April 1st, 2012
Riders, Minster split doubleheader
The St. Marys baseball team’s bats woke up just in time to salvage a split against Minster and its dominating pitching staff.
Minster’s pitching shut out St. Marys for 12 straight innings, allowing the Wildcats to win the first game of doubleheader, 7-0, and appear to be steaming towards a win in the second game.
Dublin Jerome takes two over Riders
Dublin Jerome swept a Saturday doubleheader against the St. Marys softball team with 7-3 and 15-5 wins at K.C. Geiger Park.
In the 15-5 loss, St. Marys’ Harle Smith hit a two-run home run for the Roughriders.
Lexi Roop pitched and took the loss in both games for St. Marys. St. Marys fell to 1-4 on the season. The Riders host Fort Recovery tonight at 5 p.m.
Minster splits twin bill
VERSAILLES — The Minster boys track team earned a win in the white division at the Versailles Boys Invitational on Saturday.
The Wildcats scored 195 points. Covington finished second with 115 points and New Bremen finished third with 78 points.
Minster senior Francis Slonkosky won the 1600 meter run with a 4:32.37 pace and the 800 meter run with a 2:02.16 time.
Minster’s Ryan Will won the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 10.5 inches.
Minster’s Jake Winner won the discus throw with a toss of 146 feet.
CELINA — Four people died in a collision Saturday night in Mercer County.
According to a news release issued by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at 8:17 p.m. Saturday regarding of a head-on collision on U.S. 127, just south of Clover Four Road.
A 2004 Chevy Venture van driven by Zachary Elliott, 16, 9995 Conover Road, Versailles, was northbound on U.S. 127. A 1997 Buick LeSabre, driven by Henry Fortkamp,76, 1007 Peters Road, Fort Recovery, was southbound on U.S. 127.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association will again put a competitive balance proposal to a vote with Ohio high school principals in May.
In 2011, a measure attempting to level the playing field in high school sports between private and public schools was defeated, 332-303, by Ohio’s principals.
The OHSAA’s Board of Directors last Friday decided to put the referendum to a vote between May 1 and May 15.
The OHSAA called the proposal “slightly revised” from the 2011 version.
ST. MARYS — After raising almost $2,000, local middle school students celebrated by putting their teachers and administrators up to different kinds of humiliation during a Pennies for Patients assembly on Friday.
ST. MARYS — Area residents have an opportunity to win a 1991 red corvette for as little as $2, as an area organization has kicked off its annual fundraiser.
“Leader Look Back,” is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week’s edition examines stories from March 27 to April 2, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: The state of Ohio placed a $10 per head bounty on the scalps of wolves. The measure was put in place to protect livestock herds.
Two properties along West South Street, owned by the Community Welfare Association, were razed as the parcels were deemed eyesores and in disrepair.
Geraldine Miller, longtime St. Marys resident, current resident of Malibu, Calif., passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Santa Monica, Calif., of pulmonary disease.
She was born in Spencerville, to Amy and Gerald Koening, and they preceded her in death.
In 1951, she married William Miller of St. Marys.
Donald G. McName Sr., 82, of Lima, formerly of Buckland, died at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Koester Pavilion in Troy.
He was born on April 6, 1929, in Buckland, the son of Walter E. and Ruth (Flarida) McName, and they preceded him in death.