Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Shoppers to save on back-to-school purchases
By Shelley Grieshop
Ohio's first no-tax, back-to-school shopping weekend starts Friday amid mixed expectations from parents, retailers and county officials.
The three-day Sales Tax Holiday eliminates the 7.5 percent state and county taxes on eligible purchases of clothing, school instructional material and supplies. The event begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. [More]
Obituaries on August 4th, 2015
Niurka Hemmelgarn, 51, of Newburgh, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015, at her home. [More]
Richard E. Smith, of Perrysburg and Marco Island, Florida, passed away Tuesday, July 28, surrounded by his devoted and loving family. He was 85. [More]
Harry Truman Rainey, age 69, of Coldwater, lost his battle with cancer on July 31, 2015 at his residence. [More]
Mildred E. Clott, 97, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died August 2, 2015, at Persimmon Ridge, Portland, Indiana. [More]
Theodore "Ted" Langenkamp, 50, Saint Marys, died 1:40 A.M. Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Saint Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Jack Lavern Alexander, was stillborn Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on August 4th, 2015
Subscriber stories on August 4th, 2015
WAPAKONETA - Stitch by stitch a New Bremen woman makes gifts for friends and family members to show her appreciation.
Rebecca Lybarger has created cross-stitched mementos for those who have helped her through multiple bouts with cancer and open heart surgery.
Unique method produces food that is more digestible
CELINA - A father and son from Fort Recovery are trying to generate interest in a unique grain crushing process they say produces nutrient-rich, more digestible food for both livestock and people.
FORT RECOVERY - A pair of property owners say they don't want to take part in a proposed annexation.
Dillan Schulze and Lavern Weitzel said at Mond
NEW WESTON - A New Bremen man today was upgraded to good condition at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, after a motorcycle-tractor accident at 5:27 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of state Route 705 and Whiterd Road.
Razz-Eye View
By Gary R. Rasberry
With the Grand Lake Mariners' season squarely in the rear view mirror but still only one week after playing its last game, maybe it's time to talk about the future of the team.