November 10th, 2011
CELINA — A Korean man accused of causing a collision that took the life of a 3-year-old Minster girl last month asserted his innocence on Wednesday.
Jinghao Xu, 50, of Hamilton, pleaded innocent to one count of vehicular homicide, a fourth-degree felony. Xu’s attorney, Michael Sacher entered the plea on behalf of his client, who does not speak English. Like in previous court appearances, Xu was flanked by an interpreter.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Elementary students flocked to the gym at New Knoxville Local School Wednesday afternoon for an engaging, educational experience.
COSI on Wheels visited the school, bringing one of its six traveling exhibits. Students learned about several aspects of weather in the Current Conditions exhibit that traveled to the school. The learning began with an assembly.
CELINA — A Mendon teen died Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a traffic crash.
In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies received a phone call at 5:22 p.m. regarding a crash on Celina-Mendon Road between Siler and Krugh Roads in Center Township, near Mendon.
The man who signed Larry Bird and Magic Johnson to shoe contracts and a former Indiana Mr. Basketball will be featured speakers at a dinner fundraiser for the St. Marys boys basketball program.
The dinner will be held at the St. Mary’s Eagles Lodge on Thursday, Dec. 1. A social hour will start at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.
U10 Hurricanes go 10-0
The St. Marys U10 Hurricanes finished their regular season 10-0 and won the WCOSA championship this fall.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1961
In the opening weekend of the 1961-62 boys’ basketball season, the New Bremen Cardinals traveled to Celina and locked horns with the Celina Immaculate Conception Spartans at the Celina Fieldhouse.
New Bremen’s Dan Nedderman hit 11 field goals and four free throws in the contest to lead all scorers with 26 points.
Jim Fark added 24, while Fledderjohn contributed 12 points in the battle which New Bremen won 69-63.
MINSTER — Playing last week at Springfield made getting hit a little more painful than usual for the Minster Wildcats.
Minster rolled to a 48-13 win over Catholic Central, but a couple Wildcats said at times hitting the ground was the most physical part of the game on a field left almost barren of grass from flooding.
“At Springfield, you fall on the ground on your knees and it hurts,” Minster’s Ryan Bornhorst said. “It’s almost like falling on concrete. It was dirt with patches of grass.”
Attached is a PDF of the unofficial results of all the races in Auglaize County.
ST. MARYS — In a contested race that consisted of seven candidates, only a handful of candidates came out winning the two available spots during Tuesday's election for a local board of education.
ST. MARYS — For the first time in more than a decade, the city of St. Marys has a new mayor.
Republican Patrick McGowan defeated four-term mayor Democrat incumbent Greg Freewalt and nonpartisan candidate Pam Hobler in a tightly contested race. McGowan, a current councilor-at-large, defeated Freewalt by a margin of 1,197 votes (46.81 percent) to 1,136 votes (44.43 percent) in unofficial results. Hobler finished with 224 votes (8.76 percent).