Monday, September 11th, 2006
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - "Give us what we paid for" is the rallying cry from Goodyear retirees as current contract negotiations raise concerns.
The three-year contract between U.S. Steelworkers and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. ended last April and proposed benefit cuts have retirees worried. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
MARIA STEIN - American flags wave in the breeze - 3,500 of them honoring the military veterans, men and women serving in the military far from home and scores of firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical services personnel.
  That does not count nearly 500 star-spangled banners lining St. Johns Road. They will remain in place through Tuesday as part of the West Ohio Healing Field taking place on the grounds of the Maria Stein Center. [More]
Obituaries on September 11th, 2006
Naomi A. Birkmeyer, 91, of Coldwater, died at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 2006, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater. [More]
Robert A. Flore, 77, of Celina, died at 5 a.m. Sept. 10, 2006, at the Miller House, Celina. [More]
Lela May Gordon, 87, of Duff, Tenn., died at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 10, 2006, at St. [More]
C. Jeannine Hirschfeld, 76, 144 Bear Drive, New Bremen, died at 9:35 p.m. Sept. 9, 2006, at the Hospice of Dayton. [More]
Jack E. King, 82, of Ohio City, died at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 9, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Leo M. Levi, 73, 918 Sycamore St., Celina, died at 6:32 p.m. Sept. 8, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Infant Robert Allen Mott Jr., died at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 8, 2006, at Children's Medical Center, Dayton. [More]
Leona Prenger, 90, of McCartyville, died Sept. 10, 2006, in St. Marys.
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Leon R. Rupert, 65, 310 S. Main St., Mendon, died at 3:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 2006, at his residence. [More]
Local pictures on September 11th, 2006
Subscriber stories on September 11th, 2006
Mercer County officials plan to revamp their formula for proposed tax assessments to pay for an estimated $2.1 million extension of the rural sewer system along state Route 703.
There are four new dogs in town and they're easy to spot with their 10-foot-tall green faces.
Local artist Ruth Braun painted four different bulldog faces on the west wall of Celina Stadium last week to add to the other two dogs she painted this summer at both ends of the west bleachers.
Officials make air quality improvements at plant in Minster
Five employees of the Dannon Co. in Minster still remain off the job following a mysterious illness that affected dozens of plant workers late last year and early this spring.
ROSSBURG - Another driver's name joins the many others on the winner's trophy as the victory of the World 100 and this year that name is Earl Pierson Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla.
Facing winless Greenville on Saturday at the Soccer Stadium, Celina was looking for a big offensive game.
Greenville put up a fight, though, as Celina came away with a 3-0 win in nonleague action.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Marys held off Van Wert in the team standings to capture the Antwerp Invitational golf tournament held at Pond-A-River Golf Course on Saturday.
FORT RECOVERY - The defense of Mercer County sparked a comeback late in the first half that carried over to the second half as the Cougars improved to 6-1 with a 24-7 win over the rival Darke County Warriors at Barrenbrugge Park on Saturday afternoon.