September 21st, 2012
“Leader Look Back” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from Sept. 18-24, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: The St. Marys Roughriders defeated Liberty 6-0 in the first game at Memorial Stadium. The stadium opened with 1,200 seats.
Auglaize County Sheriff William Nieter threatened to arrest truck drivers for failing to follow specific routes. He said too many trucks were failing to follow the Ohio 32 detour.
ST. MARYS — During her time as a St. Marys student, Memorial High School senior Molly Albert has proven herself as a leader among her peers.
Albert, 17, is an active athlete who has demonstrated her leadership skills both on and off the field.
NEW BREMEN — Students at New Bremen Elementary got a hands-on experience with chemistry on Friday, as students enjoyed a visit from COSI on Wheels.
This year’s program, It’s Simply Chemistry, began with a morning assembly with the entire school.
“We started off the day with an assembly, and we had to find the missing slime ingredients because they were stolen,” COSI on Wheels Outreach Programs Manager Nicole Rife told The Evening Leader.
ST. MARYS — A fire that started Friday morning at a pet food facility kept area firefighters busy much of the day.
Shortly after 8 a.m. Friday, crews from the St. Marys Fire Department responded to a fire call at ProPet, located on McKinley Road. St. Marys Fire Chief Joey Weaver said it did firefighters a little time to determine the cause of the fire.
Treva I. Westerheide, 87, of 124 N. Frankfort St., Minster, died at 11:37 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born on July 19, 1925, in Fort Loramie, to the late Ralph and Irene (Walkup) Vogelsang. She married Allen F. Westerheide on June 16, 1945, in Florida. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1984.
ST. MARYS 4, DEFIANCE 0: The St. Marys boys soccer team remained unbeaten after a 4-0 win at Defiance on Thursday night. The win pushed the Riders’ record to 7-0-2, 3-0-2 in Western Buckeye League play. Dylan Zink scored a pair of goals for the Roughriders. Zack Wilker and Nathan Wilker added a goal apiece for St. Marys. The Riders host Ottoville on Saturday night at 7 p.m. and then host Wapakoneta on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a WBL match.
CELINA — The Celina volleyball team won 12 of the first 13 points of Thursday night’s volleyball rivalry match with St. Marys and never looked back.
Celina built comfortable leads in the first two set and then rallied back from a seven-point deficit in the third set to earn the 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 win at West School in Celina on Thursday.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator plans to introduce legislation that could help local manufacturing operations find skilled workers to fill open positions.
During a teleconference with regional media, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman revealed his intentions to introduce legislation that would tackle worker retraining efforts. The Republican said he also plans to work across the aisle to help get the measures through Congress.
St. Marys sophomore Carter Bowman sailed through his first nine holes with a three-under par 33. He led by six shots over Van Wert’s Jake Brake and by three over Tyler Turnwald at the turn.
But Northmoor showed its teeth on Bowman’s final nine holes and put up quite a fight against the Western Buckeye League’s best golfers.
ST. MARYS — Thanks to an annual drive, more than 2,000 people have received free coats to keep them warm in the winter months.
The One Warm Coat drive is in full swing and is once again seeking gently used and new men’s, women’s and children’s coats to benefit the residents of western Auglaize County. In its sixth year, the drive has collected 2,757 coats that have been dispersed to clients of Agape Ministries.