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Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
By Janie Southard
Seven of the nine local school districts scored the top rating possible on the state's 2005-06 report cards, which were released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Education.
Six local districts tallied perfect scores
Those districts reaching a perfect 25 were Coldwater, Marion Local, St. Henry, Fort Recovery, Minster and New Bremen districts. St. Marys also scored an excellent rating with 24 indicators, only one point off a perfect score. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
Harbor House has been given new life.
Following an announcement in late July that the maternity home in Celina may close due to financial shortages, the agency has received an "encouraging outpouring of support from the community," agency officials said. [More]
By William Kincaid
ROCKFORD - The village was awarded a $496,000 transportation enhancement grant Aug. 9 from the Ohio Department of Transportation to fund an extensive forthcoming infrastructure project.
Village Administrator Jeff Long told council members during the regular Tuesday meeting the village will use the money for the South Main Street sidewalk extension and lighting. [More]
Playoff needed to decide individual winner
By Gary R. Rasberry
The Mercer County boys golf teams opened up play on Tuesday with the annual Mercer County Tournament held on a beautiful Tuesday at the Mercer County Elks.
St. Henry captured the team title, edging out rival Coldwater by one stroke, 336-337. Parkway finished in third-place amassing a team total of 340. [More]
Obituaries on August 16th, 2006
Robert "Butch" Lochtefeld Sr., 82, 108 Morton St., Celina, died at 3:20 a.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Harry L. Phlipot, 58, of Russia, died at 6:05 a.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at his residence after a lengthy illness. [More]
David Alan Schulze, 28, of South Main Street, Minster, died at 5:49 p.m. Aug. 1 [More]
Former New Bremen resident, Sandra Kay Stickan, 60, of Bryan, died at 2:32 p.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at her residence. [More]
Local pictures on August 16th, 2006
Subscriber only stories on August 16th, 2006
Minster prepares to up electrical output
Giving back federal money
Mercer SWCD could face steep cuts next year
Parkway ready to go
BOE cuts cross country
Resident blasts commissioners with hodgepodge of complaints
State change could squeeze county MR/DDs
Slow EPA response stalls well activation
Council ponders parking problems near Dannon
Local trainer helping area residents get into shape one body at a time
New daycare coming to Minster in September
Area golfers look strong at Cardinal Invite