Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Thousands of farmland acres have been leased for exploration
By Shelley Grieshop
FORT RECOVERY - For the first time in northwest Ohio two companies are using three-dimensional seismic testing to search local farmland for oil and natural gas.
BJGL LCC of Pennsylvania and Buckeye Oil Producing, Wooster, are conducting 3D seismic testing in about 10,000 acres in the Gibson Township area - mainly on farmland. If successful, they plan to continue the process in other areas including northern Mercer County. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Coldwater coach Brian Harlamert admitted the Cavalier offense wasn't up to par on Tuesday, but with Derek Thobe pitching, it wasn't too big of a concern.
Thobe pitched five shutout innings as the Cavaliers took advantage of walks and errors by Marion Local to pull away for a 9-1 win in the Midwest Athletic Conference baseball opener at Veterans Field. [More]
Obituaries on April 15th, 2015
Reverend Paul R. Brown, 84, died on February 12, 2015 at 4:45 am at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, Ohio. [More]
Thelma L. Speck, age 89, of St. Henry, died on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Local pictures on April 15th, 2015
Subscriber stories on April 15th, 2015
CELINA - Ten Parkway High School art students have brought "words to live by" into colorful reality at the Mercer County Engineer's office.
When he
ST. HENRY - Adam Puthoff will take over as St. Henry Elementary School principal, beginning Aug. 1.
Puthoff, who was the eighth- and ninth-grade American history teacher, replaces Sandy Stammen, who is retiring at the end of this school year. His beginning salary is $70,440.
Kunk advises Coldwater school board on his role
COLDWATER - School board members Tuesday night learned a state committee has been formed to discuss alternatives to Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing.
Payment contingent upon passing exam
CELINA - Mercer County poll workers who pass a state online training course will continue to earn a $10 bonus - at least for the May 5 special election - even though state grant funds are exhausted.
CELINA - Mercer County Board of Elections directors will soon take a PowerPoint presentation to schools, civic organizations and other groups to educate voters about the election process.
ST. HENRY - Village residents will soon have an additional way to pay their water bills.
Village council members Monday night voted to allow Government Payment Services Inc. to accept credit card payments for water bills.
CELINA - Construction bids received Tuesday were higher than hoped for on a pump station replacement project near the county-owned 4-H campground.
Mercer County Commissioners and county engineer Jim Wiechart is reminding those who plant and till fields this spring to avoid planting in the roadway right-of-way.
Mayor makes the right call
Celina Mayor Jeff Hazel is to be commended for rethinking his plan to limit contact between city officials and the media.
Last week, Hazel told city officials to limit their contact with the media only to email.
Celina buckles down in last inning, edges Bath 5-3
CELINA - They're young. They're talented. And they're winning games - a trend that continued for the Celina baseball team Tuesday night at Montgomery Field.
Tuesday's Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry and Colin Foster
St. Henry jumped out to a 4-0 lead on Minster and then had to hold off a late charge over the final three innings to open the MAC baseball season with a 4-3 win over the Wildcats at Hanover Street Park.