Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
By Nancy Allen
Grand Lake will gain a Buckeye Lake bass tournament as officials there keep water levels low due to safety concerns over an earthen dam.
Brian Miller, Grand Lake St. Marys State Park manager, said he learned March 12 that Grand Lake would be hosting the June 6 tournament. [More]
By Doug Drexler
COLDWATER - Improvements to the village fire department may lower insurance premiums for residents and businesses, according to information announced at Monday's council meeting.
Insurance Services Office Inc., which grades fire departments and reports the findings to insurance companies, recently upgraded Coldwater's rating due to equipment and training improvements. [More]
Paul's two-out hit the difference in 8-5 win
By Colin Foster
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen's Debbie Paul is a quiet person, according to softball coach Craig Griesdorn.
Her bat, however, spoke loudly on Monday night.
Paul's two-out hit in the bottom of the sixth inning brought home a pair of runs and helped lift New Bremen past St. Henry 8-5 in the Midwest Athletic Conference opener for both teams. [More]
Obituaries on April 14th, 2015
Shirley Ann Cornwell, 76, went to be with the Lord at 3:30 PM April 12, 2015. She was surrounded by her loving family, at her home, in St. Marys. [More]
Gene C. Goettemoeller, age 37, of Coldwater Ohio, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, April 13, 2015. [More]
Dennis Mihm, 68, St. Marys, died on April 13, 2015, at Joint Township District [More]
Deborah M. Stoner, 56, of Geneva, IN, passed away at 11:00 AM on Friday, April [More]
Thelma L. Speck, 89, St. Henry, died on April 14, 2015, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Fr. Henry L. Frantz, C.PP.S., died at 8:59 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, at Lima [More]
Local pictures on April 14th, 2015
Subscriber stories on April 14th, 2015
CELINA - The completion of major city and commercial projects is right around the corner, mayor Jeff Hazel said at the regular council meeting Monday night.
Funds would pay for emergency medical services in village
NEW BREMEN - Village council members plan to ask voters to approve a replacement levy for emergency medical services.
Council members at Monday night's meeting gave first reading to a resolution to place a 2-mill, five-year levy for the emergency medical squad on the November ballot.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local Schools Board of Education voted Monday night not to renew the contract of a teacher who has served 13 years with the district.
NEW BREMEN - Village Council members Monday night set a preliminary timeline for improvements to Lions Park and its restrooms.
John Freytag of Freytag & Associates of Sidney presented plans for both the proposed restroom building and for general improvements to the park.
CELINA - Now in its second year, the U.S. Freshwater Boaters Alliance, a non-profit boating organization formed to promote safety on Grand Lake, has big plans for Ohio and the rest of the nation.
MARIA STEIN - The Marion Local Schools Board of Education renewed the contracts of several administrators and supervisors Monday night.
The board g
ST. MARYS - The city plans to renew an agreement with St. Marys Township for the use of fire hydrants.
"We enter into this agreement in case the firefighters damage the hydrants," public service and safety director Gregory Foxhoven said.
COLDWATER - Mercer County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Ingraham erred when he denied immunity for a Coldwater police officer and the village in a lawsu
Monday's Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Versailles scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and held off a late Marion Local rally to open Midwest Athletic Conference play with the 3-2 win in Darke County.
Razz-Eye View
Fans attending Marion Local home baseball games have a little more comfort and information while rooting for their teams.
The Flyers will formally dedicate the renovations to their field at the Flyer Athletic Complex on Friday against backyard rival Minster.