Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Obituaries on February 6th, 2013
David J. Muhlenkamp, 65, Troy, passed away Feb. 3, 2013, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati. [More]
Kenneth J. "Kenny" Short, 75, Celina, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Feb. 4, 2013, at his residence in Celina. [More]
Wanda L. Schneidt, 86, Goodland, Ind., died at 3:45 a.m. Feb. 4, 2013, at Jasper County Hospital Alternacare, Rensselaer, Ind. [More]
Inez E. Shirk, 73, Coldwater, died Feb. 4, 2013, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Lois E. Stedcke Stuckey, 81, of Marion and formerly of Celina, died Feb. 4, 201 [More]
Thomas L. Poppe, 44, St. Marys, died Feb. 3, 2013, at a residence in St. Marys. [More]
Gordon L. Geeslin, 77, Celina, died Feb. 5, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Stories on February 6th, 2013
BURKETTSVILLE - Several small post offices in the area are reducing hours of operation to help the financially strapped federal postal service save money. [More]
Customers at the Celina Post Office this morning were divided on the issue of the looming cessation of Saturday mail delivery to homes and businesses
St. Marys
ST. MARYS - Clean-up costs for a crude oil spill discovered last month east of the city could reach half a million dollars.
The oil company on Friday was slapped with environmental violations after an estimated 160 gallons of oil contaminated the ground, a creek and the St. Marys River.
ROCKFORD - A northern Mercer County group is trying to stop the development of wind turbines in the area.
Roy Thompson, chairman of the newly-forme [More]
ST. MARYS - Ohio's highest court has agreed to review a local conviction against optometrist Douglas Wine for sexually assaulting an elderly female relative in his home in 2009.
Electrical upgrades, adding more water wells and solar power in the plans
MINSTER - Minster Community Improvement Corporation members looked toward the future Tuesday and learned about projects involving solar power, electrical upgrades and additional water wells.
MINSTER - Village council members Tuesday night looked at amending participation in American Municipal Power's EcoSmart Choice programming.
Village administrator Don Harrod explained the company is adding a sustainability grant to the package that requires an amendment to the existing agreement.
Grand Lake/Wabash Watershed
Grand Lake/Wabash Watershed Alliance Coordinator Laura Walker will to be spending less time behind her desk.
Walker, who is an employee of the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District, explained her work change during an alliance joint board meeting today.
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a $65,000 county revolving loan to help a local couple purchase a carry-out business in Fort Recovery.
ST. MARYS - Shoppers will find products for young children at a new consignment store in the Marketplace Shopping Center, 1643 Celina Road.
Comfy K
CELINA - A recent announcement that food and craft vendors will not be set up downtown during this summer's Celina Lake Festival did not raise a prot
CONVOY - Tuesday night was supposed to be a big test for Celina's girls basketball team when the 16-2 Bulldogs traveled to Convoy to take on the 17-1 Crestview Knights. [More]
WAPAKONETA - Solid shooting and a fast start in both halves allowed Coldwater to come away with a 57-47 win over Wapakoneta at Redskin Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
MARIA STEIN - Late in the basketball season, nonconference games can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. The longer 22-game campaign is slogging towards its conclusion, and with no league implications, sometimes both teams end up just going through the motions.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
New Knoxville's girls basketball team jumped out to a 21-9 lead in the first quarter and cruised to their 17th win of the season after beating Houston 57-35 on Tuesday night in Shelby County.
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