The search is continuing Saturday on Grand Lake for a possible drowning victim. The Montezuma Fire Department was advised at 2:35 a.m. Saturday of a male overboard in the vicinity of Safety Island on Grand Lake. Montezuma fire chief Ron Schulze said his department was aided in the search by the Celina police and fire departments, St. Marys Township Fire Department, Ohio Department of Watercraft and the U.S. Freshwater Boating Alliance.
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ROCKFORD - A local home-schooled student's passion for the pro-life cause led him to earn second place in the Ohio Right to Life Oratory Contest last month.
Soon-to-be high school senior Titus Meyer, 17, Rockford, competed with several other speakers from across the state who showcased the "pro-life generation at its best," according to Ohio Right to Life Communications Director Katharine Franklin. [More]
MENDON - A Dutch man is looking for a relative of an airman from Mendon who eluded German patrols after having been shot down during World War II over Holland.
Wolter Noordman is seeking relatives of 2nd Lt. Carl L. Spicer to hear more about Spicer's adventures. Noordman said the airman was helped by Dutch underground agents after the crash and eventually made it out of the Netherlands to Spain. [More]
As much as 5 inches of rain accumulated in parts of Mercer County on Wednesday night and early this morning, causing one vehicle to be swept off the roadway.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office advised motorists to use caution due to many high water areas. County Emergency Management Director Mike Robbins said the reports of high water mostly came from the Rockford area. [More]
Williamsburg hands Parkway 6-2 loss in regional semifinal
By Colin Foster
GREENVILLE - Parkway had one of the most prolific offenses in the state this season.
But not even the Panthers could produce enough runs against Williamsburg's Carly Wagers - one of the state's best pitchers.
The third-ranked Panthers had their 21-game winning streak snapped and season ended with a 6-2 loss to the sixth-ranked Wildcats in the Division IV regional semifinal on Wednesday at Greenville's Stebbins Field. [More]
Coldwater native elicits screams with his weird creations
By Sydney Albert
COLUMBUS - Ever since he was a kid, Coldwater native Bo Bruns loved making weird monsters and sculptures.
It started when his parents took him to see "Star Wars" when he was four years old. The movie "blew my mind," he said, and he became obsessed with how people made the monsters and aliens seen in films and in theater. Decades later, Bruns has been lucky enough to become a "monster maker" in his own right. [More]