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Monday, October 29th, 2007
By Timothy Cox
With its budget reserves nearly depleted, Tri County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services faces further service cutbacks without replacement of its 1-mill property tax levy.
The agency that oversees mental health and substance abuse treatment in Mercer, Van Wert and Paulding counties is straining to make its $6 million annual budget stretch any further. Voters will be asked at next week's general election to replace the expiring levy with a new, 10-year, 1-mill levy. [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
ELIDA - For the first 19 games of the soccer season, the St. Marys girls piled up wins like the New England Patriots.
Tasting defeat just once this fall, the Roughriders grew accustomed to their victory celebration.
That's what made their loss to Bryan in Saturday's Division II district final so difficult to absorb. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
TROY - Area cross country teams faced a stacked regional at Troy with some of the best competition in the state. Despite this, Midwest Athletic Conference teams claimed five of the eight qualifying spots for the state meet.
The St. Henry, New Bremen and Minster boys' teams all finished in the top four to advance, as did the girls' teams from Minster and Versailles. Coldwater's Dusty Kuess also advanced as an individual with an 11th-place finish. [More]
Obituaries on October 29th, 2007
Richard F. Garwick, 69, 817 Echo St., Celina, died at 6:05 p.m. Oct. 25, 2007, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima. [More]
Vernon R. Hines, 84, of Celina, died Oct. 28, 2007.
Arrangements are pending [More]
Helen M. Lange, 86, formerly of Bayview Road, Celina, died Oct. 25, 2007, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on October 29th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on October 29th, 2007
Sheriff contracts for foreign language interpreter if needed
Federal Highway Administration to pay most of highway study
St. Marys man sentenced for sexually-oriented offense
Celina finally through the WBL
Top-ranked Flyers reach regional
Celina's Roth will take trip to state
St. Henry continues postseason run
Cavaliers blow out Blue Jays