Friday, December 22nd, 2006
By Nancy Allen
Mercer County agriculture income decreased 9 percent from 2004 to 2005, but the county still retains its No. 1 ranking for farm income among Ohio's 88 counties.
The ranking and other county-by-county numbers are available to the public in the 2005 Ohio Farm Income report compiled by the Ohio Agricultural Statistics Service and Ohio State University Extension. It is the most recent data available. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A Minster woman died Thursday when her car drifted left of center and collided head on with a truck. The mishap occurred shortly before noon on state Route 29 east of Fort Loramie.
Irene B. Garmann, 70, 137 S. Garfield St., was pronounced dead on arrival at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. The accident reportedly occurred as she headed to a daughter's home to have her hair done for approaching holiday parties. [More]
Obituaries on December 22nd, 2006
Mary R. Barnett, 94, of Spencerville, died at 9:10 a.m. Dec. 21, 2006, at Sara Jane Living Center, Delphos, where she had resided since 2000. [More]
William C. Brown, 84, of Ansonia, died the morning of Dec. 21, 2006, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Findlay. [More]
Irene B. Garmann, 70, of Minster, died at 11:50 a.m. Dec. 21, 2006, in Shelby County. Death was due to an automobile accident. [More]
Jane Schelich, 56, of Celina, died at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 2006, at her residenc [More]
Local pictures on December 22nd, 2006
Subscriber and paid stories on December 22nd, 2006
NEW BREMEN - Bob and Donna Nagel spread their holiday cheer in a tasty fashion. However, this couple's generosity continues long after Christmas.
All barks and howls aside, Mercer County's Top Dog has been chosen.
This year, Josh Pohl's essay was chosen as number one. Pohl, a fifth-grader at Fort Recovery Elementary, wrote about his dog Husker, a Husky/beagle mix.
Mercer County Commissioners support subdivision sewer project
Mercer County Commissioners on Thursday formally declared the construction of a new sewer system for the small Wagner Subdivision in Butler Township a necessity.
Mercer County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities members approved an estimated $12,000 in improvements to doorways at the Cheryl Ann complex to make wheelchair access easier for handicapped clients.
A fire in a rural Celina home resulted in $6,000 worth of damage on Thursday.
According to Mendon Fire Chief Dennis Clay, the home of Jeff and Lisa Davis, 9908 Celina Mendon Road, Celina, was insured. He said it suffered light smoke damage inside.
ST. MARYS - An improved offensive attack helped the St. Marys girls basketball team snap a five-game losing streak on Thursday night at McBroom Gymnasium.
VERSAILLES - The way both St. Henry and Versailles played at times on Thursday, it looked like it was much longer than just a week layoff for both teams.
MINSTER - With an injured Jenna Blackburn forced to miss the game, Minster mixed up its roles and got an explosive spurt by Danae Spieles while defeating the invading Kalida Wildcats, 49-35.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Marion Local saw another sluggish start keep it from getting out of the gate.
This time it was Lehman which got hot early and went on to beat the Flyers 46-33 at the Cavaliers home floor on Thursday.