Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
Obituaries on August 16th, 2006
Robert "Butch" Lochtefeld Sr., 82, 108 Morton St., Celina, died at 3:20 a.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Harry L. Phlipot, 58, of Russia, died at 6:05 a.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at his residence after a lengthy illness. [More]
David Alan Schulze, 28, of South Main Street, Minster, died at 5:49 p.m. Aug. 1 [More]
Former New Bremen resident, Sandra Kay Stickan, 60, of Bryan, died at 2:32 p.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at her residence. [More]
Stories on August 16th, 2006
Seven of the nine local school districts scored the top rating possible on the state's 2005-06 report cards, which were released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Education. [More]
MINSTER - With development comes the need for improvements to the village electrical distribution system as Minster Village Council learned Tuesday night.
Celina city officials plan to give back a $76,000 federal hazard mitigation grant because they believe it will best serve the community.
The Mercer
Harbor House has been given new life.
Following an announcement in late July that the maternity home in Celina may close due to financial shortages, the agency has received an "encouraging outpouring of support from the community," agency officials said. [More]
ROCKFORD - The village was awarded a $496,000 transportation enhancement grant Aug. 9 from the Ohio Department of Transportation to fund an extensive forthcoming infrastructure project. [More]
The Mercer County Soil and Water conservation district and others all around the state could face staff and other cuts next year if the state goes ahead with planned changes in matching funds.
ROCKFORD - Parkway Local School begins its 2006-2007 school year on Tuesday in the brand spanking new $36 million education complex and administrators told the school board Tuesday evening they are ready.
ROCKFORD - There will not be a cross country team this year at Parkway Local School, due to a limited number of interested students.
The school boa
A Mercer County resident urged county commissioners to push the federal government for a new post office in Celina so the existing postal property could be used to house a new jail.
NEW BREMEN - A change implemented by the state in mid-July will put a financial squeeze on smaller county mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MR/DD) boards throughout Ohio, said officials with the Auglaize County agency.
ST.HENRY - Activation of two wells in the village's north well field may be delayed because of a slow response from the Ohio EPA, Village Administrator Don Hess told council members this week.
MINSTER - Congested parking conditions along South Garfield Street drew comments from Minster Village Council Tuesday night.
Councilor Steve Kitzmiller said the congestion occurs during the late afternoon and evening in the area of The Dannon Co.
Don't expect personal trainer Donnie Raymond to sugarcoat anything.
"Change is hard," he tells his clients.
Raymond, an independent fitness educa
MINSTER - Children's Nest Discovery Center will offer a new philosophy in early childhood education when the facility opens on Sept. 6.
Owner and h
Playoff needed to decide individual winner
The Mercer County boys golf teams opened up play on Tuesday with the annual Mercer County Tournament held on a beautiful Tuesday at the Mercer County Elks. [More]
Minster's Jimmy Stech-schulte and Evan Lee helped carry the Wildcats to the Cardinal Invitational title on Tuesday.
Minster won the 14-team invite by nine strokes over second-place Wapakoneta.
Local pictures on August 16th, 2006