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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Recreational vehicle owners gather at Mercer County Fairgrounds
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Sixty years ago, many Americans likened motorhome inhabitants to carnival folk, gypsies and conmen always ready to get out of dodge if the law encroached on their turf, historian Al Hesselbart says.
The RV lifestyle today is popular with many, from successful entrepreneurs and retired professionals to couples raising their children on the road. [More]
Parkway wins battle of state-ranked teams
By Gary R. Rasberry
ROCKFORD - The Parkway Panthers used a solid attack and stingy net defense to come away with a three-game sweep over Lima Central Catholic - 25-17, 25-20 and 25-20 - in a Monday night battle of state-ranked volleyball teams at Panther Gymnasium.
The Panthers, ranked eighth in this week's Division IV coaches' state poll, improves to 14-3 on the season while the Thunderbirds, slotted 19th in the Division III state poll, drops to 10-4. [More]
By Nancy Allen
LONDON - The time is ripe for entering the specialty crop market as demand increases for fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.
This type of farming also is increasingly being used as a way to bring grown children back into the family farming business, said Brad Burgefurd, an OSU Extension horticulturist. [More]
Obituaries on September 27th, 2011
Darlene Mary Williamson, 56, Ohio City, died at 11:55 p.m. Sept. 23, 2011, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Martin F. Lefeld, 82, St. Henry, died at 5:25 p.m. Sept. 25, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Helen Hazel Swink Smith, 100, of Celina, died at 4 p.m. Sept. 26, 2011, at the [More]
Linda L. McMillan, 52, of Celina, died Sept. 24, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Edgar Fernand Gillis Jr., 76, of Celina, died Sept. 26, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on September 27th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on September 27th, 2011
Village to seek loans of $2 million for sewers
City plans to appeal state citation
Council discusses plan to lower phosphorus levels
Road reconstruction project to be complete by week's end
SWCD makes staff changes
Police department will accept trapped animals
Slain grandmother's trial to be heard by judge
Celina loses final home match against Findlay
Darke County hog farm gets national environmental award