Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Company covers same section as last year with only slightly more alum
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - The $5 million alum treatment on Grand Lake that ended Monday wasn't a whole lake treatment as state officials had touted.
Bethany McCorkle, ODNR spokeswoman, said just the 4,936-acre center of the lake got alum, the same area as last year. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
CELINA - Celina City Schools Superintendent Matt Miller has accepted a new job as superintendent at Mentor Public Schools near Cleveland.
"Late Monday night they extended an offer to me over the phone, and I have accepted pending a background check, verification search and a drug screen," Miller wrote in a letter to his staff Wednesday. [More]
Star of Life
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - The Grand Lake area will be well represented at the 14th annual Star of Life award ceremonies May 16 in Columbus.
The New Bremen Emergency Squad will be honored as top volunteer agency in the state with the Celina unit of Mercer County Emergency Medical Services tabbed for recognition in Region III. [More]
Obituaries on May 3rd, 2012
Janis L. Teske, 64, of Celina, died May 1, 2012, at Kindred Health Center, Dayton. [More]
David J. "SPC" Meiring, 57, 69 N. Main St., Minster, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. [More]
Local pictures on May 3rd, 2012
Subscriber stories on May 3rd, 2012
Sustainability expert wants to organize local movement
CELINA - Local sustainability expert David Sundersingh wants to organize a group of individuals interested in producing, selling and promoting homegrown, organic food.
Three local residents contracted salmonella recently after handling infected ducklings and chicks.
Joyce Jansen, director of nursing at the Mercer
ST. MARYS - The War of 1812 has new meaning to a St. Marys native who discovered ancestors who had served in "America's forgotten war."
Bill Huber
A semitrailer loaded with chickens overturned at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday along state Route 29 near Foundations Behavioral Health Services.
Michael Shan
CELINA - Health board members learned Wednesday that two separate cases under investigation last month by county sanitarians were turned over to the county prosecutor's office for noncompliance.
Five decades ago, two of the area's community theater groups were just getting started. Hundreds of performances later and many ups and downs, both are still on stage entertaining audiences.
Amateur and professional theater certainly is not new to the area. Many of the local groups have been around in one form or another for half a century. But the area's grand dame was the first to provide a formal stage for area thespians and musicians.
COLDWATER - What looked to be the start of an offensively-minded ballgame turned into a dominating performance from Trey Rutschilling.
The St. Henr
With two-time defending series champion Jason Meyers stepping away from the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series when the series concluded its west coast swing in late March, the top sprint car series in the country will have a different champion in 2012.
Wednesday's Local Sports Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Minster picked up its 18th win of the baseball season in posting a 10-0 win over New Knoxville in five innings on Wednesday night at Hanover Street Park. The game was suspended early on Tuesday due to weather.