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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Provisional vote count could overturn results
By Timothy Cox
Mercer County voters approved a 0.5 percent sales tax to build a new jail by a razor-thin margin - with enough votes still left to be counted that the issue is still statistically a tossup.
In unofficial vote totals, 5,426 voters favored the sales tax while 5,356 voted against it. Elections officials could not immediately say Tuesday evening if the 50.32 to 49.68 percent margin (70 votes) would trigger an automatic recount. [More]
Mercer County election difficulties
By William Kincaid
A Mercer County couple is wondering how many other residents received the wrong election ballots on Tuesday, as their daughter voted on the Montezuma mayor and village council race even though she doesn't live in the village.
Charles Steinbrunner, [More]
By Janie Southard
Voters easily passed St. Marys City Schools' 6.9-mill bond levy with 61 percent in favor of a school construction project.
Actual vote numbers were: 2,511 for and 1,614 against.
The levy will bring in $25.75 million toward the $55 million project, with the Ohio School Facilities Commission funding the remaining $29.25 million. [More]
Obituaries on November 7th, 2007
Urban Hemmelgarn, 89, 830 W. Main St., Coldwater, died at 11:52 a.m. Nov. 6, 2007, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater. [More]
Ruth E. Smelser, 87, of Celina, died Nov. 6, 2007.
Arrangements are pending a [More]
Anna Marie Sturm, 89, of Sidney, died at 6:01 p.m. Nov. 4, 2007, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Local pictures on November 7th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on November 7th, 2007
Celina boundary confusion limits voters
Voter turnout is higher in Mercer than Auglaize County
LaRue and Stewart win big at the polls
School boards
Council winners
Mayors races
Tri County, other local levies win broad support
Liquor permit for Wal-Mart
Bruns has been an asset for Flyers
Local volleyball is well-represented at all-state level
WSU-LC splits its first two games