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Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
By Pat Royse
Plans for the new Mercer County Detention Center got a final OK from the Courthouse Committee on Tuesday and the unanimous vote allows bids for its construction to be submitted.
The Courthouse Committee, set up under the Ohio Revised Code, has the final say on plans that involve any building or revisions relating to the courthouse or jail. [More]
By Janie Southard
Butler Township trustees recently purchased the Burntwood Cemetery, ending an ownership dispute that has spanned many months.
At their Monday night meeting trustees announced they have purchased the 104-feet-by-140-feet cemetery, established in the 1860s, from local farmer Dale Schmitmeyer for $700. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
After three rough games, Grand Lake was looking to vent some frustrations.
The Mariners scored five times in the bottom of the sixth to come back from a 4-2 deficit, then got great relief pitching to shut down the Xenia Athletes in Action the rest of the way in a 7-4 win at Jim Hoess Field on Tuesday to go to 1-3. [More]
Obituaries on June 18th, 2008
Dennis G. Breitigam, 58, of Wapakoneta, died June 17, 2008, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Dorothy E. Jung, 89, 17000 Roettger Road, New Bremen, died at 2 a.m. June 16, 2008, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Rita M. Mestemaker, 79, 5038 North Star-Fort Loramie Road, New Weston, died at 7:35 a.m. June 17, 2008, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
C. E. "Ed" Now, of Celina, died today, June 18, 2008, at his daughter's home. [More]
Local pictures on June 18th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on June 18th, 2008
Parkway school's fuel costs jump $20,000
Fish-killing virus found in central Ohio reservoir
Students score high on Ohio Graduation Test
MCDO/school officials work together for students safety
Man enters not guilty plea to burglary charges
Council makes priority list for fixing streets
Shindeldecker to be moved to Toledo mental health facility
Interior design business opens in Celina
Family Caring Clinic moving to new site at Van Wert Health Center
Rosengarten headed north for Hillsdale
Archer leads Parkway to victory over Minster