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Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
By Shelley Grieshop
It's difficult to tell who's more confused these days: smokers, business owners or health officials.
In 22 days, a law passed last week by Ohio voters will ban smoking in nearly every public place across the state. But just how it will work remains up in the air like the rolling smoke it's meant to remove. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
WAPAKONETA - Rising health insurance costs has Auglaize County Health Department officials seeking bids for a better deal.
Charlotte Parsons, the county health commission, told board members meeting Tuesday she received a call a few weeks ago from the agencies' carrier Anthem Health Insurance and was informed that rates will soon spike a whopping 29 percent. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A Northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to prison in connection with a case involving the creation of counterfeit $50 bills that were passed at Mercer County businesses more than a year ago.
James M. Fixx, 37, of Akron, appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court last week and pleaded guilty to a bill of information charging him with complicity to commit forgery, a fifth-degree felony. [More]
Obituaries on November 15th, 2006
Former Celina resident Lori Ann Daugherty, 31, of Greenville, died Nov. 11, 200 [More]
Edna Kahlig, 78, 1067 Union City Road, Fort Recovery, died this morning at 1:45 [More]
Myrle J. Poeppelman, 64, of Coble Road, Yorkshire, died the late afternoon of N [More]
Christine J. "Chrissie" Roberts, 45, 408 McClain St., St. Marys, died at 9:50 a [More]
Albert Frederick Roessler, 86, 111 East Oak St., Celina, died early Nov. 14, 2006, at his residence. [More]
Donald E. "Don" Smart, 66, of Spencerville, died at 9:49 a.m. Nov. 14, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, following an extended illness with cancer. [More]
William A. Smith, 85, of Hecht's Landing, Celina, died Nov. 13, 2006, at his residence. [More]
Alice Warner, 89, formerly of Kettlersville Road, New Knoxville, died Nov. 14, [More]
Marguerite E. Warner, 94, 105 N. Jefferson St., New Bremen, died at 4:20 a.m. Nov. 14, 2006, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Local pictures on November 15th, 2006
Subscriber only stories on November 15th, 2006
County will pay election extra cost
Suicide ruling
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The problem
Health officials not ready for new sewage rules
Lots to be available after zoning changes approved
SWCD banquet held
Safeway Packaging one step closer to moving to new site
Pool revenue dips below budget
Council express concern about leftover debris at Mersman site
Mercer County commissioners reach payment terms for county physicians
Celina grad killed near Greenville
Glass Odyssey opens in Celina
Celina Medical Center to expand