Saturday, June 30th, 2007
By Timothy Cox
Celina's planned water treatment improvement project will cost users an estimated $6.05 per month if divided equally among residential and commercial water customers.
City administration officials seem to favor a flat charge earmarked for the improvement project. Celina City Council members previously discussed an increase in consumption-based water rates to pay for the work. [More]
By Janie Southard
United Steelworkers of America and Carlysle Group are plugging along with talks toward an acceptable master contract that is required to finalize the sale of Goodyear's Engineered Products Division in St. Marys, according to a union spokesman.
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By Ryan Hines
Compiled by Ryan Hines
The Coldwater ACME team completed a perfect run through Mercer County competition during the regular season on Friday evening after beating Parkway 4-0 at Veterans Field.  
Jordan Borgerding threw the first four innings to get the win for Coldwater, which improves to 18-5 on the summer. Coldwater begins ACME sectional play on Sunday against the winner of St. Henry/Fort Recovery at approximately 2:15 p.m. [More]
Obituaries on June 30th, 2007
Joshua A. Beougher, 28, 306 N. Defiance St., Wapakoneta, died June 28, 2007, at his residence. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death. [More]
Peggy A. Galdeen, 70, of Middletown, died June 25, 2007, at Hospice at Fort Hamilton Hughes Hospital, Hamilton. [More]
David "Howard" Hardin, 40, 1145 Indiana Ave., St. Marys, died June 29, 2007, at his residence. The cause of death remains under investigation. [More]
Foster Prince Hiers Jr., 62, of Middlepoint, died June 28, 2007, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Local pictures on June 30th, 2007
Subscriber and paid stories on June 30th, 2007
Celina city officials are hoping to shave up to $1.5 million from the cost of a planned improvement to the city water treatment system.
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Even though the water will meet Ohio EPA regulations, Celina city officials admit it will be difficult convincing folks the water is safe to drink after a planned improvement project.
Sprint wants to place antennas on top of new water tower
Celina city officials are considering an offer from Sprint to perch several antennas on the top of the city's new water tower.
Celina City Council
No determination was made Friday in the hearing to suppress information in the case of a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, who faces a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence.
Two Allen County men who allegedly took copper wire valued at more than $5,000 from a local business entered pleas of not guilty Friday morning in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
A July 16 sentencing date has been set in the case of a local man who assaulted a Celina police officer.
Spurgeon L. Hicks Jr., 44, 800 Touvelle St
COLDWATER - Board of education members are searching for a replacement Tri Star advisory member to represent the school district, as long-term appointee Larry Dues must relinquish his position.
The grind of playing baseball everyday in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League appears to have gotten to the Grand Lake Mariners.
Cincinnati traveled to Jim Hoess Field on Friday evening and The Steam came away with a convincing 8-0 victory over a lethargic Mariners squad.