Friday, January 30th, 2015
By Nancy Allen
VAN WERT - A statewide effort by an Ohio House committee to get farmers' input on fixing Lake Erie's toxic algae problem kicked off with a hearing in Van Wert Thursday.
The new legislation would be in response to a Lake Erie algae bloom that caused Toledo to issue a two-day drinking water ban last summer. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
ST. MARYS - A 17-minute drought without a field goal is hard to bounce back from.
St. Marys nearly did.
After a frigid start, St. Marys scored more than half its points in the fourth quarter, but Celina was clutch at the free throw line down the stretch and held the Roughriders off 48-43 Thursday night at Murotech Court. [More]
Obituaries on January 30th, 2015
Charlotte G. Link, 80, formerly of Carthagena, died Jan. 26, 2015, at Celina Manor. [More]
Kathryn Heininger Freed, 92, formerly of Findlay, passed away Jan. 25, 2015, at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys. [More]
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COLUMBUS - Ohio's farmers are being squeezed by escalating property taxes and the formula setting those rates must be made more fair and consistent, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost said.
COLUMBUS - State legislative leaders agree addressing toxic algae blooms that have beset Ohio's lakes will be a top priority this year, one that both parties will rally behind.
CELINA - This year's Celina Lake Festival may use some of the city's soon-to-be expanded park space, festival committee members said after Thursday's kick-off dinner.
NEW KNOXVILLE - Three Southwestern Auglaize County mayors shared upbeat reviews of their villages' progress in 2014 at the annual State of the Villages Breakfast Thursday morning.
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioners on Thursday approved bids for the purchase of more than $50,000 in materials to complete three culvert replacement projects.
NEW KNOXVILLE - The area's state and federal representatives are responding to their constituents' concerns and trying to improve government, attendees at the annual State of the Villages Breakfast learned Thursday.
VERSAILLES - Marion Local coach Treva Fortkamp had been waiting to witness her team put together 32 minutes of focus, effort and execution on the basketball court.
COLDWATER - Once Fort Recovery controlled its turnovers, its shooting did the damage against Coldwater.
The Indians shot nearly 60 percent from the field in picking up their 11th win of the season with a 61-48 result over the Cavaliers at the Palace in MAC play on Thursday night.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry and Colin Foster
Sawyer Weitzel and Chandler (C.J.) Kimmel had dominating performances as the Celina divers captured Western Buckeye League championships Thursday in Defiance.