Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Experts now say success possible in Grand Lake
By Shelley Grieshop
GRAND LAKE - A recent recommendation to use aluminum sulfate (alum) to fight Grand Lake's blue-green algae problem was nixed 30 years ago by environmental experts.
A report released in 1981 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address water quality issues says alum treatment is "inappropriate" and its success "doubtful" at Grand Lake, mainly because it's too shallow. [More]
22 staff will help farmers manage manure better
By Nancy Allen
CELINA - More manpower is needed at the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District office to handle a heavier workload due to farm conservation efforts in the Grand Lake Watershed.
SWCD board members OK'd personnel changes during a meeting Wednesday. [More]
Obituaries on September 16th, 2010
William Lott Hatcher, 82, St. Marys, died at 5:16 a.m. Sept. 15, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Former Fort Recovery resident Judy A. Reynolds, 53, died at 10 p.m. Sept. 14, 2010, at Chalet Village, Berne, Ind. [More]
Richard C. Wuebker, 88, formerly of Fort Loramie, died at 1:55 p.m. Sept. 15, 2010, at the Versailles Health Care Center. [More]
Gary Richard West, 67, Van Wert, died at 1:27 p.m. Sept. 14, 2010, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Jarrett L. Fowler, 14, St. Marys, died at 2:07 p.m. Sept. 14, 2010, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. [More]
Donna M. Stukenborg, 82, Celina, died at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 15, 2010, at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on September 16th, 2010
Subscriber and paid stories on September 16th, 2010
Grand Lake
GRAND LAKE - Grand Lake area businesses and others across Ohio hurt by this summer's toxic algae blooms may be able to apply for assistance in the form of federal low-interest loans.
St. Marys
ST. MARYS - The death of beating victim Steven Casad of St. Marys was ruled a homicide.
The Montgomery County Coroner's Office said in a report thi
CELINA - The fish weren't trophy size, but they were biting on wax worms Wednesday at Eastview Park - much to the delight of more than 200 developmentally disabled students from Mercer and Auglaize counties.
Residents may catch deadly virus; should take precautions
Four area horses - two near Celina and two in Indiana - have died from a dangerous strain of encephalitis that can be transmitted to humans.
The ho
Change will increase interest rate on bonds from 4.75 to 6.75 percent
CELINA - Council members this week approved refinancing bonds at a higher rate to pay for the city's Grand Lake Industrial Park.
At the recommendat
ST. MARYS - The acceptance of alcohol abuse in Auglaize and Mercer counties is puzzling to at least one health professional.
Speaking to Rotary mem
CELINA - Council members this week approved an ordinance accepting $358,876 in local government funds for next year's budget. The money was issued from the state through Mercer County.
The Battle of Grand Lake: Celina at St. Marys
The Battle of Grand Lake between Celina and St. Marys has been a one-sided affair through the years.
St. Marys has a 60-25-6 (.692 winning percentage) advantage in the all-time series and the Roughriders have won the last 11 meetings.
Backyard Battle: St. Henry at Coldwater
Every year, the Backyard Battle on the gridiron between Coldwater and St. Henry has been a matchup of high emotions and plenty of action.
Nothing will change on Friday in the 49th meeting between the Mercer County rivals when the 2-1 Redskins come to Cavalier Stadium to face 1-2 Coldwater.
Computer Points
Even though we are only three games into the season, it is still possible to tell which teams look to have playoff potential and which teams do not.
However, it is far too early to start projecting which teams will earn enough computer points to qualify for the playoffs in eight weeks.
By The Numbers:
4 - Seasons out of the last five that St. Marys has suffered at least a two-game losing streak during the season.
1-6 - Record for Anna against Coldwater after picking up their first win against the Cavaliers last Friday.
Roof cleaners able to fix that growing problem
Those unsightly dark streaks that often can been seen running down a homeowner's roof are not caused by fireplace smoke, furnace smoke or any other type of fallout from the sky.