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Saturday, June 25th, 2011
By Amy Kronenberger
GRAND LAKE - The shores of Grand Lake were once home to a 13-acre amusement park, compete with a boardwalk, dance pavilion and wooden roller coaster, the Devil's Backbone.
Gordon State Park, built in 1924 on what is now the Villa Nova housing subdivision near St. Marys, was a main tourist attraction years ago. On July 4 and 5, 1926, the park saw crowds reach 45,000, according to "History of Gordon State Park" compiled by St. Marys historian George Neargarder. [More]
By Ryan Hines
CELINA - Outstanding pitching performances were the highlight of Friday's Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League doubleheader between the Grand Lake Mariners and the Lima Locos.
Brandon Alger threw 10 shutout innings to guide Grand Lake to a 1-0 win in the first game while a trio of Lima hurlers combined on a one-hit shutout to lead the Locos to a 2-0 win in the second game. [More]
Obituaries on June 25th, 2011
Robert P. Godwin, 82, Celina, died at 3:55 p.m. June 22, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
St. Marys native Samuel Cassius Green, 52, of Wapakoneta,   died at 5:30 a.m. June 23, 2011, at his home. [More]
Local pictures on June 25th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on June 25th, 2011
Teachers agree to pay cut
School chief quits
Judge allows the use of interview responses
Union contracts vote possible
Police arrest two teens suspected of huffing
Celina wins battle of Dolphins