Friday, June 1st, 2012
By Shelley Grieshop
MONTEZUMA - A site under construction along Prairie Creek is starting to resemble a nature-lover's paradise.
The 20-acre plot next to Aqua View Estates in Montezuma is a testing ground, of sorts, where phosphorus is being removed from the creek before it enters Grand Lake. Soon grasses and other plants - designed to absorb phosphorus that feeds the lake's harmful blue-green algae - will be planted throughout the landscape as part of the Prairie Creek Treatment Train. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
Area librarians are asking for patrons' patience as they transition to an updated computer system this month.
Mercer County District Public Library in Celina and its branches in Mendon, Chickasaw and St. Henry will be closed Thursday, when the system goes live, Celina librarian Liz Muether said. [More]
Obituaries on June 1st, 2012
Loutisha L. Francis, 44, of St. Marys, died May 30, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic, following an extended illness. [More]
Harry L. Birt, 84, of New Weston, died May 30, 2012, at Versailles Health Care Center. [More]
Local pictures on June 1st, 2012
Subscriber stories on June 1st, 2012
CELINA - It's that time of the year when Canada geese sojourn as they tend to their goslings and wait for new feathers before returning to regular flight.
CELINA - A tiny tract of county-owned land with sewer equipment and drainage is up for grabs.
Mercer County Commissioners on Thursday set 10 a.m. J
ST. HENRY - Mercer County Commissioners on Thursday approved a plan by the village to annex two acres of land for flood protection.
The property -
Fort Recovery
FORT RECOVERY - Both high school foreign language teachers are leaving the district and school officials are scrambling to hire at least one instructor for next year.
Kelly Westgerdes generally makes her rounds collecting Avon orders from longtime customers. She has a new purpose in her steps these days as she prepares to participate in the 10th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
It has been five days since the Indianapolis 500 race and Thomas Patton is still struggling to put his once-in-a-lifetime experience into words.
Patton, a 65-year-old man from Montezuma, earned a unique opportunity to ride in a two-seater IndyCar prior to the green flag at the Indy 500.
Last Curtain Call
Below the backdrop of the Great Smokey Mountains in Wears Valley, Tenn., Bev (Schumm) Barkley passes her summer afternoons spreading mulch, cutting grass and planting flowers beneath the 90-degree heat that continuously beats down throughout the Tennessee Valley.
A trio of local baseball standouts earned All-Ohio honors as the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association announced its all-state selections.