Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
By Shelley Grieshop
NEW BREMEN - A wind-tossed camper, damaged barns and felled trees dotted the landscape in Auglaize County on Tuesday afternoon after a storm barreled through the area.
"We had a debris pattern and it looks like we had straight-line winds," Auglaiz [More]
By Colin Foster
In 1983, Staci (Finke) Jones broke the New Bremen High School 400-meter dash record by finishing in 59.7 seconds at the regional meet.
Twenty-four years later, her then-sophomore daughter Taylor broke that record with a mark of 59.56 at the Midwest Athletic Conference meet. [More]
Obituaries on May 27th, 2015
JoAnn M. Deal, age 79, of Greenville, passed away on May 21, 2015 at Kettering Hospital with her family by her side. [More]
Mark D. Powell, age 61, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2 [More]
Nancy Karch, 74, Celina, OH, passed away on May 25, 2015, 1:35 P.M. at Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL. [More]
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Subscriber stories on May 27th, 2015
Area women complete Great Wall Marathon
Moments of self-doubt, injuries and mental hurdles didn't stop Toni Agler and Maria Slife from running one of the toughest 26.2-mile treks in the world: the Great Wall Marathon.
NEW BREMEN - Village council members at Tuesday's meeting chose H.A. Dorsten Inc. of Minster to construct the Komminsk Legacy Park project.
Project architect John Freytag of Freytag & Associates of Sidney recommended Dorsten's bid as the lowest and best of the four submitted.
ST. MARYS - City council members at Tuesday's meeting took their first step toward increasing monthly service charges for electric customers.
Council heard first reading of an ordinance raising the monthly service charge from the current $3.25 to $10 by the end of 2016.
For the first time since December, Mercer County alone holds the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 2.9 percent in April, according to data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
ST. HENRY - Village administrator Ron Gelhaus reminded residents not to dump grass clippings in the streets.
"We will not pick up grass clippings," Gelhaus said at Tuesday night's village council meeting.
COLDWATER - Coldwater Exempted Village Schools board members Tuesday night chose a new supervisor of student services and hired three teachers for the 2015-16 year.
ST. MARYS - Sandy Gerdeman's life has gone to the dogs.       Gerdeman and her husband, Rick, recently opened K9to5 Doggy Day Care LLC, at 1216 Indiana Ave., St. Marys.
CELINA - Wright State University-Lake Campus officials are seeking candidates for the Master of Business Administration program.
The cohort-style program begins in January with a tentative application deadline of Sept. 1.
Division IV Regional Baseball Preview
Although it's been over 60 years since a Fort Recovery baseball team has made it to the regional, this year's Indians are familiar with their semifinal foe and the venue.
Razz-Eye View
The high school track season begins its two biggest weeks of the season this afternoon with regional track competition.
All three divisions are rep