Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
By Margie Wuebker
The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected an appeal filed on behalf of a 23-year-old Chickasaw man serving a 24-year prison sentence in the wake of a March 2008 traffic accident that claimed four lives.
Attorneys for Nicholas Schwieterman, who is currently incarcerated at the Toledo Correctional Institution, filed an appeal in July seeking to have the sentence overturned on the basis it represents cruel and unusual punishment. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
Mercer County officials finalized a revolving loan plan that will help a Celina man re-open a grocery store on Logan Street in Celina.
Tom Giesige, who plans to open the store in coming weeks as Friendly Markets of Celina, on Tuesday was granted a $115,000 low-interest loan through the county's revolving loan program, which is administered locally through the community economic development office. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
VERSAILLES - It had all the makings of a great night, two top-ranked volleyball teams, teacher versus pupil, the last volleyball match in a venerable facility and - oh by the way - a conference title was on the line.
Tuesday night Amy Steininger's Marion Local Flyers spoiled the fun as they made their last trip to Tiger Gymnasium memorable by defeating the Versailles Tigers, under the direction of former Flyer assistant Karla Otte, in convincing fashion 25-22, 25-15, 25-18. [More]
Obituaries on October 14th, 2009
Richard J. Boeckman, 92, of 112 S. Garfield St., Minster, died Oct. 13, 2009, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster. [More]
Robert E. Snyder, 77, of St. Marys and Inverness, Fla., formerly of Celina and Union City, died Oct. 3, 2009, while on vacation in Bammental, Germany. [More]
Local pictures on October 14th, 2009
Subscriber and paid stories on October 14th, 2009
COLDWATER - School officials are pondering where they will be sitting at financially when $452,000 annually in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus money is pulled out from under them in two years.
A Fort Recovery man - who board of elections members say tried to steal official documents from their office last week - attended their scheduled meeting on Tuesday morning.
Mercer County commissioners last week approved the purchase of more than $21,000 worth of fitness equipment for the sheriff's staff to use at the new jail being built west of Celina.
It's fall and that means lawn care companies are blitzing neighborhoods with door flyers advertising lawn fertilizing services.
What typically happ
NEW BREMEN - Village Administrator Wayne York usually gives his report to councilors without the aid of notes. However, Tuesday night he needed several pages to include all the work being done around the community.
Court cases continue for several residents implicated in a series of undercover drug investigations conducted by the Grand Lake Task Force earlier this year.
MINSTER - Scott Frey, new executive director of the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce, conducted his first annual meeting Tuesday. He chose to look ahead to the future while recalling events of the past.
Fire destroyed a steer barn near Maria Stein on Friday night. Fortunately, the animals inside sensed danger and bolted to freedom.
A passer-by reportedly spotted flames coming from the barn owned by Gary Dippold, 1773 Stelzer Road, Maria Stein, and called 911 shortly before 10 p.m.
Mendon facility will get more campsites
MENDON - Some people said it couldn't be done - successfully, Bill Smith said. Well, not only did he and his wife, Carol, open and fill a campground in Mendon, they are now expanding it.
WBL championship is up for grabs on Thursday in Ottawa
Another convincing win in Western Buckeye League play has put the Celina Bulldogs in a great position to win the league championship.
Celina rolled
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Mission accomplished for the Celina girls soccer team.
Having wrapped up an outright Western Buckeye League title last week, the Bulldogs completed a perfect league season with a 3-0 win over Ottawa-Glandorf at the O-G Sports Complex in Glandorf on Tuesday night.
ROCKFORD - Parkway picked up its 16th win of the season and sixth win in Midwest Athletic Conference play in sweeping Coldwater in three sets - 25-17, 25-22 and 25-20 - during conference action on Tuesday night at Panther Gymnasium.