Saturday, September 9th, 2006
$50,000 awarded to Mendon and to Franklin Township
By Timothy Cox
Two Mercer County communities will receive a total of $100,000 of $500,000 in Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) public recreation grants.
Mendon and Franklin Township will each receive $50,000 grant awards that call for an equal amount of money as a local match. Both communities have plans in place to avoid spending $50,000 in cash from their respective coffers, said Ron Puthoff, a grant consultant who worked on both grant applications. [More]
By Ryan Hines
There were nothing but smiles for those wearing Green and White outside of Celina Stadium after Friday night's game against Van Wert.
Celina's offense put up 429 yards and the defense pitched a shutout in a 32-0 dismantling of the Cougars in Western Buckeye League action as Bulldogs head coach Jerry Harris picks up his first win in his second tenure with the team. [More]
Obituaries on September 9th, 2006
Deloris Imel, 88, 216 Redbud Ave., Celina, died Sept. 7, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [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]
Local pictures on September 9th, 2006
Subscriber stories on September 9th, 2006
ST. HENRY - While students and teachers began enjoying their summer break in early June, school officials were scrambling behind the scene to find an immediate solution to the floor crisis - avoiding what could have resulted in a drawn-out, heated court battle.
FORT RECOVERY - Students within the Fort Recovery school district are performing well academically, but not well enough when compared to those overseas, according to Superintendent David Riel.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Michael Swary's 22-yard touchdown reception with one minute left in the game gave Defiance a come-from-behind 28-27 win over St. Marys at Brown Stadium in Defiance, giving the Roughriders their first loss of the season while the Bulldogs get their first win.
ST. HENRY - A pair of trends continued at the Wally Post Athletic Complex Friday night, as the St. Henry train kept rolling and Marion Local experienced another derailment.
ANNA - Despite a stumble out of the gates last week against New Bremen, the Anna Rockets served notice that they're going to be a force to be reckoned with in the Midwest Athletic Conference this year with a convincing 48-20 win over perennial powerhouse Versailles on Friday night.
MINSTER - It was Minster's wishbone rushing attack against Fort Recovery's passing offense on Friday night, but in the end, Minster was able to add a little passing while preventing Fort Recovery from mounting any running game in a 28-6 win for the Wildcats.
ROCKFORD - The St. John's Blue Jays used a balanced offensive attack and a solid defensive effort to dominate the Parkway Panthers, 43-7, in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest Friday at Panther Stadium in Parkway's home opener.
COLDWATER - Coldwater broke open the offense in a major way on Friday, piling up nearly 500 yards as the Cavaliers improve to 3-0 with a 56-7 decision over New Bremen in the home opener at Cavalier Stadium.
Compiled by Ryan Hines
and Gary R. Rasberry
Minster took a rare Midwest Athletic Conference trimatch on Thursday at Arrowhead, shooting a 151 to take the win. New Bremen was second with 176 with Fort Recovery a stroke back at 177.