Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Obituaries on May 12th, 2010
Alma M. Hittepole, 93, 504 E. Monroe St., New Bremen, died at 11:35 p.m. May 10, 2010, at St. Marys Living Center, St. Marys, where she lived since 2007. [More]
Dianne E. Kennedy, 66, 03221 Dowty Road, St. Marys, died at 9:17 a.m. May 11, 2 [More]
Mabel Lou Thomas, 66, 1102 Lilac St., Celina, died May 11, 2010, at home.
She was born March 27, 1944, in Celina to Cy Thomas and Geraldine Barnhill Martin. [More]
Stories on May 12th, 2010
Director: Less seasonal help will be hired
CELINA - There are no plans to eradicate the city's park and recreation department or eliminate its director, Celina Safety Service Director Rick Bachelor said.
Members hear criticism on price per acre
CELINA - The third reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of 12.59 acres of city industrial park land to Grand Lake Warehousing was tabled by city council Monday night.
An area judge ruled in favor of the state on 17 of 23 counts in a lawsuit against Stateline Agri alleging illegal manure management, pollution incidents and violations of state permits between 2003 and 2007. [More]
Auglaize County
WAPAKONETA - Local health officials say administering childhood vaccines during school hours is quick and convenient for students and parents.
However, at least one area school official isn't thrilled with the idea and won't allow nurses to give shots to students during school hours.
Mercer County commissioners this week approved the purchase of nearly $120,000 in office equipment for a local job support agency.
The funding for
Coldwater schools
COLDWATER - The Coldwater teachers' union is in support of going for the federally-funded Race to the Top grant, Coldwater Teachers Organization President Sophia Rodriguez told school board members Tuesday evening.
WAPAKONETA - Turn off the TV, computer and video games and get moving to maintain strong bones, local health officials say.
"The best time to start preventing osteoporosis is when you're 20 to 30 years old," Dr. Juan Torres told Auglaize County Health Board members on Tuesday.
NEW BREMEN - This Auglaize County community may soon grow by 90-plus acres as a result of action taken by village council members Tuesday night.
The acreage includes the Kuenning-Dicke Nature Park, located north of the village along the Miami and Erie Canal, owned by the New Bremen Foundation.
ROCKFORD - Will Parkway teachers vote yes in the second-round-and-you're-out quest for the federal Race to the Top money?
Tonight's Parkway Education Association meeting vote will determine if the school continues toward the possible $100,000.
CELINA - An 18-year-old high school student was arrested for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession after police officers and a K-9 searched the school district this morning.
CELINA - A bar/restaurant on the shore of Grand Lake has been renovated with new decor to "really embrace the lake," its new owner said.
Dick Cushm
Division IV Sectional Softball at New Bremen
NEW BREMEN - The Marion Local Flyers got some offensive magic in the late innings by scoring seven runs in the last two frames to rally from a 1-0 deficit to post a 7-1 win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers to capture a Division IV sectional crown at New Bremen High School. [More]
Day One of the Midwest Athletic Conference Track Meet
FORT RECOVERY - The Versailles girls and the Minster boys jumped out to the early team leads after the first day of the Midwest Athletic Conference Track Meet.
Local pictures on May 12th, 2010