Female victim was 13 years old when attacks occurred
By Margie Wuebker
A Celina man convicted of five counts of sexual battery is headed to prison following an appearance in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
Richard Mittie, 52, 4264 Mud Pike, showed no emotion as Judge Jeffrey Ingraham imposed a sentence of four years incarceration on each of the five counts with the time to run consecutively. He received credit for 74 days already served during disposition of the case. [More]
Groundbreaking for a new Lowe's home improvement store in Wapakoneta likely will begin early next year, local officials say.
Wapakoneta city officials are excited about the prospect of the chain store to be built on the site of the former Big Bear store, which closed its doors in 2004. Lowe's should draw more traffic to the community and help boost retail dollars, said Greg Myers, executive director of the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council. [More]