Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
By Nancy Allen
The USDA has set aside $1 million to help with water cleanup efforts in the Grand Lake Watershed.
The money will be available to farmers in the Chickasaw Creek and Barnes Creek subwatersheds to plant buffer strips and winter cover crops to help filter out sediment and nutrients before they get into waterways. The farmers also will be allowed to harvest hay from the buffer strips. [More]
Celina to visit Tiki Lanes for first time
By Gary R. Rasberry
It's tough to call a second trip to state a tradition, but the Coldwater boys and girls bowling teams are certainly building a tradition in just the second year of the state bowling tournament.
Both teams, along with the Celina boys team, head to Lancaster this week for the second OHSAA State Bowling Championships at Tiki Lanes. [More]
Obituaries on February 26th, 2008
Lois G. Arthur, 92, formerly of Fort Wayne, Ind., died at 5:35 a.m. Feb. 20, 2008, at Briarwood Manor in Coldwater. [More]
Vernon Leroy "Pappy" Castle Jr., 59, 338 N. Defiance St., St. Marys, died at 7: [More]
Dorothy E. Kerber, 87, of Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, died at 5:40 a.m. Feb. 24, 2008, at the nursing home. [More]
Goldie Marie Merriman, 90, 802 Royal Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 24, 2008, at her residence. [More]
Jeffery Thomas Miller, 48, of Lakeland, Fla., died Jan. 30, 2008, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Flordia. Death was due to heart failure. [More]
Local pictures on February 26th, 2008
Subscriber and paid stories on February 26th, 2008
Lagging winter weather causing new headaches
Roadway salt supplies are dwindling and crews have gone into conservation mode as winter weather continues to plague the Grand Lake area.
Several a
Auglaize County voters at the March primary will be selecting from three Republican candidates who they want to run for Auglaize County commissioner in November.
ST. MARYS - The city's project to provide electric power to the new school location is looking up.
Electric power will arrive at the new middle/high school location (corner of state Route 66 and Shipman Road) via aerial lines, council learned Monday night from the electric committee's report.
COLDWATER - Village officials are hopeful that extended hours of operation at Basic Grain Products and an upgrade of its signage will alleviate congestion of semitrailer traffic along East Vine Street.
Six local boys ranging in age from 13 to 15 have been implicated in a rash of vandalisms that targeted area businesses during the past four months.
The condition of a New Weston woman has been upgraded from critical to fair at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
Sanjuana Mata, 43, 401 Main St.,
After a tie for the Western Buckeye League girls basketball crown this season, it's fitting that the major awards in the league were also shared by the top two teams.
The top awards in the voting for the boys awards in the Western Buckeye League were split.
Kenton big man Garrick Sherman was named WBL Player of t