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Thursday, June 19th, 2008
By William Kincaid
For the first time ever, the Mercer County Sheriff's Department and the county's fire and local police departments, which rely on central dispatch for emergency call-outs, will have a unified radio system.
The state government's Multi-Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS) will provide Mercer County a secure, reliable and clear radio system, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys ACME baseball team used a big offensive first inning and a pitching gem from senior-to-be Jake Taylor to defeat the New Bremen Cardinals 4-1 Wednesday night at K.C. Geiger Park.
St. Marys (5-2) bunched more then half of the hits that it got to produce its only runs in the bottom of the first off New Bremen starter Dylan Crisp. [More]
Obituaries on June 19th, 2008
Dennis G. Breitigam, 58, of Wapakoneta, died June 16, 2008, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
James J. "Jeff" Brown, 73, of Coldwater, died at 9:50 p.m. June 17, 2008, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
William T. Horstman, 82, 8551 Botkins Road, New Knoxville, died at 10:30 p.m. June 17, 2008, at the Golden Living Center-Valley, St. Marys. [More]
Emma Monroe, 87, Lighthouse Point, Fla., died Jun 9, 2008, at North Broward Medical Center, Deerfield, Fla.. [More]
Cloyd "Ed" Now, 83, of Celina, died at 7:40 a.m. June 18, 2008, at his daughter's residence. [More]
Elmer B. Schulze, 84, 5257 Philothea Road, St. Henry, died at 8:27 a.m. June 18, 2008, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on June 19th, 2008
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New Bremen hiker reflects on her 2,000-mile adventure through mountains
WSU-Lake Campus begins renovations
Residents shed more than 1,400 pounds, get healthier
Pfeffenberger tosses gem for Celina ACME
Mariners win second straight, first on road
Local quartet earn all-Ohio softball honors