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Monday, October 8th, 2007
By Timothy Cox
Mercer County officials are being trained on compliance with House Bill 9, Ohio's new public records law that became effective in June.
The law also applies to municipal, village and township governments, public school districts and all other public offices. Generally speaking, the law mandates new training on public records issues, stiffens penalties for illegal denial of records requests and sets up new procedures for handling requests. [More]
By Jim Morrison
ROSSBURG - Scott Orr and Scott Bloomquist ended the Eldora Speedway season with victories in the UMP Nationals on Saturday night, claiming the Bob Memmer Cup for the modifieds and late models, respectively.
Orr collected a $3,000 check for the modified feature and Bloomquist $10,000 for the late model main event. [More]
Obituaries on October 8th, 2007
Rockford native Rex L. Beldon, 76, of Archbold, died Oct. 7, 2007, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice, Center, following a brief illness. [More]
Mary Jane Fleckenstein, 77, 95 Jefferson St., Burkettsville, died at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 6, 2007, at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Leah G. Hoffman, 73, of Lima, died at 9:12 p.m. Oct. 5, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Gary Huber, 70, 1609 E. Livingston St., Celina, died Oct. 6, 2007, at his home. [More]
Donald K. Ruley, 82, of South Main Street, Minster, died Oct. 7, 2007, at his h [More]
William D. Smith, 87, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Oct. 5, 2007, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. [More]
Local pictures on October 8th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on October 8th, 2007
Barley straw project deemed 'success'
Unoccupied house damaged in fire
Driver has two accidents within 15-minute time span
Coldwater finishes as runner-up to Ottawa
Celina's doubles teams advance