CELINA - City officials are exploring nonlethal tactics to handle ongoing problems with unruly geese, such as aggression, attacks on people and defecation in prominent public spaces.
Mayor Jeff Hazel this morning told the newspaper that city and Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials are discussing reviving the goose roundup program to relocate perhaps several hundred geese. They're also looking into using dogs to scare away the waterbirds. [More]
CELINA - Dollar General officials have no current plans to rebuild the Havemann Road store, which was heavily damaged in the November tornado, according to a statement from a corporate media relations representative.
CELINA - City officials applauded the community for rallying behind a proposal to purchase and equip a new rescue and recovery vessel estimated to cost $90,000.
At a recent meeting, city council members passed as an emergency measure an ordinance appropriating $80,000 from the fire capital fund to purchase an EMS boat now that nearly $50,000 in outside contributions has been secured. [More]
Cardinals defeat Wildcats in rain-shortened ACME baseball contest
By Gary R. Rasberry
NEW BREMEN - Nick Wells took a perfect game into the fifth inning and New Bremen strung together hits to pick up a 4-1 win over Minster in an ACME game that was ended in the bottom of the fifth inning due to an incoming storm.
The win moves the Cardinals to 7-3 on the spring. Minster drops to 10-2 and suffers its first loss of the summer in the state of Ohio after losing a game during the team's annual trip to Tennessee. [More]
Piper outlasts Habodasz in pitchers' duel as Celina edges Marion in ACME battle
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Fans arriving late to Montgomery Field for Monday's ACME baseball game missed all the offense.
Marion Local scored its run in the first inning before Celina's Ethan Piper shut down the Flyers. Austin Cotterman's two-run bloop double in the second held up for the Bulldogs to pick up the 2-1 win and split the season series with the Flyers. [More]