Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
New grant will allow Lake Campus students to train with local companies
By Eric Adams
State officials want young Ohioans to find jobs in the Buckeye state and they are awarding money to meet that goal.
The State Controlling Board last week approved a $1.3 million grant to Wright State University and its Lake Campus to help fund student co-ops and internships. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
MINSTER - A local man during an emotional outburst in court Tuesday admitted he was angry with his pregnant girlfriend when he set fire to his former home nearly a year ago.
Chad Bowers, 29, now of New Bremen, pleaded guilty to aggravated arson, a second-degree felony, during the hearing in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court in Wapakoneta. A more serious first-degree felony charge of aggravated arson was dismissed during two hours of plea negotiations. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - To say that Celina's wrestling team got out to a fast start on Tuesday night against Kenton would be an understatement.
A quick pin in the first match helped the Bulldogs' strong start en route to picking up a 49-12 win over Kenton in Western Buckeye League action on Senior Night at Celina High School. [More]
Obituaries on January 23rd, 2013
Carolyn Schultz Hudson, 85, a lifelong resident of Saint Marys, passed away peacefully Jan. 20, 2013. [More]
Judith M. Petri, 67, Celina, died Jan. 21, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Leroy Earl Lower, Jr., 62, St. Marys, died at 11:15 p.m. Dec. 7, 2012, at VA Medical Center in Dayton. [More]
Michael Ray Lang, 46, Lima, died at 8:40 a.m. Jan. 20, 2013, in the emergency department at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Alice Louise Clayton, 55, a St. Marys native, mother, sister and soon-to-be-gr [More]
Vicki Otis of Celina died at 2:13 a.m. Jan. 22, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic. [More]
Margaret Weitz, 103, formerly of Celina, died Jan. 22, 2013, at Heartland of Hi [More]
Frances Jean Brooks, 87, Celina, died of natural causes at 2:05 p.m. Jan. 21, 2013, at Celina Manor. [More]
Local pictures on January 23rd, 2013
Subscriber stories on January 23rd, 2013
NEW BREMEN - A grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources could help fund a multi-use trail along the Miami and Erie Canal.
Village counci
COLDWATER - High school principal Charles Tackett would like to cut the number of classes in a day so lecture time for each could be lengthened.
He unveiled his proposal for a new school-day structure to board members Tuesday night.
MINSTER - New water wells and a possible solar field loom on the horizon for the village.
Village council members on Tuesday approved drilling two new 12-inch wells at the village-owned Luedeke Farm along Minster-Fort Recovery Road. The work will be done by Layne Inc. of Middletown.
CELINA - County officials will spend a fraction of the cost they initially planned to fix the aging courthouse elevator.
Mercer County Commissioner
Auglaize County
WAPAKONETA - A new dog kennel in Auglaize County is still a possibility as commissioners consider scaled-down models.
Dog warden Russ Bailey on Tue
Marion Local Schools
MARIA STEIN - School board members on Tuesday night unanimously approved a resolution to place a 13.8-mill levy renewal on the May primary ballot.
The resolution must be filed with the county board of elections by Feb. 6 to appear on the May 7 ballot.
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members passed the 2013 budget Monday night, setting aside $2.26 million for all accounts.
The budget resolution was unanimously passed after council members suspended the rules, doing away with the requirement for three readings.
ST. MARYS - A worker was injured Tuesday afternoon while handling metal stamping die equipment at Murotech Ohio Corp. on McKinley Road.
The name of the victim was not released due to patient privacy laws.
CELINA - Posh Nails and Tanning offers a variety of fingernail treatments, manicures, pedicures/massages and tanning.
April Borger and Tammy Silliman, both of Celina, opened the new business at 202 S. Sugar St. at the corner of Fayette Street.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
New Knoxville had only three girls score in the game but it was enough to earn a 42-33 win over Wapakoneta on Tuesday night at Ranger Gymnasium.