April 24th, 2014
CONVOY — The Minster baseball team took its six-game winning streak north against a state-ranked Crestview team that ended the Wildcats’ two-year reign as Division IV champs last spring.
Minster (8-7) returned home with its streak intact.
The Wildcats roared past the eighth-ranked team in Division IV by a 10-0 score in a five-inning run-rule win.
Drew Ripploh threw the five-inning shutout for Minster, scattering five hits and striking out three.
Patricia Ann “Pattie” Adams, 76, of Celina, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Gardens of Celina, of natural causes.
She was born on Feb. 17, 1938, in St. Marys, to parents Hershel and Helen (McDonald) Slemmons, both of whom preceded her in death.
On July 8, 1972, she married Robert “Bob” Adams, who survives in Celina.
ST. MARYS — Six Auglaize County residents were arrested this week as part of an investigation by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
On Monday, law enforcement officials arrested the individuals on a variety of drugs charges. Each has been indicted by an Auglaize County grand jury on the charges.
Arrested on Monday were:
• Christopher Boneta, 25, of Cridersville, on four counts of trafficking in drugs, including marijuana and prescription drugs.
• James Valentine Jr., 23, of Wapakoneta, on two counts of trafficking in marijuana.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys baseball team has its own full-service restaurant going.
“They’re settting the table and clearing off the table right now,” St. Marys head coach Jeff Dieringer said after his team surged to 12-1 on the season on Monday.
Lead-off hitter Tristan Becker went 4 for 4 with three runs scored and two runs batted in while clean-up man Isaac Fitzgerald went 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs on Monday night in a 9-2 Western Buckeye League victory over Elida at K.C. Geiger Park.
ST. MARYS — A Mercer County woman faces a slew of criminal charges after she allegedly led officers on a pursuit that reached speeds of 70 mph.
According to a report from the St. Marys Police Department, at 3:46 a.m. Sunday, an officer observed a white Ford van operating without its headlights on. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver did not stop and led officers on a pursuit down South Street and Webb Street.
Thea Rose Schmitt was stillborn on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She is survived by her parents, Rachel and Aaron Schmitt of 70 S. Lincoln St., Minster, OH, 45865, grandparents Dave and Mary Jo Stilwell and Pat and Karen Schmitt, aunts and uncles Samantha Stilwell, PJ and Cindy Stilwell and Amanda, Briana and Noelle Schmitt and great-grandparents James Ahrns, Jeanne and Frank Kuenning, Dorothy (the late Ralph) Schmitt, Doris and Paul Robinson and Susan (the late James) Stilwell.
Margaret M. Yahl, 102, formerly of 14780 Ohio 66 North in St. Marys, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born on June 26, 1911, in Celina, to Carl and Freda (Clott) Hoenie.
On Sept. 19, 1940, at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys, she married Franklin Yahl, who died on Dec. 12, 1983.
Elden L. “Red” Stolzenburg, 87, of St. Marys, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 9:44 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, St. Marys.
He was born on April 11, 1927, in Wapakoneta, the son of Henry and Alpha (Myers) Stolzenburg, who preceded him in death.
On June 19, 1947, he married Mary Fogt, and she died on Jan. 8, 2002.
He later married Carol McDonald, and she survives.
MINSTER — The Minster softball team stayed on a roll. Monday evening the Wildcats got six runs in the first three innings and shutout the Coldwater Cavaliers 8-0 in a MAC contest at Four Seasons Park in Minster.
“They hit the ball pretty well tonight,” Minster head coach Scott Robinson said. “It took a couple of innings to figure her out but once they did they started smacking the ball around.”
April 22: A special preschool story times will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library.
Computer class will be held at 1 p.m. today at the St. Marys Community Public Library. “Using Microsoft Excel” will be a two-session class. Please register early. It is a repeat of April 3 and 10 classes. Call 419-394-7471 for information.
The New Bremen Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.