Friday, October 1st, 2010
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mackenzi Rutschilling said she and her friends had reservations about entering their senior year at Celina High School with the new schedule system.
But Rutschilling said she mostly likes the switch from the traditional nine-period, quarter system - used for the last 10 years - to the new, five-period, trimester schedule. [More]
Workers cast diffusers for use in world's largest pump station in New Orleans
By William Kincaid
ST. MARYS - These castings are big - so big, the St. Marys Foundry had to get a new crane hoist to pour and lift them.
The 27-ton diffuser castings will be part of the world's largest pump station being built in New Orleans by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Angela Molaskey, president and CEO of the St. Marys Foundry. [More]
By Randy Bruns
MINSTER - What looked to be an intriguing Midwest Athletic Conference matchup turned into an unexpected romp on Thursday night at Wildcat Gymnasium
The streaking Minster Wildcats used a punishing service game to cruise to an easy win over the visiting Parkway Panthers by scores of 25-18, 25-7 and 25-7. [More]
Obituaries on October 1st, 2010
Adele Stelzer, 87, St. Henry, died Oct. 1, 2010, at the Gardens at St. Henry.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Henry Catholic Church. [More]
Perry G. Wise, 86, Van Wert, died Sept. 30, 2010, at his home.
Funeral arrang [More]
Renda L. Shellito, 71, Elkhart, Ind., died Sept. 29, 2010, in Elkhart.
She wa [More]
Lowell E. Weitz, 79, Celina, died Sept. 27, 2010, at his home.
He was born Ap [More]
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Subscriber stories on October 1st, 2010
Season had been in question due to water quality advisory
GRAND LAKE - Waterfowl hunting will proceed on Grand Lake this year, but hunters are being told to minimize their retriever dogs' contact with the water.
A tip from a person checking the Mercer County Sheriff's Office website has led to the arrest of a former Celina man sought in connection with alleged sex offenses.
A Celina man faces preliminary charges of domestic violence and felonious assault stemming from an altercation early Thursday morning that led to a stabbing.
Property owners in the Grand Lake St. Marys Southeast Sanitary Sewer District are getting an early Christmas gift: fees ending one year early.
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ROCKFORD - Mercer County commissioners are seeking bids for a nearly $100,000 ditch project in Blackcreek Township.
On Thursday, commissioners set the opening of sealed bids for 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at their office in the Central Services Building in Celina.
WBL crown comes down to Celina and Shawnee
LIMA - The Celina girls tennis team inched closer to winning the overall Western Buckeye League title after a dominating opening day at the league tennis tournament on Thursday at the University of Northwestern Ohio.
CELINA - For Celina to keep itself in contention for the Western Buckeye League girls soccer title, it would take wins - not ties - in the final four matches to stay in the chase.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Minster's drive to repeat at Division III boys state golf champion got off to a good start on Thursday after qualifying as a team for districts at the sectional tournament at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course in Lima.
Sprint cars, sprint cars and more sprint cars are set to attack the high banks of Eldora Speedway on Saturday evening.
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