Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
By Margie Wuebker
Nearly 3,000 red, white and blue flags and a host of patriotic events are part of the Midwest America Healing Field returning to the region this week as the nation marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.
The local event begins Friday and continues through Sept. 11 at Bearcreek Farms near Bryant, Ind. [More]
By Ryan Hines
ST. HENRY - Diane Kremer had her full varsity volleyball team together for the first time on Tuesday when St. Henry hosted Celina and she liked what she saw.
The Redskins got warmed up with 25-18 and 25-21 wins in the first two games before wiping the Bulldogs off the floor in game three, 25-5. [More]
Obituaries on August 31st, 2011
Charline E. Homan-Schmit, 83, Celina, died at 12:45 a.m. Aug. 30, 2011, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Mary B. Gallimore, 88, St. Marys, died at 5:05 p.m. Aug. 29, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys. [More]
Lee Deerhake, 77, New Knoxville, died Aug. 29, 2011, in Sandusky.
Arrangement [More]
Rev. Marvin Steffes, C.PP.S., 80, Carthagena, died Aug. 29, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
John L. Vehorn, 81, Maria Stein, died Aug. 30, 2011, at his home.
He was born [More]
Local pictures on August 31st, 2011
Subscriber stories on August 31st, 2011
Wetlands restoration
GRAND LAKE - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is kicking in $100,000 to start a wetlands restoration project on Grand Lake.
Commissioners f
CELINA - Wright State University-Lake Campus enrollment continues to rise due to new programs and dorms, campus officials say.
Although numbers are not final, enrollment is up 3 to 4 percent over last year, Dean Bonnie Mathies said last week. Last year's fall enrollment was 1,490.
Midwest Electric employees on Sunday left for Virginia to help restore power to those without service due to Hurricane Irene.
Five Midwest Electric employees traveled to an area near Emporia, Va., where Mecklenberg Electric Cooperative lost more than 85 percent of its system.
GRAND LAKE AREA - Eight people - including six from Mercer County and the city of St. Marys - were arrested Tuesday for trafficking drugs.
The arre
ST. MARYS - Although it's a little too premature to label St. Marys' volleyball game against New Knoxville on Tuesday as a 'must-win', Roughriders' head coach Tricia Rosenbeck definitely understood her team needed some traction after a 1-2 start to the 2011 campaign.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
In a rematch from last year's Division IV regional final, Marion Local won games three and four to force a fifth game, but defending state champion Lehman picked up another win over the Flyers at Lehman High School.