Thursday, February 7th, 2008
Grand Lake nearly two feet above normal level
By Shelley Grieshop
A state of emergency has been declared for Mercer and Auglaize counties following heavy rains this week that caused extensive flooding.
Officials in both counties met this morning to make the announcement and to coordinate the monitoring of condit [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
An explosion Wednesday afternoon outside the former Mersman Furniture factory in Celina rattled windows in nearby homes and the nerves of residents in the neighborhood.
No injuries were reported when a 500-gallon drum or tank filled with chemical vapors was pierced accidentally by the "tooth" of an excavator bucket at 1:14 p.m. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A local night club's recent appeal of an alleged smoking ban violation has opened up a can of worms for health officials who are struggling to follow the vague wording of the new law.
The question of where ashtrays can be placed inside bars and cl [More]
Obituaries on February 7th, 2008
Madonna Bader, 92, of Alamosa, Colo. died Feb, 5, 2008, at her home.
She was [More]
Anna Chirco, 75, formerly of 277 Koenig Road, St. Marys, died at 1:15 a.m. Feb. 4, 2008, at the Cridersville Nursing Home. [More]
Mary M. Hardin, 87, of 04998 Dicke Road, New Bremen, died at 6:45 a.m. Feb. 6, 2008, at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
Carol Pierstorff, 68, of Celina, died Feb. 6, 2008, at Colonial Nursing Home, R [More]
Jack L. Sawmiller Sr., 70, 527 Cron St., Celina, died at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on February 7th, 2008
Subscriber stories on February 7th, 2008
Community Medical Center, along U.S. 127, Celina, currently is closed due to water surrounding the facility.
Doctors' Urgent Care has moved to Merc
ROCKFORD - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will pay for the complete resurfacing of Main Street, Village Administrator Jeff Long announced.
MINSTER - Village councilors learned Tuesday night that Nativity scene figures damaged by vandals during the holiday season can be repaired.
Auglaize County Commissioner Doug Spencer recounted highpoints of his trip to Japan at the St. Marys Rotary meeting Wednesday. What struck him most was the graciousness of strangers, particularly an incident on the country's famous Bullet Train.
Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L) will install an electric line extension on state Route 29 west of Celina to power a future sewer pump station required for the expansion of the county's wastewater treatment facility.
The condition of Denny Howell, a former Celina resident and former superintendent in the Crestview Local School District, has been upgraded to serious at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
ROCKFORD - It was a tough decision for Jordan Thompson in deciding where to continue his education and football career.
The Parkway senior had plenty of suitors wishing for his services, schools like Miami, Ohio University and The United States Air Force Academy were among his official visits.
ST. MARYS - A trio of St. Marys Roughrider football players announced their college intentions at the high school library on Wednesday afternoon.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
While a number of people will be listening to what happens in New Knoxville on Friday in the Marion Local-New Knoxville game, two of the hottest teams in the Midwest Athletic Conference will square off at Fort Site Fieldhouse.
Friday, 6:30 p.m. Ranger Gymnasium
Last Game: Marion Local rebounded from suffering its first MAC loss of the season with a 63-45 win at Wapakoneta. ... New Knoxville was business as usual, going to 18-0 with a 51-38 win over Temple Christian.
Friday, 6:30 p.m. McBroom Gymnasium
Last Game: Kenton picked up its 14th win of the season in beating Urbana 63-33 on Tuesday night. The Roughriders lost their ninth straight game, falling to Minster 44-36 on Saturday.
Friday, 6:30 p.m. Tiger Gymnasium
Last Game: The Redskins suffered a double-loss weekend, falling first to top-ranked New Knoxville on Friday, then giving up 31 points to Chris Morrow as Van Wert won 49-41. ... Versailles won its annual rivalry game with Ansonia 58-56 in overtime.
Friday, 6:30 p.m. Hermiller Gymnasium
Last Game: Celina picked up its third straight win with a 63-52 win over Bath at the Fieldhouse last Friday. ... The Titans extended their winning streak to six games, beating Van Wert 53-43 last Friday in WBL play.
Friday, 6:30 p.m. The Palace
Last Game: The Cardinals downed Jackson Center 55-44 on Saturday night. ... Coldwater lost a nailbiter to Fort Recovery 49-48 on Monday night.
Friday, 6:30 p.m. Wildcat Gymnasium
Last Game: St. John's downed Covington 61-38 on Saturday night. ... Minster picked up three straight wins over four days, knocking off Marion Local on Friday, then beating Auglaize County rival St. Marys 44-36 on Saturday before downing Jackson Center 66-43 on Tuesday night.