Fog is developing across the area with locally dense patches where visibility is reduced to one quarter mile or less. As showers and thunderstorms move into the region late tonight, visibility will improve. But until then, motorists should exercise extra caution. Be prepared for rapid changes in visibility along your route.
66° 66° chance Thu 80° Thu 80° likely 57° 57° slight chance Fri 81° Fri 81°
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The brown scum blanketing portions of Grand Lake the last couple of days was dead algae, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer.
"We had the scum analyzed, and it's dead algae," he said Monday evening while in town with Gov. John Kasich for the annual Republican Party dinner. "That's a good thing. But there's a lot of algae out there."
Zehringer said he's unsure why the water is brown in some areas. Grand Lake typically appears green. [More]
Unemployment rate
By Christine Henderson
Mercer County for the sixth consecutive month has the lowest unemployment rate in the state.
The continually declining unemployment rate is due to existing businesses expanding, often adding a few employees at a time, Mercer County Community Development Director Jared Ebbing said. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
After a solid start to the 2012 Major League Baseball season, Cory Luebke's season is over.
The San Diego Padres' left-handed pitcher will undergo surgery on Wednesday to replace a torn Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his pitching elbow.
The procedure will be done by Dr. Lewis Yocum of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. [More]
Obituaries on May 22nd, 2012
Grace E. Bruggeman Timmerman, 89, Coldwater, died May 21, 2012, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Margaret E. "Maggie" Roebuck, 72, Fort Recovery, died May 21, 2012, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert. [More]
John E. Zumbrink, 67, Elijah-York Road, North Star, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at his home. [More]
Virginia L. Strader, 85, St. Marys, died at 10:45 a.m. on May 20, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
Keith N. Balfour, 81, of Celina, died at 8 p.m. May 17, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Robert Fields, 51, rural Mendon, died May 20, 2012, of injuries received in a m [More]
Local pictures on May 22nd, 2012
Subscriber only stories on May 22nd, 2012
Governor Kasich pushes for a better Ohio
Finger-licking good time had by all
Board rejects principal's wish to retire-rehire
New AD may coach one year
School may develop outdoor classroom
Graduation set for Sunday for Fort Recovery seniors
American Legion votes against lease to marina
Huelsman to coach Redskins' girls team
Wildcats ready to make regional debut
Lakers' baseball team lands a pair of Coldwater commitments
St. Henry to party on its 175th birthday
Grand Lake area offers recreational opportunities
Sprints, mods, stocks at Eldora
Tradition planted in strawberry festival
Picnic features games, music
Mendon festival to include inflatables
Festival goers may win prizes
Contests, food and rides on agenda
New features added to Chickasaw picnic
Zuma Days offers free train rides
Community Days adds new attractions
Maria Stein Country Fest marks twenty-fifth anniversary
Regional bands kicks off Freedom Days
Village picnic features favorites
Taste of Celina returns
Car to be raffled at IC Picnic
Old-time Chatt picnic set in July
Lake Festival keeping with tradition
Burkettsville Community Picnic plans food, games
Golf courses
Tractor pull set for two nights
Popular events return to Fireman's Picnic
Auglaize County Fair offering daily deals at the gate
U.S. 127 garage sale
Pageant kicks off Summerfest
Community picnic raises funds for park
Sites to visit
British music, rodeo add to Mercer fair
Variety of lodgings welcome visitors to area
Coldwater softball tournament will raise money for MDA
Mariners games set for summer
Bremenfest to bring new ride company, animals
Regatta to bring boats to lake
Bean Bake to feature re-enactors
Pumpkins will fly high
St. Joe Homecoming to include Mass, music, food, games
Minster to celebrate German heritage with food, music, fun