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Friday, January 19th, 2007
Construction to start later this year on ER unit in Coldwater
By Shelley Grieshop
The green light was given this week for a nearly $3 million construction project at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
Mercer Health Board of Trustees approved final design plans during a meeting this week, paving the way for construction to begin later this year, according to interim CEO Jim Wermert. [More]
By Pat Royse
An advisory committee working on the proposal for a new county jail has recommended that Mercer County commissioners put a 1/2 percent sales tax to pay for construction of a new jail before voters in the November election.
The1/2 percent tax was one of three recommendations of the seven-member committee presented to county commissioners Thursday afternoon by Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey. [More]
By Ryan Hines
COLDWATER - Don't look now, but it appears that Coldwater may have been able to turn its season around.
Well, at least they got a good start on a possible turnaround with a 49-47 upset victory over state-ranked New Knoxville on Thursday night at The Palace. [More]
Local parishes may lose Precious Blood pastors in future
By Shelley Grieshop
Some area Catholic parishes now led by Precious Blood priests will likely be administered by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in the near future as clergy shortages continue.
The dilemma of priest shortages has hit all religious orders including the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, whose priests currently serve a slight majority of Catholic parishes in the local region. [More]
Obituaries on January 19th, 2007
Alfred L. Bergman, 68, of Yorkshire, died at 6:40 a.m. Jan. 18, 2007, at his residence, due to a sudden illness. [More]
Melissa "Missie" Kogge, 35, 260 S. Garfield St., Minster, died at 8:10 a.m. Jan. 17, 2007, in an automobile accident on U.S. 127, south of Celina. [More]
Jack Roger Severns, 59, of Mendon, died early this morning, Jan. 19, 2007, at h [More]
Local pictures on January 19th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on January 19th, 2007
Campground proposal draws crowd to meeting
Project plans move forward
Drug and firearm charges filed after traffic stops
Condition of priest injured in accident improves
Woman's condition remains critical following accident
Celina escapes Elida with a one-point overtime triumph
Experience prevails for Cavs
Versailles gets win over heavyweight
Blue Jays are still unblemished