Thursday, August 20th, 2015
By Claire Giesige
CELINA - Birds of a feather didn't have a chance to flock together this year at the Mercer County Fair but junior fair poultry contestants made the best of the situation.
In June, the Ohio Department of Agriculture canceled all live bird exhibits at county fairs to protect the state's poultry industry from the avian influenza outbreak. [More]
Obituaries on August 20th, 2015
Irene K. Freytag age 93 of Minster, Ohio died at 5:25 PM Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Elmwood Assisted Living. [More]
Edith Mae Gillespie, age 91, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 1:34 p.m. on Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. [More]
Kathy Ward, 66, St. Marys, died on Aug. 18, 2015, at St. Rita's Medical Center, [More]
Local pictures on August 20th, 2015
Subscriber stories on August 20th, 2015
ST. MARYS - Local officials on Wednesday made their concerns about Grand Lake's issues with algae known to U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana.
"If you're looking for a legacy issue, we need your help," St. Marys Mayor Patrick McGowan said.
OSGOOD - Since its incorporation 100 years ago, the Osgood State Bank has remained committed to the growth of local communities, withstanding the national and global turbulence of world wars, economic upheavals - and even a few bank robberies.
HUBER HEIGHTS - For the first time, progressive rock juggernaut Yes is touring without its founding member and formidable backbone - bassist Chris Squire, who at 67 died from leukemia on June 27, a little over a month after it was announced he was undergoing treatment.
ST. MARYS - Lima-based singer-songwriter Hannah Beck on Saturday will make her third performance at the Waynestock - Living for the Rock Christian concert and fundraiser, reaching out to both the faithful and nonbelievers.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry and Colin Foster
Celina fell to Lima Central Catholic 165-194 in non-conference boys golf action at The Fox's Den on Wednesday.
Colin's Commentary
Soon, the season will be changing from summer to fall. In the high school sports scene, it already has.
What won't be changing, however, is the amount of competitiveness and strength amongst area teams and individuals that we've come to expect on a year-to-year basis.