Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Device could make it easier to export hog manure from Grand Lake Watershed
By Nancy Allen
A local ag official is working with five swine farmers to test a manure settling tank concept that may make it easier to ship waste out of the Grand Lake Watershed.
Terry Mescher, a state agricultural engineer, said he has four to five swine farmers who have volunteered to use 55-gallon drums on their farms to test a Canadian design that allows nutrients in manure to sink to the bottom, with the liquid staying on top. A $4,000 state grant will be used to pay help for the testing. [More]
Division III Sectional at Wapakoneta
By Gary R. Rasberry
WAPAKONETA - In Wednesday's Division III sectional at Wapakoneta High School, Parkway was the victim of a blistering start by Spencerville while Coldwater benefited from a strong beginning.
Coldwater keeps its season alive after defeating Allen East 61-42 in the nightcap while the Panthers were stymied by second-seeded Spencerville in a 79-48 loss. [More]
Obituaries on March 1st, 2012
Sue Thompson, 73, St. Marys, died at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 28, 2012, at Lima Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Joseph G. Brandewie, 85, Fort Loramie, died at 4:05 p.m. Feb. 28, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Former Maria Stein resident Leo N. Streacker, 92, Englewood, died Feb. 28, 2012, at Englewood Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Local pictures on March 1st, 2012
Subscriber stories on March 1st, 2012
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office has released a composite drawing of a male suspect involved in an early Saturday morning home invasion near Mendon
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined one business and closed the case on another without issuing violations following workplace deaths in November and January.
Income tax
CELINA - City officials expect to collect $4.3 million in income taxes this year, $560,000 more than last year.
City auditor Betty Strawn presented her first general fund summary for the year during a personnel and finance committee meeting this week.
ST. MARYS - School board members discussed types of levies with an attorney from Columbus during a board work session Wednesday.
Board members are
A Russells Point man has been charged in the death of a St. Johns man who perished in a mobile home fire in May 2011.
Robby B. Barnett, 52, last we
FORT RECOVERY - Contract negotiations between teachers and school administrators began last week and could wrap-up as soon as the end of next week, superintendent Shelly Vaughn says.
Division II Sectional at Lima Senior
LIMA - A dominating performance in the second quarter helped the Van Wert Cougars knock Celina's boys' basketball team from the postseason on Wednesday night at Lima Senior High School.
Division IV Sectional at Coldwater
COLDWATER - It would be difficult to find two games more unlike each other than the matchups that took place in the Division IV sectional semifinals on Wednesday night in Coldwater.