March 5th, 2012
CELINA — A newly formed committee will be working on a pilot project starting this week to help manage Grand Lake St. Marys.
Grand Lake St. Marys Restoration Commission Manager Milt Miller said at the Lake Improvement Association’s meeting Saturday morning the committee will begin work this week to manage the lake’s water levels.
COLUMBUS — The St. Marys girls bowling team qualified to the OHSAA state elite eight before Coldwater pulled off three straight Baker Games to rally past the Roughriders on Saturday afternoon.
St. Marys, which won the state championship a season ago, won the first two Baker games against the Cavaliers to take a commanding 2-0 lead with scores of 165-154 and 192-171.
But Coldwater won the next three games to oust the Riders, 222-164, 242-196 and 236-135.
ST. MARYS — For the first time since 2007, the New Knoxville girls basketball team is headed to the regional tournament.
The Rangers captured a Division IV district championship with a 52-45 win over Upper Scioto Valley on Saturday night at St. Marys Memorial High School.
New Knoxville (21-3) will play at regional next Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Tipp City Tippecanoe High School against the winner of Saturday night's game between Dayton Miami Valley and New Madison Tri-Village.
COLDWATER — The last time the streaking St. Henry Redskins lost, it came to New Bremen back on Jan. 20.
So when the Redskins figured they’d likely be playing the Cardinals again in the sectional final after the draw in early February, they knew how they wanted to attack the New Bremen Cardinals.
St. Henry wanted to control the paint.
COLDWATER — Minster hoped Fort Recovery’s seven-day layoff meant it had the advantage out of the gate in Friday night’s sectional title game.
Instead, the Indians looked like the same well-oiled machine that emerged from the regular season atop the Midwest Athletic Conference standings.
Fort Recovery’s jackrabbit starts to the first and third quarters built up a cushion that carried the state’s third-ranked to a Division IV sectional crown with a 54-35 win over Minster in the opening game at The Palace on Friday.
Akr. Firestone 62, Cuyahoga Falls 56, 3OT
Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 62, Strongsville 41
Can. Timken 67, Massillon Perry 54
Cle. E. Tech 65, Mayfield 55
Cle. St. Ignatius 41, Chagrin Falls Kenston 37
Findlay 49, Fremont Ross 29
Gahanna Lincoln 61, Dublin Coffman 49
Lakewood St. Edward 103, Cle. John Marshall 48
ST. MARYS — A local business is expanding its building and services, which will result in additional jobs for the area.
Murotech Ohio Corporation — or MTO — on McKinley Road is currently constructing an addition to its building.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Residents of a local village have the opportunity to help their community library through a new program that will kick off later this month.
The New Knoxville Community Library is now accepting sign ups for its Adopt A Shelf program, in which area residents help keep a shelf or section of books in the library organized by their call number and help keep the area dusted. Library Branch Manager Charis Steinke said the program was one she learned while working at the Arizona State University library.
ST. MARYS — The city of St. Marys has a new development manager.
St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan confirmed to The Evening Leader on Friday afternoon Susan E. Crotty has been hired to serve as the new development manager. Crotty takes over for Todd Fleagle, who retired from the position at the end of 2011.
Alvin P. Luthman, 67, of 11741 Luthman Road, Minster, died at 7:42 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on June 17, 1944, in Sidney, to Wilbert and Viola (Gariety) Luthman, and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by his former wife, Karen (Watercutter) Simpkins; his children, Donna (Anthony) Bayer of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Annette Luthman of Warrensburg, Ill.; three grandchildren; six siblings; three in-laws.
He was preceded in death by five siblings; two brothers-in-law.