Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
Obituaries on October 21st, 2009
Former Celina resident Marilyn Bogle, 75, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Oct. 18, [More]
LeRoy E. Hoaglin, 76, of Van Wert, died at 7:55 a.m. Oct. 20, 2009, at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Ind. [More]
Agnes F. Lefeld, 83, 382 Kremer-Hoying Road, St. Henry, died at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 20, 2009, at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Martha Jean Litkowski, 84, of Coldwater died at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 20, 2009, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, where she was a resident since 2001. [More]
Stories on October 21st, 2009
Mercer County rain falls when they don't need it
Local farmers may be harvesting corn into late November due to a wet fall that's kept them out of the fields.
Add that to this year's drought and lackluster yields, and a lot of producers are wringing their hands, local ag officials say. [More]
Ex-Mersman site
Construction of a 32-unit senior citizen apartment complex on the old Mersman property in Celina is scheduled to begin next month and should be completed in about a year, said the developer.
Election 09
Four Maria Stein-area residents are seeking two Marion Township trustee seats in the Nov. 3 general election.
The incumbents include Ron "Honk" Bru
The unemployment rate for Mercer County dropped a full percent from August to September and put the county among the lowest in the state, according to figures just released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
MINSTER - Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library will be receiving some much-needed parking space in coming months as a result of action taken by local councilors Tuesday night.
There will be a special drawing at noon Oct. 31 at the Mercer Wildlife Area office on state Route 703 to determine who can trap in the state wildlife area Nov. 10-22 and Dec. 25 through Jan. 3. [More]
ST. HENRY - An updated five-year financial forecast for the St. Henry Local Schools District appears as unpleasant as those predicted for every other school in the region.
MONTEZUMA - Windy Corners restaurant and bar near Montezuma has expanded to bring the outdoors partially in.
Owners Ralph Strope and his wife, Caro
ROCKFORD - A native son with 41 years experience has opened Cut and Style barber shop in Rockford.
Gary Brehm of the Rockford area operates a full-service shop, cutting hair and also shaving beards and heads with a straight razor. He gives permanents to men and women and cuts women's hair.
Grand Lake rivals will meet Saturday in sectional finals
LIMA - Grand Lake rivals Celina and St. Marys started the Division II sectional volleyball tournament with convincing wins and now the two neighboring schools will face off on Saturday.
Division II Sectional Soccer at Shawnee
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP - When Ryan Jenkins reflects on his rookie campaign as the boys' head soccer coach at Celina High School, his scrapbook will be loaded with plenty of firsts.
Division IV Sectional Volleyball at New Bremen
NEW BREMEN - There were no surprises on the opening night of the Division IV volleyball sectional at New Bremen High School as the two teams with the better records - the New Knoxville Rangers and the Minster Wildcats - posted straight-set wins. [More]
Division III Sectional Volleyball at Van Wert
VAN WERT - Fort Recovery fended off all that Lima Central Catholic had to offer and advanced in the Division III volleyball sectional at Van Wert with a three-game sweep over the Thunderbirds at the Cougar Den on Tuesday night.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The debut season for the Coldwater girls soccer team ended on Tuesday as Fort Jennings shut out the Cavaliers 7-0 at the Division II soccer sectional at Ottoville.
Local pictures on October 21st, 2009