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Thursday, May 5th, 2011
St. Marys man recovering from injuries in Afghanistan
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - Relearning to write, tie his shoes and button his shirt is the new normal for a local soldier injured fighting terrorism in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Brian Bradley, 29, who is returning to his hometown of St. Marys this week with a Purple Heart, has been undergoing months of therapy after he was hit by gunfire in a roadside attack in November. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - Mercer County Common Pleas Court ruled in favor of the St. Marys Police Department after the city pursued a lawsuit for frivolous litigation.
The court ruled that Charles Black of Rockford must pay all attorney fees incurred by the city totaling $36,502 for needlessly suing the department on 16 different charges. [More]
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - Two pairs of eagles on Grand Lake have hatched young.
The eaglets hatched a few days apart about April 9 or 10, said Jill Bowers, a volunteer eagle watcher for the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
"I think there's probably at least two in each nest," Bowers said. [More]
Last Curtain Call
By Robb Hemmelgarn
As the gate in the Trautman Field outfield fence swung open and Mike Schumm marched his Parkway baseball team through the grass toward an overwhelming sea of fans in the bleachers, his nerves were working in overdrive.
It was his second season in charge of the Panthers, and they were moments away from the opening pitch of the 1987 Class A state championship game. [More]
Obituaries on May 5th, 2011
Ivo C. Brackman, 84, Fort Recovery, died at 11:58 p.m. May 3, 2011, at his residence. [More]
Fern Moorman, 92, Celina, died May 4, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital [More]
Lawrence J. Heckler, 52, Celina, died May 4, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Charles Milton Allen, 91, Massillon, died May 3, 2011.
He was born May 10, 19 [More]
Local pictures on May 5th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on May 5th, 2011
Vaccine dilemma becomes real pain
Serving up some Harvey Girl history
Mercer health board fills fiscal position
Parking time an issue for some businesses
Plans need to get rolling for new skateboard park
McGowan wins Republican primary
Hospital gets state, national recognition
School levy passes
Council considers pet waste ordinance
Turkish drummer focus of African Cultural Week
Cavs edge Rangers by one in final at-bat
Redskins score 20 in blowout of Indians
Blue Jays slip past Cardinals by one run