Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
By Betty Lawrence
CELINA - Clippers were buzzing, alpacas were humming and fleece was flying down on the farm at Coldwater Creek Alpacas on Saturday.
Farm owners Mary and Norm Zahn hosted the annual spring shearing day when alpaca owners from four area farms gather with their animals. [More]
Green energy will account for less than 1 percent of city's total power
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City council members on Monday night agreed to purchase up to 2 megawatts of wind power from Blue Creek Wind Energy in Van Wert for 10 years.
The green energy will account for less than 1 percent of the city's total power, Celina Mayor Jeff Hazel said. [More]
By Randy Bruns
After failing last year in an attempt to change the way high school divisions are aligned, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is giving it another shot this year.
Spurred by concerns - whether real or perceived - about 'competitive balance' in high school sports, the OHSAA is putting some proposed changes to a vote that began on May 1st and ends today. Last year's proposal by the OHSAA failed by a margin of 332-to-303. [More]
Obituaries on May 15th, 2012
Mary A. Hamblin, 62, Fort Recovery, died at 5:30 a.m. May 13, 2012, at her residence. [More]
St. Joe native Eugene Ernest "Gene" Reinhard, 85, Plainfield, Ind., died May 8, 2012. [More]
Cynthia Aslinger, 52, Richmond, Ind., died at 6:55 p.m. May 13, 2012, at Reid Hospital in Richmond. [More]
Margaret E. Langenkamp, 92, Coldwater, died May 13, 2012, at her residence.
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Donald L. Baucher, 73, Coldwater, died at 2:31 p.m. May 14, 2012, at his residence. [More]
Local pictures on May 15th, 2012
Subscriber stories on May 15th, 2012
BURKETTSVILLE - A southern Mercer County dairy farm with a history of manure management and pollution problems is applying for state permits to expand to more than 1,600 dairy cows and heifers.
ST. HENRY - Village council members spent more than an hour Monday night reviewing designs for a new swimming pool.
Blueprints for five different d
COLDWATER - Village officials plan to open bids for the upcoming sewer lining project on June 7, village manager/engineer Eric Thomas told councilors meeting Monday.
ST. MARYS - Officials revisited the city's vicious dog policy after learning a dog bit a St. Marys meter reader at work.
Safety service director Jason Little discussed the issue with council members during the regular meeting Monday.
MINSTER - U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan talked to Minster High School seniors Monday morning about setting goals and working hard.
"Don't let people
MARIA STEIN - Despite an earlier plea from Marion Band Boosters and high school band students, school board members Monday night unanimously eliminated the assistant band director's post.
CELINA - A new pumper truck will be added to the fire department's fleet next year as city council members on Monday approved the purchase of a $532,561 model from Sutphen of Dublin.
COLDWATER - It was an unusual position for Coldwater's baseball team.
Normally the Cavaliers are playing for a Midwest Athletic Conference title this time of year, but on Monday the Cavs were looking to play spoiler.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
For the first time since 2008, the Celina Bulldogs can call themselves Western Buckeye League softball champions after completing a 6-2 win at Kenton on Monday in the resumption of a suspended game.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry's baseball team tuned up for the next round of tournament by rallying to defeat Allen East 5-3 on Monday afternoon at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.