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Thursday, August 7th, 2014
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - The thrill of airborne dogs, kids wrestling livestock and a frog-hopping competition awaits visitors to this year's Mercer County Fair.
The 162nd annual event kicks off Friday and continues though Aug. 14 at the fairgrounds in Celina. About two dozen new events and entertainers will debut, fair manager Cara Muhlenkamp said. [More]
By Nancy Allen
ST. MARYS - Local OSU Extension officials are using an area farm to test a different technique for planting winter cover crops.
On Wednesday morning, farmer Stanley Brown used his seed drill to plant cover crops in wheat stubble on his farm along state Route 364, southwest of St. Marys. Later in the afternoon, VanTilburg Farms officials used a seeder with 90-foot-wide booms to plant cover crops in rows of 8-foot-tall corn on the farm. [More]
Obituaries on August 7th, 2014
Carl Fries Nichols, 84, Celina, passed away Aug. 6, 2014, at Mercer Health, Coldwater. [More]
Paul J. Nieport, 75, Versailles, passed away at 10:43 p.m. Aug. 5, 2014, at Kindred Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Chin-cha Penn, 70, Celina, died Aug. 5, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She [More]
Local pictures on August 7th, 2014
Subscriber only stories on August 7th, 2014
Area voters to decide issues in November election
Mendon home invaders seek early release
Putnam County man is sentenced for fatal crash
Health department positions swapped
Tips lead to arrests of three on drug charges
Superstars of rock radio era put on golden show
High school golf season officially underway
Eldora to host 'Family Fun Night' Saturday