Friday, December 21st, 2007
By Shelley Grieshop
It was a cold and gray evening but a couple hundred rolls of Scotch tape was all it took to break the chill and warm the hearts of Christmas shoppers in St. Marys on Tuesday.
The "elves," members of Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys, were putting into action their Random Acts of Kindness ministry as they distributed 350 free rolls of tape to customers scurrying in and out of stores at the St. Marys Square Plaza. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
WAPAKONETA - In one of the first tests of local swimming supremacy, Celina showed its mettle while Coldwater showed a lot of improvement.
Celina swept the meet featuring Coldwater, St. Marys, Wapakoneta, St. Henry and Parkway at the Wapakoneta YMCA on Thursday evening. [More]
Obituaries on December 21st, 2007
J. Vernon Barber, 90, of Mendon, died Dec. 20, 2007, at Joint Township District [More]
Robert F. Green, 71, 6459 Oregon Road, Celina, died Dec. 20, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Wanda Rose Grisez, 80, of Houschilt Road, Yorkshire, died at 5 a.m. Dec. 20, 2007, at her home. [More]
Former Celina resident Helen E.C. Hollinger-Johnson, 84, died at 10 a.m. Dec. 20, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. [More]
Former St. Marys resident Carl Metzger Jr., 79, of Sebring, Fla., died Dec. 16, 2007, at Florida Hospital, Orlando. [More]
Former St. Marys resident Esther Vogel, 85, died Dec. 19, 2007, at Morningside Assisted Living, Charlottesville, Va. [More]
Local pictures on December 21st, 2007
Subscriber stories on December 21st, 2007
Mercer County commissioners unanimously approved changing the zoning of a lakefront property from special parks to residential on Thursday, the next step required for the development of a new condominium project.
Gasoline about 65 cents more per gallon compared to last year
Expect to dole out more cash for traveling expenses this year than last holiday season.
It comes as no surprise to most Americans that gasoline prices are up from last Christmas - about 65 cents higher per gallon - across the country.
Children give home a secret facelift for the holidays
NEW BREMEN - Christmas came early for Terry and Carol Dick, but the special gift from their family needed no colorful wrapping paper or festive bows.
WAPAKONETA - The new Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) is on site and awaiting installation at the Auglaize County Neil Armstrong Airport.
VAN WERT - It wasn't exactly a thing of beauty, but the Celina Bulldogs girls basketball team did enough at both ends of the floor to pick up a big Western Buckeye League win hitting the road and defeating the Van Wert Cougars, 48-34, Thursday night at Van Wert High School.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Versailles improves to 9-0 on the season with a 63-47 win at St. Henry on Thursday, raising its Midwest Athletic Conference record to 4-0.