2009 Miss Ohio Erica Gelhaus of St. Henry gives a hug to one of the numerous well-wishers who had gathered along her hometown's Main Street on Sunday evening for a welcome home parade. Gelhaus was crowned Miss Ohio on Saturday evening at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. The state title allows her to compete in the Miss America Pageant.
Nearly 200 residents lined the Main Street of St. Henry on Sunday evening to welcome home the newly crowned 2009 Miss Ohio, Erica Gelhaus.
Gelhaus, Celina's Miss Lake Festival 2006, won the state crown Saturday in Mansfield following several days of competition. [More