May 15th, 2012
CELINA — The Celina Police Department has filed charges on a suspect in connection with the theft of credit cards, and the attempted use of those cards at the Celina Wal-Mart.
The incident allegedly took place April 30. At the time of the attempted use of the credit cards, security cameras at Wal-Mart captured images of the suspect at the register and as the suspect left the store.
MINSTER — After eight months of preparation and trials, three Minster Rocket Club teams had their chance to shine last weekend at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) near Washington, D.C., and one team earned a spot in the top 25 in the nation.
ST. MARYS — The mauling of a city meter reader last month prompted the safety-service director to issue a stern warning to irresponsible dog owners in St. Marys.
On April 30, a meter reader was attacked while on his route on Front Street by a dog running at large. Safety-Service Director Jason Little briefed members of St. Marys City Council on the incident during Monday night’s meeting.
William R. “Bill” Yahl, 79, of Botkins, died at 4:17 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1932, in St. Marys, the son of Joseph and Martha (Greve) Yahl, and they preceded him in death.
On Jan. 5, 1957, he married Mary K. Brown, and she survives.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen’s hopes of winning the school’s first-ever Midwest Athletic Conference baseball title slipped away in the sixth inning of a 4-2 loss to Parkway on Saturday morning in a resumed game from May 4.
New Bremen needed to defeat Parkway in the conclusion of their May 4 game to clinch the school’s first-ever title.
The Cardinals and Panthers played five innings tied 1-1 when lightning suspended the game. Saturday they completed the game.
Marian C. Kentner, 97, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born on April 5, 1915, in Moulton Township, the daughter of Grover and Henrietta (Rohrbacher) Lynch, and they preceded her in death.
On March 5, 1938, she married Cletus V. Kentner, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1961.
ST. MARYS — Shoppers looking for last-minute, colorful gifts for Mother’s Day had a place to visit as part of a local garden club’s annual flower sale.
The St. Marys Gardeners held its annual sale along Indiana Avenue Friday and Saturday. The event, which helps raise funds for the group, featured flowers of all shapes, sizes and colors.
ST. MARYS — A local lake will once again be filled with people seeking carp as part of a second-ever event.
The second-ever Get the Carp Outta Here fishing derby returns to Grand Lake St. Marys Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Last year, the event attracted close to 300 participants who helped remove 8,142 pounds of carp from the lake.
LIMA — The St. Marys doubles team of Cole Brooks and Troy Newlove took third and advanced to the district level in the Division II sectional at UNOH on Saturday.
Newlove and Brooks, who advanced into the semifinals with a pair of wins on Thursday, won the third-place match against Celina’s Isaac Elston and Kris LeJeune with a marathon tiebreaker win in the second set, 7-5, 7-5 (15-13).
Newlove and Brooks lost their semifinal round match against Derek Smith and Jason Barton of Shawnee, 2-6, 6-4, 4-6.
WAPAKONETA — The St. Marys track and field team turned in five top-six finishes on the second day of the Western Buckeye League championships on Friday night at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
The St. Marys girls team finished ninth with 16 points.
The Roughrider boys team finished 10th with 11 points.
The Celina girls team won the WBL crown in runaway fashion with 174 points. Shawnee was second with 83 points.