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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
By Nancy Allen
Local fruit growers aren't sleeping well.
Blame Mother Nature.
Oscar Jutte, owner of Jutte's Fruit Farm near Fort Recovery, has an alarm by his bedside that awakens him when the temperature reaches 32 degrees. He then heads out to the fields to begin frost protecting his plants. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
MONTEZUMA - The county is seeking more than a half million dollars in grant funds to buy 40 acres along Grand Lake as a natural habitat.
The property is located near Prairie Creek, behind the Aqua View subdivision and adjacent to an ongoing project to restore littoral wetlands along the lake's south shore. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. MARYS - A Lima appeals court on Monday upheld a local court ruling that sent a St. Marys man to prison one year ago for beating a man to death outside an area bar in 2010.
The Third District Court of Appeals concurred with the April 2011 conviction and sentencing of Gordon W. Diggle III, 31, of St. Marys, in Auglaize County Commons Pleas Court. A jury convicted Diggle of murder and aggravated robbery, and Judge Frederick Pepple sentenced him to 25 years to life in prison. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
ROCKFORD - The Parkway Panthers got one big offensive inning and a solid relief effort from senior John Rollins to defeat the Fort Recovery Indians 6-5 in Midwest Athletic Conference baseball play on Thursday afternoon at Don Black Field.
Parkway improves to 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the conference while Fort Recovery falls to 4-8 on the season and 0-1 in the MAC. [More]
Obituaries on April 11th, 2012
Sandra Dawn Burnett, 51, Celina, died April 6, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on April 11th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on April 11th, 2012
Owner seeks protection for land, woods near lake
Van Wert wind may help power village
Officials seek more funds for paving
Change life's passion into your occupation
Doctor: Don't rush to the emergency room
Council dives into plans for new pool
Resident concerned about rehiring retired teachers
Coldwater district receives 32 applications for the high school principal position
Police detective injured in accident
Woman's life saved by wearing seat belt
Shop recycling stylish clothes, decor
Apps free workers from office
Multimillion dollar expansion under way
O-G scores seven in first two innings to beat Celina
Cavaliers' track teams sweep quadrangular
Blue Jays open MAC by edging Wildcats