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Monday, August 7th, 2006
By Timothy Cox
Celina apparently will receive $26,000 from a Cleveland-area contractor who wants to tear down the city's infamous Blue Goose.
City administration officials still are evaluating seven wide-ranging proposals for the demolition of the former power plant, but expect to contract with B&B Wrecking, Cleveland. The B&B bid was the only one of the seven proposals that offered to pay the city for the opportunity to do the work and claim the scrap metal from the site. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP - After suffering their most lopsided defeat this season, and possibly in the history of the program, the Grand Lake Mariners were forced to play in the must-win second game of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League championship series against the Lima Locos. [More]
By Timothy Cox
The face of the Mercer County Fair is changing, including the physical appearance of the fairgrounds, the lineup for the fair and the people making it happen.
At the center of much of the positive changes is Scott Riffle, who was hired several months ago as the fairgrounds manager. Although Riffle was hired specifically to market the fairgrounds on a year-round basis, his efforts will be evident when the fair kicks off Aug. 8. [More]
Obituaries on August 7th, 2006
Ken Brinkerhoff, 53, of Portland, Ind., died Aug. 4, 2006, at his residence. Death was due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. [More]
Leota M. Cook, 74, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:55 p.m. Aug. 5, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
E. Lowell "Oscar" Lewis, 68, of rural Venedocia, died at 5:05 a.m. Aug. 6, 2006 [More]
Roseann E. Osterfeld, 79, 504 West Plum St., Coldwater, died at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 5, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Mercer County native Roger Lee Powell, 81, of Union City, died at 1:30 a.m. Aug. 5, 2006, at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville. [More]
Ruth Joan Sickles, 72, of Celina, died Aug. 5, 2006, at Otterbein St. Marys. [More]
Mary Alice Thomas, 75, of Convoy, died at 8:37 a.m. Aug. 5, 2006, at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
Local pictures on August 7th, 2006
Subscriber only stories on August 7th, 2006
LIA donates $20,000 for land buy
Granted early prison release
Year's first fatality in Mercer County
LIA slams state for lack of funding, delays in riprapping, sediment traps
Dressed up and on parade, pets show off
Two injured in accident
Defending IFL champs hand Cougars first loss
Fuller holds off Decker's late charge