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Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
By Shelley Grieshop
WAPAKONETA - The smoke-free workplace law is causing financial and manpower woes for health departments trying to enforce it.
Recent amendments to the law will require county health departments to notarize punitive letters they send to violators and the inspection forms officials use. Fortunately, the Auglaize County Health Department has a notary public on site and neighboring Mercer County can borrow one from the commissioners' office. [More]
By William Kincaid
COLDWATER - High school students with reading disabilities are getting additional help this year with the school's recently purchased MP3 players, according to resource specialist Marge Hoops.
During the regular meeting on Tuesday evening, Hoops notified board members the school has purchased eight MP3 players - at a cost of around $50 apiece - which are being utilized in English classes. [More]
By Betty Lawrence
ROCKFORD - A policy that would allow Parkway Local school buildings to be given names was narrowly approved by the board at Tuesday's Parkway Local Schools board of education meeting.
Casting dissenting votes were board members Betty DuBry and Kim Brandt. Bob Ransbottom and Terry Shaffer were in favor of the policy and after a lengthy time, board President Dana Smith finally gave the deciding yes vote. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
MARIA STEIN - Even after a small break, Marion Local volleyball coach Amy Steininger had to compose herself.
Her Flyers trailed 12-6 in the fifth and deciding game against Anna before posting what she said was one of the best comebacks she had ever seen. [More]
Obituaries on September 12th, 2007
Charles L. Dotson, 82, 1015 Hendricks Ave., St. Marys, died at 11:37 a.m. Sept. [More]
Esther B. Wourms, 82, 522 Western Ave., St. Henry, died at 1:10 p.m. Sept. 11, 2007, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Local pictures on September 12th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on September 12th, 2007
Parkway superintendent to retire
Grand Lake beaches safe again
Skeeters blossom after rains in Grand Lake area
Parents express displeasure with new bus policy
Council questions replacement rather than reconstruction of bridge
Second park is planned along Miami and Erie canal
Bremen council OKs rezoning requests
Health board gets good report on state audit
Andy's Roadhouse opens on south side of the lake
Celina takes a big step to WBL crown
Versailles gets tested, but remains unbeaten with win on the road
Thrilling comeback to tie for St. Marys