Saturday, May 7th, 2016
By Ed Gebert
FORT RECOVERY - Organizers are planning to enlarge a proposed monument plaza honoring veterans in Fort Recovery Monument Park after receiving an unexpectedly large number of names to include.
Plaza committee member Ken Romer said requests for names to be included on the monument have been proceeding better than expected. However, the expansion also means more money is needed to make the plaza a reality. [More]
2016 Mercer County Knights of Columbus Track and Field Meet
By Bruce Monnin
COLDWATER - Both the Celina girls' and boys' track squads used their team depth as well as the ability to win the majority of events to sweep to victory in the Mercer County Knights of Columbus track meet. The Bulldog girls scored 202 points to more than double runner-up St. Henry's total of 83, while the Celina boys came in slightly lower, scoring 193 points to better second place Fort Recovery's 102 1/4 points. [More]
Obituaries on May 7th, 2016
Fred Jay Hullinger, 42, of 621 E. Spring Street in St. Marys, OH died 11:25 a.m. Thursday May 5, 2016 at his residence. [More]
Lucille Knapke, 94, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died on May 6, 2016, at Village Green Health Campus, Greenville, Ohio. [More]
Dorothy Durkee-Bowers, 97, St. Marys, died May 6, 2016, at Otterbein, St. Marys [More]
Theodore "Ted" Gates, age 85, of Celina, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the Colonial Nursing Center in Rockford. [More]
Lawrence F. (Spike) Kohler, Jr. of Wapakoneta died at 11:58 pm Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Auglaize Acres. [More]
Local pictures on May 7th, 2016
Subscriber stories on May 7th, 2016
Funds will help pay for infrastructure that will aid Chickasaw, industrial park
CHICKASAW - A proposed water infrastructure project to serve the village of Chickasaw and the Marion Industrial Park is getting a $200,000 boost from the federal government.
CELINA - In the coming weeks, Celina police officers will warm up the public with coffee and conversation.
"Coffee with a Cop" will debut May 25 at
CELINA - With the official dedication of their softball field before the game, it was a bit understandable if Celina was a bit fidgety before taking on backyard rival Coldwater.
ROSSBURG - Kerry Madsen ended a long World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series dry spell, and Bryan Clauson finally picked up an Amsoil United States Auto Club (USAC) Sprint Car Series win at Eldora Speedway on Friday night in the second annual Let's Race Two weekend series.
CELINA - When looking for a college to continue his education, Caleb Hoyng knew that he wanted to stay in Ohio.
The Celina basketball standout will get that chance after committing to NCAA Division III Marietta College on Friday.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
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