Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
By William Kincaid
As local residents prepare for Christmas celebrations, Philothea native Eric Dues departs today for Hong Kong for a 61/2 -week self-guided tour of Southeast Asia.
Dues, a 30-year-old bridge designer and inspector at Gannett Fleming, Columbus, plans on visiting Singapore, Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Chang Mai, Northern Laos, Vientiane, Siem Reap, Phnom Phen, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Da Nang and Hanoi. [More]
Association's goal is to promote city's shopping, organize events, encourage downtown commerce
By William Kincaid
A new Celina merchant advocacy group has formed to market the city's shopping, organize special events and discuss ways of encouraging downtown commerce.
The Celina Merchant Association (CMA) is holding monthly meetings open to the public and last month started a new Web site, said CMA organizer Kim Nation, who owns The Potter House downtown. [More]
By Ryan Hines
ST. HENRY - The Celina girls basketball team played a road game for the first time this season on Tuesday night and Bulldogs head coach Brian Stetler had to like what he saw from his team.
Celina used an aggressive defense and had three players in double figures on offense to throttle St. Henry on its home floor with the Bulldogs picking up a convincing 59-37 victory. [More]
Obituaries on December 23rd, 2009
Simion "Sam" Androne, 80, 141 Watkins Road, Fort Recovery, died at 2:50 a.m. Dec. 22, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Steven R. Braun, 51, of 310 Jill Ave., Celina, died at 9:50 p.m. Dec. 21, 2009, [More]
Barbara Jean Coats, 75, 3356 Celina Road, St. Marys, died at 5:05 a.m. Dec. 22, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Charline A. Hickerson, 74, 5987 Miller Road, Russia, died at 6:45 a.m. Dec. 21, 2009, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney. [More]
Anita Beacham Klosterman, 76, of Celina, died at 10:50 p.m. Dec. 22, 2009, at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Mary Ann Klosterman, 87, 1899 Flaler Road, Fort Recovery, died at 8:12 p.m. Dec [More]
Anna Mary (Yirga) Miller, 91, of Coldwater, and formerly of Mansfield, died Dec. 17, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Armella E. Pohlman, 90, of Maria Stein, died Dec. 22, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Jerome L. Pottkotter, 84, 2150 state Route 119, Fort Recovery, died Dec. 23, 20 [More]
Karma Van Schoyck, 92, 04373 Ohio 197, Celina, died at 8:45 p.m. Dec. 22, 2009, [More]
Local pictures on December 23rd, 2009
Subscriber stories on December 23rd, 2009
The question now before United Way of Auglaize County is not how many families will be served but how many will be turned away, according to organizers.
East Jefferson Twp.
East Jefferson Township property owners soon will know how much a new sewer will affect their wallets as county officials inch closer to revealing the final cost of an upcoming sanitary sewer project.
MINSTER - Plans to install turn lanes at the intersection of Main and Fourth streets as part of the proposed Fourth Street reconstruction project come with a price involving not only dollars but the loss of parking spaces as well.
The days leading up to Christmas have dwindled to a precious few sending shoppers to area stores - some with lists for last-minute purchases and others wanting to take advantage of bargains.
Mercer County commissioners on Tuesday received numerous bid variations from five contractors interested in supplying bridge materials for 12 bridge repair projects on county and township roads.
Jon Hall is president of Ohio Association of Realtors, father held same post in 1970
ST. MARYS - A local businessman is completing his term as president of the largest trade association in Ohio.
Jonathan M. Hall, owner of JMH Associates Inc. Appraisers and Consultants in St. Marys, completes his term at the end of the month as president of the Ohio Association of Realtors.
FORT RECOVERY - If it seemed like Greg Kahlig just could not miss against Waynesfield-Goshen on Tuesday night, it was almost true.
The Fort Recover
NEW BREMEN - The New Bremen Cardinals boys basketball team used a great defensive effort to key a 55-28 rout of the St. Marys Roughriders on Tuesday night at Cardinal Gymnasium.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater continued is hot streak of late, picking up its fifth straight win in beating Elida 55-42 on Tuesday night at the Elida Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs dropped to 1-5 with the defeat.