ST. MARYS — The St. Marys boys basketball team attacked the rim in the opening minutes, pulling down 12 offensive rebounds in the first quarter and took control from there in a 77-62 Western Buckeye League-opening victory at Memorial High School.
St. Marys big man Quinn Zaerr scored a team-high 23 points, Derek Jay had 21 points and Josh Young added 17 points for the Roughriders, who move to 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in league play.
Wapakoneta 74, Kenton 48
St. Marys 77, Shawnee 62
Celina 59, Bath 46
Defiance 37, Elida 35
Ottawa-Glandorf 63, Van Wert 50
Delphos St. John’s 56, Ft. Recovery 40
Marion Local 56, Coldwater 51
New Bremen 48, Parkway 31
Versailles 66, New Knoxville 53
Crestview 60, Ada 40
Lincolnview 66, Allen East 41
Columbus Grove 55, Delphos Jefferson 50 (OT)
Paulding 54, Spencerville 41
Friday, December 19
Kenton at Wapakoneta
Shawnee at St. Marys
Celina at Bath
Defiance at Elida
Ottawa-Glandorf at Van Wert
Ft. Recovery at St. John’s
Coldwater at Marion Local
Parkway at New Bremen
Versailles at New Knoxville
Ada at Crestview
Allen East at Lincolnview
Columbus Grove at Jefferson
Spencerville at Paulding
Anna at Fort Loramie
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — After a revitalizing start to the season under first-year head coach Nikki Miars, the St. Marys girls basketball program earned a 12-day rest over the holidays.
The Roughriders won their fourth straight game in 53-44 fashion at Shawnee on Thursday night to improve to 5-2 and 2-0 in the Western Buckeye League.
For a program that hadn’t won more than three games in a season since 2010-2011 and matched its best WBL win total in three seasons, its successful first seven-game stretch is rewarding to the Riders.
WAPAKONETA — A chemical leak occurred in the Wapakoneta city limits on Aug. 26, and others have been reported since that time, including as recently as December.
These have resulted in an investigation with Ohio EPA. The affected area could include a radius of up to 1.6 miles from the location of the release, which occurred at AIP Logistics, Inc., 302 Geissel St., Wapakoneta. The chemical specifically released is ethylenediamine.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.
COLUMBUS — The bond for Charles Wycuff, the man accused of sexually abusing a minor, was modified by a visiting judge from the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday during a hearing at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
Wycuff’s bond, which was originally set at $500,000 by Auglaize County Judge Fred Pepple, was changed to $750,000 with a 10 percent cash provision by Judge Dale Crawford. If Wycuff pays $75,000 in cash or as a surety bond, he will be released from the Franklin County Jail and put under house arrest at his residence in Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS — As the holiday season rolls around, St. Marys Primary School students in Jennifer Van Gundy, Laura Koenig and Josh Van Gundy’s social studies classes know what they’re about to study.
It’s one of their favorite lessons of the year. That is the “Christmas Around the World” lesson, a nearly three-week course in which second-grade students learn about other cultures by comparing and contrasting the ways other countries celebrate Christmas. This year marks the third consecutive year the teachers have taught the unit.
Dec. 16: Story Time will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library for pre-school through Kindergarten.
A Hodge Podge Craft Day will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the FJ Stallo Memorial Library. Kids Kindergarten through fourth grade are invited. Please sign up at the library or call 419-628-2925. The
Minster Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.