Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - Local animal advocates voiced concerns about a recent incident of live trapping of cats during a lively session of Monday's city council meeting.
In response, council considered and passed the first reading of a proposed amendment to city ordinances concerning control of cats. [More]
Lake Campus ag class
By Nancy Allen
Students in a new agriculture development class at Wright State-University Lake Campus are getting hands-on experience at a local dairy farm ... reeaally hands on experience.
"They got to palpate cows the other night," said class instructor Katie Thobe, who is teaching the class. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
Just one week remains in the high school football regular season, and several teams either earned or lost their chance at a playoff berth last weekend.
Ottawa-Glandorf clinched a spot in the postseason with its win over Van Wert, as did Kenton when it defeated Wapakoneta. Losses by St. Marys, Defiance and Van Wert effectively ended their playoff hopes. Lima Shawnee is the only other WBL with realistic playoff hopes, but the Indians will have to defeat Van Wert and receive some help. [More]
Obituaries on October 27th, 2009
Dr. Michael Brinkman, 64, of Dunn, N.C., formerly of Celina, died Oct. 22, 2009, at his home. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Timothy "Tim" Donovan, 34, 2845 Frontier Court, Radcliff, Ky., died Oct. 22, 20 [More]
Kathryn R. Lautzenheiser, 94, 7109 state Route 118, Celina, died at 1:21 a.m. Oct. 26, 2009, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Robert Edward Orr, 81, of Winchester, Ind., died Oct. 23, 2009, at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Ind. [More]
Local pictures on October 27th, 2009
Subscriber and paid stories on October 27th, 2009
Average household will pay $12 more per month
The average Celina household will pay an additional $12 each month for water, as Celina City council members on Monday night unanimously passed the final readings of two ordinances affecting water rates.
Election 09
There will be new faces on the Minster Local Schools board of education next year with an incumbent and three challengers running for three available seats in November.
Election 09
Four incumbents and a newcomer to the political scene will square off Nov. 3 in a Minster village council race where there are four seats open.
A 33-year-old Celina man, who reportedly considers himself a role model for youths, appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court Monday afternoon in the wake of a seven-count indictment handed down by grand jurors.
Election 09
Voters in Jackson Township will select two trustees from a field of three Minster-area candidates at the polls Nov. 3.
They include Jim Albers, 66,
The village's 2010 wage ordinance was given first reading at Monday's council meeting. Employees would see a one percent pay increase with seasonal employees gaining a 15 cent hourly pay and 25 cent hourly increase to part-time office workers and part-time police officers.
Two Celina men appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court Monday afternoon in the wake of indictments stemming from break-ins at area businesses.
The speed limit of a 0.69-mile section of road in Celina on state Route 197 from Myers Road to Golfview Drive will be changed to a consistent 45 mph.
Last Saturday, former Marion Local and Bowling Green State University women's basketball standout Sara Puthoff was honored by her college alma mater with induction into the BGSU Athletic Hall of Fame - an accolade which she truly cherishes.
All-Western Buckeye League Volleyball
The all-around play of Celina's Julia Klosterman was rewarded as the volleyball coaches of the Western Buckeye League honored the senior with the WBL Player of the Year as part of the all-league selections recently announced.
All-Midwest Athletic Conference Volleyball
Versailles' Megan Campbell earned the Midwest Athletic Conference's Volleyball Player of the Year as coaches announced their all-conference selections recently.