November 25th, 2011
ST. MARYS — Students from the Mercer and Auglaize county area took time out of their school day to serve an early Thanksgiving meal as part of an annual fundraiser.
The students at the Tri Star Dennings Building in St. Marys prepared and served an early Thanksgiving dinner for their peers, administrators and others during the annual event on Wednesday.
ST. MARYS — A local organization is working to raise money through collecting used shoes.
The Family Life Center of Auglaize County is hosting the Barney the Shoeman Program, in conjunction with the Hands Across the Sea Foundation, through Nov. 30. The program "gives your old shoes a second chance, and makes shoes affordable to those who otherwise must go bare-foot," according to the Hands Across the Sea Foundation's website.
ST. MARYS — As bargain hunters braved the early morning hours today in search of deals, an army of retailers were hard at work beforehand prepping local stores.
“We’ve been preparing for a couple of weeks now,” St. Marys J.C. Penney Store Manager Peggy Martin said. “Our schedule is done three weeks in advance so we know who will be working and we are working on getting the merchandise ready to go. So, it’s been more than a few days of preparing.”
Friday, Nov. 25
New Bremen Tip-Off
Anna vs. New Knoxville, 6 p.m.
Van Buren vs. New Bremen, 2nd
Coldwater (10-3) vs. Hicksville (11-2) at Lima Stadium
Elida (10-3) vs. Spring. Shaw. (13-0) at Piqua
Saturday, Nov. 26
St. Marys at Fort Recovery, 6
New Bremen Tip-Off Tourney Semis ( 6 p.m.) and championship game following
Jackson Center at Minter, 6:30
The Minster boys basketball team has determined dates for a pair of make-up games from postponements due to the football team's playoff run.
Minster's game against Sidney Lehman Catholic will be played on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 2.
Minster's game against Anna will be played on Saturday, Jan. 21. at 6:30 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3
SIDNEY — A 3-year-old girl was killed on Tuesday following a collision with a car.
According to a news release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Riverside Drive at approximately 5:39 p.m. to a report of a car that collided with a child.
Deputies determined a 2005 Hyundai was traveling west on Riverside Drive (Ohio 47), when a child ran into its path. The driver attempted an evasive measure in order to avoid hitting the child but was unable to do so. The vehicle struck the child in the roadway.
NEW BREMEN — During their meeting Tuesday evening, area councilors took the first step in addressing an issue that comes up each winter.
New Bremen Village Councilors passed the first reading of the ordinance to enact street parking regulations when snow reaches a certain height.
New Bremen Police Chief Doug Harrod noted the village has had an issue with being able to plow public streets because of parked cars.
ST. MARYS — As local residents take to the stores on Friday to begin holiday shopping, one local business owner says he hopes those shoppers pick up a little extra for those in need.
The annual Toys for Tots campaign kicked off this week. Local Coldwell Banker owner Steve Mackenbach delivered barrels to more than two dozen local businesses and factories with the goal of collecting toys for the annual Goodfellows program, which distributes the items to needy families in the St. Marys School District.
Mary F. Webb, 73, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Jan. 26, 1938, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of John and Verona (Bustetter) Mosler, and they preceded her in death.
On Sept. 28, 1957, she married James D. Webb, and he survives her.
Chester E. Hittepole Sr., 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on Oct. 5, 1926, in St. Johns, the son of Glen and Mabel (Kiese) Hittepole, and they preceded him in death.
On Feb. 17, 1947, he married Dorothy M. Werling, and she survives him.