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Thursday, September 24th, 2009
By Margie Wuebker
MONTEZUMA - Fire destroyed the recently remodeled Rumors at the Lake restaurant early this morning turning a one-block section of state Route 219 into a parking lot for responding fire department vehicles.
Local fire chief Dan Davenport said a passer-by reportedly spotted smoke rolling from the building at 6859 state Route 219 and placed a 911 call at 1:59 a.m. In addition to Montezuma, other fire departments responding to the scene were Coldwater, Chickasaw and St. Marys Township. [More]
By Nancy Allen
Decoy coyotes are proving to be a good way to scare off Giant Canada Geese for folks who don't want them or their droppings in their yards and ponds.
The geese eat grass and produce large droppings that routinely litter sidewalks, walkways and yards throughout the Grand Lake area. They also aggressively defend their nests. [More]
Obituaries on September 24th, 2009
Linda Benanzer, 62, West Park Street Fort Loramie, died at 6:50 p.m. Sept. 22, 2009, at her home. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Dula Brand, 87, 14245 Mangen Road, Yorkshire, died at 1:24 p.m. Sept. 22, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Guy Leonard Shadrach, 75, died Sept. 6, 2009, in Avon Park, Fla.
He was born [More]
Harold R. Steele, age 94, of Edgerton, and formerly Decatur, Ind, and Columbia, [More]
Rita M. Walters, 87, 03271 Minster-Fort Recovery Road, died at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 23, 2009, in the emergency room of Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. [More]
Local pictures on September 24th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on September 24th, 2009
Mercer Health gets new CEO
$3.4 million sewer project
Pulling out sweet memories of a time gone by
Council wants to improve water treatment plant
Niswonger Performing Arts Center strives to bring in more nationally acclaimed shows
MAC unbeatens set for Friday showdown
Bulldogs are still in search of first victory
1985 was a special season for St. Henry
Impact Game of the Week: Parkway at Fort Recovery