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Friday, November 24th, 2006
Mercer County engineer accused of issuing false info to get bridges replaced
By Timothy Cox
A former Mercer County employee claims that millions of dollars in federal grants to replace bridges on rural roads were based on false information intentionally given to the government.
The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Inspector General investigated the issue, recently determining the accusations could not be substantiated. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
The Rev. Jim Schmitmeyer believes God and horses are a combination made in heaven.
The former Osgood and North Star area priest and author, who breaks colts in his spare time, uses stories from people drawn closer to God through horses in his newly-released book "Stable Faith: Portraits of Grace from the Heartland."
"It's like the way an artist is inspired by a beautiful landscape. I use the draw of horses," Schmitmeyer, 53, says. [More]
Obituaries on November 24th, 2006
Margie Casey, 81, 1010 Hawthorne St., Celina, died at Nov. 22, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Egypt native Martha E. Wehrman Geise, 77, High St., Piqua, died at 9 a.m. Nov. 22, 2006, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Elizabeth J. Lemke, 60, 718 W. North St., St. Marys, died at 8 p.m. Nov. 23, 2006, at her residence. Death was due to cancer. [More]
Donald E. "Blue" Smith, 65, 7309 state route 197, Celina, died at 1 a.m. Nov. 22, 2006, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. [More]
Local pictures on November 24th, 2006
Subscriber only stories on November 24th, 2006
Local shoppers flock the stores looking for bargains
New rules hike passport applications
Paperwork progressing for new sewer system
Employees put out fire
Interviewer of students: Fort Recovery athletes sick of losing
Mercer Health board will buy $180,000 in software
Redskins ready to battle Eagles
Shardo signs with NAIA power Walsh