July 15th, 2011
NEW BREMEN — Five area school districts have been awarded a grant through the Race to the Top Innovative Program, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).
ST. HENRY — Austin Knapke’s pitching and some timely hits have Minster in prime position for a state ACME tournament berth.
Ryan Hoying hit a two-run home run and Knapke frustrated Cavalier batters for six innings in the Wildcats’ 3-1 win over Coldwater in the first game of the ACME district championship series on Thursday night.
Knapke took a shutout into the seventh inning. He stranded a Coldwater runner at third base in the first, fourth and sixth innings. He gave up one run on five hits, striking out three and walking three.
ST. MARYS — The paws are churning on a possible dog park in the city of St. Marys.
Members of the St. Marys Parks Advisory Board discussed the possibility of adding a dog park at Kiwanis Park, located off Beech Street. Robin Willoughby, the 4th Ward Councilor and a Kiwanian, noted the back portion of the park could make an ideal location for a dog park — a facility she has been vocal about for the past several years.
CELINA — A traffic stop and complaints from residents led to one of the largest heroin seizures in Mercer County Thursday night.
According to a news release from the Celina Police Department, officers gathered information to obtain a search warrant and executed it on a home located at 306 S. Brandon Ave. at 6:16 p.m. Thursday. Officers found three people inside the home. Once the three were secured, officers started to search the home and discovered a large amount of heroin as well as approximately $10,000 in cash during the two-and-a-half hour search.
Betty Evelyn Jenkins, 85, of Celina, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1925, in Mercer County, the daughter of Virgil S. and Lollie May (West) Monroe, and they preceded her in death.
On Jan. 22, 1946, she married Bevan Eugene Jenkins, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2008.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marjorie L. Jenkins; six brothers; two sisters.
Joseph Scott “Joe” Clark, 40, of Spencerville, died on Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Lima.
He was born on March 3, 1971, in Lima, the son of Gary R. and Sydney R. (Bowers) Clark. His father preceded him in death, and his mother and stepfather, James M. Lentz, survive him in Newark.
He is also survived by a close companion and her son; two brothers; a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with the Rev. Tim Hefner officiating.
David Brincefield, 69, of Celina, died on Thursday July 14, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
Arrangements are being completed with the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West), St. Marys.
2011 St. Marys Memorial High School Athletic Schedules
Thursday, July 14 Local Sports Schedule
ACME District Tournament
At St. Henry - Wally Post Athletic Complex
Championship Best-of-Three Series
Game 1 - Series Tied, 0-0.
Minster vs. Coldwater, 7 p.m.
The Reds won both the regular season and tournament championship in the St. Marys National Little League this season.
The team was honored with a trophies at Tuesday night's 12-year old All-Star Game at K.C. Geiger Park.
The Yankees were the regular season runner-up. The White Sox were the tournament runner-up.