Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
By Shelley Grieshop
LIMA - An attorney and county prosecutor squared off Tuesday in an appeals court to argue last fall's sexual assault conviction of former St. Marys optometrist Douglas Wine.
The panel of three appeals court judges listened, asked several questions of both parties but did not rule or give a time-frame when a decision would be issued. The judges could uphold or overturn Wine's 15-month prison sentence handed down in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court. [More]
By Betty Lawrence
A rural St. Henry couple, LuAnn and Jerry May, were named the 2012 Outstanding Senior Citizens of Mercer County at Tuesday's annual Senior Citizens Day dinner and dance at Romer's in Celina.
The couple were selected by the Mercer County Council on [More]
Division III District Softball at Lima Bath
By Gary R. Rasberry
BATH TOWNSHIP - Coldwater's offense was stifled by Ottawa-Glandorf's pitcher Megan Kitchen, who posted double-digit strikeouts as the Titans advanced to the Division III district final for the first time in school history after a 6-2 win over the Cavaliers in semifinal action on Tuesday at Bath High School. [More]
Obituaries on May 16th, 2012
Margaret E. Langenkamp, 92, Celina, died May 13, 2012, at her residence.
She [More]
Victor W. Schneider, 95, St. Marys, formerly of Dayton, died at 4:05 p.m. May 12, 2012, at Otterbein Lifestyle Choices. [More]
Tracy K. Westgerdes, 41, Fort Recovery, died May 14, 2012, at her residence. [More]
Local pictures on May 16th, 2012
Subscriber stories on May 16th, 2012
GRAND LAKE - The cause of Grand Lake's brownish color in recent weeks is a mystery, and the lake's recent alum treatment is not to blame, officials say.
Former agent tells students the gruesome truths
ST. HENRY - Drugs are crippling a generation of youth across the nation.
From the boy found dead with a plastic bag over his head by his younger br
ROCKFORD - Certified emergency medical technicians in Rockford are in short supply, leaving village officials worried about coverage.
"EMS is in de
ST. MARYS - The school board's policy committee on Tuesday agreed with suggested revisions to the code of conduct for student athletes. Members plan to recommend the changes during the next regular board meeting June 13.
MINSTER - Council members approved an estimated $114,000 in street resurfacing projects during a meeting Tuesday.
Village administrator Don Harrod said the initial project list had been pared.
CELINA - Detour signs will be cropping up soon as officials embark on a busy road paving schedule throughout the county.
Nearly 39 miles of county
Board of Elections
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioners on Tuesday were presented with salary figures and other statistics about board of elections offices throughout Ohio.
Congratulations Class of 2012
MARIA STEIN - Sixty-eight seniors from Marion Local High School are scheduled to graduate during commencement exercises Sunday.
Valedictorian honor
ROCKFORD - School board members on Tuesday hired three teachers for next year.
Following an executive session at a special meeting, board members unanimously agreed to employ Kyle Ahrens, second grade, Trey Stover, social studies, and Kevin Kramer, language arts.
Setup will divert water from Prairie Creek into treatment train area
MONTEZUMA - Only one bid was received by officials Tuesday for a pumping system to help cleanse Prairie Creek of phosphorus before it empties into Grand Lake.
Celina Police have charged an at-large subject with two counts of felony theft after he allegedly attempted to purchase a TV at Walmart using stolen credit cards.
A local man faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence, after his minivan collided with a semitrailer along U.S. 127, south of state Route 219. The mishap occurred at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday, according to Mercer County Sheriff's Office reports.
CELINA - Vehicles may receive a sparkling look inside and out at a new Celina shop.
Ty Rodriguez of Celina has opened X-Treme Automotive Detailing
Division IV District Softball at Wapakoneta
WAPAKONETA - St. Henry's softball team opened Division IV district competition with a hard-fought 5-4 win over Ada on Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
It was ladies day in Fostoria on Tuesday afternoon as a pair of district track and field meets featured Celina, Coldwater and St. Marys.