Thursday, August 14th, 2008
Inadequate plumbing at local restaurants costing city about $30,000 a year
By Shelley Grieshop
The city of Celina is asking county health officials to help them fight a sticky problem: grease.
Celina City Safety Services Director Jeff Hazel and Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Kerry Duncan told health board members on Wednesday that grease from several area restaurants is clogging pipes, causing pumps to shut down and could be a potential public health hazard. [More]
Celina baby takes derby crown at Mercer County Fair
By Shelley Grieshop
The smell of baby powder briefly overpowers the whiff of elephant ears and funnel cakes as nearly a dozen babies compete for Diaper Derby champion at the Mercer County Fair on Wednesday.
In the final heat of the day, 11-month-old Elijah Spring of Celina uses all the strength he can muster - perhaps it's the strained spinach from lunch? - to crawl across the finish line ahead of his competitors and fall into his father's arms. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A 44-year-old Cridersville man died Tuesday evening and his 3-year-old son was injured after the canoe they and another child were riding in tipped over in a pond at the family's home.
Christopher S. Spicer, 44, of Wapak-Cridersville Road, and the 3-year-old were dragged from the water by the man's wife who called 911 at 6:43 p.m. She reportedly was summoned to the pond by the couple's 6-year-old son who managed to swim to shore, according to the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office. [More]
Obituaries on August 14th, 2008
Jean A. Adams, 82, of Mendon, died the morning of Aug. 13, 2008, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Andrew A. Droesch, 80, 16 E. Walnut St., Chickasaw, died at 6:24 a.m. Aug. 13, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Charles M. LoVine, 87, 2100 Celina Road, St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. June 9, 2008, at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center, Dayton. [More]
Jean I. Rammel, 85, 117 Broadway St., Fort Recovery, died at 7:27 p.m. Aug. 13, [More]
Local pictures on August 14th, 2008
Subscriber and paid stories on August 14th, 2008
Officials at the Mercer County Board of Elections are currently reviewing a referendum and petition signatures filed by residents in East Jefferson Township who object to a recent height increase for industrial structures in their area.
ST. MARYS - Plans to purchase a new bus are moving along as school board members approved the district go out for bids. Buying now is expected to save more than $20,000.
BOE concerned about safety issues from worn down bleachers
NEW BREMEN - Junior high football games in the New Bremen School District will be moved to Cardinal Field at the high school as a result of action taken by the board of education Wednesday night.
NEW BREMEN - The New Bremen Local Schools board of education toured the elementary/junior high building Wednesday night as it considers various options for the future. Those options range from construction of some sort to costly repairs.
The Darke County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the suspicious death of a former Fort Recovery man whose decomposed body was discovered Sunday afternoon inside a recreational vehicle near Union City.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Minster continued its hot start to the season in capturing the Augalize County Open on Wednesday at Arrowhead, shoot
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
No matter who had the faster time, Jeff Nisonger won the Grand Lake Pace.
Nisonger drove both winners in the two heats of the Signature Series Grand Lake Pace in the final night of racing at the Mercer County Fair.