Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Obituaries on February 24th, 2015
Ruth E. Kittle, 83, Celina, passed away at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, at 11:54 p.m. Feb. 22, 2015. [More]
Howard L. Overholser, 94, formerly of Coldwater and Dayton, died on Feb. 23, 2015, at Alterra Sterling House, Beavercreek. [More]
John R. Arkenberg, 54, Fort Loramie, died of natural causes on the early mornin [More]
Craig "Frog" Ralston, 65, St. Marys, died on Feb. 21, 2015, at his residence. [More]
Stories on February 24th, 2015
Cost of softening is too high; Hazel says search to continue
CELINA - City officials' hopes of finding an underground source of drinking water to replace Grand Lake have been foiled for now after tests at a potential site east of town revealed the water is too hard. [More]
A large ice crack stretching nearly across Grand Lake is picturesque, sometimes noisy and extremely dangerous.
The pressure ridge, as it is called, [More]
Structure slated to be built this year
CELINA - City officials intend to demolish the water tower on Grand Lake Road and build a new $2 million tower in Grand Lake Industrial Park this year.
NEW BREMEN - Council heard plans for new village office buildings that would cost New Bremen almost $1 million at Monday's meeting.
Mandy Niekamp
ST. HENRY - The St. Henry and Burkettsville volunteer fire departments have merged to create the South Central Mercer Fire District.
Village admini
COLDWATER - Some residents are upset over village council's plan to charge a pair of $5 fees on vehicle registrations issued in town, council president Kevin Brunswick said at Monday's meeting.
Parcels to be used for future athletic fields or parking, future development
ST. MARYS - Council members moved to buy two parcels of land, one for future athletic fields or parking and the other for future development.
Council approved an emergency ordinance to buy 20 acres of land across Beech Street from K.C. Geiger Park.
CELINA - A local woman was indicted by a Mercer County Grand jury last week on charges she helped an inmate get tobacco into the jail.
Kristen L. C
NEW KNOXVILLE - The way Upper Scioto Valley and New Knoxville battled all night, it wasn't shocking that the game came down to the final moments.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery overcame a nine-point deficit in the second quarter to pull away and pick up a 65-44 win over Ansonia in a rescheduled game from Saturday at Fort Site Fieldhouse.
State Swimming and Diving Preview
Considering the weather we've been having of late, spending a weekend in a warm swimming facility would be enjoyable.
A group of area swimmers and
Local pictures on February 24th, 2015