Monday, March 5th, 2012
Grand Lake spillway tube will remain open to creek all week
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - State officials this morning cranked open one tube at the base of the West Bank Spillway to release water from Grand Lake into Beaver Creek. The tube will remain open all week as the state begins its first pilot test on managing the lake's level. [More]
Coldwater sweeps both bowling championships
By Gary R. Rasberry
The Coldwater girls made it a Cavaliers' sweep of state bowling team titles on Saturday at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.
It's the first state title for the Lady Cavs, and with the Cavaliers' boys winning their second state title on Friday, Coldwater becomes the first school to sweep the state bowling titles since the OHSAA started sanctioning state tournaments for the sport in 2007. [More]
Obituaries on March 5th, 2012
Elton "Buck" Thobe, 84, Maria Stein, died March 3, 2012, at Heritage Manor, Minster. [More]
Tonya K. Marsh, 41, Mendon, died March 3, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
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Jerome J. "Skip" Jutte, 63, Fort Recovery, died March 1, 2012, at his home.
He was born April 3, 1948, in Dayton, to Jerome John and Marie F. Fisher Jutte. [More]
Donald L. Loy, 83, Portland, Ind., died March 3, 2012, at his residence.
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Jill D. Dressel, 51, Coldwater, died from breast cancer on March 2, 2012, at her residence. [More]
Local pictures on March 5th, 2012
Subscriber stories on March 5th, 2012
LIMA - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he's running to give power back to the American people, not to become the most powerful man in the country.
Mercer County Board of Elections
The chairman and deputy director of the Mercer County Board of Elections flipped roles after a vote by the board during a routine reorganizational meeting Friday.
Division II District at Paulding
PAULDING - Celina's defense frustrated Lima Bath during the first half of Saturday's Division II district finals at Paulding, but Emily Ruhe helped get the Wildkittens on track during the second half.
Division IV District at St. Marys
ST. MARYS - New Knoxville qualified for the regionals for the first time in five years after using solid defense in a 52-45 win over Upper Scioto Valley on Saturday night in the Division IV district final at Murotech Court in St. Marys.
Division III District at Kalida
KALIDA - The Archbold Blue Streaks showed why they are the state's second-ranked team in Division III girls' basketball by using a suffocating man-to-man defense to dismantle the Coldwater Cavaliers 48-25 in the district title game on Saturday night at Kalida High School.