May 4th, 2012
CELINA — Area residents have the opportunity to kick back and relax on Sunday, participating in a classic outdoor activity at annual church festival.
St. John Lutheran Church, 1100 N. Main St., Celina, or the Purple Door Church, will host its fifth annual Kite Festival from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. The free festival entails kite-flying for all ages, a moonwalk and a meal. St. John Lutheran Church Director of Equipping Ministries Andrea Kuehne said the event was started to give area residents a relaxing, worry-free event when they needed it most.
ST. MARYS — A local law enforcement official says if legislators are serious about banning texting while driving, they should make it a primary offense.
MINSTER — Minster’s early offensive explosion accomplished a few things.
Taking a 9-0 lead through three innings allowed the Wildcats to coast to a 10-0 win over New Knoxville on Wednesday night in the resumption of a rain postponement from the night before.
The big lead also let Minster head coach Mike Wiss get his pitching staff lined up for next week’s tournament, a glaring need with rainouts and a scarcity of games left to let his deep and talented pitching staff get its work in.
ST. MARYS — Seniors in the county received a visit from a registered dietician to speak with them on nutrition education and food and medication safety on Wednesday.
Rhonda Davisson, the nutrition care coordinator at the Area Agency on Aging and a registered dietician, spoke to seniors at the Auglaize County Council on Aging about nutrition education.
“She’s going to be talking about nutrition,” ACCA Outreach Specialist Trena Chiles said. “That’s what our wellness topic is this month.”
David J. “SPC” Meiring, 57, of 69 N. Main St., Minster, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Aug. 18, 1954, in Coldwater, to Roland “Mort” and Delores (Vehorn) Meiring, and his father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Minster.
Dr. Kermit R. Heidt, 91, of Lima, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the rehab center at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by his family.
He was born on April 23, 1921, in New Knoxville, to Henry and Lydia Schroelucke Heidt, and they preceded him in death.
On April 8, 1972, he married Virginia L. “Ginny” Gruebmeyer, and she survives in Lima.
ST. MARYS — A piece of fake fruit, a chair leg and a basketball trophy each have their own story to tell, according to local historian and Temple of Tolerance Owner Jim Bowsher, who presented Tuesday to area seniors at the Auglaize County Council on Aging.
“These items here are going to speak through me,” Bowsher told the seniors.
Bowsher argued that physically experiencing items and history creates a personal connection with the story, noting, for example, that visiting Gettysburg is different from seeing it in pictures or in film.
ST. MARYS — A bakery thrift store is set to open its doors in the coming weeks in the city of St. Marys.
Officials from Aunt Millie’s Bakeries, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., confirmed to The Evening Leader their intentions of opening a thrift store in St. Marys Square. The new shop will occupy the former Ernst Sporting Goods storefront.
CELINA — The Celina Police Department is investigating the theft of credit cards and attempted use of those credit cards that occurred Monday morning.
Between 9 a.m. and and 9:45 a.m. Monday, someone broke the driver’s door window out of a white 2009 Chrysler minivan that was parked in the parking lot for Pullman Bay Restaurant. The suspect then stole a black wallet belonging to Ashlea Grahm of Gainesville, Fla. Grahm was in town on family business. The wallet contained the victim’s operator’s license and credit cards.