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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
By Margie Wuebker
Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Ingraham has denied a prosecution motion to move the scheduled trial of Nicholas Schwieterman to another jurisdiction in a tersely worded decision filed Monday afternoon.
The 22-year-old Chickasaw man faces 16 counts stemming from a March 15 traffic accident that claimed the lives of four area men. He allegedly was under the influence of alcohol, cocaine and marijuana at the time. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local Schools board of education will seek a 2.2-mill operating levy at the polls in November following unanimous action taken Monday night.
The action by the board clears the way for Treasurer Paul Gagel to file the necessary paperwork with the Mercer County Board of Elections. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
MINSTER - Seven candidates for an unexpired Minster Village Council term answered questions posed by Village Administrator Don Harrod during a special meeting Monday night.
Seeking the seat vacated last month by Derrick Seaver are: Joseph Kuhn, 4211 state Route 66; James Wolf, 9 Settlers Lane; Don Bohman, 180 N. Lincoln St.; Nicole Clune, 3931 state Route 119; Connie Schafer, 64 E. Fifth St.; Marvin Monnin, 224 N. Main St.; and Nancy Jay, 30 S. Paris St. [More]
Obituaries on August 12th, 2008
Norman R. "Rick" Slavik II, 61, of 6364 state Route 219, Celina, died at 1 p.m. [More]
Local pictures on August 12th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on August 12th, 2008
From the Olympics to Mercer County Fair
Petitioners seek to block zoning which aids ethanol plant
City seeks grant for street improvements
Change made in health insurance for employees
Council strives to keep business downtown
Farm Science Review set Sept. 17-18 in London
Master Begonia takes overall title
Local teams enjoy early success as fall sports season opens