March 15th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — After a decisive 61 percent of voters rejected the potential building project last week, New Bremen Board of Education members discussed at their regular meeting Wednesday what the next step should be.
Interim Superintendent John Basinger said he was surprised to see a large number of residents vote against the levy.
ST. MARYS — After a long discussion debating items, local school board members approved a resolution approving the annual list of projects.
E. Lucille (Bushong) Eichhorn, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:41 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born on July 27, 1925, in Williamstown, to Marion U. and M. Marie (Steinman) Bushong, who preceded her in death.
In 1964, she married C. Gaylord Eichhorn, and he preceded her in death in 1967.
She is survived by a stepdaughter, Gladys Whitmer of Kettering; a brother; several nieces, nephews and steprelatives.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; two sisters.
Tina M. Phlipot, 50, of 801 Manier Ave., Piqua, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
She was born on March 19, 1961, in Lima, to John and Sandra (Reineke) Eilerman, and they survive her in Minster.
NEW BREMEN — A local village is looking for its residents’ opinions on whether to add a dog park to its lands.
“We’ve gotten some responses, but we’d like to get more,” Councilor Denny Burnell said.
He noted he and fellow Councilor John Schwartz have a few sites they are thinking about in the village to put a possible dog park, but they are hoping to hear what their fellow residents think about the proposal.
LIMA — Attorneys from both sides argued their cases in front of judges from the Third District Court of Appeals regarding the murder conviction of a St. Marys man last year.
In November, Gordon W. Diggle III filed an appeal in his conviction on murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in the beating death of Steven Casad on Sept. 8, 2010.
ST. MARYS — Local board members will be discussing new policy changes at their Wednesday meeting after committee members reviewed policies.
During a meeting of the St. Marys Board of Education Policy, Programs and Planning Committee Monday afternoon, committee members went through proposed policy changes and recommended the full board approve the changes during its regular meeting Wednesday evening.
One of the changes suggested was to allow students who participate in two seasons of marching band and/or and athletics to get credit for physical education.
ST. MARYS — State officials on Monday announced plans to go ahead with a lakewide alum application in the coming weeks.
"The timeline is going to be early April," Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer told The Evening Leader. "I know we are going to be quite a bit ahead of last year's schedule. We are going to have a full lake treatment and we are excited about getting started."
“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 5 to March 11, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: Memorial High School lost to Wapakoneta 35-15 in a district tournament game in Kenton. Four seniors — Norman Arnett, Ed Yoder, Otto Glass and Warren Broyles — were given the chance to start for the Riders.
ST. MARYS — Approximately 20 local businesses took part in the first-ever business expo on Saturday, sponsored by a fledgling business organization in St. Marys.
The St. Marys Community Partnership took over the Union Hall on South Street for the St. Marys Business Expo. The event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., served as a way to pair local businesses with residents throughout the community.