Saturday, January 8th, 2011
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - Ohio EPA has issued a warning to St. Marys and Auglaize County officials of several changes needed in the assessment monitoring wells at the St. Marys landfill.
St. Marys Safety Service Director Tom Hitchcock received a letter from the OEPA stating if action was not taken in 2011 to meet EPA's expectations, enforcement action may be taken on the city. OEPA also forwarded a copy of the letter to Auglaize County Commissioners. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
ST. HENRY - Coaches may change, but the one constant in the last 40 years for the Marion Local boys basketball program has been solid defense.
Prior to this season, the staple defense for the Flyers was the 2-3 matchup zone. With the arrival of first-year head coach Mark DeLaney, the number-one defensive option has changed to the man-to-man, but the intensity and the effectiveness has not changed. [More]
Obituaries on January 8th, 2011
The Rev. Anselm F. Boeke, 92, of St. Charles Center in Carthagena, died Jan. 7, 2011, at his residence. [More]
Margarete Ann Matacek, 93, of Costa Mesa, Calif., died Jan. 5, 2011, at Mesa Verde Convalescent Hospital in Costa Mesa. [More]
Margie L. Pifer, 81, Celina, died at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 6, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
William A. Ripploh, 84, Minster, died Jan. 7, 2011, at Heritage Manor Nursing C [More]
Local pictures on January 8th, 2011
Subscriber and paid stories on January 8th, 2011
Boyhood gift sparks lifelong passion for New Bremen man
NEW BREMEN - Dennis Dicke watches as a steam engine rumbles along the tracks towing various railroad cars and a bright red caboose in a picturesque community occupying a large portion of his two-car garage.
Three companies submitted bids to spray weeds along Mercer County roadways this year.
Mercer County Commissioners on Thursday opened the bids from DeAngelo Brothers of Oak Harbor, The Daltons of Warsaw, Ind., and Townsend Tree Service, Parker City, Ind.
Auglaize County employees will get a 1 percent raise this year but also will contribute more for their insurance premiums.
Commissioners on Thursday approved the 2011 budget, which includes a general fund of $13.787 million.
Bulldogs break open close game with 23-6 advantage in the third quarter
WAPAKONETA - The Celina boys basketball team broke open a tight game with a dominant third quarter to win their fifth straight game.
Celina outscored Wapakoneta 23-6 in the third quarter and cruised to a 60-34 win in Western Buckeye League action on Friday night.
COLDWATER - A hot start in the first quarter gave Coldwater enough of a cushion to hold off a fourth-quarter surge by Parkway as the Cavaliers go to 2-0 in the Midwest Athletic Conference with a 52-42 win on Friday night at The Palace.
MINSTER - The Minster Wildcats assembled a sizeable first-quarter lead and simply held serve the rest of the way in defeating the New Bremen Cardinals by a score of 64-54 on Friday at Wildcat Gymnasium.
Midwest Athletic Conference Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery dominated the start of the first and second half in improving to 8-0 on the season with a 53-37 win over the Versailles Tigers in Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball play on Friday night at the new Versailles High School Gymnasium.
Western Buckeye League Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Bath rallied from down 46-42 at the start of the fourth quarter to beat St. Marys 55-53 in Western Buckeye League action at Murotech Court in St. Marys on Friday night.