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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Mercer County won't fill vacant Extension post
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - The prospect of paying exorbitant attorney fees for indigent murder suspects is preventing the county from hiring a full-time OSU Extension ag educator.
Mercer County Commissioners on Tuesday said they'd like to fill the vacant position as soon as possible but costs associated with several pending high-profile cases are holding them back. [More]
Oklahoma tornado
By Eric Adams
WAPAKONETA - A humanitarian effort that started Tuesday in an embroidery shop rapidly spread to a local farmer, truck driver, and many residents eager to give aid in the aftermath of Monday's devastating tornado.
Judy DuBois, owner of Wapakoneta's Auglaize Embroidery, is hosting a food and supplies drive through Friday. All donated items are to be hauled via semitrailer directly to victims in Moore, Okla. [More]
Division IV District Softball at Elida
By Gary R. Rasberry
ELIDA - Just when it appeared that Parkway's softball team was about to leave runners stranded on second and third in the first inning, the timely two-out hit came along.
Then another, and another...
The Panthers collected nine straight two-out hits, resulting in nine runs in the first inning as Parkway advanced to the Division IV district final with a 10-0 win in five innings over Patrick Henry on Tuesday at Dorothy Edwards Field. [More]
Obituaries on May 22nd, 2013
Martha Ruth (Ruck) Decker, 77, passed away May 10, 2013, in Bowling Green.
She was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Wapakoneta, to Orville and Florence Ruck. [More]
Ted Stott, 87, Celina, passed away May 21, 2013.
Services are pending at Cisc [More]
James Edward "Jim" Wasson, 73, Celina, passed away at his residence on May 17, 2013. [More]
Jerry W. "Krogie" Krogman, 66, St. Marys, died at 2:20 p.m. May 21, 2013.
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Local pictures on May 22nd, 2013
Subscriber only stories on May 22nd, 2013
Replacement levy sought for disabled
Work on dog shelter to begin
Mayor looking for volunteers for boards
Minster plans graduation ceremony for 51 seniors
City buys trailer for concession needs
Commissioners seek bigger piece of pie
Group lauds Marion FFA
Bicycle event along cross-tipped route
Flyers follow Puthoff's game plan
Local girls track teams in top five after first day
Bulldogs have seven All-WBL performers