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Thursday, August 24th, 2006
By Margie Wuebker
While peers embark on their senior year of high school, a 17-year-old Celina boy faces the prospect of a lengthy prison term following a Wednesday afternoon appearance in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
Brett W. Wyerick, whose address remains the Mercer County jail, showed no emotion as he entered a plea of guilty to a bill of information charging him with aggravated burglary, abduction and attempted sexual battery. The felony offenses range in seriousness from first- to fourth-degree. [More]
By Nancy Allen
Most of the nutrients entering Grand Lake come from the largest land use in the 71,862- acre watershed - farmland.
But there a multitude of facets to the lake's water quality problems rather than just agriculture, panel members agreed at Wednesday's lake summit, including an explosion of development on the lake that has put the bright green pool under more scrutiny and a lack of funds for shoreline erosion controls and dredging. [More]
By Randy Bruns
When it comes to gaining computer points, winning games is the most important factor, but good scheduling is a close second. With the addition of Anna to the Midwest Athletic Conference, teams in that league will play only one non-conference game. Many fans with a basic working knowledge of the Harbin computer point system automatically think fewer non-conference games means less points will be available, but that's not necessarily the case. [More]
Obituaries on August 24th, 2006
Ronald J. Brewer, 74, 421 Johnson Ave., Celina, died at 12:15 a.m. Aug. 23, 2006, at St. Joseph Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Albert L. Cross, 91, 155 Notheana Drive, St. Marys, died at 2 p.m. Aug. 23, 200 [More]
Former Celina resident Marcella "Sally" Dock, 89, died Aug. 22, 2006, at Friendship Village, Kalamazoo, Mich. [More]
Virginia L. Heckler, 78, 424 W. Fulton St., Celina, died at 5 p.m. Aug. 21, 2006, at her residence. [More]
Adel "Gundi" Luedeke, 60, 212 N. Pear St., St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Mercer County native Edna R. Wilker Schunk, 83, of Dayton, died Aug. 19, 2006, at Heartland of Kettering. [More]
Local pictures on August 24th, 2006
Subscriber only stories on August 24th, 2006
Workers may soon get health checkups
Loss only inspires family to keep tradition going
What's next for improving lake
Local checkpoint to target impaired drivers
Board agrees to continue serving
Hospital stepping up private room usage
Governor's Cup Regatta can be seen on Web cam
Man enters guilty plea in area break-ins
Students may have problem eating lunch but drive time is adequate
Panther girls improve to 2-0
Bulldogs learning on the run under Harris
Cupboard not bare for defending state champs
Depth a concern, but Indians should be better
Kuhn has a few changes in store for Parkway
Flyers hungry for return trip to postseason
New coach has veterans to rely on for Wildcats
Cardinals hoping to rebound from winless 2005
Talent-rich team returning for Redskins
Drastic division classification changes set by OHSAA committee coming next year
Roughriders want back into postseason play
Schondelmyer looks to open up Tigers' offense
Stoner back in coaching for first time in a decade
Diller expecting strong campaign from Cavs
Fort Recovery has high goals with new coach
Flyers hope to carry momentum from 2005
Craft gets full season with Minster this year
Cardinals focused on improving for 2006
Marbaugh moves from assistant to head coach
St. Henry seeking 14th straight MAC crown
Inexperienced 'Riders looking to improve
Big expectations surrounding Versailles spikers