Friday, September 8th, 2006
Council members question how bond validation hearing would be paid for
By William Kincaid
Celina City Council delayed a decision on whether to hold a bond validation hearing on the legality of its plans to build a lakefront walkway along West Bank Road.
During a special council of the whole meeting Thursday, councilors moved any action to Monday's regular meeting after some councilors questioned how to pay for such a hearing. Councilors will consider the proposal as an emergency ordinance at that time. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
MINSTER - Emma and Alice Schmiesing dance around their backyard, amusing their parents by singing a very homemade love song.
"M-o-m, D-a-d, K-i-s-s-i-n-g," the 6-year-old twins spell out loudly before letting out a chorus of giggles.
Love and af [More]
Obituaries on September 8th, 2006
Shirley Ann Harrod, 55, 125 First Ave., Coldwater, died at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 2 [More]
Deloris Imel, 88, of Celina, died the evening of Sept. 7, 2006, at Celina Manor [More]
Vickie Jones, 56, 327 South Main St., St. Marys, died at 2:10 a.m. Sept. 7, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
St. Peter native Anna Matilda "Tillie" Tisdale, 85, of Sacramento, Calif., died at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 5, 2006, at Kaiser Hospital, Sacramento. [More]
Celina native Charles F. "Chuck" Whited Jr., 57, of Kossuth died at 7:57 a.m. Sept. 7, 2006, at his home. Death was due to kidney cancer. [More]
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Area veteran to describe his years as POW during Healing Field activities
MARIA STEIN - Guy Gruters watches as the American flag flaps in the breeze. The sight of the red, white and blue banner never fails to bring a rush of patriotism coursing through his veins.
Numerous events are scheduled each day at the Healing Field located on the grounds of the Spiritual Center at Maria Stein:

• 10 a.m.:
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery Local Schools Superintendent David Riel believes a new state law will pose a challenge to local schools that are used to receiving an excellent rating on the annual state report card.
My mother mentioned the other day that, as a child, she used to help pick milkweed pods on her family farm in rural Geneva, Ind., which then were sold to make life jackets for the armed forces during World War II.
CARTHAGENA - Radio Maria, a Catholic radio network based in Italy, has arrived in Northwest Ohio with 24-hour programming offered seven days a week.
Celina posted its second straight Western Buckeye League shutout in blanking Van Wert, 3-0, at the Soccer Stadium on Thursday night.
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ST. HENRY - Marion Local went to St. Henry on Thursday night and achieved something that's very rare, a win against the Redskins on their home court.
COLDWATER - The New Bremen Cardinals chalked up a big confidence-boosting win on Thursday night by knocking off the Coldwater Cavaliers in four games, 21-25, 25-23, 25-19, and 25-16.
VERSAILLES - The Versailles Tigers used a solid game both offensively and defensively to defeat the New Knoxville Rangers 25-12, 25-21, 25-23 in an early season showdown of Midwest Athletic Conference unbeatens Thursday night at Tiger Gymnasium.
MINSTER - It was a wacky 12 hours leading up to last evening's game for the Fort Recovery volleyball program.
Following the early-morning resignation of head coach Brad Smith, former lady-in-charge Maggie Hartings was called upon to take the reins of the team on a temporary basis.
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St. Marys dropped to 0-7 on the season after losing a four-game match to Defiance on Thursday at Cook Gymnasium.