Friday, March 13th, 2015
By Nancy Allen
Three Grand Lake Watershed farmers will receive violation notices from the state for applying manure to frozen or snow-covered ground, a violation of the distressed watershed rules meant to curb toxic algae in Grand Lake.
Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District board members reviewed three valid allegations of improper manure application during Thursday's meeting. [More]
Curtain Call
By Robb Hemmelgarn
When Upper Scioto Valley faced the overwhelming task of knocking St. Henry out of the district tournament this week in 2000, their objective was simple: faceguard whom they considered the Redskins' most prolific two scoring threats, seniors Kurt Woeste and Ryan Post. [More]
Obituaries on March 13th, 2015
Minnie Jones, 86, Greenville, passed away at 2:50 a.m. March 12, 2015, at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville. [More]
Dorothy M. Pfenning, 89, St. Marys, died at 10:43 a.m. March 12, 2015, at Elmwood of New Bremen. [More]
Paul D. Tebbe, 54, Celina, died at 2:25 a.m. March 12, 2015, at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
Michael E. Alcorn, 43, St. Marys, died on March 9, 2015, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. [More]
Mary Alice Bruns, 76, St. Henry, died at her home.
Arrangements are pending a [More]
Cletus H. Wenning, 87, Coldwater, died on March 12, 2015, at his home.
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Local pictures on March 13th, 2015
Subscriber stories on March 13th, 2015
CELINA - A trio of country music stars will have the grandstands shaking Aug. 14 - the first day of the 2015 Mercer County Fair.
Josh Thompson, Craig Campbell and Eric Paslay are slated to perform, in that order, during the Friday evening show starting at 7:30 p.m.
Local Catholic school officials don't expect issues to arise from upcoming changes to the morality clauses in teachers' contracts.
The Cincinnati A
ANNA - A mother and son drowned in a Shelby County pond despite an attempted rescue by county personnel.
Maurissa Bickford, 39, and Noah Bickford, 3, were pronounced dead Thursday at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, according to a Shelby County Sheriff's Office news release.
CELINA - The Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors on Thursday approved an agricultural drainage tile replacement project in Granville Township involving 23 landowners.
CELINA - A land conservancy agency is seeking support from Mercer County Commissioners and township trustees to have nearly 300 acres of local farmland preserved forever from development.
Division III District Semifinals
ADA - The highly anticipated matchup between state-ranked Lima Central Catholic and St. Henry in the Division III district final will take place.
State Wrestling
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater senior Jake Schmidt ended his season with two losses on the first day of the Division III state wrestling tournament at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.
For the past eight years, basketball players from all over have gathered in Minster's Wildcat Gymnasium around Easter time to play and support a good cause.
Associated Press All-Northwest District Basketball Honors
St. Henry senior Ryan Mikesell earned top honors in Division III as the Associated Press All-Northwest District basketball selections were announced Thursday evening.