September 16th, 2011
ST. MARYS — For six years, residents and area musicians have joined together to open their hearts for one person.
Bill “Blood” Jolliff has put on “Blood’s Heart Jam” ever since he was the recipient of a fundraiser.
“Mine was in 2006,” Jolliff said of his quadruple bypass surgery. “I started them after that. This will be my sixth one.”
“Blood’s Heart Jam 2011” kicks off this afternoon at Varsity Lanes.
Emily M. Gephart, 84, of 3495 Elm St., Newport, died on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Elmwood of New Bremen.
She was born on June 26, 1927, in Russia, to Felix and Margaret (Voisard) Monnin, and they preceeded her in death.
On Nov. 25, 1977, at St. Peter and Paul Church in Newport, she married John A. Gephart Sr., and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2007.
ST. MARYS — State officials have labeled the illness of a Montgomery County man earlier this year as probably caused by exposure to water in Grand Lake St. Marys.
Ohio Department of Health Spokesperson Tess Pollock told The Evening Leader health officials reviewed the case — which involved a man who was fishing on the lake earlier this year — and determined it as a probable case of an illness linked to the water. The state has four classifications for illnesses — not a case, suspected case, probable case and confirmed case.
From the city that builds tanks, there is Aaron Smith.
From the town that has manufactured rushing yards with assembly-line efficiency through the years, there is D.J. Manning.
For three weeks, the St. Marys football team has faced a barrage of throws from three spread teams.
Now for something completely different.
The two best rushing teams and the two best rushers in the Western Buckeye League should make for a hard-hitting league match-up at Skip Baughman Stadium on Friday night.
Friday, September 16
Bath at St. Marys
Celina at Wapakoneta
Defiance at Ottawa-Glandorf
Van Wert at Elida
Shawnee at Kenton
Elida 42, St. Marys 23
Wapakoneta 14, Bath13
Defiance 42, Celina 34
Kenton 66, Van Wert 13
O-G 27, Shawnee 24
Celina at Wapakoneta
Last Season: Celina 22, Wapakoneta 13
MAC Schedule for Friday, Sept. 16
Coldwater at St. Henryâ€¨
Delphos St. John's at Annaâ€¨
Ft. Recovery at New Bremen
â€¨Marion Local at Minsterâ€¨
Parkway at Versailles
Coldwater, 17, Anna 0â€¨
Versailles 46, Ft. Rec. 33â€¨
Mar. Local 55, New Bremen 8
â€¨St. Henry 42, Parkway 13â€¨
DSJ 7, Minster 0â€¨â€¨â€¨
This Week's Match-Ups
ST. MARYS — The attorney for a St. Marys optometrist charged with rape filed a motion Wednesday to suppress evidence in his second criminal case.
Ritchey Hollenbaugh filed a motion to suppress evidence Wednesday on behalf of Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, St. Marys. Wine was indicted in July on two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. He entered a written plea of innocent to the charges.
ST. MARYS — Attendees of the St. Marys Memorial High School Class of 1961 reunion will receive a special surprise this weekend.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen residents gathered at the elementary building Tuesday night to take a tour of the building and to hear a presentation about the possibility of a renovation or constructing a new building.
New Bremen Board of Education members and administrators led residents through several stops throughout the elementary building, pointing out problems with the building.
“What we showed you tonight was the worst (of the building),” Board of Education President Keith Bornhorst said.
ST. MARYS — Seventy-two people walked into Easy Campground in St. Marys with an equal shot of walking away with $10,000 as part of a promotion hosted by two local newspapers.
The Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News crowned the winner of the Dash for Cash promotion Tuesday night. One-by-one, the 72 participants walked across the stage until there was only one left standing. In the end, New Bremen resident Jon Wente walked away with the cash and a huge smile.