the Booth program, which allows students to serve as poll workers to learn about the electoral process. In all, six Roughriders were stationed at polling locations throughout the county.
CELINA — A Celina man faces child endangering charges.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced his office has filed charges of four counts of child endangering against Michael Jason Buschur, 38, of 6273 State Route 219, Celina.
CELINA — A Fort Recovery High School teacher was arrested on a sex charge.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the arrest of Christopher A. Summers, 32, 671 Woodlawn Ave., St. Henry, who was charged with sexual battery, a felony of the third degree. Summers is an accounting teacher and former girls junior varsity basketball coach.
Attached are the unofficial results for Mercer County.