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Friday, April 13th, 2012
By Amy Kronenberger
Tourism in Auglaize and Mercer counties rebounded slightly in 2011 after suffering losses in 2010 and 2009.
The total contribution from tourism to the local economy in 2011 was $41.1 million, up $763,217 from the previous year, Donna Grube, executive director of the Auglaize and Mercer Counties Convention & Visitors Bureau, said during the annual CVB banquet Thursday. [More]
Last year Ohioans planted more than 28,000 trees
By Shelley Grieshop
Thousands of new trees are beautifying area communities thanks to a successful nationwide program.
Tree City USA, which began in 1976, supports the planting of all types of trees and provides towns and cities with guidance regarding their care. Six local villages - Coldwater, Fort Recovery, Rockford, St. Marys, New Bremen and Versailles - all participate in the program. [More]
Instrument at St. Charles Living Center recognized for historical value
By Janie Southard
CARTHAGENA - The Precious Blood Society is owner of two pipe organs designed by the prestigious Walter Holtkamp Sr., son of New Knoxville native H.H. Holtkamp.
In fact, the two organs represent one of the first and last designed by Holtkamp before his death in 1962. [More]
By Ryan Hines
ROCKFORD - The Parkway softball team opened the season with three options at pitcher, but injuries have trimmed the Panthers' pitching staff to one at this point.
Sophomore Sierra Fent is proving that she is capable of be being the Panthers' number-one pitcher after tossing a two-hitter during Parkway's 9-2 victory over Coldwater in Midwest Athletic Conference action on Thursday in Rockford. [More]
Obituaries on April 13th, 2012
John L. Roby, 69, St. Marys, died at 3:25 p.m. April 11, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on April 13th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on April 13th, 2012
Mock crash brings poor choices to light
Youth key to strong economic future
$3.9M in conservation funding approved
CVB honors tourism supporters
Coldwater woman reportedly huffs then crashes car
Living on the wild side
Spring Friends Luncheon held by civic foundation
St. Henry's Rindler pitches one-hitter
Minster opens MAC play with dominant showing
Slack ready for opener at Eldora
Cavaliers blown out by Cougars
WSU-LC rolls to five-inning victory