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Monday, January 8th, 2007
Planning nears completion for plant improvements
By Timothy Cox
Celina city officials expect a whirlwind of activity during the next few weeks - including a water rate increase - in preparation for an upgrade to the city's water treatment system.
Engineering for a new granular activated carbon (GAC) system is being finalized and should be in the hands of city officials within a month or so. City council members then must decide how to finance the estimated $2.5 million improvement and how much to hike water rates to pay for the improvement. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
FRENCHTOWN - Dorie Baltes looks through some cookbooks, recalling how she turned down requests for recipes like Watergate Salad, Pickled Eggs and Stuffed Peppers.
"Customers came up and asked for recipes," says the manager, head cook and jack of a [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
MINSTER - Minster had to fend off a number of challenges by Celina before escaping its home gym with a 52-51 win in a battle of Grand Lake area teams at Wildcat Gym.
The Wildcats snap a two-game losing streak to improve to 8-2 on the year while Celina drops its second straight to fall below .500 at 5-6. [More]
Obituaries on January 8th, 2007
Serenus J. Brockman, 86, of Cranberry Prairie, died at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2007, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Ted L. "Tedders" Cross, 37, 06953 Ohio 219, Celina, died of natural causes at 10:55 p.m., Jan. 3, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. [More]
Michael Allen Day, 47, of Union City, Ind., was pronounced dead at 4:35 a.m. Jan. 6, 2007, at his residence. Death was due to an apparent suicide. [More]
Rita Godwin, 84, of Celina, died early this morning, Jan. 8, 2007, at Joint Tow [More]
Virgene A. Mohrman, 76, of New Bremen, died at 1:05 p.m. Jan. 6, 2007, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was a resident for the past three years. [More]
Roselyn Hartings-Reindl, 82, of St. Marys, died Jan. 6, 2007, at Otterbein Nursing Home, St. Marys. [More]
Eugene R. Plattner, 74, 5885 state Route 274, New Bremen, died at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 07, 2007, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Ruth Stueve, 86, of New Bremen, died Jan. 7, 2007, at the Riverside Methodist H [More]
Local pictures on January 8th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on January 8th, 2007
For second time, armed robber strikes St. Marys shopping center store
Three people seriously injured in U.S. 33 crash
Farmer: Pollution from manure should be less due to recent education
Man dies from apparent self-inflicted gunshot
Mayor stresses patience during street construction
Wapakoneta trooper cited in U.S. 33 crash
Celina, St. Henry take on top swim foes in Fremont Ross invite
Bulldogs land third win of the season