July 24th, 2012
ST. MARYS — The future of one of the staples of the city of St. Marys’ skyline remains in limbo.
During Monday night’s meeting, St. Marys City Councilors approved a recommendation by a 4-1 vote to move forward with the demolition of the former power plant’s smoke stack. John Bubp, the 1st Ward Councilor, voted against the measure and two city councilors — Dennis Vossler and Jim Harris — were absent.
ST. MARYS — Floyd Keith years ago found a good rule to live by posted near — of all things — a livestock scale.
“Do right and fear no man”, a take on a 15th century English proverb is one of the abiding maxims of his life the standout athlete, coach and executive said on Saturday in a speech to a local booster group.
It's taken him a long way.
ST. MARYS — Children at Grand Lake St. Marys were jumping, dodging, racing and sliding through obstacle courses Saturday afternoon during a day of campground activities.
The Grand Lake VIP Association held its second annual Kids Day at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Saturday, showcasing the fun that can be found at the campground. The event featured a moonwalk and an inflatable obstacle course, a variety of games, including corn hole, hillbilly golf, a toilet toss and washer toss and an outdoor movie at night.
CELINA — RC boat racers gathered at Eastview Park in Celina over the weekend for two days of fun and racing at the Can Am Summer Shootout.
Vince Amore II, of Gas RC Products, a sponsor of the event, said the Can Am Summer Shootout, an International Model Power Boat Association (IMPBA) event, attracts racers from across the region.
“We have participants from Indiana, we have participants from Ohio, some from London, Ontario, the Detroit metro area,” he said.
Karen R. Pack, 65, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:26 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born on May 3, 1947, in Lima, the daughter of John U. and Betty (Kimmel) Martin Sr., and they preceded her in death.
Zoe Grace Parker, 96, formerly of 1903 Kimberly Drive, St. Marys, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 12, 1916, in Leipsic, the daughter of Roy and Mary (Zerbach) David, and they preceded her in death.
She married Robert D. Parker on Nov. 19, 1939, and he preceded her in death on April 1, 1981.
ROCKFORD - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported this morning that Mercer County recorded its 13th and 14th traffic fatalities from nine fatal crashes this year.
"This has been a tragic year on Mercer County Highways," Grey said in a news release.
Four deaths have been recorded in the last 8 days.
WAPAKONETA — When Mike Grove saw something that needed to be done along the Miami and Erie Canal, he went out and did it.
“To me that’s what made Mike extraordinary,” Heritage Trails Park District Director Allison Brady said of Grove, who passed away on Tuesday. “He saw a need and he decided not just to meet the need but to create a whole volunteer core and went through a whole process to meet the need … He had a vision for what we needed, and he was right.”
ST. MARYS — Residents will have the opportunity to bid on and possibly take home former St. Marys City Schools items as part of an auction set for next week.
On Saturday, the district will conduct an auction in the grassy area south of the St. Marys Intermediate School track beginning at 10 a.m.
MINSTER — An Ohio senator toured a handful of businesses in southern Auglaize County Friday, touting the area’s economic resolve while calling for more common sense regulations.
During a whirlwind visit, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman made stops at Dannon, Crown Equipment and Buschur Electric to talk with officials regarding the current economic picture as well as what can be done to promote business in the country. Portman’s last visit was to Buschur Electric, where he spoke about the company’s owner Jack Buschur and his involvement in regulatory reform.