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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
By Nancy Allen
Local agriculture officials agree rain is needed and yields will be down this year, but the jury is still out on how great yield losses will be.
Due to rainy spring weather this year, planting was done at various times. Some crops got in early, some got in on time and some were late, so the local fields are at various stages of growth. [More]
Two Mercer County men lost over $100,000 each
By Shelley Grieshop
WAPAKONETA - An area businessman is heading to prison for scamming numerous area victims including two southern Mercer County men who each lost more than $100,000.
Brian K. Selby, 41, 234 Southway Drive, St. Marys - the former owner of Affordable Motor Sales in downtown St. Marys - was sentenced Monday to 14 years and 11 months in prison during a standing-room-only hearing in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court. He was ordered to pay a total of $326,902 in restitution to the victims. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
After tying for first in the team standings over the weekend at the Lima City Tennis Tournament, Celina and St. Marys met Monday in a sort of tiebreaker when the teams met at Celina's courts for a Western Buckeye League dual match.
The Roughriders took two of the three singles while Celina dominated the doubles and got a big win from Shelby Decker as the NetDogs took the match 3-2 to improve to 3-0 in WBL duals. St. Marys suffers its first WBL loss in falling to 2-1. [More]
Obituaries on August 26th, 2008
Former New Knoxville resident Carol "Bud" Ireton, 81, 2117 Kensington Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:45 a.m. Aug. 24, 2008, at Hospice of Dayton. [More]
Local pictures on August 26th, 2008
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