Thursday, October 29th, 2009
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - Seattle native and Auglaize County resident Marc Dyrness knows all about commercial fishing in Alaska from an upfront position on one of the boats featured on the show "Deadliest Catch."
Speaking to St. Marys Rotarians on Wednesday, th [More]
Division I District Girls Soccer at Findlay
By Gary R. Rasberry
FINDLAY - It would easy to say that the Findlay Trojans have been the bane of the Celina girls soccer team's existence.
Since 2001, the teams have met seven times in the postseason, with Findlay holding a 5-2 advantage.
Then, in the 2009 season opener, the Trojans whipped the Bulldogs 6-1. [More]
Obituaries on October 29th, 2009
Benson Sumner Alexander, 80, 11715 Kingfisher Lane, St. Marys, died at 10 p.m. Oct. 26, 2009, at Otterbein Retirement Community, near Grand Lake St. Marys. [More]
Gladys E. Cox Briggs Baker, 96, of Celina, died at 4:45 a.m. Oct. 28, 2009, at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
Gary W. James, 62, of 14601 Koenig Road in St.Marys, died 7:40 a.m. Oct. 28, 20 [More]
John Schnack, 89, of Celina died Oct. 28, 2009, at The Gardens at Celina.
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Hannah L. Schneder, 90, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, [More]
Kermit O. Warner, 78, of St. Marys, died at 3:20 p.m. Oct. 27, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
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State agency claims fee exemption from Beaver Creek ditch maintenance
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is appealing action by the Mercer County commissioners to assess the state agency nearly $15,000 annually for ditch maintenance along Beaver Creek.
Election 09
Mercer County voters are being asked to approve a 1-mill renewal property tax levy for the county home when they go to the polls on Tuesday.
The levy would continue to generate about $746,000 annually for the operation and maintenance of the facility along state Route 29, west of Celina.
Election 09
Voters in the Celina, St. Henry and Marion Local school districts and the village of Mendon will vote on a new operating levy for the Mercer County District Library on Tuesday.
Election 09
Two New Bremen residents are seeking an open seat on the Auglaize County Educational Service Center (ESC) board in Tuesday's election.
Incumbent Irene Jarvis, 20 Bear Drive, and candidate Charles W. Meyer, 28 Rummel Creek Drive, are seeking an unexpired term, which ends Dec. 31, 2011.
The H1N1 FluMist clinic planned for Monday at the Mercer County-Celina City Health Department in Celina is by appointment only.
Health officials said this morning their schedule is nearly full and they will not be able to accept walk-ins.
The Coldwater based rock band, A New Definition, continues to write and perform original metal music.
A hard-working band - unabashedly committed t
The solemn tone of Shakespeare's most well-known play will be buoyed by the zany sensibility of Dr. Seuss during Celina High School's fall drama presentation.
Division II District Volleyball at Liberty-Benton
FINDLAY - The Celina volleyball team turned in another dominating performance and will now be looking to win a third straight district championship on Saturday.
Division III District Volleyball at Napoleon
NAPOLEON - The Parkway Panthers used a balanced hitting attack and a solid defensive effort to defeat the Evergreen Vikings 25-20, 25-19 and 25-17 in the Division III district volleyball tournament semifinals on Wednesday at the Grand Canyon at Napoleon High School.
Computer Points Projections
Just one week to go in the Ohio high school football regular season. As such, the postseason possibilities of some teams are very easy to project at this time, while other teams have very convoluted postseason scenarios.
Last year's game in Shelby County proved to be a preview of Week 11 in the playoffs as the Flyers lost the regular season battle to the Rockets, but won the playoff game a week later.