Friday, July 14th, 2006
By Laura Walker
U.S. 127 may be bumper to bumper traffic Aug. 3-6, due to the World's Longest Yard Sale.
Houses and businesses along U.S. 127 are invited to participate, says Mike Niekamp. For the 110 miles of Ohio Yard Sale to be a success he says individuals need to set up sales along the route and sale goers need to be convinced to cross the Ohio River from the highly successful southern U.S. 127 Yard Sale. [More]
By William Kincaid
Coldwater Exempted Village School Superintendent Rich Seas and Fort Recovery Local Schools Superintendent David Riel both want a more systematic method of adding or removing Tri Star programs.
Seas and the Coldwater board of education continue to criticize how Tri Star officials decide whether to keep or remove a program - based on both attendance and post high school placement in related jobs - during this weeks regular board meeting. [More]
St. Marys to face Crestview tonight in loser's bracket
By Gary R. Rasberry
MINSTER - The 19-hour weather delay did not cool off the Coldwater Cavaliers.
After their winners' bracket semifinal with St. Marys was stopped due to lightning and rain on Wednesday, the Cavaliers returned and picked up a 7-1 over the Roughriders at the ACME district tournament at Hanover Street Park in Minster. [More]
Obituaries on July 14th, 2006
Edith L. Briner, 98, 972 state Route 49, Fort Recovery, died at 12:05 a.m. July 13, 2006, at her home. [More]
Richard E. Day, 80, of Lima, died at 1:29 a.m. July 13, 2006, at his residence. [More]
Dorothy M. Hoenie, 70, 526 N. Buckeye St., Celina, died at 6:41 p.m. July 12, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Emmanuel Lewis Lammers, infant son of Kevin and Stacey Roby Lammers of 105 W. B [More]
William "Bill" Poppe, 83, of St. Marys, died July 13, 2006, at St. Marys Living [More]
Glenn O. Roller, 76, died July 13, 2006, at St. Marys Living Center.
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Former St. Marys resident Evelyn E. Schrolucke, 82, died July 9, 2006, at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. [More]
Local pictures on July 14th, 2006
Subscriber and paid stories on July 14th, 2006
ST. MARYS - School board members voted unanimously following executive session at Wednesday's meeting to give raises to 16 district administrators for a total increase value of $1.13 million.
A Mercer County Jail inmate attempted to slash a corrections officer with an improvised weapon early today in an unsuccessful bid to escape.
Charges are pending against William F. Downey, 22, of Ansonia, in connection with the 5:24 a.m. incident.
A Celina man returned to Mercer County Common Pleas Court Wednesday afternoon seeking to have his sexual predator classification changed. The decision now rests with Judge Jeffrey Ingraham.
The Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors on Thursday hired Theresa May to be the new Grand Lake/Wabash Watershed coordinator.
NEW BREMEN - Incoming freshman Spanish students may be learning the language by computer during the 2006-2007 school year if a part-time teacher is not hired soon.
The black raspberries have been picked and a five-pound bag of white sugar and a box of Sure Jell are sitting on my kitchen counter.  
I'm just so tickled to have had enough berries this year for jam, as last summer's drought caused a very meager crop in my small backyard patch.
It was scheduled as an exhibition game and the Grand Lake Mariners made it look like a preseason scrimmage.
The Geneva Cardinals invaded Jim Hoess Field on Thursday night and looked like the only team ready to play after handing the Mariners a 5-3 loss.