Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Court program ties teens to agriculture
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - Mercer County Juvenile Court officials hope that having some youth get their hands dirty will keep them out of trouble.
"At some point, they've done something wrong, are charged and come into court," Angie Gehle, chief probation officer, said on Friday afternoon at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, where participants in the Ripple Project were tending to fruit and vegetables. [More]
Luikart outlasts Brown as Hillsdale snaps Minster's 12-game winning streak
By Colin Foster
AKRON - Minster made its fifth OHSAA State Baseball Final Four appearance Friday at a new venue: Canal Park, home of the Cleveland Indians' Double-A affiliate Akron RubberDucks.
The Wildcats left too many ducks on the pond in this one.
Jeromesville Hillsdale left-hander Jay Luikart - a Wright State commit - got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, the Falcons scratched across one run in the second and held on for a 1-0 victory in the Division IV state semifinal. [More]
Obituaries on June 8th, 2019
Adrian L. Homan age 47 of Philothea died Thursday June 6th at the Brethren Reti [More]
Thomas F. Moorman, age 85, of St. Henry, died on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Cathy Tester, 67, Wapakoneta, died 2:10 P.M. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at her residence following a brief illness. [More]
Jim A. Rengers, age 66, of Coldwater, died on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Lima Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. [More]
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Agencies offer tornado-recovery help
From staff reports
CELINA - Numerous government agencies on Friday issued news releases about financial assistance available to people impacted by the Memorial Day tornado.
$92K grant gives boost to wetlands restoration
CELINA - Mercer County officials have landed a nearly $100,000 state grant to help pay for a habitat and water restoration project at Windy Point.
Program aims to raise young farmers
CELINA - Youth loans available to budding farmers as young as 10 serve as stepping stones to responsibility and potentially even farm ownership.
HIT team action nets six arrests
CELINA - The Grand Lake Heroin Interdiction Team arrested six people on Wednesday for various offenses, according to a news release.
Arrested were,
Parkway board meets to discuss leaders' pay
ROCKFORD - Parkway board of education members met in executive session Thursday night to evaluate personnel and discuss compensation.
Members did not take any action after the roughly three-hour session, superintendent Jeanne Osterfeld said.
Georgia drivers sweep Eldora features
ROSSBURG - A pair of former Dirt Late Model Dream winners who both hail from the state of Georgia picked up dominating $10,000 victories Friday night at Eldora Speedway as the 25th Dirt Late Model Dream continued.
Big inning lifts Mariners to victory
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Grand Lake broke open a close game with a four-run seventh inning en route to moving back to .500 with a 9-3 win over Galion in GLSCL action on Friday at Heise Park in Galion.