Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - Trying to make ends meet with an annual salary of $13,700 and three children isn't easy, a middle school student at Fort Recovery Middle School learned this week.
School officials and business professionals held the first annual "Real Money, Real World Assembly" on Wednesday where eighth-graders randomly selected an annual salary and vocation and had to balance a monthly budget. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
A year ago, Cody Reichard was preparing to get away from the frozen north of Alaska.
A week from now, he'll be playing in the Frozen Four.
The Celina native and Miami University freshman is a key component in helping the RedHawks advance to their first-ever NCAA Division I National Hockey Semifinals, known as the Frozen Four. It's also the first time that a Miami team has made the national semifinals in any sport. [More]
Obituaries on April 2nd, 2009
Marjorie P. Baird, 92, 11302 Bobwhite Lane, St. Marys, died at 10:30 a.m. March 24, 2009, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Living Community. [More]
John Allen Powell, 61, 121 Leona St., Celina, died at 4:20 p.m. March 31, 2009, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Local pictures on April 2nd, 2009
Subscriber and paid stories on April 2nd, 2009
VAN WERT - Vantage Career Center has weathered two levy defeats in the past five months and voters will likely see another attempt at the polls in November.
The local health board is proposing a 25 percent increase in certain fees to pay for a new staff position.
The extra funds generated will allow the Mercer County-Celina City Health Department to pay for one "badly needed full-time clerical position," says department Administrator Dale Palmer.
MINSTER - After more than 37 years as the Minster Kiwanis Club, the 50 members decided to shed their international affiliation and go it alone as the new Minster Service Club.
MINSTER - A new feature is brewing for this year's Bock and Rock - A Beer Tasting Experience.
Guests will be able to take part in a special VIP tasting as well as a class led by a brewmaster at the event, which takes place May 16 from 4 to 11 p.m. at Four Seasons Park.
The blues is howling back as a popular music genre, Celina native Stephanie Rogers says.
And the 23-year-old vocalist and frontwoman of Celina-based blues band Lady Bird & The Dirty Dirty Earth Worms wants to be a part of the resurgence.
If you have been to Minster's annual alumni softball tournament, you've likely been on hand to witness Rick Albers unleash his annual home run clinic, as several of his bombs normally fall from orbit somewhere near the outskirts of Fort Loramie, New Bremen, and Anna.