Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
Change helps next generation of growers
By Shelley Grieshop
GRAND LAKE AREA - Farmers across the state are applauding the repeal of the estate tax in Ohio's new, two-year budget plan.
Gov. John Kasich on Thursday signed the $55.8 billion budget that abolishes estate taxes for all residents beginning January 2013. Farmers and others with interest in agriculture say the action will help preserve family farms that often are passed from one generation to the next. [More]
Auglaize County ACME Tournament
By Mark Ruschau
MINSTER - The Wapakoneta Redskins and the Minster Wildcats were each winners on the first day of competition on Friday in the Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament, but they were each victorious by different paths.
The Redskins scored a run in each of the sixth and seventh innings to defeat the New Bremen Cardinals 7-6. [More]
Obituaries on July 2nd, 2011
John W. McGough, 67, Celina, died 9 a.m. June 30, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Sharon Wells-Dicke, 65, Celina, died July 1, 2011, at her residence.
Services are 10:30 a.m. July 7 at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. [More]
Martha Plas, 91, Anna, died July 1, 2011, at her residence.
Arrangements are [More]
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CELINA - Of the nearly 1.3 million signatures acquired in Ohio to get a referendum on the November ballot, 1,817 were collected in Mercer County, almost 11 percent of the local voters registered during the 2010 gubernatorial election.
Better to watch fireworks set off by professionals
Officials are urging the public to take measures to protect themselves and their loved ones while celebrating this weekend.
"People need to follow proper safety when using fireworks," Celina Fire Chief Doug Wolters said.
CELINA - Plans to relocate part of Schunck Road have been revived after the project was put on hold last year because of city finances.
The city w
The four-year terms of every mayor in Mercer County will end this year and only a few candidates have filed to run in the general election in November.
Mercer County ACME Tournament
COLDWATER - After giving up five runs - and the lead - in the top of the fourth inning, Marion Local needed a way to rally in a hurry.
A 12-run out
CELINA - It was just too big of a hole to dig out of for the Grand Lake Mariners.
Lake Erie jumped out to an 8-2 lead and Grand Lake's ninth-inning rally fell short as the Monarchs defeated the Mariners 8-6 in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League action at Jim Hoess Field.
Compliled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina Dolphins hosted its annual Pentathalon meet last Saturday at Bryson Pool. The event allows swimmers to compete in all four strokes plus the Individual Medley.