Saturday, May 7th, 2011
By Shelley Grieshop
GRAND LAKE - Heavy rains in late winter and early spring have further degraded Grand Lake's water quality and prompted state officials to scale back the upcoming alum treatment.
Instead of using a low dose of alum sulfate across the entire 13,500-acre lake, a more concentrated treatment will focus on only 4,900 acres in the center of the lake. This area has the highest level of phosphorus, which has been washed off the mostly agricultural land surrounding the lake and into its water. [More]
Mercer County Track Meet
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Plenty of spectacular performances highlighted the second day of the 2011 Mercer County Knights of Columbus Track and Field Meet at Cavalier Stadium.
Celina dominated its way to a sweep of the high school team championships, scoring 182 points in the girls meet, 71 points ahead of runner-up Marion Local, and 159 points in the boys' meet to beat the host Cavaliers by 50. [More]
Obituaries on May 7th, 2011
Alice Janette Burger, 86, Celina, died at 2 p.m. May 5, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Bentley Michael Goins, son of Kylie Wood and Trevor Goins of Van Wert, was stillborn at 6 p.m. May 5, 2011, at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
Ardyth Shaffer, Mendon, died May 6, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill.
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James E. Emans, 62, Celina, died at 10:44 p.m. May 4, 2011, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. [More]
Local pictures on May 7th, 2011
Subscriber stories on May 7th, 2011
CELINA - Making it through the difficult times of being a foster mom leads to the most rewarding aspect - when the child finally opens up and grows emotionally, says Laura Pease of Celina.
The label says bath salts, but the contents of small packets and containers bearing names such as Loco Motion, White Lightning, Cloud Nine, Bliss, Vanilla Sky, Euphoria and TranQuility are not intended for a soak in the tub.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater's Reese Klenke took the mound in relief when St. Henry had the bases loaded and wiggled out of the jam as the Cavaliers picked up a 10-8 win over the Redskins at the Wally Post Athletic Complex on Friday.
ROSSBURG - Last September Joey Saldana entered the Four Crown Weekend at Eldora Speedway as the points leader in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Serie