Friday, January 30th, 2009
Local professor's students to build light boats for race on Grand Lake
By Janie Southard
The goal is to build a flimsy, yet safe and seaworthy, boat to sail on Grand Lake . The vision is that a group of these safe flimsies will be built for a summer race on the lake.
Both the goal and the vision are those of Wright State University Lake Campus Assistant Professor of Physics Guy Vandegrift, who thought up the whole thing to interest his students and maybe some like-minded wanna-be area boat builders. [More]
Planning commission OKs conditional use despite neighbor's protest
By William Kincaid
In 15 years as a Celina City planning commission member, Tom Hone said he has never encountered such vehement opposition to a conditional use property request as he did on Thursday night.
Before unanimously approving a request to turn a Celina Main Street home at 423 N. Main Street into a bed and breakfast, commissioners were assailed by an angry resident against the proposal for nearly 45 minutes. [More]
By Ryan Hines
MARIA STEIN - It wasn't easy by any means, but the hottest team in the Grand Lake area avoided an upset and won for the 11th straight time.
New Bremen needed three overtimes, but the Cardinals invaded The Hangar for a 43-40 triumph over Marion Local in Midwest Athletic Conference action on Thursday night. [More]
Obituaries on January 30th, 2009
Former Delphos resident Donald W. "Tony" Topp, 79, of Celina, died at 12:20 a.m. Jan. 29, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on January 30th, 2009
Subscriber stories on January 30th, 2009
Members of the St. Henry schools board of education this week found a way to increase operational funding without asking district residents for more money.
Area would be used for parking and to demolish a deteriorating building
The city is considering leasing property owned by Norfolk Southern Railway Company in Celina to demolish a deteriorating building and provide parking for city vehicles.
A new bed and breakfast business may be coming to Main Street Celina as the city's planning commission unanimously approved a conditional use request on Thursday night.
Small wind turbines that satisfy electric needs for individual residents or farms are becoming increasingly more popular and affordable, a spokeswoman for a wind power company told Mercer County commissioners on Thursday.
Dave Howick of Howick's Sales & Services is upset he was not considered when the city decided to purchase a small SUV vehicle known as a Gator.
Howick expressed his anger this week at the regular council meeting.
Mercer County soil and water officials are urging farmers to follow guidelines for wintertime manure application after a few complaints of improper application were phoned into their office in recent days.
"Celebrate the Journey" is the theme for the 2009 Celina Lake Festival, slated for the weekend of July 24-26 in downtown Celina and along Lake Shore Drive.
The Celina wrestling team wrapped up its dual-trimatch season with a pair of wins over Lima-area teams at the High School Gymnasium.
In the first match, the MatDogs wrapped up Western Buckeye League dual match action at 6-3 with a 40-16 win over the Indians.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina improved to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the Western Buckeye League with a 53-28 win at Kenton on Thursday night.
The Wildcats stay winless in the WBL at 0-5 and fall to 3-12 on the season with the loss.
ST. HENRY - Last Thursday evening the St. Henry Redskins girls basketball team were called out by their coach, Charlie Maier, for what he called a "tanking" in their loss on the road at New Bremen.
MINSTER - A high school basketball game includes 32 minutes of action, but once in a while a couple of those minutes are all it takes to turn the tide of the game.