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January 10th, 2012

Patricia L. Bradford, 80

January 10, 2012

Patricia L. Bradford, 80, of West Chester, Formerly of 1469 James Drive, Celina, died at 12:13 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Chesterwood Village in West Chester.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1931, in Celina, to Basil and Jessie (Merinar) Granger, and they preceded her in death.

On Feb. 24, 1951, she married Arthur J. Bradford, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2008.

She is survived by two sons, Kevin R. Bradford of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Kim D. (Jill) Bradford of West Chester; two grandsons; a brother; two sisters.

Jean Ackley, 78

January 10, 2012

Jean Ackley, 78, of 225 N. Chestnut St., St. Marys, a resident of the Gardens of Celina, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the Gardens of Celina.

She was born on Aug. 21, 1933, in St. Marys, the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth (Moeller) Boltz, and they preceded her in death.

She married Cloyd Ackley, and he preceded her in death on March 10, 1967.

Officials To Watch Water Fund Revenue

January 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — City officials say they plan to take a closer look at the city’s water fund.

St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan noted the health of the city’s water fund needs to be examined in the coming weeks. During Monday night’s council meeting, councilors approved, under suspension of rules, an emergency ordinance to make appropriations for 2012. In that measure was a revision that removed a $200,000 appropriation from the water distribution improvement fund.

Cops Bust Fraud Attempt

January 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — A New York woman faces three felony charges after allegedly attempting to defraud a local Chase Bank.

January 9th

St. Marys varsity girls game at Greenville rescheduled

January 9, 2012

The St. Marys at Greenville girls basketball game scheduled for Tuesday night has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. That game will include a junior varsity contest tentatively.

The Weekend in Photos

January 9, 2012

Spencerville at St. Marys Boys Basketball

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157628794713165/show/

Waynesfield-Goshen at New Knoxville Girls Basketball

http://www.flickr.com/photos/smeveningleader/sets/72157628794636575/show/

Botkins at New Knoxville Boys Basketball

Weekly Happenings

January 9, 2012

Jan. 9: St. Marys Living Center will host “Wheelchair Wonder Richard” at 2 p.m. today in the dining room.

The Moulton Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Township Hall

The Grand Health Challenge will host its kick-off meeting at 7 p.m. today at Memorial High School.

The St. Marys City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today.

The Minster Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. today.

Early Signs, Cisco Clinic

January 9, 2012

St. Marys baseball players who sign up for Minor, Major and Pony Leagues before Jan. 31 will be given the opportunity to attend a two-day baseball clinic run by former Major League pitcher and coach Galen Cisco. Those that sign up will be part of the clinic and will also receive a Galen Cisco baseball clinic t-shirt. For any questions, call 419-305-6552.

Film Shows Impact Of Absent Fathers

January 9, 2012

CELINA — Over the past approximately 60 years, the absent father rate has jumped from 7 percent to 33 percent, according to Mercer Dads Director Ted Goodwin.

“As the absent father rate has climbed, what has happened in our society?” Goodwin said. “Things have gotten worse progressively in society. Dad has that much of an impact.”

Goodwin said the statistics about children with an absent father are shocking.

Fair Offers Healthy Lessons

January 9, 2012

CELINA — More than 200 residents visited the YMCA in Celina on Saturday to check up on their health and learn some valuable lessons.

Joint Township District Memorial Hospital held its annual winter family health fair, which featured a slew of booths that ranged from wound care tips to testing balance. Community Outreach Coordinator Anne Larger said the event always draws a crowd.

“It’s going very well,” Larger told The Evening Leader. “We’re very excited.”

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