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Friday, August 31st, 2007
By Timothy Cox
Mercer County voters will decide the fate of a dozen issues that will appear on the Nov. 6 election ballot.
  Only two countywide issues will appear on the ballot, including a countywide sales tax initiative offered by county commissioners to build a new $12 million jail. The other countywide issue is a replacement levy for Tri County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services, which will also appear on ballots in Van Wert and Paulding counties. [More]
Final EPA report on water is long way off
By Nancy Allen
The water in Grand Lake was tested Thursday as part of a first-ever Survey of the Nation's Lakes.
The 13,500-acre lake is among 19 in Ohio and 909 across the United States randomly selected for the testing.
Ohio EPA officials Thursday took a bo [More]
By Randy Bruns
COLDWATER - The old adage about the difficulty of getting conference wins on the road proved true again on Thursday night, as the Marion Local Flyers struggled, but survived, to post a 25-27, 25-14, 26-24, 25-17 victory over the Coldwater Cavaliers. [More]
Obituaries on August 31st, 2007
Urban Kramer, 84, of Minster, died at 9:25 p.m. Aug. 30, 2007, at Heritage Mano [More]
Eugene Edward Maille Jr., 61, 821 Hemlock St., Celina, died Aug. 28, 2007, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Ruth P. Pierstorff, 88, of Wapakoneta, died at 6:32 p.m. Aug. 30, 2007, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta. [More]
Carl B. "Jim" Steinemann, 91, 2725 Minster-Fort Recovery Road, Minster, died at 6:40 a.m. Aug. 30, 2007, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Alwilda B. "Wink" Thobe, 80, of Fort Recovery, died at 2 a.m. Aug. 31, 2007, at [More]
Local pictures on August 31st, 2007
Subscriber only stories on August 31st, 2007
Blackcreek Township voters may get old polling site back
Area lawyer wins Abu Ghraib-related case
More than 100 area candidates certified
Woman to spend jail time at WORTH Center
Veyance names plant manager
Minster senior impressed with trip to Washington, D.C.
Teacher receives state award for great work with disabled student
Celina spikers open WBL with win
Crossbar a friend and foe for the Celina girls
Defense keys MAC victory for Parkway
Celina boys soccer routs Wapak