Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Large crowds celebrate Fourth in Celina, state park
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Despite the heat, large crowds were on hand for this year's Freedom Days celebration along Grand Lake.
"We had some nice crowds Friday and Saturday. Sunday it was so hot ... attendance was down a little until later in the evening," said Bob Howell, one of the chairmen of the three-day festival along Lakeshore Drive in Celina. [More]
Mercer County ACME Sectional Tournament
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - The Coldwater Cavaliers secured a spot in the ACME district tournament by holding off a feisty Celina squad 8-5 on Monday at Veterans Field in the winner's bracket of the Mercer County ACME sectional tournament.
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Obituaries on July 5th, 2011
Viola C. Bornhorst, 81, Minster, died July 2, 2011, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster. [More]
Leon E. Gerling, 85, New Knoxville, died at 9:47 a.m. July 2, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St, Marys. [More]
Martha B. Francis Plas, 91, St. Patrick, died July 1, 2011, at her residence. [More]
Jeremiah Walter Larsen, 28, Celina, died July 3, 2011, following a motorcycle accident on Oregon Road. [More]
David F. Hegemier, 84, New Knoxville, died July 4, 2011, at his residence.
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Phillip Lewis, 55, St. Marys, was found dead June 28, 2011, at his residence. [More]
Debra Jean Hensley, 56, St. Marys, was found dead on July 2, 2011, at her residence. [More]
Sharon M. Wells-Dicke, 65, Celina, died at 8:10 a.m. July 1, 2011, at her residence. [More]
Local pictures on July 5th, 2011
Subscriber stories on July 5th, 2011
GRAND LAKE - The first alum treatment on Grand Lake is finished and local officials are talking about what comes next.
Brian Miller, manager of Grand Lake St. Marys State Park, will soon be meeting with Ohio Department of Natural Resources administrators to discuss plans for 2012 and 2013.
A 28-year-old Celina man will killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday night along Oregon Road, according to Mercer County Sheriff's Office reports.
MARIA STEIN - For the second year in a row, the Marion Local boys' basketball program will be under new leadership, but this time the Flyers' pilot will be a familiar face.
Auglaize County ACME Sectional Tournament
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry

  Wapakoneta earned the first bid from Auglaize County for the district ACME tournament after posting a 6-4 win over top-seeded St. Marys at the county sectional on Sunday at Hanover Street Park in Minster.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Grand Lake Mariners completed the long holiday weekend with a 2-3 record. Grand Lake lost the first three games to Stark County before winning the final game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Terriers, and following that up with a win over Lake Erie on Monday.
About 25 producers meet with Kasich, state agriculture director at Shelby County farm
State officials want farmers to know they hear their concerns.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Jim Zehringer, Fort Recovery, visited the Shelby County farm of Chris Gibbs last week to talk to about 25 farmers about agriculture.