September 2nd, 2011
ST. MARYS — A local author and columnist recently released the second volume in his five-part series collection.
The Evening Leader Columnist John Andreoni released volume two of his series “Going Wild With Forda Birds.” The series encompasses a collection of Andreoni’s outdoor columns, which he started writing more than 40 years ago. Each column included in the collection is preceded by Andreoni’s present thoughts on the issue addressed.
MINSTER — A project along the Miami and Erie Canal should help improve the waterway for years to come.
Auglaize County Design Engineer Matt Quinter noted construction crews are approximately 70 percent done with phase one of a two-phased ditch petition project along the Miami and Erie Canal in Minster. The project will improve the waterway from First Street to Ohio 119 through the village.
Walter N. Miley, 82, of 208 Parkway Drive, St. Marys, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on March 10, 1929, in Wapakoneta, to Harry S. and Florence (Koehl) Miley, and they preceded him in death.
On Sept. 29, 1951, he married Rita M. Axe, and she survives him at the residence.
Edward Meyer, 94, of North Star, died on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Briarwood Village.
He was born on April 26, 1917, in Willowdell, to Joseph and Rosa (Koester) Meyer, and they preceded him in death.
On Oct. 23, 1946, he married Margaret B. DeLoye, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1999.
Jeanne D. Ballenger, 86, of St. Marys, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.
She was born on Feb. 22, 1925, in Akron, the daughter of Charles “Pop” and Pauline (Junkins) Cain, and they preceded her in death.
On July 21, 1946, she married Richard Ballenger, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2001.
Here's what filled up Sports Editor Brian Smith's notebook during the week in preparation for Week 2 of the high school football season. Attached are rosters for this week's St. Marys-Kenton, Minster-Sidney Lehman and New Bremen-Fort Loramie games and a look at the St. Marys-Kenton football series through the years.
Read the full stories in today's Evening Leader print edition:
Volleyball: New Knoxville 3, Minster 1
ST. MARYS — Ashley Rickard enjoys challenging herself, and one of her most recent challenges has been inside a chain-linked cage.
The St. Marys Memorial High School graduate has been training for cage fighting for more than a year now at Sudden Impact in Fort Wayne, and also does jiu-jitsu and kickboxing. Rickard said she was drawn to the sport because of the competition.
ST. MARYS — One of the newest additions to K.C. Geiger Park recently welcomed its 7,300th visitor.
“It’s exceeded our expectations,” St. Marys Safety-Service Director Tom Hitchcock said about the miniature golf course in K.C. Geiger Park. “As of yesterday (Wednesday) we had 7,319 people go through. We’ve even had 2,000 go through on the honor system out there.”
Lee R. Deerhake, 76, of 10703 State Route 29, New Knoxville, died on Monday Aug. 29, 2011, at Stein Hospice Center in Sandusky.
He was born on March 11, 1935, in New Knoxville, to LeRoy and Laura (Vordermark) Deerhake, and they preceded him in death.