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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - The state is moving forward with plans to do a large-scale alum treatment on Grand Lake this year to combat the lake's toxic algae blooms.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is applying for up to $5 million from the Ohio EPA's Water Pollution Control Loan Fund to pay for the treatment. Alum is a chemical that robs the lake's toxin-producing algae of phosphorous, its main food source. [More]
Division IV Sectional at Wapakoneta
By Randy Bruns
WAPAKONETA - Tuesday's Division IV girls sectional semifinal doubleheader provided a pair of games that contrasted greatly but both produced winners from Mercer County.
The Marion Local Flyers dominated the opener from the get-go and never looked back in cruising to a 53-22 thrashing of the undersized Ridgemont Golden Gophers. [More]
Obituaries on February 23rd, 2011
Former Celina resident JoAnn Allison, 76, died Feb. 15, 2011, in Dayton.
She was born Nov. 27, 1934. She married Charles Allison, who survives. [More]
Larry L. Peggs, 71, Celina, died Feb. 21, 2011, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster. [More]
Dwight Monroe Bennett, 89, a resident at Roselawn Manor in Spencerville, died at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 21, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Linda L. Selby Burklo, 58, St. Marys, died at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Velma C. Meyer, 95, formerly of Minster, died Feb. 22, 2011, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney. [More]
Local pictures on February 23rd, 2011
Subscriber only stories on February 23rd, 2011
Coldwater teachers oppose bill
Rezoning for digester refused
Funds approved for Prairie Creek project
Mercer County seeks bridge materials for 2011 projects
Council makes way for improvement projects at Lock One, Lions Park
Local man arrested during drug raid
New way to shovel snow
Parkway's tourney game will be tonight
Celina sending four from middle school to state wrestling