Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
By Shelley Grieshop
WAPAKONETA - The state needs to do a better job providing clear and timely information to the public about the risks of harmful algae in Grand Lake, according to a local health official.
"They need to get the information out more rapidly," Auglaize County Health Department Environmental Director Curt Anderson told board members Tuesday. [More]
By Jared Mauch
COLDWATER - Robots may soon join the computers already in use in Coldwater classrooms.
Gifted coordinator Pat Naveau on Tuesday talked to Coldwater Exempted Village Board of Education members about two robotics camps students attended over the summer. [More]
Obituaries on August 12th, 2015
Florence Evelyn McDougall, 88, a resident at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio and formerly long-time resident of Celina passed away Monday, August 10, 2015. [More]
Jerry L. Walter age 67, of Celina, died Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at his residence in Celina. [More]
Local pictures on August 12th, 2015
Subscriber stories on August 12th, 2015
CELINA - Park and recreation department youth program coordinator Don Vander Horst resigned on Monday over an alleged dispute with city safety service director Tom Hitchcock.
CELINA - The petition of Alexander Green, who was seeking to run for Rockford mayor in November, was thrown out Tuesday afternoon after Mercer County Board of Elections members learned Green doesn't meet the residency requirement.
CELINA - The ballot language has been approved by the Ohio Secretary of State for most issues submitted to the Mercer County Board of Elections for the November general election.
ROCKFORD - Parkway Local Schools officials plan to spend more than $2,000 to purchase an additional emergency radio to improve student safety.
WAPAKONETA - The annual cost to insure building contents including perishable vaccines at the Auglaize County Health Department is increasing more than $3,500.
CELINA - Celina Democrat Bill Sell has resigned from the Mercer County Board of Elections to pursue a seat on the Celina City Schools Board of Education.
OHIO CITY - Paul and Kathy Germann's family members have been spending their summer vacations selling homemade root beer at county fairs for the past 77 years.
Mercer County Boys Golf Tournament
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Fox's Den proved to be a challenge for the six Mercer County boys golf teams at the annual county tournament on Tuesday.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Russia edged neighboring rival Versailles to capture the 2015 Cardinal Invitational hosted by New Bremen High School at Arrowhead Golf Course.