February 22nd, 2012
NEW BREMEN — An area chamber of commerce held its annual luncheon, showcasing where the chamber has been and its goals for this year, workforce development and presented awards Tuesday afternoon.
Members of the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce gathered at Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen to hear Chamber Director Scott Frey’s annual report and heard from New Bremen Economic Development Director Angela Hamberg on the West Central Ohio Workforce Development Initiative.
ST. MARYS — Zoning on recently annexed land into the city along County Road 33A will wait a little longer.
Members of the St. Marys Planning Commission Tuesday night voted to table the zoning of 32.4 acres of land that was recently annexed into the city. Board members decided to table the matter after a few adjacent property owners, who own land outside the city limits, questioned the proposed industrial zoning of one of the parcels during a public hearing before the meeting.
Marvin H. Watercutter, 72, of Hemlock St, Celina,, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 23, 1939, in Minster, to the late Albert and Leona (Hartings) Watercutter. On July 10, 1965, he married Rebecca “Becky” Watercutter (Makley) in St. Marys, and she survives in Celina.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Div. IV Sectional
Fort Recovery vs. St. Henry, 6:15
Fort Recovery was state-ranked much of the season and got just the third seed at Coldwater. They’ll face St. Henry, the fifth-seeded team in the sectional despite losing six games by three points or less, tonight at 6:15 p.m.
ST. MARYS — A local women’s group is hosting an area event for women next month.
The Auglaize-Mercer Women in Business Networking Association is hosting the Women’s Power Conference on Saturday, March 31, at Wright State University Lake Campus.
NEW BREMEN — The Future Farmers of America (FFA) have a full week of activities planned, as the New Bremen chapter of the organization is celebrating National FFA Week.
National FFA Week, which is being celebrated from Feb. 18-25 this year, gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture, according to the FFA website. The week is celebrated annually and always includes George Washington’s birthday, a decision made by the National FFA Board of Directors in 1947, according to the website.
DIVISION II WRESTLING SECTIONAL
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — The St. Marys wrestling team advanced two individuals to the Division II district tournament on Saturday.
The Roughriders finished ninth as a team at the sectional at Shawnee High School and advanced Neil Perry at 182 pounds and Collin Reier at 170 pounds.
DIVISION II SWIMMING SECTIONAL
An 11-0 run late in the third quarter gave Sidney Lehman Catholic a lead it would never give up in a 58-52 win over St. Marys.
The loss sent the Roughriders to their seventh straight loss.
Garet Fledderjohann paced the Riders with 20 points. He went 6-of-12 from the floor and hit 6-of-8 free throws. J.D. Meyer added 13 points while going 9-of-10 from the free throw line.
MINSTER — Top-ranked Ottoville scored its 20th win of the regular season and validated the Division III Associated Press poll championship it won earlier in the week with a 43-36 over Minster in a match-up of two of the best small-school girls basketball programs in Ohio on Saturday.
If a run through the Midwest Athletic Conference gauntlet all season hadn’t prepared the Minster girls basketball team enough, the final two weeks put the Wildcats on the court with two of Ohio’s best in non-conference action.
Edward H. Roettger, 73, of 224 N. Lincoln St., Minster, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
He was born on March 12, 1938, in Lock Two, to Edward C. and Viola (Senger) Roettger, and they preceeded him in death.
Edward is survived by two sisters; nine nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Augustine Church, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding officaiting. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery.