MENDON - A Dutch man is looking for a relative of an airman from Mendon who eluded German patrols after having been shot down during World War II over Holland.
Wolter Noordman is seeking relatives of 2nd Lt. Carl L. Spicer to hear more about Spicer's adventures. Noordman said the airman was helped by Dutch underground agents after the crash and eventually made it out of the Netherlands to Spain. [More]
As much as 5 inches of rain accumulated in parts of Mercer County on Wednesday night and early this morning, causing one vehicle to be swept off the roadway.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office advised motorists to use caution due to many high water areas. County Emergency Management Director Mike Robbins said the reports of high water mostly came from the Rockford area. [More]
Williamsburg hands Parkway 6-2 loss in regional semifinal
By Colin Foster
GREENVILLE - Parkway had one of the most prolific offenses in the state this season.
But not even the Panthers could produce enough runs against Williamsburg's Carly Wagers - one of the state's best pitchers.
The third-ranked Panthers had their 21-game winning streak snapped and season ended with a 6-2 loss to the sixth-ranked Wildcats in the Division IV regional semifinal on Wednesday at Greenville's Stebbins Field. [More]
Coldwater native elicits screams with his weird creations
By Sydney Albert
COLUMBUS - Ever since he was a kid, Coldwater native Bo Bruns loved making weird monsters and sculptures.
It started when his parents took him to see "Star Wars" when he was four years old. The movie "blew my mind," he said, and he became obsessed with how people made the monsters and aliens seen in films and in theater. Decades later, Bruns has been lucky enough to become a "monster maker" in his own right. [More]
CELINA - City council members on Monday night took immediate action authorizing a lakeside business owner to reinstall boat cleats along the seawall that city administrators ordered to be removed about a month ago.
The move was made at the request of Julie Fleck, owner of Bella's Italian Grille on West Bank Road, who said she needs to secure access for boaters during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, one of the restaurant's busiest times of the year. [More]