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May 18th, 2012

Barbara A. Egbert, 74

May 18, 2012

Barbara A. Egbert, 74, of New Bremen, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 12:05 a.m. at her residence.

She was born on May 13, 1938, in Minster. She was the daughter of Steven and Ruby (Mackley) Oldiges. On May 25, 1957, she married Alvin Egbert, who died on Sept. 16, 2003.

Catherine Marcella Heil-Grundish, 93

May 18, 2012

Catherine Marcella Heil-Grundish, 93, formerly of 05724 Auglaize Co. Road 33-A, in St. Marys, died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Golden Living Center-Valley in St. Marys.

She was born on Nov. 8, 1918, in New Bremen, to Clarence and Catherine (Frenzer) Heil. On Feb. 22, 1941, she married Clair C. Grundish, who died on Feb. 3,1974.

May 17th

OHSAA members say no to competitive balance proposal again

May 17, 2012

COLUMBUS (AP) — For the second consecutive year, Ohio high schools voted down a proposal that would have addressed the ongoing competitive-balance problems between public and private teams.

An OHSAA bylaw that would have changed how schools are assigned to tournament divisions in the team sports of football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball was voted down 339-301. The results of the vote were announced on Wednesday afternoon.

A similar proposal failed by a 332-303 vote a year ago.

BASEBALL: Minster holds off Spencerville to advance to district title game

May 17, 2012

MINSTER — The Minster baseball took the adage 'survive and advance' to its uncomfortable limit, but the Wildcats will play for a second straight district title on Friday night.

Minster came back from an early deficit and weathered a nerve-wracking final inning to advance in the Division IV district tournament with a 4-2 win over Spencerville on Wednesday at Coldwater.

SOFTBALL: Minster rolls into district final

May 17, 2012

WAPAKONETA — The dream season for the Minster softball team continued on course Wednesday as they hit the ball and defeated the Lima Perry Commodores8-3 in the Division IV district Semi-final tournament held at Wapakoneta High School.

The Wildcats (22-6) will come back on Friday to face MAC foe St. Henry in the District championship game at 5 p.m. with the winner advancing to regional competition at Tipp City.

ROUND-UP: St. Marys doubles team bows out at district, St. Marys boys 4x800 relay team takes 7th

May 17, 2012

The St. Marys doubles team of Troy Newlove and Cole Brooks bowed out of the Division II district tennis meet on Wednesdsay.

Brooks and Newlove won their opening match against St. Marys Central Catholic's Alex Opfer and Tanner Roth, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4.

The Riders then faced Maumee Valley Country Day's top-seeded team of Grand McPherson and Stephen Shin. MVCD topped St. Marys, 6-0, 6-1, to advance to the semifinals.

TRACK: St. Marys 4x800 meter relay team takes 7th

Cards, Reds Team Up

May 17, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Fans in attendance of the Cincinnati Reds game against the Washington Nationals on Friday were greeted with a different announcement before the national anthem.

“Ladies and gentlemen, at this time we ask that you please remove your caps, place your right hand over your heart and face the American flag,” the announcer told fans at the game.

Eagle Lessons

May 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — Local third-grade students have been learning about bald eagles and butterflies, and on Wednesday, they had a visitor who told them about both topics.

Jill Bowers, who is an eagle nest monitor for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, visited third-grade students at St. Marys Intermediate School.

May 16th

Rules Discussed

May 16, 2012

ST. MARYS — Members of a local committee approved one set of rules and are researching another after a meeting Tuesday evening.

The members of the St. Marys Board of Education Policy and Program Committee approved policy regarding athletics to be recommended to the full board. Board members questioned an item not in the appeals section of the administrative guidelines they were presented with regarding athletics, and administrators will be undergoing research to find out what other school districts do before St. Marys makes a decision.

Attorneys Argue Cases

May 16, 2012

LIMA — The case involving a St. Marys optometrist is now in the hands of judges from the Third District Court of Appeals.

Attorneys on both sides argued their stances during oral arguments in the appeal case of Douglas J. Wine Tuesday morning. Wine was convicted last year of gross sexual imposition following a jury trial. Jurors found Wine not guilty of rape and sexual battery. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison on the fourth-degree felony charge. He faced a maximum of 18 months in prison.

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