October 10th, 2011
ST. MARYS — A local high school group is hosting a new fundraiser to go toward its cause of finding a cure for cancer.
Members of St. Marys Memorial High School's Relay for Life team is hoping to "Flush Out Cancer" with the fundraiser they kicked off Wednesday evening by placing a purple, duct-tape covered toilet in the school's assistant principal's, Brian Pohl, yard.
"The Relay kids voted who would be the first participant," MHS Relay for Life Adviser Karen Newlove said.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Screams of victory, sighs of defeat and the occasional German tune filled the gym at New Knoxville Local School Friday morning, as students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades competed in the German Olympics.
German teacher Kathy McClain said the annual event is used to promote German culture.
"The idea is to promote German heritage," McClain said, noting that the event is always scheduled during German-American Week. "With New Knoxville being a German town, we try to highlight their heritage."
WAPAKONETA — In a matter of a few minutes late in the second quarter and early in the third quarter, Wapakoneta turned its rivalry game against St. Marys from a back-and-forth affair into a runaway romp.
The Redskins scored a touchdown with no time left on the clock going into halftime, recovered an onside kick to start the third quarter and grabbed control from there on out in a 48-22 victory over the Roughriders at Harmon Field on Friday night.
ST. HENRY — Minster raked in its third straight Midwest Athletic Conference win, defeating St. Henry 34-7 on Friday night.
“Our defense has been consistent just about every week and I thought they put together another good one today,” said Minster head coach Nate Moore. “I thought we really hit tonight. I thought we really hit, really well. There were some big hits out there, man.”
After three-and-outs by both schools to start the game, Minster’s Korey Schultz ran for a 60-yard gain from the Wildcats’ own 34-yardline.
VERSAILLES — The Versailles Tigers couldn’t be stopped as they defeated the new Bremen Cardinals 42-0 in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest at Versailles.
“Every play that they hit started out as a five yard play,” Cardinals head coach Rob Messick said. “We just couldn’t tackle. Strength is extremely important and they ran through our tackles and that is what it came down to.”
NEW KNOXVILLE — A local district added three global students this school year as part of a foreign exchange student program.
ST. MARYS — A local baseball legend returned to town Wednesday to hand out a Little League award that bears his name.
Galen Cisco visited members of the St. Marys Rotary Club during their weekly meeting at the St. Marys Eagles and talked about all things baseball. He also handed out the Galen Cisco Award, which is presented annually to the St. Marys Little League’s team most valuable player.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Area residents will flock to New Knoxville’s Community Park this weekend for a day full of activities at an annual fire department fundraiser.
ST. MARYS — Approximately 90 soldiers based at the St. Marys unit of the Ohio Army National Guard will be honored at a ceremony later this month.
A Call to Duty ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at Memorial High School to mark the deployment of St. Marys Alpha Company of the Special Troops Battalion 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The unit was called into active duty earlier this year for a yearlong deployment that will feature service in Afghanistan.
CELINA — A volunteer with a local law enforcement agency was hit by a car while directing traffic at a crash location.
In a news release issued this morning, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office is investigating a serious injury crash that involved a member of the MCERV (Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers) who was assisting the sheriff’s office at a crash scene.