Friday, May 18th, 2012
By Shelley Grieshop
MONTEZUMA - County and township officials this week gave unanimous approval to a plan by three families to preserve more than 500 acres of farmland for the next 10 years.
The applications from the Franklin Township farmers for the Agricultural Sec [More]
Division III District Baseball Semifinals at UNOH
By Gary R. Rasberry
LIMA - Eric Schmackers was as efficient as a pitcher could be.
The Coldwater senior faced just two batters over the mimimum and threw fewer than 70 pitches to get the Cavaliers to the Division III District final with a 6-1 win over Patrick Henry on Thursday afternoon at Racers Field on the campus of the University of Northwestern Ohio. [More]
Obituaries on May 18th, 2012
Barbara A. Egbert, 74, of New Bremen, died at 12:05 a.m. May 17, 2012, at her home. [More]
Catherine Marcella Heil Grundish, 93, died at 6:45 p.m. May 2, 2012, at Golden Living Center-Valley, St. Marys. [More]
Donald P. Meyer, 43, Newport, died May 17, 2012, of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle traffic accident near Russia in Shelby County. [More]
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Praire State Energy Campus
American Municipal Power remains confident a $4.93 billion coal-fired plant in southwestern Illinois committed to by Celina, New Bremen and 66 other AMP-member communities will be operational by December, despite reports of setbacks and equipment failure.
The Mercer County soil and water board agreed during a Thursday meeting to allocate $500 in matching funds to help secure a $50,000 conservation grant.
WAPAKONETA - More than $500,000 in new furniture may be purchased for the Auglaize County Courthouse as part of its renovation project.
NEW BREMEN - Students in Angie Niemeyer's sixth-grade class are on a mission - to make people of all ages aware of proper decorum during playing of the National Anthem and recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance.
Congratulations Class of 2012
FORT RECOVERY - The 77 seniors at Fort Recovery High School will graduate at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fort Site Field House.
Four valedictorians, Abby Backs, Jared Kahlig, Alison Koch and David Tobe, and two salutatorians, Olivia Schwieterman and Christen Wendel, will be honored.
CELINA - Bids came in under estimate for a rural road project in the Celina area.
Mercer County officials had estimated the cost of the Howick Road
Division III District Track at Spencerville
SPENCERVILLE - Seven events were completed in the Division III district track meet at Spencerville on Thursday. Local athletes won five of these events, four of them in repeat performances from last year.
All-Midwest Athletic Conference Baseball Team
The Midwest Athletic Conference's baseball title race wasn't decided until the final day of the regular season after a competitive battle among Versailles, St. John's, New Bremen, Minster and Coldwater at the top of the standings.
All-Midwest Athletic Conference Softball Team
Parkway's softball head coach Mark Esselstein guided his talented squad to an outright Midwest Athletic Conference championship this season.
The Pa
FORT RECOVERY - The University of Northwestern Ohio got a two-fer when making a trek to southern Mercer County last week.
Fort Recovery basketball standouts Jason Pottkotter and Kylie Kahlig both signed with the Lima-based school.
Eldora Preview
The always popular Mobil 1 Family Fun Night returns to Eldora Speedway on Saturday night with four different divisions ready for racing action.