May 23rd, 2012
ST. MARYS — For the second consecutive month, Auglaize County ranked among the top 10 lowest in the state in terms of unemployment.
Iva L. Kiser-Dowler, 98, of Cridersville, died at 12:56 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1913, in Duchouquet Township, to C. Cal and Dorothea Naumberg Carter, and they preceded her in death.
On May 23, 1936, she married Vernon Lyle Kiser, and he preceded her in death on May 9, 1995. On June 13, 1998, she married John Russell Dowler of West Milton, and he preceded her in death Dec. 18, 2000.
Robert G. Fields, 51, of Mendon, died on Sunday, May 20, 2012, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
He was born on Oct. 11, 1960, in Ellwood City, Pa., to Coral Eileen Alborn Fields and Emmanuel Ray Fields, and his mother survives him in Florida. His father and stepmother, Mary Ann Fields, survive in Fombell, Pa.
He is also survived by the love of his life, Connie Altenbach of Mendon; a son, Joshua (Kristin) Fields of Wind Gap, Pa.; a granddaughter; six siblings.
He was preceded in death by a stepmother; a stepbrother.
The St. Marys softball team had three players named to the All-Western Buckeye League softball list released on Monday.
Harle Smith, a St. Marys senior third baseman, earned first team All-WBL honors.
Kiley Schamp, a Roughrider senior centerfielder, was a second team selection.
Lexi Roop, a junior pjitcher, was honorable mention.
Camille Martin of Bath was named the league’s top player.
Bath’s Laura Ford and Nicole Driggs of Celina were co-coaches of the year.
The St. Marys baseball team had five named to the All-Western Buckeye League baseball teams released on Monday.
D.J. Manning, a senior centerfielder and leadoff hitter for the Roughriders, was named to the first team.
St. Marys senior second baseman Michael Huber was named second team All-WBL.
Brad Sawmiller, a senior pitcher and Nick Vogel, a senior shortstop, earned third team All-WBL honors.
St. Marys catcher Steven Paulus was named honorable mention.
FOSTORIA — Erin Kinkley won the Division II district high jump championship at Fostoria on Friday night, punching her ticket for this week’s regional meet.
Kinkley, a St. Marys sophomore, cleared five feet, one inch and won a jump-off to earn the district title.
Kinkley will join St. Marys’ Wednesday regional qualifiers Kelly Heitkamp in the pole vault and the St. Marys girls 3200 meter relay team of Sara Lininger, Lexi Grothause, Kristen Dammeyer and Marissa Schrolucke. at the regional meet in Lexington on Thursday and Saturday.
NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville Principal Linda Tebbe praised the work of students at the New Knoxville Board of Education meeting Monday night, as the results of the Ohio Graduation Tests taken earlier this year revealed a 99.4 percent passage rate.
“In my years here, these are the top scores we’ve ever had,” Tebbe said. “We had 100 percent in reading, 100 percent in science, 100 percent in social studies, 100 percent in writing.”
CELINA — Gov. John Kasich visited the area on Monday, stopping in at the Mercer County Republicans’ Reagan Day dinner at the Galleria and speaking on topics such as agriculture, manufacturing, job creation and education.
Sen. Keith Faber introduced Kasich, who thanked those in attendance, such as Jim Zehringer and Rep. Jim Buchy.
Virginia L. Strader, 85, of St. Marys, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
She was born on Oct. 18, 1927, in St. Marys, to John and Sarah (Moser) Jacobs, and they preceded her in death.
On Aug. 25, 1956, in St. Marys, she married Joseph M. Strader, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2009.
Barbara A. Egbert, 74, of New Bremen, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on May 13, 1938, in Minster, the daughter of Steven and Ruby (Mackley) Oldiges.
On May 25, 1957, she married Alvin Egbert, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2003.