Friday, September 18th, 2015
By Claire Giesige
ST. MARYS - As more robots fill factory floors these days, a demand still exists for the human touch.
Jerry Kohnen - the robotics, electronic and computer technologies instructor for Tri Star Career Compact - and program director Tim Buschur have seen that demand firsthand. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
MARIA STEIN - After two stellar sets to start the match, New Bremen hit a roadblock in the third set against Marion Local and was shaky out of the gate in the fourth.
The momentum turned back towards the Cardinals down the stretch and they improved to 3-0 in the Midwest Athletic Conference with a 25-18, 25-21, 11-25, 25-22 win over the Flyers at the Hangar in a battle of state-ranked Division IV teams. [More]
Obituaries on September 18th, 2015
Linda J. Everdell, age 59 of Celina, Ohio passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 16, 2015 at the St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Madonna M. Koontz, age 77 of Celina, Ohio passed away on September 14, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. [More]
Edward S. Noble, 97, St. Marys, died on Sept. 18, 2015, at Otterbein, St. Marys [More]
Local pictures on September 18th, 2015
Subscriber stories on September 18th, 2015
Work expected to be completed over two years
WAPAKONETA - Preventive maintenance has begun at the county fairgrounds grandstands as part of a two-year project.
Trisco Systems of Lima has been hired to fill and seal cracks on some surfaces of the steps and seating areas, according to Auglaize County Fair Secretary Fred Piehl.
CELINA - Theresa Howick and Bill Maurer were elected to the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors during the agency's 71st annual meeting Thursday.
New camera system planned for courthouse
CELINA - Mercer County officials are reviewing three bids opened Thursday for a new security camera system at the courthouse.
Two of the bids were lower than the estimated cost of $80,000.
CELINA - County officials received just two bids from contractors interested in removing logjams from the St. Marys River.
The good news: both bids were below the estimated project cost of $219,300.
B. Siefring has big night in three-set win over Indians
FORT RECOVERY - St. Henry coach Diana Kramer doesn't think her team is always perfect on the court.
The Redskins' record, however, still is perfect after Thursday.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Colin Foster and Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater improved to 12-1 and 3-0 after sweeping Delphos St. John's in MAC play Thursday night at Arnzen Gymnasium. The Cavaliers won with scores of 25-13, 25-8 and 25-21.