The Daily Press http://theeveningleader.com http://theeveningleader.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Evening Leader | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-11-21T13:46:05-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10309Video: Savory Sides For Thankgiving2014-11-21T13:46:05-05:002014-11-21T13:46:05-05:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderWho says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Savory Sides For ThankgivingThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10309Change0Usable2014-11-21T13:46:05-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10307Video: Braxton or Barrett2014-11-21T06:59:30-05:002014-11-21T06:59:30-05:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderCampus Insiders' Bonnie Bernstein, Pete Fiutak, and SB Nation's Matt Brown debate which Buckeye quarterback gives Ohio State the best chance to win the National Championship in 2015.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Braxton or BarrettThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10307Change0Usable2014-11-21T06:59:30-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10301Daily Rundown2014-11-19T10:56:23-05:002014-11-19T10:56:23-05:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong>Nov. 19:</strong> Preschool Dance Party at the St. Marys Community Public Library will be held at 11 a.m. today.</p><p> FJ Stallo Memorial Library is hosting a cookie exchange from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Each participant should bring four dozen cookies to exchange with others. There will be door prizes and lots of fun. Adults only. Please call or stop by the library to register.</p><p> There will be an author visit at the St. Marys Community Public Library at 7 p.m. today. Former St. Marys resident Thomas Poetter will present his new book, “50 Christmases.”<br />  </p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableDaily RundownThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10301Change0Usable2014-11-19T10:56:23-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10293Daily Rundown2014-11-18T10:00:09-05:002014-11-18T10:00:09-05:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong>Nov. 18:</strong> Preschool Story times will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at FJ Stallo Memorial Library.</p><p> Free Computer Class at the St. Marys Community Public Library will be held at 1 p.m. today called “Facebook Fundamentals.” Call 419-394-7471 to register.</p><p> The Minster Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today.</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableDaily RundownThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10293Change0Usable2014-11-18T10:00:09-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10289Winter Weather Advisory Issued2014-11-16T12:20:23-05:002014-11-16T12:20:23-05:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <span class="userContent" data-ft="{"tn":"K"}">ST. MARYS — The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a winter storm advisory for the region from 7 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday. Snowfall of 3-5 inches is expected.</span></p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableWinter Weather Advisory IssuedThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10289Change0Usable2014-11-16T12:20:23-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10287Video: Toys Enter Hall Of Fame2014-11-14T14:55:17-05:002014-11-14T14:55:17-05:00Copyright 2011 The Evening LeaderThere are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, OHNo author availableVideo: Toys Enter Hall Of FameThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10287Change0Usable2014-11-14T14:55:17-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10283Daily Rundown2014-11-14T09:22:08-05:002014-11-14T09:22:08-05:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong>Nov. 14: </strong>Friday Craft Circle will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today at the St. Marys Community Public Library.</p><p> The 11th annual Cancer Association of Auglaize County Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today in the basement of the St. Marys Eagles. Dinners are $8 and children 3 and under are free.</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableDaily RundownThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10283Change0Usable2014-11-14T09:22:08-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10280Daily Rundown2014-11-13T09:18:08-05:002014-11-13T09:18:08-05:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader <strong>Nov. 13: </strong> Books, Babies & More at the St. Marys Community Public Library will be held at 10:30 a.m. today.</p><p> Story Time at the New Knoxville Library will be held from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today for those up through first grade.</p><p> Free Computer Class at the St. Marys Community Public Library will be held at 6 p.m. today called “Facebook Fundamentals.” Call 419-394-7471 to register.</p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableDaily RundownThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10280Change0Usable2014-11-13T09:18:08-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10277Attorneys Maintain Clients' Innocence 2014-11-12T10:04:00-05:002014-11-12T10:04:00-05:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader WAPAKONETA — The lawyer representing Lori Ann Anderson, the Cridersville Elementary School teacher charged with 25 counts that include rape and sexual battery, confirmed Wednesday that the alleged victim is her son, and maintains that his client is innocent on all charges.</p><p> Richard Kerger, an attorney based in Toledo, said that he suspects the investigation began after Anderson’s son told police that he was allegedly raped by Anderson and her now ex-husband, Charles “Chuck” Wycuff, who is facing similar charges.</p><p> Kerger said he does not know why the alleged victim approached police, other than to say “something caused him to come forward.” Anderson filed for dissolution of marriage from Wycuff in 2003, according to online court records. It was granted in 2004. At the time the alleged crimes occurred, Wycuff was living with Anderson and her son, and was considered to be the child’s stepfather.</p><p> Kerger said the alleged victim is around 30 years old, which would mean he was between 12 and 15 years old when the crimes alleged occurred. Anderson’s son no longer lives in Ohio, Kerger confirmed.  Anderson’s offenses all stem from June 11, 1999, while Wycuff’s charges begin in 1997.</p><p> Kerger said Anderson and Wycuff had another son together, who would have been living at the residence while the alleged offenses occurred. Kerger said he has seen no indication that this child had any involvement with this case.