Friday, April 12th, 2013
Energy company looking to sell its turbine projects
By Amy Kronenberger
Future industrial wind farm development in Mercer County is getting turbulent as BP America announced it will sell its wind energy division.
BP spokesman Matt Hartwig said the Great Britain-based company decided to sell its American wind division [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A closure hearing is slated for 3:30 p.m. Monday in Mercer County Juvenile Court on behalf of the man accused in the murders of Robert and Colleen Grube.
Donna Post, the court-appointed attorney for 18-year-old Trevin Sanders of Union City, Ind., filed a motion Wednesday asking that juvenile court hearings in the case be closed to the public. [More]
Obituaries on April 12th, 2013
Ellen "Annie" Bertke, 88, Maria Stein, died April 10, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Retired Lt. Colonel Robert T. Henning, 93, formerly of New Knoxville and Munroe Falls, died April 10, 2013, at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys. [More]
Robert M. "Bob" Hensley, 39, St. Marys, died April 10, 2013, after being shot by a Celina police officer. [More]
Carol J. Nash, 67, Indianapolis, Ind., passed away peacefully and comfortably with her family April 10, 2013. [More]
Marie Monnin, 82, died suddenly April 8, 2013, in Dayton.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Howard Joseph Monnin. [More]
Patricia A. Romer, 72, St. Henry, died April 11, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on April 12th, 2013
Subscriber stories on April 12th, 2013
CELINA - The building that formerly housed the sheriff's office will be razed with dollars paid by lenders blamed for the housing market crisis.
MINSTER - Tourism in Auglaize and Mercer counties gained strength in 2012 after a meager 1 percent increase in 2011.
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CELINA - Manure runoff problems continue at Stateline Agri Inc., a hog operation at 1031 state Route 29 owned by Roman Kremer, since Mercer soil and water officials were called there March 7 for an overflowing lagoon.
ST. MARYS - A local man shot by officers in front of his home last month will serve six months in jail for waving a pellet rifle and threatening public safety.
MINSTER - Three awards were given on Thursday to area standouts for their work and dedication to tourism in Auglaize and Mercer counties.
Doug Mora
I've heard of eating dandelion greens and drinking dandelion wine, but making rubber out of dandelions is like making soup out of bones. It's strangely exciting.
Local woman's missionary work in India helps keep children out of sex trafficking
ST. HENRY - St. Henry resident Marie McGee felt a calling to mission work more than 30 years ago and most recently that calling took her to India, where sex trafficking victimizes more children than in any other country.
Celina native Cody Reichard has played his way to the top-level of minor league hockey after having signed with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League in February.
After battling for the 2012 Eldora Speedway UMP DirtCar Modified track championship, Coldwater's Ryan Sutter is taking a step up in his racing career for the 2013 season.