Friday, March 30th, 2012
Officials hope earlier treatment will stifle toxic algae blooms
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - Everything is blooming early this year, but officials hope an early attack on the lake's blue-green algae will halt its growth.
The $5 million whole lake alum application starts Monday. Local officials hope the treatment will stifle toxic algae blooms and visitors will return to Ohio's largest inland lake. [More]
Roby drives in all six of St. Marys' runs
By Mark Ruschau
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Roughriders rode the strong arm of senior Bradley Sawmiller and the hot bat of senior Tyler Roby to defeat the St. Henry Redskins 6-0 in baseball action on Thursday afternoon at K. C. Geiger Park.
Roby was 4-for-4 (two doubles and a triple) at the plate and drove in all six of St. Marys' runs, but Sawmiller's performance on the mound was the key for the Roughriders. [More]
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MINSTER - The Minster Local School Board of Education and Minster Teachers Association ratified a two-year contract this morning that includes no increase to base pay the first year and a 1.75 percent increase the second.
WAPAKONETA - Twenty one bridges in Auglaize County are set for reconstruction or rehabilitation this year at a total cost of $549,200.
County engineer Doug Reinhart on Thursday presented commissioners with the 2012 plan.
ST. MARYS - The Rev. Anthony Cutcher will be leaving Holy Rosary Catholic Church to serve as president of the Chicago-based National Federation of Priests Councils, effective July 1.
CELINA - For the first three innings of Thursday's nonconference softball matchup, it was a pitcher's duel between the Parkway Panthers and the Celina Bulldogs. However, as the temperature cooled, the bats got hot.
CELINA - Kyle Berry and Aric Fickert combined for a five-hit shutout as the Celina Bulldogs made it three straight wins against Mercer County foes to start the season after a 3-0 triumph over Parkway on Thursday afternoon at Montgomery Field.
ROCKFORD - Haley Roehm will stay close to home to continue her volleyball career as Parkway's setter will attend the University of St. Francis.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Alex Stammen's RBI double in the top of the 10th inning allowed Coldwater to rally for a 5-4 win over Shawnee on Thursday in Fort Shawnee.