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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
By William Kincaid
The city of Celina may harvest the algae in Grand Lake to create methane gas and carbon dioxide if a proposed pilot study at the water treatment plant is authorized and found viable.
Celina Planning and Community Development Director Kent Bryan informed city council members on Tuesday night of what he called a drinking water source protection project. [More]
Fire guts home of Osgood family
By Margie Wuebker
OSGOOD - A blaring radio roused a sleeping family after lightning struck their home and sparked a disastrous fire early Tuesday morning.
Now Shawn and Missy Tuente and their four children, ranging in age from 15 months to 9 years, are left to salvage belongings from the shell of the house at 14701 Reed Road. Osgood Fire Chief Frank Miller lists the damage as extensive and estimates the loss at nearly $200,000. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
MINSTER - Local councilors took the initial step toward a much-needed facelift for the Miami and Erie Canal on Tuesday night, giving first reading to an ordinance authorizing the mayor to petition the Auglaize County Commissioners for improvements.
If approved at the county level, the ditch petition could pave the way for work to be done as early as 2010. [More]
Obituaries on June 3rd, 2009
June Margret Johnson, 82, of Mendon, died at 10:25 p.m. June 2, 2009, at the La [More]
Charlotte M. Lamm, 88, 1400 Queensbury Drive, Celina, died at 6:23 p.m. May 30, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Jettie Eversole Lovelace, 82, 405 East St., Rockford, died at 2 p.m. June 1, 2009, at her residence. [More]
Irene E. May, 95, 6265 North 700 East Bryant, Ind., died at 9:10 p.m. May 31, 2009, in Hospice of Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Vernon Schmidt Jr., 87, 1660 Celina Road, St. Marys, died at 3:15 a.m. June 2, 2009, at the residence. [More]
Local pictures on June 3rd, 2009
Subscriber only stories on June 3rd, 2009
Tradition planted in annual strawberry festival
Increase in water rates recommended
Residents speak out about effect on Grand Lake
Washington Twp. landowners object to ditch assessment
A new place to stop for a drink, music
New bait shop tries to lure fishermen to Montezuma
Cavaliers and Rams have some similarities
Grand Lake area well-represented again at state
Prelude to the Dream at Eldora tonight
Eldora a special place for the racers and the fans
Time schedule for 2009 state track meet for local participants