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Monday, May 11th, 2009
Soak before cooking
By Janie Southard
There are more than 2,000 types of wild mushrooms in Ohio. Some are poison. Some aren't, and those are the ones that get people of all ages out in early spring searching for morchella, otherwise known as morel or sponge mushrooms.
Octogenarian Betty Schmitt of Mendon has been hunting mushrooms since she was a little girl living around Geneva, Ind. One of nine children, they all learned early to identify those highly-prized sponges. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ELIDA - Celina and St. Marys took advantage of the wind blowing out of Ed Sandy Field in Elida as both teams won their Division II sectional openers on Saturday.
The Bulldogs concluded the tournament tripleheader by beating Van Wert 9-5 behind six strong innings on the mound from Darin Waterman and hot bats of Brian Brockly, Jeremy Kerr and Waterman. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ELIDA - Coldwater nearly saw a four-run lead in the fifth evaporate, only to battle through and open its tournament play with a 10-7 win over Columbus Grove in the Division III sectional softball tournament at Dorothy Edwards Field in Elida on Saturday morning. [More]
Obituaries on May 11th, 2009
Mary Lou Echeman, 78, of South Main St., Minster, died in the a.m. May 9, 2009, at her residence. [More]
James Howard Gill, 84, 345 Green Street South, Mendon, died at 4:56 p.m. May 8, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Michael A. Heitkamp, 42, 432 W. Haven Dr., New Bremen, died at 7:18 a.m. May 9, [More]
Linus W. Huelskamp, 87, 1837 St. Joe Road, Fort Recovery, died May 8, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Betty J. Opperman, 77, 310 E. Front St., New Bremen, died at 12:27 p.m. May 10, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Deborah Marie "DoeDoe" Snider, 52, of Rockford, died at 8:25 a.m. May 10, 2009, at Roselawn Nursing Home. Death was due to brain cancer. [More]
Joyce L. Ward, 74, 627 S. Harrison St., Van Wert, died at 2:20 a.m. May 10, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Local pictures on May 11th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on May 11th, 2009
Local pregnancy center dream still alive amid economic struggle
New crisis pregnancy center opens in Celina
Graduation ceremonies to be held on Sunday
Man escapes injuries in Ultra Light aircraft crash
Ribfest deemed a success
Tourney starts with a victory for Celina
Marion Local, Fort Recovery reach sectional final
Celina grabs both doubles titles in WBL
Panthers, Flyers open tourney with wins
Schatz takes the lead late for Eldora win
Parkway softball sweeps two from Continental
Indians, Rangers pick up victories