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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Grant will help restore wetlands
By Shelley Grieshop
MONTEZUMA - The county landed a much-needed $534,270 state grant to buy property for a wetlands restoration project along the shores of Prairie Creek and Grand Lake.
Mercer County Commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement with the state to accept the Clean Ohio Conservative Fund grant. The money will help the county buy an additional 40 acres of land near the established 20-acre Prairie Creek Treatment Train, adjacent to Aqua View Estates in Montezuma. [More]
Auglaize County
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - Auglaize residents soon will have access to 15.84 acres of wooded land just north of St. Marys for hiking and other nature activities thanks to a donation from a local family.
Residents John and Alma Kuffner donated the land to Heritage Trails Park District in the memory of their mother, Dr. Elizabeth Yahl Kuffner. The area is adjacent to county Road 66A, just north of U.S. 33. [More]
Mercer County Cross Country Meet
By Gary R. Rasberry
MARIA STEIN - Before Tuesday's Mercer County cross country meet, Coldwater's coach Marty Schoenherr told his top runners to stay together when they ran the course at Marion Community Park.
The Cavaliers' trio of Christina Seas and Sarah and Jill Kanney followed the instruction of their coach and crossed the finish line at the exact same time to earn a three-way tie for the race title, helping Coldwater pull past Celina in the team standings of the high school girls' race. [More]
Obituaries on August 22nd, 2012
Mary Lois Caywood, 82, Rockford, died at 4:28 p.m. Aug. 17, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Linda A. Petty, 69, Wapakoneta, and formerly of Carthage, Mo., died Aug. 20, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Daniel E. Menchhofer, 36, Fort Recovery, died at 10:51 p.m. Aug. 20, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Jamie L. Rammel, 27, Celina, died Aug. 20, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on August 22nd, 2012
Subscriber only stories on August 22nd, 2012
Testing algae-destroying machine
Rockford considers starting radio station
Mercer County maintains lowest unemployment rate
State denies grant for Fourth Street
Nine arrested in local drug roundup
Marijuana plants yanked from area fields
Findlay hands Celina loss in season opener
Wessel has match set up for Friday
Celina showing potential for strong season
Coldwater loaded for another special season
Versatility is a strength this year for Indians
Youngsters will be playing key roles for Flyers
Expectations at an all-time high for Minster
McGaharan stressing strong work ethic
Panthers hoping to hit the ground running
Redskins need to avoid injuries for success
Roughriders still trying to find the right mix
Sutter looks to continue tradition of success
Coldwater welcomes back a veteran roster
Fort Recovery will feature a young lineup
Marion Local has 11 letterwinners returning
Wildcats welcome back four starters
Cardinals focused on overall improvement
Marbaugh searching for some consistency
Redskins rebuilding after run to state title
St. Marys returns just one starter for this season