Thursday, April 1st, 2010
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Donations have begun to dwindle again at the largest food pantry in Mercer County but demand continues to increase.
CALL Food Pantry Director Tim Clutter said food and cash donations have dropped drastically the last month.
"Fortunately, people were very generous in December and January and I'm hoping that helps carry us through April," he said. [More]
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - What to do with $3 million - that's the bittersweet dilemma members of the board of education face. Sweet because it's $3 million. Bitter because, due to public controversy, it looks like a no win deal no matter how the money is spent or saved. [More]
Obituaries on April 1st, 2010
Celina native Kenneth W. Harris, 57, of Longmont, Colo., died March 27, 2010, at his home. Death was due to a heart attack. [More]
Thelma E. Aldstadt, 86, of St. Marys, died March 31, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
St. Marys native Dr. Charles W. Mackenbach, 93, of Naples, Fla., died March 30, 2010, in Naples. [More]
St. Joe native Victoria A. Carney, 77, died March 13, 2010, at her home in Phoenix, Ariz. [More]
William C. Henning, 79, 513 Webb St., St. Marys, died at 3:42 a.m. March 30, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Barbara J. Loffer, 79, 801 W. North St., St. Marys, died at 2:50 a.m. April 1, [More]
Paul E. Morrison, 78, of Celina, died at 9:20 a.m. March 31, 2010, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Loretta E. Stammen, 84, 219 E. Star Road, North Star, died March 30, 2010, at her home. [More]
Mae Thomas, 101, of Mendon, died March 30, 2010, at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on April 1st, 2010
Subscriber stories on April 1st, 2010
Grand Lake
CELINA - The containment of any possible odor associated with a proposal to convert local farm manure into electricity would be the responsibility of the private business, Celina Community Development and Planning Director Kent Bryan said.
CELINA - Downtown building restoration will continue as three more projects were approved by the city's Design Review Committee this week.
Ron Amst
ST. MARYS - One board of education member favors leaving the athletic facility at the current high school and phasing it into tournament condition over a 10-year period.
Fort Recovery man pleads no contest to misdemeanor theft involving official documents
A 34-year-old Fort Recovery man pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor theft involving the removal of records from the Mercer County Board of Elections office. The offense reportedly occurred as he was investigating charges made against his wife.
Chatt Fire Department
CELINA - Two local companies submitted bids to construct an underground cistern for use by the Chattanooga Fire Department.
The highest bid was $33,700 from Shinn Brothers Inc. of Celina. The remaining bid was $33,117 from Stachler Concrete.
One More Curtain Call
With the birds beginning to break out in tune, green grass sprouting through the brown evidence of the recently-ended winter, and the crack of bats filling the air around local baseball and softball diamonds, the spring sports season has finally arrived at local high schools.
Celina diver Collen Byer earned the Lima Area Swim Coaches Association's Boys Diver of the Year after finishing sixth at the Division II State Diving Meet in late February.