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Friday, September 7th, 2012
Attorney says the state is taking too long to compensate them for their flooded land
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - A group of 87 landowners downstream from Grand Lake on Thursday filed a motion in the Ohio Supreme Court to hold the state in contempt for failing to compensate them for their flooded land in a timely manner.
The court ruled in December that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was required to compensate the landowners for their land being flooded by the larger West Bank spillway that opened in 1997. The spillway releases water from Grand Lake into Beaver Creek. [More]
Expert says crop prices at record highs
By Nancy Allen
Grain farmers should skip storage and cash in on historically high corn and soybeans prices, a local grain marketing consultant said.
John Leighty, who works for Trupointe Cooperative in Botkins, told farmers at the Mercer County agriculture breakfast meeting Thursday that in a short crop year like this year, prices peak either before or during harvest and decline after. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - Despite a solid defensive effort by Coldwater, St. Marys scored a trio of goals before Mother Nature ended the game prematurely with the Roughriders earning a 3-0 victory over the Cavaliers.
The match was halted with 21:37 left in the second half when lightning was spotted in the area. After nearly 30 minutes of waiting and with lightning still detected, the game was called official. [More]
Obituaries on September 7th, 2012
Betty Jean Mottinger, 78, Ohio City, died at 4:30 a.m. Sept. 6, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on September 7th, 2012
State funds cut again, as promised
Two West Nile cases reported locally
Local firm to build new Chatt firehouse
Drugs found in Celina house
Program to discount some residential electric rates
Semi flips, spills KISS, Mötley Crüe equipment
Autumn Clematis a landscaping hit
Deep roots, growing branches
Redskins cruise to a sweep over Wildcats
Cavaliers top Tigers in five games
Bulldogs avoid 0-2 start in the WBL