March 1st, 2012
WAPAKONETA — An Indiana man has been charged in connection with a death at a trailer park last year.
NEW BREMEN — The state fire marshal's office has made a ruling in the fire that struck Fireside Pub and Que's Barbershop Monday night.
Public Information Officer Shane Cartmill released the following:
New Bremen Boys Basketball
Tickets for New Bremen’s Friday night sectional final game against St. Henry will be sold at the High School office on Thursday March 1 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tickets will also be sold on Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. at the Junior High and from 8:30 until 4 p.m. at the High School.
Minster Boys Basketball
LIMA — Good Greve, it happened again.
For the second time in five days, a 3-pointer in the final seconds downed the St. Marys boys basketball team.
The latest heartbreaker ended the Riders' season.
Wapakoneta junior guard Alex Greve knocked down a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.5 seconds left to lift Wapakoneta to a 43-40 win over rival St. Marys in a Division II sectional semifinal at Lima Senior on Tuesday night.
COLDWATER — Defense and hot shooting allowed the Minster Wildcats to open Division IV sectional play at Coldwater with a 58-48 victory over the New Knoxville Rangers.
“It is a nice time of the year to be shooting 47 percent,” Wildcats head coach Mike Lee said. “That has been our bugaboo the past couple weeks. It is tournament time and we have stressed from the get go that games are won by what you do defensively and how well you rebound the basketball.”
Sue Thompson, 73, of 118 Ohio St., St. Marys, died at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Lima Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1938, in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of Clarence and Thelma (Kent) Thompson, and they preceded her in death.
She is survived by her sister, Sharon Hoenie of Mendon; a niece, Shyla (Dan) Houser of Mendon; two great-nephews, Camdan and Ashdan Houser.
Sue was preceded in death by a great-nephew, Jordan Houser.
Margaret L. Rider, 80, of 160 Watercrest Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Rossburg, to Jesse and Edith (Compton) Ross, and they preceded her in death.
On June 27, 1953, at Shook’s Chapel in Darke County, she married Allen L. Rider, and he survives.
ST. MARYS — When water began flowing over the floodgates of the St. Marys Trading Co., Owner Larry Kramer said he and his help had less than 10 minutes to get everything they could out of the basement of the building.
“Our building was equipped with floodgates, but the water came over top, and once the water comes over the floodgates, there’s not much you can do,” he said of the day of the flood a year ago. “We went from dry floors to chest-deep water in less than 10 minutes time.”
ST. MARYS — When Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson woke up Feb. 28, 2011, he admitted he could not have imagined how the day would unfold.
“The first thing that came to mind getting up that morning was that it didn’t look like it would be a bad situation,” Anderson said of the flood that gripped the county last year. “I don’t think any of us thought that by 8 a.m. there would be calls coming into dispatch requesting assistance with evacuations.”
Derek Jay of St. Marys recently competed in the Ohio Knights of Columbus Regional Free Throw Contest held at Sidney Lehman High School on Sunday, Feb. 26.
Jay, a seventh grader, won the regional title for the fourth consecutive year to earn his trip to the state contest to be held Saturday, March 17 in Columbus.
Jay hit 23 of 25 free throws (92%) to earn the victory and will attempt to win a third state title in his fourth overall trip to state-level competition.