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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
By Shelley Grieshop
COLDWATER - How could soaking chicken bones in vinegar teach children about the importance of calcium in their diet?
During the last four weeks, students at Coldwater Elementary School saw firsthand that bones left in vinegar and deprived of calcium became soft and breakable - just as theirs would if they do not eat the right foods. [More]
By Timothy Cox
Sales tax collections are off about 1 percent for 2006, although Mercer County remains on course to meet original projections.
The county has collected $3.029 million through 10 months. That figure is off less than 1 percent from estimates for the year; five months this year have generated more taxes than the same month last year and five months have yielded lower collections. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
FINDLAY - After playing them earlier in the season, the Celina girls soccer team knew who from Elida they had to contain in order to advance in the Division I sectional.
The problem was, they knew who, but couldn't figure out how.
Kelly Warris, whose two goals gave Celina its only league loss this season, scored both goals for Elida to eliminate Celina from tournament play with a 2-0 loss at Graham Soccer Stadium in Findlay on Monday. [More]
Obituaries on October 24th, 2006
Bertha Bowman, 96, 109 Garman St., Celina, died at 7:10 a.m. today, Oct. 24, 20 [More]
Former Celina resident Deborah Ann Ford, 49, of Newport, Ky., was found dead Oct. 22, 2006, at her home. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Mercer County native Ralph B. "Red" Mescher, 78, of Versailles, died at 10 p.m. Oct. 21, 2006, at Versailles Health Care Center. [More]
John Karl Nagy, 87, 6100 Nagy Road, Celina, died at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 23, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Paul Siefring, 75, 217 South Perry St., St. Marys, died Oct. 20, 2006, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Robert L. Stocker, 65, of Ridgeville, Ind., died Oct. 21, 2006, at Ryan RV Campgrounds, Albany, Ky. [More]
Local pictures on October 24th, 2006
Subscriber only stories on October 24th, 2006
Driver still jailed in ramming case
Incumbent congressman faces war vet
Cost saving measures not enough
Police investigate possible abduction
Village employees receive pay raise
Preliminaries of subdivision plot accepted by council
Water quality, large livestock farms top candidates forum
Safe street parking discussed by council
Man indicted for assaulting police officer
Burglary suspect apprehended
Postseason future looks certain for Roughriders
Gaerke, Riley take top honors in MAC