Thursday, June 30th, 2011
By Margie Wuebker
A 16-year prison sentence was handed down Wednesday to a 26-year-old Celina man who restrained and tortured a 3 1/2-year-old-girl.
Nathaniel C. Maddox, formerly of 225 W. Logan St., nodded but said nothing in Mercer County Common Pleas Court as relatives called out "We love you, Nathan" as uniformed deputies led him from the courtroom. [More]
By Jay Clouse
When John Lake received his degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University, he applied for a reporting position at a small town newspaper. He was told no positions were available.
"I was just out of college," Lake said. "I didn't know what I wanted to do."
That's when Lake's neighbor, advertising manager Frank Hagen, made him an offer. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - The Ohio Supreme Court has a great role regarding individual rights.
Court Justice Robert Cupp spoke to Rotary members Wednesday, explaining the importance of the state's court system.
"The role of courts are to protect individual and property rights, and we do that in an independent way, free from the influence of the executive and legislative branches or from the public," Cupp said. [More]
Obituaries on June 30th, 2011
Phyllis Marie Cook, 80, St. Marys, died at 11:55 a.m. June 27, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
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Local schools, towns sweating out expected revenue reductions
GRAND LAKE AREA - Local officials are skeptical about the impact of the state's $55.8 billion budget, which was passed by the House and Senate this week and is expected to be signed by Gov. Kasich today.
Mechanic draws plane design
Enemies of the U.S. and its interests won't be catcalling at a short-skirted, leggy redhead named Lady Luck.
Created by St. Henry native Christine Van Iderstine, the image is a vintage design expected to soon adorn the nose of a massive B-52 bomber.
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery farm owners with a history of polluting are applying for permits from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) to build a 200,000 pullet farm in Darke County.
Two people were injured when a farm tractor and a car collided along state Route 118, north of Philothea Road. The mishap occurred at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to Mercer County Sheriff's Office reports.
The requirements for the art form Zentangle are pretty simple: life experience, inspiration and some creativity. So it's fair to say just about anyone can produce a Zentangle art piece with minimal tools. It's all about letting your mind wander.
CELINA - Guided by a 10-hit offensive performance and four shutout innings out of the bullpen, the Grand Lake Mariners defeated the Hamilton Joes 8-4 on Wednesday evening in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League play at Jim Hoess Field.
ROCKFORD - Coldwater finished Mercer County circuit play at 9-1 as Eric Schmackers fired a five-hit shutout to lead the Cavaliers to an 11-0 win over Parkway on Wednesday at Don Black Field in Rockford.