Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. HENRY - Council members made history Monday night by passing unique legislation that bans wind turbines in town.
The new law, which unanimously passed third reading, prohibits the construction of all types of wind turbines, wind chargers and wind generators. It also outlaws any device, apparatus or structure used to convert kinetic energy from wind to produce electricity. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - The hunt for eggs has begun.
Workers at the St. Marys State Fish Hatchery are collecting and fertilizing fish eggs. Some already have hatched.
"Fish season begins right now," hatchery superintendent Morton Pugh said.
The hatchery - 43 acres of ponds in Grand Lake's backyard - breeds walleye, saugeye, yellow perch and channel catfish to stock in waters across Ohio. They also breed fathead minnows to supply forage for the fish bred at St. Marys and at other hatcheries. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Three straight hits with one out in the bottom of the seventh allowed Celina to open the high school softball season with a 6-5 come-from-behind win over St. Henry on Monday at Bill Feth Diamond at Eastview Park.
In the bottom of the seve [More]
Obituaries on March 27th, 2012
Vernis Glen Hanna, 89, Celina, died at 8:05 a.m. March 26, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Former Minster resident Mildred Deloris Champ Oen, 83, died at 12:10 a.m. March 26, 2012, in Albany, Ind. [More]
Scott Garman, 54, Celina, died at 9:53 p.m. March 25, 2012, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. [More]
Patricia Tripponi, 43, died March 17, 2012, in Barcelona, Spain.
She was born [More]
David T. Russell, 74, Celina, died March 25, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Christine K. Bernard, 100, Kettering, died March 24, 2012, at The Village on the Isle Retirement Community, Venice, Fla. [More]
Local pictures on March 27th, 2012
Subscriber and paid stories on March 27th, 2012
CELINA - A motion to temporarily reactivate Jefferson Township tornado warning sirens died for lack of a second during a Monday trustee meeting attended by an overflow crowd.
Health department
CELINA - Health officials are contemplating raising fees, cutting hours and services and tapping local communities for funds as government dollars disappear.
Mercer County again leads the state with the lowest unemployment rate.
The county posted a 5.5 percent rate in February, down from 5.6 percent in January. Since January 2011, Mercer County has 11 times tied or solely held the lowest unemployment rate in the state.
ST. MARYS - Members of a local children's drama club are ready to perform and raise bullying awareness, but they need help.
Kidz Drama Klub of Gran
CELINA - Safety service director Tom Hitchcock soon will seek bids for a new pumper/tanker fire truck estimated at $540,000.
City council members on Monday night unanimously authorized Hitchcock to advertise for bids; council will vote on another ordinance to award a contract.
CELINA - Council members on Monday moved forward with legislation to rid the city of properties in poor condition.
Council unanimously passed first
Data will show proof of following new manure rules
MARIA STEIN - Grand Lake Watershed farmers were told to educate themselves about new manure rules, do the best they can and keep good records.
About 120 farmers attended two meetings Monday in Maria Stein to learn what they must do to comply with the new rules that go into effect in January.
Sanitary sewer line replacement
COLDWATER - Village council members Monday evening approved a resolution to apply for a $2 million Water Pollution Control Loan Fund for the village's sanitary sewer line replacement project.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Cody Vogel scattered two hits over six innings and the Celina Bulldogs opened the baseball season with an 8-0 shutout win over Fort Recovery on Monday at Montgomery Field.
The District 8 Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games will be played this week at the Elida Fieldhouse. The girls' All-Star Games will be play