Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
By Nancy Allen
Dan Brackman, a former Fort Recovery FFA member, is a finalist for the National FFA proficiency award in diversified livestock, one of just four people chosen from across the nation to compete.
The son of Doris and Keith Good, Fort Recovery, Brackman will compete for the award during this year's FFA National Convention in Indianapolis on Oct. 21-24. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
An early offensive blast by Elida put Celina down early, allowing Elida to win a battle of Bulldogs 3-1 in Western Buckeye League boys soccer action on Monday evening at the Soccer Stadium.
The win moves Elida to 6-1 in WBL match play and 9-2-1 overall. Celina drops to 4-3 in league fixtures and goes to 6-6 overall. [More]
Obituaries on October 6th, 2009
John W. Evans, 82, of rural Spencerville, died at 11:13 a.m. Oct. 4, 2009, at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta. [More]
Maria Weiss, 75, 16 Circle Dr., New Bremen, died at 11:40 p.m. Oct. 4, 2009, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
George M. Wilson, 89, 5198 Shelley Road, Rockford, died at 12:50 a.m. Oct. 3, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
John Robert Woenker, five months, of New Haven, Ind. died Oct. 4, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital N.I.C.U., Fort Wayne, Ind. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Local pictures on October 6th, 2009
Subscriber and paid stories on October 6th, 2009
Approximately 5,000 gallons of egg wash water and chicken manure from a Fort Recovery area poultry farm polluted Fort Creek and the Wabash River some time Friday.
Officials praise work of the higher-paid swimming pool staff
Celina's Bryson Pool ended the swimming season $48,000 in the red this year, parks and recreation Director Jeff Fortkamp told city councilors during a committee meeting last week.
In an effort to improve safety on Grand Lake, state workers will remove stumps and logs from the lake for two weeks starting Oct. 12.
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Four people were injured when two vehicles collided at 7:25 p.m. at the intersection of state Routes 119 and 364, east of Maria Stein, according to reports from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The sixth week of the high school football regular season saw few significant changes in the computer points standing for area teams. Defiance beating Van Wert was the most significant WBL game, as it allows the Bulldogs to close in on joining Ottawa-Glandorf and Kenton as likely playoff qualifiers.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Marion Local improved to 18-0 on the season, posting a three-game sweep over Fort Loramie in non-conference volleyball action at Fort Loramie.