Monday, August 7th, 2006
By Timothy Cox
Celina apparently will receive $26,000 from a Cleveland-area contractor who wants to tear down the city's infamous Blue Goose.
City administration officials still are evaluating seven wide-ranging proposals for the demolition of the former power plant, but expect to contract with B&B Wrecking, Cleveland. The B&B bid was the only one of the seven proposals that offered to pay the city for the opportunity to do the work and claim the scrap metal from the site. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP - After suffering their most lopsided defeat this season, and possibly in the history of the program, the Grand Lake Mariners were forced to play in the must-win second game of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League championship series against the Lima Locos. [More]
By Timothy Cox
The face of the Mercer County Fair is changing, including the physical appearance of the fairgrounds, the lineup for the fair and the people making it happen.
At the center of much of the positive changes is Scott Riffle, who was hired several months ago as the fairgrounds manager. Although Riffle was hired specifically to market the fairgrounds on a year-round basis, his efforts will be evident when the fair kicks off Aug. 8. [More]
Obituaries on August 7th, 2006
Ken Brinkerhoff, 53, of Portland, Ind., died Aug. 4, 2006, at his residence. Death was due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. [More]
Leota M. Cook, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:55 p.m. Aug. 5, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
E. Lowell "Oscar" Lewis, 68, of rural Venedocia, died at 5:05 a.m. Aug. 6, 2006 [More]
Roseann E. Osterfeld, 79, 504 West Plum St., Coldwater, died at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 5, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Mercer County native Roger Lee Powell, 81, of Union City, died at 1:30 a.m. Aug. 5, 2006, at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville. [More]
Ruth Joan Sickles, 72, of Celina, died Aug. 5, 2006, at Otterbein St. Marys. [More]
Mary Alice Thomas, 75, of Convoy, died at 8:37 a.m. Aug. 5, 2006, at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
Local pictures on August 7th, 2006
Subscriber stories on August 7th, 2006
Franklin Township acres would be removed from future development
The nonprofit Lake Improvement Association on Saturday unanimously voted to donate $20,000 to Franklin Township Trustees.
Township officials plan t
A retired New Bremen Local Schools superintendent, convicted in May of pandering child pornography, was released from prison after serving less than half of his 6-month prison sentence.
Mercer County recorded its first traffic fatality of 2006 shortly before 2 a.m. today along Wabash Road between Philothea and St. Joe roads.
A Lake Improvement Association (LIA) member Saturday criticized the state for lack of funding to help clean up Grand Lake and urged members to attend an Aug. 23 lake summit.
WAPAKONETA - Lulu never looked prettier as she sauntered into the Auglaize County Fair arena Saturday night.
Pastel flowers set off her fair co
Two drivers were injured - one critically- when a car and an SUV collided at the intersection of state Routes 219 and 364 at 2:15 p.m. Friday.
FORT RECOVERY - South Central, the defending Interstate Football League champions, used a late scoring drive on Saturday at Barrenbrugge Park to defeat the Mercer County Cougars, 24-21, in an early-season showdown of league unbeatens.
Standard Correspondent
ROSSBURG - Tim Fuller fought off a late challenge from his best friend to win the biggest race of his career by capturing the Advanced Auto Parts Big Block 100 at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night.