Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
By Margie Wuebker
MINSTER - The colorful, 10-foot I Need My Space rocket hurtled skyward belching orange flames and white smoke.
Minster Rocket Club members and adviser Ted Oldiges knew the Sunday morning launch was a good one. They learned later the 4,791-foot apogee was the highest attained by 20 high school teams from across the country at the NASA Student Launch Initiative. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Coldwater's baseball team took advantage of Celina's sloppy play and the Cavs pulled away to beat the Bulldogs 12-4 on Monday afternoon at Montgomery Field in Celina.
After Coldwater (10-2) scored two runs in the first and added another in the top of the fourth, Celina (10-5) worked its way back into contention. The Bulldogs scored twice in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI double by Aric Fickert and an RBI groundout by Adam Fickert to tie the game at 3-all. [More]
Obituaries on April 23rd, 2013
Deloris V. Hesson, 95, Yorkshire, passed away in the early morning April 22, 2013, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. [More]
Norman Meckstroth, 91, Celina, died April 21, 2013.
Funeral services are pend [More]
Edna Tontrup, 87, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on April 22, 2013, at her reside [More]
Clifford "Howdy" Garwick, 79, Mendon, died April 22, 2013, at The Laurels of Sh [More]
Local pictures on April 23rd, 2013
Subscriber stories on April 23rd, 2013
CELINA - City councilman Myron Buxton sought details about a city proposal to allow electric customers to generate some of their own power by installing solar panels and wind turbines on their properties.
Auglaize County fourth lowest in state
Mercer County's unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percent from February to March; it remains the county with the lowest rate in Ohio.
Mercer County's March rate was 4.6 percent, according to figures released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
ST. MARYS - City officials on Monday expressed their sympathy for the unexpected passing of a longtime department head who died on Friday.
Council members during their regular meeting read a resolution of sympathy to the family of Chet Lore.
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ST. HENRY - Village council members on Monday unanimously accepted an updated the volume of all town ordinances and regulations.
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COLDWATER - Village council members on Monday night announced the completion of an extensive storm sewer lining project that began in September. Miller Pipelining of Indianapolis, Ind., handled the work, which was funded through two loans.
Monnin wins it for Versailles with three-run homer
ROCKFORD - Madison Monnin's three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning helped the Versailles softball team rally for a 6-5 win over Parkway on Monday in Midwest Athletic Conference action in Rockford.
MINSTER - Adam Niemeyer has had plenty of memorable outings on the mound while helping Minster win back-to-back state championships the last two seasons.
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Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina's softball team spotted Defiance two early runs, but then plated five in the fourth inning and cruised to a 7-2 win in a rescheduled Western Buckeye League game on Monday at Bill Feth Diamond.