April 25th, 2012
KOSSUTH — A handful of local residents learned the story behind the name of their town from visitors making a documentary about a Hungarian freedom fighter and his impact on the United States.
A crowd gathered at Kossuth Zion United Methodist Church and were regaled with tales about Louis Kossuth — the man whom the town of Kossuth is named. Kossuth was a Hungarian freedom fighter who launched a bid for independence against the Austrians in 1848.
CELINA — Deputies in Mercer County are investigating the fifth traffic crash on county roads since the end of January.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported deputies are investigating the fifth fatal traffic crash and the ninth traffic fatality in Mercer County since January 23. Mercer County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday of an injury crash near the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals softball team recovered from a shaky start and had an eight-run fifth inning to come back and defeat the Marion Local Flyers 15-12 in a MAC contest Monday at New Bremen.
“We gave them a five spot in the first inning,” Cardinals head coach Craig Griesdorn. “But we responded with three in the bottom of the first. They came back with six but we came back from an 11-3 deficit and the reason why we did that was that we cleaned up our errors and we put the ball in play.”
NEW KNOXVILLE — Lima Temple Christian’s seven-run third inning broke things open and the Pioneers defeated New Knoxville 15-4 in six innings on Monday.
Temple Christian collected 14 hits and scored in five of its six at-bats.
Evan Sutton earned the win on the mound for the Pioneers.
New Knoxville’s Adam Porter took the loss on the mound.
Temple Christian improved to 3-10. The Rangers fell to 2-9.
New Knoxville travels to Fort Recovery on Tuesday for a 5 p.m. Midwest Athletic Conference game.
PIQUA — The St. Marys boys tennis team won at all five positions to sweep Piqua on Monday night.
St. Marys improved to 8-5 on the season. The Roughriders travel to Defiance today at 4:30 p.m.
St. Marys’ Troy Newlove defeated Austin Hemm at first singles, 6-1, 6-4.
The Roughriders’ Cole Brooks won second singles over Piqua’s Brandon Bercot, 6-4, 6-0.
The St. Marys first doubles team of Ryan Wenel and Noah Hartsock won 6-3, 6-7 (7-3), 6-3.
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys will soon be getting a fraction of its energy from a renewable resources.
During their meeting Monday night, St. Marys City Councilors approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the execution of Blue Creek Wind Energy Scheduled with AMP to obtain energy from a wind farm in Paulding and Van Wert counties.
Safety-Service Director Jason Little said the deal would help save the city on its energy costs during the life of the 10-year pact.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Talks of renovating the gymnasium at New Knoxville Local School are ongoing, and board members plan to seek community input in the coming months, New Knoxville Board of Education President Phil Kuck said Tuesday night at the board’s monthly meeting.
Kuck said board members heard a slew of options for the gymnasium from Garmann/Miller & Associates — the same company that handled the district’s renovation.
Mary Louise Stienecker, 77, of 705 Oil St., St. Marys, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
She was born on Oct. 6, 1934, in St. Marys, to Willard H. and Vivian C. (Fischer) Stienecker, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sisters, Margaret (Jerry) Baucher of Celina and Karen (Robert) Wisenborn of Celina; a sister-in-law, Norma Jean Stienecker of Montezuma.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Willard Stienecker.
Lester Willis “Pinky” Seibert, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima with his daughters at his bedside.
He was born on March 16, 1928, at his family farm in Salem Township, the son of John A. and Doris I. Mack Seibert, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 17, 1949, he married Rose Marie Prine, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 2005.
FT. LORAMIE — Needing two wins in the Fort Loramie four-team tournament to give head coach Mike Wiss his 300th victory and a tourney title, in the first game the Minster baseball team coasted to a 13-2 five inning victory over the Covington Buccaneers and in the championship game jumped out to a big first inning lead and held on to defeat the hosting Redskins 10-6.