Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Good schools, work, safety of the area attract Marshall Islands residents to Mercer County
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Many Marshall Islands natives have found a new home here due to the attractive amenities of good schools, employment opportunities, safe atmosphere and relatively low costs of living.
"And they're not just here in Celina," Sandy Kaup, an English tutor at Celina City Schools, said. "There are a lot of families in Coldwater now, too, that have just come this year."
Word of the area is spreading in the Marshall Islands and more families are on their way here. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - After nearly a year of preparation, Rob Howell will get to do some college coaching for real beginning on Sunday.
The Wright State University-Lake Campus baseball team will make its program debut on Sunday with a doubleheader against Ashland University's club team at Montgomery Field with first pitch slated for 1:30 p.m. [More]
Obituaries on March 23rd, 2012
Maurice Rentz, 94, Chickasaw, died March 22, 2012, at his home.
He was born Feb. 14, 1918, in Chickasaw, to August and Anna Rose Rentz. [More]
Cyril G. Everman, 85, Maria Stein, died March 22, 2012.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein. [More]
Local pictures on March 23rd, 2012
Subscriber stories on March 23rd, 2012
CELINA - Officials are trying to liquidate $45,300 worth of unused kitchen equipment the county purchased several years ago for the county jail.
Company to build 5-megawatt facility
CELINA - Investors of a proposed solar energy project in Celina want assurance that city officials won't enact a special tax against the two solar fields once constructed.
WAPAKONETA - As renovations on the Auglaize County Courthouse near completion, commissioners climbed to a rare view of the clock tower on Thursday.
A door tucked away in the back of a maintenance room on the new fourth floor leads into the original brick attic space and clock tower from 1894.
MONTEZUMA - A public hearing is set for April to discuss the proposed preservation of 512 acres of farmland from non-agricultural development.
Fatal accident
A 52-year-old Montgomery County man pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and a stop sign violation during a Thursday morning appearance in Celina Municipal Court.
MARIA STEIN - Two meetings about new manure rules for Grand Lake Watershed farmers will be held Monday at the Maria Stein American Legion hall.
Farmers will learn what they will need to do to comply with the rules, which come into full effect in January.
NEW BREMEN - Neven Frazee will be a Fightin' Engineer when he goes next fall with the hope of becoming an electrical engineer after college.
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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - San Diego Padres' starting pitcher Cory Luebke was also excited about his performance despite his team's losing 9-4 to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday during spring training.