GRAND LAKE - Blue-green algae toxin levels in Grand Lake already are more than 20 times higher than they were last year at the same time. Blame the weather, officials say.
Samples taken near Celina's water intake pipe show the levels for microcystin - a liver toxin - were 46.4 parts per billion (ppb) on April 12 and 46.2 ppb on April 18. Last year they were 2.3 and 0.4 ppb in corresponding weeks. [More]
MINSTER - Top-seeded Minster rode the right arm of senior Austin Knapke and the Wildcats produced one big offensive inning to defeat the Fort Recovery Indians 10-0 for a five-inning win in the finals of the Division IV sectional baseball tournament upper bracket on Wednesday at Hanover Street Park. [More]
CELINA - Board members of the Mercer County Educational Service Center accepted the resignation of long-time curriculum director Jeff Tuneberg on Tuesday night but intend to rehire him back with a reduced workload.
First Day of the Western Buckeye League Track Meet
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina girls' track team is trying to win its first Western Buckeye League title since 2009 and the Lady Bulldogs got off to a great start after the first day of the league meet on Wednesday at Wapakoneta.
Shawnee scored its game-winning run via a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning during Wednesday's Division II sectional final and the Indians advance to the district baseball tournament in Bluffton after beating St. Marys 4-3 at Ed Sandy Field in Elida.