April 16th, 2012
CELINA — A Celina woman was killed in a collision on U.S. 127 Monday morning.
According to a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on U.S. 127, just north of Clover Four Road. Mercer County 911 received a call at 11:45 a.m. Monday regarding the collision.
MINSTER — The Minster boys track team won the Minster Memorial Invitational on Saturday, distancing itself from the rest of the 14-team field with 165 points on a soggy day. New Bremen finished fifth, St. Marys took seventh and New Knoxville was 14th in the boys standings.
The Minster girls team finished second to first-place Versailles (116 points) with 105 points. New Bremen finished seventh, St. Marys was ninth and New Knoxville took 15th in the 16-team girls event.
NEW BREMEN — It all started with a laugh, and after a year and a half of fundraising, planning and designing, the Sunshine Playground structure is now standing in Bremenfest Park.
Approximately 55 volunteers split into five teams Saturday morning to put together the structure of the 100 percent handicapped accessible playground. The Sunshine Playground will be the only handicapped accessible playground in west central Ohio.
ST. MARYS — Approximately 250 volunteers joined together Saturday to make Auglaize County a better place by completing projections simultaneously across the county during the United Way of Auglaize County’s Day of Caring.
ST. MARYS 6, ELIDA 4
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys baseball team again found a way to deliver in the clutch in the late innings.
The Roughriders won their second last at-bat win in as many nights with three runs in the top of the seventh to rally past the Elida Bulldogs 6-4 on Friday night.
St. Marys improved to 9-4, 3-1 in the Western Buckeye League.
Steven Paulus went 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs batted to lead the Riders at the plate.
ST. MARYS 12, ELIDA 2
ELIDA — St. Marys’ Harle Smith homered and doubled while driving in four runs as the St. Marys softball team run-ruled the Elida Bulldogs in five innings, 12-2, on Friday night.
Smith collected three hits to lead a nine-hit Roughrider hitting attack.
Shelby Goodwin drove in two runs for St. Marys. Kiley Schamp tripled, had two hits and an RBI. Katlyn Brown and Paige Dicus each added an RBI.
ELIDA — The St. Marys boys tennis team got above .500 in Western Buckeye League play with a 5-0 clean sweep of Elida on Friday night.
“It was our best match as a team throughout the line up this season,” St. Marys head coach Bill Ruane said.
Troy Newlove won first singles for the Roughriders over Elida’s Ardie Sayoto, 6-3, 6-1.
St. Marys’ Cole Brooks won second singles over Elida’s Chris Ellison, 7-5, 6-0.
The Riders’ Jason Freewalt won third singles over Aric Thompson, 6-1, 6-2.
"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 April 10 to 16, 1937, 1962 and 1987.
75 years ago: The East Siders defeated the West Siders 28 to 5 in a game of kitten ball played at Memorial Park.
The Dr. F. W. Everist property, located on South Wayne Street, was damaged by a roof fire. The estimated loss was $50.
ST. MARYS — Local high school students will be putting on a benefit as a way to raise money for their peers to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this summer.
The St. Marys choirs are putting on a benefit concert on April 21.
"This is benefitting our trip to the World Choir Games," St. Marys Memorial High School Choir Director Christy Taylor said. "The World Choir Games brings choirs from all over the world to perform together and separate."