Saturday, October 5th, 2013
By Shelley Grieshop
GRAND LAKE AREA - More than two-thirds of forests dotting the local countryside have vanished in the last 70 years.
Cornstalks, soybean plants and grazing pastures now exist on thousands of farmland acres that once were home to towering maples, oaks and other trees. [More]
Bulldogs rally after slow opening half
By Ryan Hines
CELINA - After a fairly stagnant first half of play, Celina's offense turned on the jets in the second half and scored five touchdowns en route to a 49-23 victory over rival St. Marys on Friday night at Celina Stadium.
St. Marys (0-6, 0-5 Western Buckeye League) took a 17-14 lead at the 7:31 mark of the third quarter after driving 68 yards in 10 plays on its first drive of the second half with Trent Wale rushing for a nine-yard touchdown. [More]
Obituaries on October 5th, 2013
Audrey M. Grieshop McEldowney, 91, of the Gardens in St. Henry and formerly of [More]
Marie B. Langenkamp, 88, North Star, died Oct. 4, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home, Celina. [More]
Local pictures on October 5th, 2013
Subscriber stories on October 5th, 2013
Five townships in Mercer County will receive additional property taxes in the coming years after it was discovered their inside millage rates were below the state statutory minimum of 0.5.
ST. HENRY - All-in-all, it was a pretty efficient night for Coldwater's offense.
The Cavaliers scored on their first five possessions of the game
MINSTER - If a fan had walked into Minster Memorial Stadium with 3:20 left to play in Friday's football game, they may well have seen the most exciting, if not well played, contest of the season.
FORT RECOVERY - A stout defensive effort and a big second half of offense helped Fort Recovery defeat New Bremen 24-6 on in Midwest Athletic Conferen
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Versailles scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away and beat Parkway 38-14 in Midwest Athletic Conference football action at Hole Field in Darke County.
ROSSBURG - For the second consecutive night Brian Ruhlman of Clarklake, Mich., used a lapped car as an aid on his way to winning a preliminary event during the UMP Nationals at Eldora Speedway on Friday night.
Western Buckeye League Roundup
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Grant Sherman threw for 495 yards and five touchdowns to help Kenton stayed perfect on the season with a 34-10 win over Ottawa-Glandorf at Robinson Field in Hardin County.
Sectional tennis
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Rain played havoc on the Division II girls tennis sectional as play was halted before the quarterfinals at the University of Northwestern Ohio.