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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Cost of softening is too high; Hazel says search to continue
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City officials' hopes of finding an underground source of drinking water to replace Grand Lake have been foiled for now after tests at a potential site east of town revealed the water is too hard.
"The water was significantly harder than what we currently treat from the lake. It would cost significantly more to soften that water back to the levels that people are accustomed to right now," Hazel told the newspaper Monday night after the commitee of a whole meeting. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A large ice crack stretching nearly across Grand Lake is picturesque, sometimes noisy and extremely dangerous.
The pressure ridge, as it is called, spans from Lake Shore Drive in Celina to about the Villa Nova area in St. Marys. Such phenomena occur as thick ice expands and contracts with fluctuating temperature, causing a buckle when the ice can't contract as a whole. [More]
Obituaries on February 24th, 2015
Ruth E. Kittle, 83, Celina, passed away at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, at 11:54 p.m. Feb. 22, 2015. [More]
Howard L. Overholser, 94, formerly of Coldwater and Dayton, died on Feb. 23, 2015, at Alterra Sterling House, Beavercreek. [More]
John R. Arkenberg, 54, Fort Loramie, died of natural causes on the early mornin [More]
Craig "Frog" Ralston, 65, St. Marys, died on Feb. 21, 2015, at his residence. [More]
Local pictures on February 24th, 2015
Subscriber only stories on February 24th, 2015
Celina plans to construct new $2M water tower
New Bremen council reviews plans for new buildings
St. Henry, Burkettsville fire departments announce merger
Some residents complain about plan to tax license plates
St. Marys council OKs land buy
Woman indicted in jail tobacco-smuggling incident
Rams edge Rangers, 52-50
Indians roll past Tigers
Area swimmers and divers striving for strong showings