July 20th, 2012
COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame will induct 11 players and coaches who starred in the state including St. Henry native Ron Niekamp and his University of Findlay 2009 Division II champs, former St. Henry High School coach Fran Guilbault and Wapakoneta’s Steve Trout, who was picked by his fellow officials.
Among the inductees are Miami’s Randy Ayers and Wally Szczerbiak, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Brad Daugherty, the University of Cincinnati’s Kenyon Martin and UConn’s Tamika Williams Raymond.
Vivian A. Gilbert, 69, of 409 Webb St., St. Marys, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on May 13, 1943, in Mercer County.
On June 27, 1970, she married Johnny “Gene” Gilbert, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2000.
ST. MARYS — The county sheriff is warning residents to be aware of a scam that involves someone posing as him looking for money and threatening possible arrest.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said a county resident notified the sheriff’s office Wednesday night regarding a scam that involved a caller with a foreign accent indicating he was “Sheriff’s County Officer Allen Solomon.” The problem with that is Solomon and his deputies are not officers.
ST. MARYS — A local animal shelter is hoping to reduce the feral and stray cat population in the city of St. Marys one feline at a time.
Sue’s Animal Rescue Team (SART) has been helping control the cat population as well as placing the felines in loving homes for several years now. Now, the organization is turning its attention toward more proactive ways to help reduce the stray cat population in the city.
Attached below is a fall sports schedule for New Knoxville High School.
(Edited to include the cross country schedule at 10:45 a.m.)
DAYTON — The Dayton Docs scored three runs in the sixth inning to pull ahead for good in an 8-5 win over the Grand Lake Mariners on Wednesday night to extend the Mariners’ losing streak to three games.
The Docs put up the three-spot after the Mariners scored two runs in the fifth inning to tie the game, 4-4.
A Brian Bien RBI groundout and Brady Stewart’s two-run single off Mariner reliever Will Schierholz put the Docs up 7-4.
ST. MARYS — A local student recently earned the top spot in her age group at the national level of a speech competition.
Clare Caywood, who will be a sixth-grade student at St. Marys Middle School this fall, competed at the national level of the God, Flag and Country contest on July 7 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
“The contest was at The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel downtown,” Clare said. “I presented the following night at the DeVos Performance Hall in front of 600 to 700 people.”
ST. MARYS — Wind storms that toppled trees, downed power lines and caused widespread damage across the region cost the city of St. Marys’ electrical department more than $50,000.
During an electric/communications committee meeting Wednesday night, Mike Dieringer presented committee members with a tally of costs associated with the June 29 and July 1 storms. Dieringer said the majority of that cost was linked to the June 29 storm.
Michael P. Grove, 70, of Wapakoneta, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Allen County, where he was working on the Miami and Erie Canal restoration.
He was born on March 21, 1942, in Zanesville, the son of Gene and June (Pierce) Grove, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 29, 1979, he married Anne M. Heil, and she survives.
St. Marys' 2012 fall sports schedules are attached below.