May 18th, 2012
ST. MARYS — Lane closures will be in effect on Ohio 66 in both directions between County Road 66A and the city of St. Marys beginning at 7 a.m. Monday. These lane closures will be in effect 24 hours a day. The affected lanes are scheduled to reopen to motorist at 5 p.m. July 27.
One lane of traffic will remain open to motorists in each direction at all times. The total completion date for this project is September. These lane closures are due to a contractor doing bridge work in that area. The ramp from U.S. 33 west to Ohio 66 south will be closed during this time.
SOUTH BEND — Mike Elston says he’s found the perfect home in the collegiate, spiritually-engaging, football-crazy city of South Bend as a defensive assistant and key recruiter for the Fighting Irish.
Elston, one of the driving forces behind St. Marys’ powerhouse football teams of the early 1990s and an all-Ohioan in football, basketball and track for the Roughriders, enters his third season as the defensive line coach at Notre Dame this fall.
A former Michigan man has found Notre Dame to his liking.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
SPENCERVILLE — The Minster boys 3200 meter relay team smashed the Division III district record by four seconds as part of Minster’s strong start on day one of the meet.
The Minster boys team leads the district meet standings with 45 points after the first day. The New Bremen track team is in 11th after the first day with two points.
The Minster girls are in fifth place after the first day with 12 points, highlighted by a win in the girls 3200 meter relay.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio Republican chastised Democrats in the Senate for failing to approve a single budget proposed this week.
ST. MARYS — From the many modes of transportation, including the canal, St. Marys River and the interurban to the many businesses and entertainment establishments, seven classes of local third-grade students had a hands-on experience Thursday morning with the history of their hometown.
St. Marys Intermediate School and Holy Rosary School third-grade students had their fourth annual walking tour through downtown St. Marys, giving the students a visual of what they had been talking about in class.
Donald P. Meyer, 43, of 6750 Luella St., Newport, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born on Dec. 6, 1968, in St. Marys, to Adolph “Sonny” and Joan (Utz) Meyer, who both survive in Newport. On May 26, 1990, he married Tammy Larger at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie. She survives in Newport.
He is also survived by son and a daughter, Bradley and Rachel, both at home.
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, 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.
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.