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Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
House GOP favor Mercer commissioner for vacant seat
By Pat Royse
Mercer County Commissioner Jim Zehringer is being recommended to fill the now-empty Ohio House District 77 seat, formerly held by Keith Faber.
The screening committee of House Republicans, headed by House Speaker Jon Husted, made their decision Tuesday. Husted said the recommendation will be presented to the full Republican Caucus in the coming days. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
Mercer County recorded its first traffic fatality of 2007 this morning when a Minster woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 127 at the intersection of Johnston Road.
Melissa (Henkaline) Kogge, 35, 260 S. Garfield St., Minster, was pronounced dead at the scene by Mercer County Coroner Dr. Timothy Heinrichs. Kogge, the mother of four young children, was the lone occupant in the minivan. [More]
Depth carries Redskins to victory
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. HENRY - A hot-shooting start and a spectacular night from the bench allowed St. Henry to win its third straight game in beating Mississinawa Valley, 63-38, in Tuesday night non-conference action at Redskin Gymnasium.
With the win, the Redskins improve to 5-5 on the season while the Blackhawks see a three-game winning streak snapped in falling to 4-8 on the year. [More]
Obituaries on January 17th, 2007
Gerald L. "Bill" Addington, 87, of Union City, Ind., died at 4:45 p.m. Jan. 16, [More]
Alvin W. Bruggeman, 85, of Woodview Drive, Coldwater, died at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 16, 2007, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Darrel W. "Boogie" Clay, 91, 306 E. High St., Mendon, died at 6:18 a.m. Jan. 16, 2007, at Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford. [More]
Evelyn Ginter-Goodwin, of St. Marys, died Jan. 16, 2007, at a daughter's residence near Mendon. [More]
Kevin Gossard, 37, of East Spring St., St. Marys, died at 4:43 p.m. Jan. 15, 20 [More]
Amber Arlene Mathes, 84, of Coldwater, died Jan. 14, 2007, at Briarwood Manor. She was a resident for five years. [More]
Mary Jean Wendeln, 73, of Fort Loramie, died at 4:35 a.m. Jan. 16, 2007, at Wilson Hospital, Sidney. She was ill one and a half years. [More]
Local pictures on January 17th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on January 17th, 2007
Mimimum wage exemptions possible
Public nixes attached high school
Rockford income tax revenue falls short
Administration building sold
Man killed when van struck by train
Police officer meets with village council
Extension agent explains how to declutter your life
Hanover Street project to be done in phases
Second-half comeback lifts Bulldogs
Cavaliers snap eight-game skid