Monday, May 23rd, 2011
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - Lake business operators facing another summer of blue-green algae blooms got a pep talk Saturday and lots of information.
The two biggest positives are the lake is open and the fish are safe to eat, said Milt Miller of the Lake Restoration Commission (LRC) to about 35 people at Wright State University-Lake Campus. [More]
Division III District Baseball at UNOH
By Gary R. Rasberry
LIMA - For the second straight day, clutch plays were in abundance for the St. Henry Redskins' baseball team.
A five-run fifth inning gave the Redskins a lead on Lima Central Catholic, and a defensive gem by Nathan Uhlenhake preserved the lead as the Redskins captured the Division III district title with a 5-3 win over the Thunderbirds at Racers Field on the campus of the University of Northwestern Ohio. [More]
Division III District Track at Minster
By Bruce Monnin
MINSTER - For the second year in a row, Minster was able to use the home track advantage to sweep both halves of the Division III district track meet.
The Wildcat boys cruised to an easy 135-83 win over runner-up Delphos St. John's, with fellow MAC teams from Parkway, St. Henry and New Bremen finishing third through fifth in the standings. The girls' portion of the meet saw the Wildcats win by a closer margin, outdistancing the runners-up from Marion Local by a score of 122-93. [More]
Obituaries on May 23rd, 2011
Alice V. Gehle Smith, 88, Celina, died at 4:50 p.m. May 20, 2011, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Ivo D. "Chico" Topp, 64, Fort Loramie, died at 5:19 p.m. May 20, 2011, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Gladys A. Kuhlman, 94, St. Marys, died May 20, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Rita Anne Strukamp, 50, Rockford, died at 1:30 p.m. May 20, 2011, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Stephen L. Sullenberger, 63, formerly of Piqua, died at 8:30 p.m. May 20, 2011, at his Celina residence. [More]
Andrew N. Hemmelgarn, 81, St. Henry, died at 10:15 a.m. May 22, 2011, at his home. [More]
Local pictures on May 23rd, 2011
Subscriber stories on May 23rd, 2011
NEW BREMEN - Ann Kuhn watches with a smile as her students at Serendipity Preschool complete a treasure hunt on the last day of school Friday.
A 21-year-old Celina woman remains in critical condition at a Lima hospital following a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.
Deputies responded to the area of Wabash Road, north of Frahm Pike, shortly after 6:30 a.m.
MONTEZUMA - Two Ohio companies submitted bids last week for a floating wetlands project aimed at reducing the phosphorus content in a channel entering Grand Lake.
CELINA - Former Celina band director the late Boyd Loughrige will be honored Tuesday with a special concert that will debut an original piece written in his memory.
Arrival of snow and ice is months away, but Mercer County Commissioners already are looking for the best deal on road salt.
Commissioners on Thursday opened three sealed bids to supply the county with road salt for the upcoming winter season.
COLDWATER - Coldwater High School will graduate 110 students during commencement ceremonies Sunday. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Palace.
Leading the class into the ceremony and presenting their messages will be class valedictorian Kelli Hogenkamp and salutatorian Jessica Pax.
Local Weekend Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The tennis season for Celina's doubles team of Tyler Everman and Bryan Robbins ended just short of making it to the state tennis tournament after competition at the Division II District tournament at Bowling Green State University.