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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
By Shelley Grieshop
Some signatures already have been collected to block a zoning amendment passed by Mercer County commissioners on Tuesday that ultimately could expedite plans to build an ethanol plant near Celina.
Commissioners unanimously voted to raise the current zoning height restriction for East Jefferson Township's industrial district from 45 to 125 feet. The action is to take effect in 30 days. [More]
By Janie Southard
WAPAKONETA - Five Schneider family campers are among the 345 others that have completely filled the Auglaize County Fair campgrounds this year.
And the campgrounds already are full for next year's fair, according to Fair Manager Fred Piehl, who said the fair board is considering adding another 50 spots for next year. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A Celina man faces a felony charge after he allegedly fired shots in the direction of a home in the 400 block of North Brandon Avenue. The incident occurred at 3:58 a.m. Sunday during Lake Festival weekend.
Robert Mowery, 34, 614 Lisle St., is being held at the Mercer County Jail on a $500,000 bond following an initial appearance Monday in Celina Municipal Court. A preliminary hearing in the tampering with evidence case is set for Aug. 5. [More]
Obituaries on July 30th, 2008
Mary Eileen Murr, 88, of St. Marys, died at 8:15 p.m. July 26, 2008, at the Golden Living Center-Valley, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on July 30th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on July 30th, 2008
Voters to decide levy renewal for county council on aging
Six apply for council vacancy
Customer demand calls for upgrade in electrical lines
Minster BOE discusses plans to place renewal levy on November ballot
Versa-Pak looking to expand
Car/motorcycle crash, demonstrator, and flasher keep Celina police busy
'Girls' open business offering home decor items, children's parties
Cougars gain depth, youth for this season