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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Local groundskeeper loves overseeing state nature preserve
By William Kincaid
COLDWATER - For the last five years, Ron Westgerdes has regularly traversed the 47 acres of swamp forest known as Baker Woods State Nature Preserve.
The 70-year-old unofficial groundskeeper is a volunteer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas and Preserves and keeps the primeval forest's 1.25-mile trails clear of debris. He sometimes must reroute the path because of fallen trees or heavily saturated earth. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Senior Night for the Celina girls soccer team was a successful night as well as an abundant night as the Bulldogs scored five goals in each half to pick up a 10-0 win over Kenton in Western Buckeye League action at the soccer stadium.
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Obituaries on October 1st, 2014
Joann D. Keller Barhorst, 76, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Sept. 30, 2014, at her residence. [More]
Brother Gabriel Bridges, C.PP.S., 82, died at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 2014, at St. Charles Center, Carthagena. He had been in declining health. [More]
Betty N. Dumbauld, 94, Celina, passed away at 12:48 a.m. Sept. 29, 2014, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
George Stott, 65, Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Celina, died Sept. 29, 2014, in Knoxville. [More]
Local pictures on October 1st, 2014
Subscriber only stories on October 1st, 2014
Teens testify about nude photo sessions
Skilled labor shortage clouds economic forecast
Man convicted in Grube murders files appeal
Vandals hit Celina, St. Marys stadiums
Vogel opens second baked goods shop
'Riders remain unbeaten in WBL
Bulldogs have strong effort against Cougars
Cavaliers tally 11 goals against Knights