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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
By William Kincaid
The emerald ash borer first identified in Ohio in 2003 is wreaking havoc locally, forcing officials to remove hundreds of dead and potentially dangerous trees from parks and public rights of way.
Most communities are removing the damaged trees and replacing them with other types of trees. Cost estimates were not available. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - New utility lines will be installed north along St. Marys River Road to U.S. 33 at the request of two property owners.
At Monday's regular council meeting, city law director Kraig Noble said the well shared by the two River Road resid [More]
Redskin girls stay unbeaten in league; Indian boys shoot 158
By Colin Foster
CARTHAGENA - The Mercer County Elks was loaded with high school golfers on Monday.
In boys competition, Fort Recovery, St. Henry and Botkins clashed in a tri-match, while St. John's met Coldwater in Midwest Athletic Conference action. The Fort Recovery girls had a showdown with the unbeaten, defending conference champion St. Henry Redskins and Marion Local played host to New Bremen. [More]
Obituaries on September 9th, 2014
Agnes V. Schmerge, 60, St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 6:35 a.m. Sept. 8, 2014, at Heritage Manor, Minster. [More]
Patrick C. Grieshop, 62, Greenville, and formerly of Osgood, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 7, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center. [More]
Bryan A. Schlater, 30, North Star, died at 6:35 a.m. Sept. 8, 2014, at his home [More]
Carol Jean Graves, 80, St. Marys, died at 6 p.m. Sept. 7, 2014, at the St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Harry E. Brewer, 76, New Bremen, died at 12:21 p.m. Sept. 8, 2014, at his residence. [More]
J. "Henry" Gurney, 47, New Bremen, died Sept. 6, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospit [More]
Robert P. Koch, 92, St. Marys, died at 11 p.m. Sept. 7, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Douglas E. Hassan, 63, Celina, passed away at 12:11 p.m. Sept. 8, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, after an extended illness. [More]
Diana G. Hagan, 69, Houston, died unexpectedly Sept. 8, 2014, in the emergency department of Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. [More]
Steven W. Quigg, 54, Rockford, and formerly of Toledo, passed away at 2:10 a.m. [More]
Local pictures on September 9th, 2014
Subscriber only stories on September 9th, 2014
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St. Henry council OKs grant, loan applications for street work
Celina ends dry spell with shutout victory
Hot start by MAC could result in more playoff teams
Coldwater spikers top Van Wert, improve to 10-2