Thursday, August 7th, 2014
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - The thrill of airborne dogs, kids wrestling livestock and a frog-hopping competition awaits visitors to this year's Mercer County Fair.
The 162nd annual event kicks off Friday and continues though Aug. 14 at the fairgrounds in Celina. About two dozen new events and entertainers will debut, fair manager Cara Muhlenkamp said. [More]
By Nancy Allen
ST. MARYS - Local OSU Extension officials are using an area farm to test a different technique for planting winter cover crops.
On Wednesday morning, farmer Stanley Brown used his seed drill to plant cover crops in wheat stubble on his farm along state Route 364, southwest of St. Marys. Later in the afternoon, VanTilburg Farms officials used a seeder with 90-foot-wide booms to plant cover crops in rows of 8-foot-tall corn on the farm. [More]
Obituaries on August 7th, 2014
Carl Fries Nichols, 84, Celina, passed away Aug. 6, 2014, at Mercer Health, Coldwater. [More]
Paul J. Nieport, 75, Versailles, passed away at 10:43 p.m. Aug. 5, 2014, at Kindred Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Chin-cha Penn, 70, Celina, died Aug. 5, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She [More]
Local pictures on August 7th, 2014
Subscriber stories on August 7th, 2014
Several issues were submitted to local board of elections offices by the deadline Wednesday to be placed on the November general election ballot.
The issues now must be certified by the boards of elections before appearing on the ballot.
CELINA - A man and woman serving four years in prison for a Mendon-area home invasion in 2012 are seeking early release.
Patricia Abrams, 34, of Ba
CELINA - A Putnam County man received a lifetime commercial driving license suspension for a traffic accident last fall that claimed the life of a Portland, Ind., man.
CELINA - The health department's emergency response director was appointed Wednesday as the agency's interim administrator.
The resolution to tap D
COLDWATER - Tips from the public led to the arrest Wednesday night of three area residents for various drug charges.
Danielle M. Pulfer, 21, of Sp
KETTERING - A rotating cast of former superstars rolled into the Fraze Pavilion Wednesday night, giving a decidedly long-in-the-tooth crowd exactly what it came for: a barrage of booty-shaking, guitar-fueled hits from the golden age of rock radio.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The high school golf season teed off on Wednesday for both boys and girls.
The Mercer County Elks gathered together five area teams along with Botkins and Madison Comprehensive for the Midwest Ohio Boys Preview.
After a thrilling month of July in which World of Outlaw sprint car star Kerry Madsen won his first Kings Royal and Darrell Wallace, Jr. became just