Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Grand Lake
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - A class action lawsuit blaming local farmers for Grand Lake's poor water quality may be moving forward.
Two meetings were held in Celina on Tuesday for invited lake business owners and residents who want to join the lawsuit. No information was available on how many attended. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
More sheriff deputy cruisers are traveling area roadways.
Deputies Megan Baker and Mike Link, both of Coldwater, began their new duties Tuesday. Deputy Carla Guggenbiller of Fort Recovery will start patrols Sunday. All three formerly worked as corrections officers at the sheriff's department. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
The Miami-Erie Canal is no longer in use, but towns from Miami to Henry counties soon will be connected via trails along its towpath.
Each community is realizing the importance of their history and the canal, said Neal Brady, executive director of the Miami-Erie Canal Corridor Association (MECCA), during a St. Marys Rotary meeting Wednesday. MECCA is working with each community to raise funds for the trails. [More]
Obituaries on August 4th, 2011
Kelly Gene Now, 54, Rockford, died at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 3, 2011, at the Laurels of Shane Hill after a short battle with cancer. [More]
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Cases of salmonella have been reported in Mercer County this year, though none have been linked to ground turkey, the apparent source of a recent national outbreak.
WAPAKONETA - For many fair-goers this week, the Auglaize County Fairground has become a second home.
More than 350 campers are set up on the fair's campground.
Mercer County-Celina City Health Department
Residents can now make appointments online with the Mercer County-Celina City Health Department.
Through its website,, appointments can be made for immunizations and clinics.
NEW BREMEN - Plans to renovate Lions Club Park brought nearly two dozen residents to a public meeting Tuesday night at the lockkeeper's house.
The park, located behind the lockkeeper's house, includes Crown Pavilion to the south and a shelter house with limited restroom facilities to the north.
Two Auglaize County residents remain in critical condition today at a Lima hospital following a motorcycle-car crash Wednesday night near Montezuma.
The Darke County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old boy near Union City.
Sheriff deputies and Union City fire and rescue personnel arrived at the home in the 900 block of Peters Road in response to a 911 call placed at 1:13 a.m. today.
ST. MARYS - It's amazing the talent in the community and surrounding area, according to an Artfest 2011 committee member.
"Overall, it's a very goo
GLSCL Playoffs
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The top seed in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball playoffs opened with a win while the second seed was shut out.