</p><p> Kerger said his client maintains she is innocent on all charges, saying that Wycuff was the one who orchestrated the alleged crimes and that he was abusive and dominant towards her.</p><p> “It’s the truth,” Kerger said, adding Wycuff “absolutely” took advantage of her. “I think my client is relieved to be in a position to tell her story finally.”</p><p> Kerger said Anderson has been a first, second and third-grade teacher a Cridersville Elementary School for 27 years, and has taught that entire time “without any incident at all.”</p><p> “She has never been in trouble with the school or in any other respect,” he said.</p><p> Kerger said as of Tuesday, Anderson had received no formal notice that she had been fired from the school, but he said it would not surprise him if she was suspended pending the outcome of the trial. School officials have confirmed Anderson has been suspended without pay.</p><p> Anderson faces 25 charges, including rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, obstructing justice and obstructing official business. She entered an innocent plea and was ordered to post $150,000 bond with a 10 percent cash provision, which she did Monday.</p><p> Wycuff faces 54 charges, including rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, and pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. Wycuff’s charges stem from alleged offenses committed in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Wycuff is represented by Rob Wiesenmayer II, of Wapakoneta, and was ordered to post $500,000 bond with 10 percent cash provision. He also pleaded innocent to all charges.</p><p> Wycuff was originally taken to the Auglaize County Correctional Center, but was transferred to Mercer County Jail Tuesday morning.  The reason why Wycuff was transferred could not immediately be confirmed by officials from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.</p><p> Wiesenmayer issued a statement Tuesday night.</p><p> “On behalf of Charles Wycuff, my name is Attorney Rob Wiesenmayer II, sand my office has been retained to represent Mr. Wycuff. I want it to be known that a my client maintains he is innocent of all charges pending against him. Further, it should be known that all of the allegations in this case have been made by one alleged victim. Mr. Wycuff intends to, with out help, defend himself sand be exonerated of any wrongdoing. We look forward to allowing the judicial process to run its course, allowing Mr. Wycuff to confront his accuser in open Court so that justice can be achieved. We would ask that everyone remember that in this country, anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”</p><p> The next court appearance for Wycuff and Anderson has yet to be set.</p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p> <br />  </p>St. Marys, OHJohn BushAttorneys Maintain Clients' Innocence The Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10277Change0Usable2014-11-12T10:04:00-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10275Update: 2 Face Sex Crimes2014-11-11T10:05:11-05:002014-11-11T10:05:11-05:00Copyright 2011 The Evening Leader WAPAKONETA — An elementary school teacher and her ex-husband were arrested on Friday on dozens of sex charges including rape, sexual battery, and gross sexual imposition following an indictment from Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.</p><p> Lori Anderson, 50, 2244 N. Dixie Highway, Lima, and Charles C. Wycuff, 53, 1866 Weimert School Road, Wapakoneta, were indicted and arrested in connection to an investigation that dates back the late 1990s. Anderson faces 25 charges, including rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, obstructing justice and obstructing official business. All charges, except the obstruction charges, stem from alleged offenses committed in 1997. On Monday, the indictment was amended to reflect the obstruction charges date back to March 2011.</p><p> Wycuff faces 54 charges, including rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, and pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. Wycuff’s charges stem from alleged offenses committed in 1997, 1998 and 1999.</p><p> According to the charges, the alleged crimes involved a child under the age of 13.</p><p> Wycuff’s occupation is unknown. Anderson is a first-grade teacher at Cridersville Elementary School. Wycuff and Anderson filed for a dissolution of marriage in 2003, according to online court records. It was granted in 2004.</p><p> Anderson appeared in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court and was ordered held on a $150,000 bond with a 10 percent cash provision. According to online court records, Anderson posted the $15,000 cash necessary to be released from custody. Anderson is represented by Richard Kerger, of Toledo. She pleaded innocent to the charges.</p><p> Wycuff also made his initial appearance on Monday and was ordered held on a $500,000 bond with a 10 percent cash provision, meaning he would have to post $50,000 cash in order to secure his release on bond. Wycuff is represented by Rob Wiesenmayer II.</p><p> No other hearing dates have been scheduled at this time.</p><p> School officials from Wapakoneta issued a statement via the district’s Facebook page Monday afternoon.</p><p> “On Friday, a Cridersville Elementary school teacher was arrested,” the statement read. “We will not speak about the legal proceedings and will handle our own internal discipline. To our knowledge, the accusations did not involve any former students. We are cooperating with authorities, but our main focus will be on the continued safety and education of our children. Please know that as we proceed through this issue, we will communicate with you if and when we can. We appreciate your patience and understanding.”</p><p> The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification is handling the investigation. Ohio Attorney General Spokesman Dan Tierney said the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office conducted the initial investigation after the victim contacted the Auglaize County Courthouse in late 2011.</p><p> Tierney said the court requested the attorney general’s office investigate the matter in early 2012. Tierney said he could not release any information identifying the alleged victim, who was a minor at the time the crimes allegedly occurred, other than to say the alleged victim was a male. Tierney said they are not aware of any additional victims at this time.</p><p> In Ohio, the statue of limitations on rape is 20 years.</p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p>  </p><p> <br />  </p>St. Marys, OHNo author availableUpdate: 2 Face Sex CrimesThe Evening Leaderurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10275Change0Usable2014-11-11T10:05:11-05:00