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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
By Nancy Allen
A pending law could make it easier for farmers to build manure digesters and algae growing facilities on their land.
The Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 276, which seeks to change the definition of agriculture and agricultural land to include anaerobic digesters and algaculture (farming of algae). This means ag land owners would not have to go before a zoning board to have their land rezoned industrial to build a digester. [More]
Pair formerly worked at meat market in Fort Recovery
By Margie Wuebker
Two Indiana residents appeared recently in Mercer County Common Pleas Court for sentencing on charges stemming from the theft of meat from customers of a Fort Recovery business.
Darren M. Sain, 50, and Ladonna L. Williams, 52, both of Portland, each pleaded no contest to an amended charge of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. The original charge was a more serious fifth-degree felony. [More]
Last Curtain Call
By Robb Hemmelgarn
Fifty-seven years ago, the Willshire High School Bearcats were perched on the pinnacle of the boys' high school basketball world.
Logging 29 victories over the course of the 1954-55 campaign, the tiny school nestled on the Ohio-Indiana border won more games and hit peaks that were rare for local schools to accomplish during that era. [More]
Obituaries on December 22nd, 2011
Former Minster resident Rose Mary Beckman, 97, died Dec. 21, 2011, at Auglaize Acres, Wapakoneta, where she had been a resident for 30 years. [More]
Former Montezuma resident William George "Bill" Bishop, 90, of Lima, died at 4:15 a.m. Dec. 21, 2011. [More]
Helen Louise Fleming, 81, Rockford, died Dec. 21, 2011 at her home.
She was b [More]
Former Celina resident Margeurite "Marge" Moore, 92, Leesburg, Ind., died Dec. 21, 2011. [More]
Local pictures on December 22nd, 2011
Subscriber only stories on December 22nd, 2011
Family heals through giving
Costly fix for leaky city tower
St. Marys names interim director
Troopers beefing up patrol
Rockford official urges land buy for future development
Bank OKs buying city notes to finance lake walkway debt
Celina drops priciest insurance plan
Commissioners move to reduce personnel's travel expenses
Arts Place holding grand opening at new location
Asset Allocation Associates Holiday Basketball Tournament