Friday, October 16th, 2009
Nickel Plate passenger train service through Celina ceased 50 years ago today
By William Kincaid
Fifty years ago today, the last passenger train serving Celina, train number 9 of the Nickel Plate Road, passed through the city for a final time.
New Knoxville native Daniel Meckstroth, 66, who now lives in New Carlisle, has been a member of Nickel Plate Historical and Technical Society since 1978 and has contributed numerous articles to its quarterly magazine. [More]
Celina wins league title for 23rd time
By Ryan Hines
OTTAWA - It has been a highly successful fall sports season for Celina girls sports.
The Celina tennis and girls soccer teams already captured Western Buckeye League titles with perfect regular-season records and now the volleyball team has done the same with another dominating performance by the Bulldogs. [More]
Obituaries on October 16th, 2009
Eleanor Davis, 97, of Celina, died Oct. 15, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Harold J. "Bud" Davis, 84, 511 E. Columbus St., St. Henry, died at 7:10 a.m. Oct. 15, 2009, at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Nickla R. Gates, 47, 632 Cron St., Celina, died at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 14, 2009, at [More]
Clarence Eugene Kuhn, 88, 1510 Westbury Drive, Celina, died at 4:35 a.m. Oct. 15, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Anthony P. Quinter, 85, state Route 705, Fort Loramie, died at 9:26 a.m. Oct. 15, 2009, at his home. [More]
Clementine "Teen" Mary Schmackers, 91, of St. Henry, died Oct. 14, 2009, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Max C. Shock, 93, of Rockford, died Oct. 15, 2009, at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Allen V. Spring, 54, of 13682 Barrington Road, St. Marys, died Oct. 15, 2009, a [More]
Local pictures on October 16th, 2009
Subscriber and paid stories on October 16th, 2009
Federal grant awarded for transportation services
A local organization that provides transportation to needy clients was awarded a federal grant triple the amount of money officials sought.
The Com
Celina Fire Chief Doug Kuhn will retire one week from today - his 56th birthday and just six weeks short of his 35th anniversary with the department.
His replacement will be Lt. Doug Wolters, a firefighter and paramedic with 191/2 years of service to the city.
A local physician with authority to medically certify pilots has joined the Lakefield Airport Authority board of trustees.
The appointment of Dr. Juan Torres was approved Thursday by Mercer County commissioners, who appoint all new members of the board.
Mercer County commissioners on Thursday opened four bids for a ditch project that spans a watershed in several northern townships.
Bids for the est
Infrastructure projects
Celina City Council members this week approved ordinances borrowing over $3.5 million to finance several infrastructure projects.
Four ordinances for the issuance of sale of notes were passed as emergency measures.
Grand Lake report
Lake level: The water level in Grand Lake is approximately 8 inches below normal pool, said Brian Miller, assistant manager at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park.
MARIA STEIN - The Marion Local Flyers capped off a perfect regular season in fine fashion on Thursday night with a four-set win over the visiting Fort Recovery Indians on Senior Night at The Hangar.
COLDWATER - Last year, Larry Topp experienced the feeling of coming up a point short in the team standings for the Midwest Athletic Conference boys cross country title.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry wrapped up Midwest Athletic Conference play at 7-2 with a four-game win over Parkway on Senior Night at Re