Monday, July 28th, 2014
By Kathy Thompson
Stricter setback regulations approved in June could foil proposed plans for a wind turbine project that stretches into northern Mercer County.
Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 483 in June, which includes a revision requiring wind turbines to be erected 1,300 feet from the nearest property line. The law previously required turbines to be placed 1,300 feet from a structure and about 550 feet from a neighboring property line. [More]
Obituaries on July 28th, 2014
Theresa Dietz Case, 80, St. Marys, died July 27, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Margaret "Margie" Dirksen, 76, Maria Stein, died at 1:35 p.m. July 26, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Mary K. Houser, 82, Mendon, died at 2:17 p.m. July 25, 2014, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. [More]
Richard L. Loughridge, 81, Celina, passed away at 1:55 a.m. July 28, 2014, at C [More]
William "Bill" Poeppelman, 91, Minster, died at 10:10 p.m. July 25, 2014, at Elmwood of New Bremen. [More]
Clayton Eugene Springer, 88, Sun City Center, Fla., and formerly of Van Wert and Mendon, died at 6 a.m. July 26, 2014, in Sun City Center. [More]
Local pictures on July 28th, 2014
Subscriber and paid stories on July 28th, 2014
WAPAKONETA - Rain dampened the first day of the Auglaize County Fair on Sunday but visitors bided their time indoors.
The rain, which arrived short
Parade delayed slightly; inaugural lighted run/walk is canceled
CELINA - Despite intermittent storms during the weekend, the 2014 Celina Lake Festival was well attended and deemed a success by event organizers.
After being in position to make a run to the upper part of the standings in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League before the All-Star break, Grand Lake will look to rebound from a sluggish finish when the GLSCL playoffs get underway on Tuesday.
NTPA Fort Recovery Grand Nationals
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Powerful trucks and tractors took to the track at Ambassador Park in Fort Recovery this past weekend as the National Tractor Pullers Association wrapped up its Grand Nationals. Nearly 90 entries took to the track on Saturday with 77 competing on Friday night.
Brody Hoying called it "a thousand pounds dropped off my back" when asked about the importance of making his college choice before the start of his senior season in football.
Former Celina High School distance specialist Andrew Goodwin had a dominating performance in winning the Celina Lake Festival 5K road race on Saturday morning.