Monday, September 20th, 2010
Officials offer free, anonymous drug disposal
By Shelley Grieshop
Expired, unused and unwanted drugs left on bathroom shelves can spur crime and even cause death.
Finding a place to properly dispose of these drugs - particularly strong prescription painkillers - also is problem, officials say.
"From a law enforcement standpoint, any drugs that are in medicine cabinets that are no longer being used have the potential of being circulated throughout the community illegally," Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLUMBUS - Jordan Thompson has found a home in Athens.
The former Parkway football standout has converted from an all-Midwest Athletic Conference quarterback/linebacker into a tight end at the collegiate level.
Now Thompson is in his second year starting for Ohio University and made his 17th straight start on Saturday as the Bobcats traveled to Columbus to face The Ohio State University. [More]
Obituaries on September 20th, 2010
Helen M. Vagedes, 72, Coldwater, died at 12:39 a.m. Sept. 18, 2010, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus. [More]
Ruth Ruwoldt, 86, St. Marys, died Sept. 19, 2010, at Joint Township District Me [More]
Austin T. Stocker, 21, Fort Recovery, died Sept. 17, 2010, in Jay County, Ind. Death was due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident. [More]
Robert Lee Fischer, 80, Celina, died at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 18, 2010, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Adella M. Hess, 94, St. Henry, died at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 2010, at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Ty Alan Perry, 44, Rockford, died at 7:52 p.m. Sept. 17, 2010, at Genesis Health Care System in Zanesville. [More]
Local pictures on September 20th, 2010
Subscriber stories on September 20th, 2010
CELINA - As the owner of the Breakaway RecPlex awaits the decision of how much in damages he is owed by the state as a result of flooding in 2003, the facility has been put up for sheriff's sale.
CELINA - Capital projects - including street improvements - are not the reason for the city's beleaguered general fund that prompted city officials to place an income tax levy on the November election ballot, according to one official.
FORT RECOVERY - A 21-year-old Fort Recovery man was killed Friday evening when his car collided head-on with a combine in Jay County, Ind.
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CELINA - What do Ben Franklin, Hemingway, Mafioso Joseph Bonnanno and Mark Twain have in common? What about Karl Shapiro, Galway Kinnell and Philip Levine? All were talented memoir writers or American poets, according to a Lake Campus professor.
Ohio State Football Notes
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
COLUMBUS - Ohio State's Silver Bullet defense played strong again on Saturday.
The Buckeyes forced five Ohio turnovers and allowed just one touchdown, a consolation score that came in the final quarter of play with the outcome of the game well in hand.
Local Weekend Roundup
Compiled by Ryan Hines and Gary R. Rasberry
Area boys golf teams traveled to the Mercer County Elks for the Jordan Moeller Memorial Invitational.
Van Wert captured the team title after shooting a 326, eight strokes better than runner-up Lehman.