Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
By Margie Wuebker
An 18-year-old Celina man faces multiple charges after he allegedly entered a local church on three separate occasions and took items ranging from hand-held bells to electronic equipment.
In addition, grand jurors indicted two additional people in connection with the same incidents at St. John Lutheran Church, 1100 N. Main St., Celina. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
Mercer County commissioners this week agreed to hire a company to re-design the Web site of the county's economic development office.
The contract stipulates the commissioners - on behalf of the economic development office - will pay Gogical Technology Consulting a sum of $5,000 to customize a Web site and continue to maintain and support it in various capacities. [More]
2000 Division IV State Final Flashback
By Gary R. Rasberry
The last time Coldwater tangled with Youngstown Ursuline in a state championship game, it turned out to be a game that would be talked about along with other great state championship games.
While many Cavalier fans may only remember the Cavaliers falling 49-37 to the Irish at Fawcett Stadium on that Dec. 1 day in 2000, the game continues to be spoke about around the state. It was even brought up during Monday's statewide media teleconference. [More]
Obituaries on December 2nd, 2009
Dorothy J. Duncan, 88, 6680 state Route 219, Montezuma, died at 10:05 a.m. Nov. 30, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
C. Calvin Houts, 85, 9209 Celina-Mendon Road, Celina died at 1:27 p.m. Nov. 30, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Donald S. Howell, 84, 109 Home Ave., Celina died at 12:50 p.m. Nov. 30, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on December 2nd, 2009
Subscriber and paid stories on December 2nd, 2009
Crews from two state parks cooperate on project
A total of 140 stumps and logs were removed from Grand Lake during a six-week project to improve navigational safety in the lake, reported Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Assistant Manager Brian Miller.
MINSTER - A streetscape saluting the rich history of this Auglaize County village is what planners envision for the Fourth Street reconstruction project in 2011. The entire project including street work carries a $3.6 million price tag.
The recent death of a 71-year-old St. Marys man involved in a Nov. 21 accident has been ruled a traffic fatality, according to Mercer County Sheriff's Office reports.
Mercer County engineers have added four more bridge projects - totaling an estimated $1.2 million - to their agenda for 2010.
The projects were app
CASSELLA - Marion Mutual Insurance Association has doubled in customer accounts in the last four years, said Sue Swartz, general manager.
"More customers requires more space," she added.
MARIA STEIN - Construction is complete and Lamm's Insurance has moved into a new brick building at 8085 state Route 119.
Since he and other Marion Mutual Insurance Association building members needed to expand, Lamm built an insurance office in Maria Stein, 3 miles east of his old location.
CHICKASAW - For some 18 years, Stan Homan said he and Tom Lamm did what experts said couldn't be done: Two competing insurance businesses shared an office.
ROCKFORD - Parkway dominated from the opening tip in leading wire-to-wire in a 60-34 trouncing of Wayne Trace in nonleague girls basketball action on Tuesday night in Rockford.
WAPAKONETA - St. Henry jumped out to a big lead early, which came in handy.
A Wapakoneta comeback and some heavy foul trouble made for a nervous second half before St. Henry won the battle of Redskins 45-37 in nonconference action at Wapakoneta High School on Tuesday night.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Coldwater and St. Marys swim teams opened their seasons in a trimeet hosted by Ottawa-Glandorf. No team scores were recorded on the results.