Friday, September 22nd, 2006
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - The school district and Fanning - Howey Associates hosted a community meeting Thursday night seeking public input on school facilities: build, renovate or make do with what's there now.
About 60 people attended the meeting at St. Marys East Elementary School, and, after the breakout session, highlighted what they believe needs done and what preconceptions need to be addressed. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
MARIA STEIN - Brother Bernie Barga was the kind of man who could see into people's hearts and always find goodness, his friends say.
"He was a very heartfelt man, he would see the good in everybody and in almost every situation," says the Rev. Rick Nieberding, who worked with Barga on local youth retreats from 1987-1996. [More]
By Todd Henkle
ST. HENRY - Thursday night's match pairing up St. Henry and Coldwater once again proved that you better bring you're A-game every night that your up against a Midwest Athletic Conference opponent.
The Redskins had just enough of their A-game going to beat the Lady Cavs in four games - 25-22, 25-23, 22-25 and 27-25 - at the Middle School Gym in St. Henry. [More]
Obituaries on September 22nd, 2006
Frank H. Fortkamp, 84, 6660 state Route 119, Maria Stein, died at 8:55 a.m. Sept. 21, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Mary Gelhaus, 76, 14639 state Route 118, New Weston, died at 9:25 a.m. Sept. 20, 2006, at her residence. Death was due to pancreatic cancer. [More]
Robert E. Hesse, 75, 20590 Maier-Barber Road, Mendon, died at 12:24 p.m. Sept. 20, 2006, at Hospice of Dayton, following an extended illness. [More]
Donald Hitchen, 71, 520 Oil St., St. Marys, died at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 21, 2006, a [More]
William A. Sewell Sr., 86, 122 S. Walnut St., New Bremen, died Sept. 21, 2006, [More]
Local pictures on September 22nd, 2006
Subscriber stories on September 22nd, 2006
ST. MARYS - State Sen. Jim Jordan and Lima attorney Rick Siferd agree that national security is one of the top concerns facing America today.
The Mercer County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) program has received a one-time $872,314 payment from the state, which officials plan to set aside in a reserve account.
A Celina man has been labeled a sexually oriented offender and sentenced to community control sanctions after pleading no contest to attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
People were seeing green when the Celina Police Department kicked off its 2006-2007 What's Holding You Back seatbelt campaign.
The kickoff took pla
Mercer County Commissioners on Thursday authorized engineers working for them to apply for no-interest loans to plan and design two potential sewer systems.
COLDWATER - A recently created mental health cooperative will keep Mercer County students with extreme emotional and behavioral problems near home.
Three people - including a local state park official - were injured when a St. Marys man reportedly failed to yield for another driver on state Route 703 near the Mercer County line at 8:29 a.m. Thursday.
A Celina man has pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated burglary, vacating a scheduled jury trial in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
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Celina improved to 4-0 in the Western Buckeye League with a three-game sweep of Kenton on Thursday night at the Intermediate School.
Kenton drops to 1-3 in the league and 4-9 overall with the loss.
MINSTER - Thursday at Minster Middle School, the number-one ranked Marion Local Flyers invaded Auglaize County to take on the Wildcats in Midwest Athletic Conference action.
ROCKFORD - As most volleyball fans know, momentum is a major key and in most games, the team that seizes and holds on to it most likely will come out on top.
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Celina maintained its perfect Western Buckeye League boys soccer mark by beating state-ranked Elida, 1-0, at Elida Middle School on Thursday night.