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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
By Timothy Cox
Mercer County officials are asking residents to decide the fate of a 0.5 percent countywide sales tax that would be used to build a new $12 million, 100-bed jail west of Celina.
The current jail, built in 1939, is badly outdated and generally overcrowded, Sheriff Jeff Grey said. The old facility poses safety risks to inmates and jail staff. The old lockup also is so out of step with modern jail standards that the county risks a lawsuit by continuing to use the facility, he said. [More]
Animal video created for Internet to win MRI unit
By Shelley Grieshop
COLDWATER - It took a lot of peanut butter, four dogs and a cat to put Mercer Health in the running for a million dollar piece of medical equipment.
Administrators and staff recently tried their hand at movie producing then entered their video - starring their own pets - to win a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit. [More]
Obituaries on October 30th, 2007
Raymond Max Breymier, 78, of Modoc, Ind., died Oct. 22, 2007, at Community Hospital, north of Indianapolis, Ind. [More]
Vernon R. Hines, 84, 1505 Westbury, Celina, died at 2:07 p.m. Oct. 28, 2007, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Emma Lee Watson, 67, 800 Indiana Ave., St. Marys, died at 2 p.m. Oct. 28, 2007, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Local pictures on October 30th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on October 30th, 2007
Marion school plans tax issues for March
Celina man enters guilty plea
OVI checkpoint nets four citations
3 candidates vying for Mercer SWCD board
Redskins ready for first team trip to state CC meet at Scioto Downs
Boeckman grabs Big Ten weekly offensive honor