Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Insect taken from nature preserve near Coldwater
By Shelley Grieshop
COLDWATER - State health officials received a positive result for West Nile virus in a mosquito sampling taken in July from a nature preserve north of the village.
Michelle Kimmel, environmental director for the Mercer County-Celina City Health Department, on Monday told the newspaper the positive result came from a batch of mosquitoes collected on July 23 from Baker Woods State Nature Reserve. [More]
By Kathy Thompson
ST. HENRY - Village council members heard second reading of a resolution to join four other communities in a study of potential cooperative water systems and new well fields.
Mercer County, Burkettsville, Coldwater and Fort Recovery are seeking a $50,000 state Local Government Innovation Fund grant to pay for the study. [More]
Obituaries on August 11th, 2015
Trent A. Mullen, 24, of Bowling Green, formerly of Wapakoneta and Mendon passed away on Saturday morning August 8, 2015 at his residence. [More]
Keith L. Figley, age 72, of Van Wert died 8:35 a.m. Sunday, August 9, 2015, at [More]
Florence E. McDougall, 88, Celina, died Aug. 10, 2015, at Briarwood Village, Co [More]
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Subscriber stories on August 11th, 2015
CELINA - City council members Monday night passed final reading of an ordinance making it easier to clean up junk in residents' yards.
Fire chief
Cost of Coldwater project $500-$600K
COLDWATER - Concerns about avian flu are leading Mercer Landmark to plan to spend $500,000 to $600,000 to build a truck-washing facility in the village.
City aims to determine if traffic light needed on Havemann Road
CELINA - City officials later this month will conduct a traffic study of the access road between Walmart and Menards and the one near Arby's to see if a traffic signal is warranted on Havemann Road.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local Schools Board of Education members at Monday night's meeting learned about the district's goals for the upcoming school year and met several new teachers.
Residents question possible plan to build apartments
NEW BREMEN - Village council members at Monday's meeting advanced plans for three new public buildings and heard concerns from citizens regarding rezoning for a possible condominium project.
ST. HENRY - School board members are voicing their displeasure at a state takeover of the troubled Youngstown school district.
Members plan at their Sept. 8 meeting to sign a resolution to be sent to Gov. John Kasich stating their concerns.
ST. MARYS - City officials are searching for the cause of brief power outages this past weekend.
The outages lasted no more than a minute but affected about 500 residential, 10 commercial and five industrial customers, public service safety director Gregory Foxhoven said.
ST. MARYS - A circus headlines the list of events at the 32nd annual St. Marys Summerfest this weekend.
The festival starts Thursday and runs through Sunday at Memorial Park.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina's Haley McGillvary and Kelly Stahl had stellar days at Hickory Sticks Golf Course as the pair finished first and second individually at the Lady Lancer Invitational hosted by Lincolnview.
COLDWATER - A mix of top Professional Bowler Association regional and national tour bowlers will arrive in Coldwater to compete in the eighth annual Lefeld Implement Classic that begins later this week at Pla-Mor Lanes.
NEW BREMEN - Bremenfest organizers hope some new additions will provide fun for all ages at this year's festival.
The festival, which will run Thur