Monday, October 3rd, 2011
By Shelley Grieshop
A rash of major natural disasters across the U.S. this year has left the American Red Cross in need of volunteers and funding.
"It's been a terrible year," said Gary Loboschefski, disaster coordinator for the Toledo chapter, which overseas the Red Cross chapter in Mercer County. [More]
Western Buckeye League Tennis Tournament
By Gary R. Rasberry
LIMA - Inside or outside, it didn't matter to the Celina girls' tennis team during the Western Buckeye League tournament.
The Bulldogs won three of the five championships during Saturday's tournament to claim the overall league title (Celina also won the regular-season title with a 9-0 record). Not only is it the fourth overall title for the Celina tennis program, but also the third in a row and second straight outright crown. [More]
Obituaries on October 3rd, 2011
Alice M. Weitz, 85, Celina, died at 9:29 p.m. Oct. 1, 2011, at Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Marsha K. Oldiges, 68, Minster, died at 5:50 a.m. Oct. 1, 2011, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. [More]
Vanessa Lopez, St. Marys, three-week-old daughter of Hector and Gerri Bonifas L [More]
Local pictures on October 3rd, 2011
Subscriber and paid stories on October 3rd, 2011
Discussions are continuing between local officials and the company that wants to build plants in Mercer County that convert manure and Grand Lake muck into organic fertilizer and potting soil.
The Mercer County Board of Elections staff is working to fix bookkeeping errors years old.
Accounting books from 2005 to 2009 are strewn with error
MINSTER - The celebration of this community's heritage drew tens of thousands of visitors to the 37th annual Minster Oktoberfest.
Hannah Butler, dr
COLDWATER - Coldwater school board members on Saturday hired Michelle Mawer of Englewood as school treasurer.
Mawer, 48, currently a budget directo
GRAND LAKE - Linda May, Montezuma area resident, has received the Guardian of the Lake award for her work with the Lake Restoration Commission (LRC), a group raising funds and awareness to help restore Grand Lake.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Marion Local defeated two state-ranked volleyball teams en route to winning the Pepsi Lady Knights Invitational for the fourth straight year on Saturday at Crestview High School.