CELINA - Properties within one-third of a mile of Grand Lake have lost an estimated total of $51 million in value since the first state-issued water advisories were posted in 2009 due to toxic blue-green algal blooms, according to a recent Ohio State University study. [More]
CELINA - A Mercer County man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one count of murder, an unclassified felony, for the death of a 4-year-old boy in September.
Cory William Eischen, 40, of Washington Township had been facing a possible death penalty if convicted in a jury trial, which had been scheduled to begin Oct. 2. By agreeing to the plea deal, he avoided the jury trial. [More]