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Friday, January 25th, 2008
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

A crew from Geotechnical Consultants of Westerville makes test borings at the proposed site of the new 100-bed Mercer County Jail along state Route 29 near the Mercer County Home. The 12 to 14 borings will provide information regarding the type and depth of footers needed. Plans call for bid advertising to take place in late April or early May with groundbreaking anticipated in August or September. Sheriff Jeff Grey expects the $12 million facility to be ready for prisoners in the fall of 2009.

Related online story:
Mercer County commissioners took the first step toward expanding the county's wastewater treatment plant on Thursday morning as they agreed to pay Fanning/Howey Associates, Celina, $23,500 for preliminary engineering. [More]
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