Friday, August 20th, 2010
By Eric Adams
CELINA - The Mercer County fair is teeming with tradition, and this year the Platfoot family of Celina became a part of it.
Their legacy began in 1980 when Sheri Platfoot raised the Mercer County grand champion steer at the age of 10. Now, 30 years later, her 9-year-old daughter Hailey has accomplished the same feat. [More]
Obituaries on August 20th, 2010
Jeanne Emilee Betzel Schwab, 86, died Aug. 10, 2010, at her home in Huntington Beach, Calif. [More]
Othmar Joseph Reichert, 93, Cassella, died Aug. 19, 2010, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Duyen "Danny" Ta, 52, St. Marys, died at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 12, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Thomas W. Ziegler Sr., 87, St. Marys, died at 12:24 a.m. Aug. 19, 2010, at Join [More]
Boyd Loughrige, 63, Celina, died Aug. 20, 2010, at his home.
Funeral services [More]
Local pictures on August 20th, 2010
Subscriber stories on August 20th, 2010
Some local school cafeterias deserve extra credit for already meeting proposed and new government standards on nutrition.
Legislators want schools
CELINA - Deputy Bleck - the four-legged crime fighter for the Mercer County Sheriff's Office - died Thursday evening following surgery for an intestinal problem.
Attendance up 2,000 from last year says manager
CELINA - Despite a few days of intense heat, the 158th Mercer County Fair was a success, according to fair manager Steve Schulte.
Total attendance during the fair, which ended Thursday, was around 49,886 - close to 2,000 more than last year, Schulte reported this morning.
St. Marys
ST. MARYS - The countdown has begun for the new school year, complete with flashing lights, a new assistant principal and football helmets.
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St. Henry brought home a second-place finish at the Lancer Invitational held on Thursday at Hickory Stix in Van Wert.