Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Task force, deputies confiscate 125 plants
By Jared Mauch
CELINA - Local law enforcement seized about $240,000 worth of marijuana during an eradication operation on Monday.
The Grand Lake Task Force and Mercer County Sheriff's deputies located a total of 125 marijuana plants during the annual activity. [More]
Mercer County Cross Country Invitational
By Colin Foster
COLDWATER - Celina's Roman Mitchell and Lauren McDonough added their names to the illustrious list of Mercer County Cross Country Invitational Champions, a list that includes some very good runners.
"I was pleasantly surprised to get the two kid [More]
Obituaries on August 26th, 2015
Julia M. Feltz, age 92, of Maria Stein, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
James "Jim" L. Pierstorff, 80, of Rockford passed away at Van Wert County Hospital at 4:41 AM, Tuesday, August 25, 2015. [More]
Local pictures on August 26th, 2015
Subscriber stories on August 26th, 2015
Celina couple leaving everything to work as missionaries in Germany
CELINA - Doug and Kathy McClain, longtime local teachers, are leaving everything behind - their beautiful home, vehicles, most of their possessions and their three adult children - to spread the message of Jesus Christ overseas.
Need for Celina backup lessens
CELINA - The recent training and certification of seven new emergency medical technicians has eased a dire situation for the volunteer Rockford squad.
"It's been an amazing improvement," Mercer County Emergency Medical Services Director Matt Nietfeld told county commissioners on Tuesday.
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioners are seeking a contractor to remove about 75 log jams from the St. Marys River.
The project is estimated to cost $219,300. The work will be paid upfront by the county with reimbursement through maintenance assessments paid by property owners along the river.
CELINA - The Lake Facilities Authority Board of Directors on Tuesday approved environmental covenants that will clear the way for the organization to accept a donation from Richard Schwartz of two wetland properties south of Grand Lake.
ST. MARYS - St. Marys schools officials continue to discuss seeking new taxes to ensure the district keeps its technology up to date.
District tech
CELINA - Early summer rains have delayed the start of the handicap-accessible project at the Mercer County Courthouse.
"After Labor Day, they shoul
MARIA STEIN - After three hard-fought sets to start the evening, Marion Local cranked things up in the final set to open its volleyball season with a four-set win over Anna at the Hangar, giving new coach Erica Fullenkamp her first career victory.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater improved to 3-1 on the volleyball season and earned head coach Mike Etzler a milestone victory in beating Shawnee in three sets on Tuesday at Lappin Gymnasium in Shawnee Township.
From staff and wire reports
The Detroit Lions formally placed tight end Jordan Thompson on the injured reserve after the Parkway and Ohio University standout was injured in the Lions' preseason game against Washington last Thursday.