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Thursday, December 16th, 2010
Local residents weigh-in on whether ridding certain lawn fertilizers would aid Grand Lake
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - Michigan legislators last week banned lawn fertilizers containing phosphorus, which in large amounts can cause algae blooms in waterways.
Could a similar ban in the local watershed help Grand Lake?
The answer is likely yes, but it would be minuscule because residential runoff represents such a small amount of the lake's total phosphorous loading, local watershed coordinator Laura Walker said. [More]
St. Marys
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. MARYS - A local man will be returning to Auglaize County from New York to face charges related to the beating death of a St. Marys man in September.
Gordon W. Diggle, 30, of St. Marys, on Wednesday was ordered to return to Ohio during an extradition hearing in Rockland County Common Pleas Court in New York. He is charged locally with felonious assault and aggravated robbery for physically attacking Steven Casad, 64, of St. Marys, outside a bar in the city on Sept. 8. [More]
Obituaries on December 16th, 2010
Former Rockford resident Stephen "Mike" Michael Green, 60, Celina, died at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2010, at his home. [More]
Ashley M. Curry, 20, Celina, died at 7:12 p.m. Dec. 13, 2010, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Avo Padgett, 92, Celina, died Dec. 15, 2010.
Funeral arrangements are pending [More]
The Rev. Paul Aumen, 87, died Dec. 15, 2010, at St. Charles Center in Carthagen [More]
Former Mendon resident Betty Elaine Simpson, 77, Rockford, died at 6:50 a.m. Dec. 15, 2010, at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
Michael L. Will, 59, New Bremen, died at 4:38 p.m. Dec. 14, 2010, at the Cleveland Clinic. [More]
Thomas O. Buschar, 89, Coldwater, died Dec. 15, 2010, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
St. Peter native Ivo "Steve" Huelskamp, 81, Topeka, Kan., died Dec. 13, 2010. [More]
Local pictures on December 16th, 2010
Subscriber only stories on December 16th, 2010
Funds sought for paving bike pathway
Dannon to pay $21M
No raises for health department staff
County nets five bids for roadway markings
School free of water contamination
College credits will be awarded to science students
Two fined for open burning
Quick response saves home from heavy damage
Coldwater was up to the challenge for first season in the WBL