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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
By Nancy Allen
State officials say water quality in Grand Lake is improving. Data show the opposite.
Average monthly algae toxin levels between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2011, 2012 and 2013 show an increase every month except July, when the level fell slightly. 
Despite the readings, a state official said the lake is getting better. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
MARIA STEIN - Agriculture programs involving area farmers were discussed during the recent Marion Community Development Organization meeting.
Representatives from The Ohio State University visited recently and displayed spreadsheets they devised for calculating and comparing the amounts and types of manure nutrients generated on area farms. The spreadsheet takes into account the type, quality and size of animals as well as detailed aspects of crop rotation. [More]
Bulldogs tied with Shawnee for top spot in the WBL
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - As if rivalry matchup isn't big enough, a chance to move to the top of the Western Buckeye League standings was up for grabs for Celina's girls soccer team.
For St. Marys, it was a battle to maintain their share of the WBL lead.
A late first-half goal and Celina's stingy defense gave the Bulldogs a great start and a second half goal put the icing on the cake as the Green and White knocked off their Grand Lake rivals 2-0 on Tuesday at Roughrider Field. [More]
Obituaries on September 18th, 2013
Catherine S. Overholser, 91, formerly of Coldwater and Dayton, died Sept. 17, 2013, at Trinity Community Health Care in Beavercreek. [More]
Alma B. Geiger, 94, Fort Wayne, Ind., and formerly of St. Marys, died at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 17, 2013, at St. Anne Home, Fort Wayne. [More]
Local pictures on September 18th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on September 18th, 2013
Author says teachers often unsung heroes
Celina official supports another restroom at Eastview Park
Coldwater officials to meet on 'unauditable' records
Celina mayor wants lot price reduced for auction
Minster council OKs more than $1M for substation upgrade
Rockford leaders consider asking residents to approve increased levy
Briarwood Village expansion underway
Coldwater loses on the road to Versailles
Top-ranked Flyers roll to victory