Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Levels remain high enough to warrant warning signs
By Amy Kronenberger
GRAND LAKE - Algae toxin levels in Grand Lake have dropped from last week, but warning signs will still go up today.
Water samples taken Tuesday and released this morning show toxin (microcystin) levels range from 38.6 parts per billion at Windy Point Beach to 10.7 ppb at the Celina Water Treatment intake pipe. [More]
By William Kincaid
At 8:30 a.m. Monday, a marching band and veterans will lead participants from the community park to the river, where wreaths and flowers will be placed. Services will be held at 8:45 a.m.

Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Mercer Memory Gardens. Wreaths will be placed on the graves of fallen soldiers and a 21-gun salute will be conducted. [More]
By William Kincaid
JACKSON CENTER - Two hundred Airstream trailers containing travelers from across the U.S. will converge in Jackson Center next week to celebrate all things related to the round-cornered, aluminum-skinned vehicle produced in the village since 1952.
Seminars, tours of the Airstream factory, demonstrations and many activities and events are planned for May 29 through June 3 as part of the third annual Alumapalooza. [More]
Obituaries on May 24th, 2012
Ruth Evelyn Feister, 90, Celina, died at 7:50 a.m. May 23, 2012, at the Gardens at Celina. [More]
Jonathan L. Curtis, 20, Celina, died May 22, 2012, in Toledo due to an apparent suicide. [More]
Laura Potemkin-Dues, 65, Cabot, Ark., died May 18, 2012.
She was born Sept. 1 [More]
Local pictures on May 24th, 2012
Subscriber stories on May 24th, 2012
WAPAKONETA - Pills and liquid codeine were seized and a Michigan man was arrested following a traffic stop Tuesday night on Interstate 75, four miles south of Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS - Two grants have been awarded to Auglaize County to fund recycling efforts.
The county solid waste district recently learned it will rec
Congratulations Class of 2012
MINSTER - Sixty-seven diplomas will be awarded Sunday during Minster High School's annual commencement exercises.
Graduates will file into the elem
Bryson Memorial Pool, Celina
Opening date: Friday, 1 p.m.
Daily admission: adults, $3.50; ages 4-16, $2.50.
Season passes: family, $100; individual, $50.
Division IV Regional Softball at Tipp City
TIPP CITY - Minster's softball coach Scott Robinson admitted that Wildcats' pitcher Kayla Richard struggled a bit.
Fortunately, the Wildcats' defense and offense made sure Minster's historic season would continue with its 7-3 win on Wednesday at Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City.
Division III Regional Track at Troy
TROY - Finals were contested in the 3,200-meter relays and in five of the field events, resulting in four local relay teams and four individuals earning a trip to the state track meet in Columbus after the first day of competition at the Division III regional on Wednesday in Troy.