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Friday, June 18th, 2010
By Nancy Allen
Too much rain has put a damper on the growing season for some Mercer County farmers, especially those in the northern part of the county, local ag officials said.
Prolonged rains have kept farmers from planting soybeans and applying nitrogen to corn. It also has caused a mold disease in wheat called wheat scab. [More]
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - Anyone in the market to run a marina may visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources park office and check out the possibilities at the now-closed East Bank Marina.
Built by the state for the state in the late 1960s, the marina is still leased through the state. It's available again, according to Brian Miller, assistant manager at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park. [More]
Obituaries on June 18th, 2010
L. Kathleen Bricker, 87, St. Marys, and formerly of Houston, Texas, died at 8:06 a.m. June 17, 2010, at Valley Nursing Home in St. Marys. [More]
Gene L. Brackman, 71, Butler Township, died June 13, 2010, in Daytona Beach, Fla. [More]
Betty L. Topp, 80, New Bremen, died at 2:20 a.m. June 17, 2010, at Otterbein in St. Marys. [More]
Hilda M. Topp, 87, Chickasaw, died at 4:50 p.m. June 16, 2010, at the Gardens in St. Henry. [More]
Wilma C. Kitzmiller, 90, Minster, died at 12:40 p.m. June 17, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Wallace A. Schmidt, 87, St. Marys, died June 17, 2010, at his home.
Funeral rites will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on June 18th, 2010
Subscriber only stories on June 18th, 2010
General fund deficit could reach nearly $1M by 2012
Area bicyclist injured; motorist leaves scene
Extension of bike path postponed this year
Tire amnesty program returns in 2011
Gunman robs North Star station
Grand Lake finishes exhibition play 4-0
Racing returns to Eldora on Saturday
Coldwater rallies in the sixth to beat St. Henry