March 2nd, 2012
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.
Austin Bruns Coldwater 11
Curtis Geise Delphos St John 11
Wade Gelhaus*** Ft Recovery 11
Sarah Kanney Coldwater 9
Courtney Grothouse Delphos St John 12
Shelby Reindel Delphos St John 12
Kylie Kahlig Ft Recovery 12
ST. MARYS — The New Knoxville girls basketball team has no problem waiting as long as it takes for an opposing defense to break down.
At times on Thursday night, it took a Job-like patience to get the job done.
Undersized Ada pestered and pushed the bigger, stronger New Knoxville girls basketball team for more than three quarters on Thursday night, threatening to set up what has been unthinkable recently — a Division IV district title game in western Ohio without a Midwest Athletic Conference team.
CELINA — A annual event will be coming around once again this weekend as area residents have the opportunity to plunge for a cause.
The Special Olympics of Ohio is holding its fifth-annual Grand Lake St. Marys Polar Plunge this Saturday at the Celina Moose.
“This is our eighth one this year,” Special Olympics of Ohio Marketing and Development Director Paige Ludwig said. “There are nine throughout the state.”
To participate in the plunge, participants can either register ahead of time or register the day of the event.