September 13th, 2012
CELINA — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County seized 19 dogs from a residence on Ohio 49 on Wednesday.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies executed a search warrant at 972 State Route 49 in reference to an investigation involving conditions of animals, specifically dogs on the property.
Upon searching the property, deputies discovered a large number of dogs located in several buildings, including the main house, out buildings and campers on the property. Deputies estimated there to be 150 to 200 dogs on the property.
BATH TOWNSHIP — The St. Marys boys soccer team hardly missed an opportunity to stick the ball into the net and further stun a woozy, formerly unbeaten Bath Wildcat team.
St. Marys scored three first-half goals and steamrolled to one of the biggest regular-season wins in the program history by defeating third-ranked Bath 5-0 on Tuesday evening.
Photo Gallery: St. Marys at Bath Boys Soccer (9/11/12)
J. Dolores Deitsch, 82, of 220 Enterprise St., Celina, died at 12:48 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., to Francis L. and Henrietta ( Hirth ) Fowler, and they preceded her in death.
On April 7, 1950, she married Carl Deitsch, and he survives in Celina.
ST. MARYS — An anchor of St. Marys Square celebrated three months of construction with cake, balloons and an appearance by one of the most recognizable characters in the world.
Jeff and Mary Monfort hosted a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday night to mark the completion of a renovation project at their McDonald’s restaurant at 1206 Indiana Ave. in St. Marys. Balloons hung from the rafters and visitors to the eatery enjoyed cake and had the chance to meet Ronald McDonald.
NEW BREMEN — Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey visited with New Bremen Village Councilors during their meeting Tuesday evening, updating them on the happenings at the chamber.
Frey brought the guestbook from the Lockkeeper’s House with him to showcase the amount of visitors to the visitor’s center and how far they’ve traveled.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The village of New Knoxville will be working to improve its streets next year with help from grant funds from the county.
Kirby C. Cummins, 66, of Spencerville, formerly of the Lakeview area, died at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center following a sudden illness.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1946, in Bellefontaine, the son of Norman V. and Eleanore J. Fay Cummins, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 2, 1970, he married Lynn D. Brown, and she survives.
WAPAKONETA — Two people have been charged in connection with a string of burglaries in eastern Auglaize County.
In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon announced the arrests following an investigation by detectives from the Wapakoneta Police Department and sheriff’s deputies.
The case centered on a number of residential burglaries in the Wapakoneta, Uniopolis and Waynesfield areas.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2012, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys girls soccer team’s pivotal week in Western Buckeye League play began with a bit of a non-starter.
The Roughriders and Bath played to a scoreless tie in a rematch of last season’s district final match and a key game in the WBL season.
Photo Gallery: Bath at St. Marys girls soccer
Celina 59, St. Marys 49
Celina stayed atop the WBL in this showdown of league unbeatens behind...
Celina 48, St. Marys 43
St. Marys hit two of their first 20 shots and finished the game...