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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
By Shelley Grieshop
The sagging national economy may be helping spur local sales.
Mercer County sales tax collections this year are up 5.74 percent compared with the same time period last year. Approximately $2.6 million in sales tax has been collected through purchases since January - nearly $140,000 more than last year at this time. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
The Mercer County Elks hosted three Midwest Athletic Conference golf matchups on Monday, with the undefeated St. Henry girls team looking to go to 5-0 on the season in facing Parkway.
The Redskins rolled to victory in knocking three strokes off their school record for nine holes, shooting a 186 - having broken the record two weeks ago at The Elks - with the Panthers coming in with a 214. [More]
Obituaries on September 9th, 2008
Shirley "Shirt" Byerley, 73, 231 Jack Oak Point Road, St. Marys, died at 8 p.m. Sept. 7, 2008, at her home of complications from Lou Gehrig's Disease. [More]
John Bruce "John John" Silliman, 42, 220 Bachar Road, Celina, died at 5:20 p.m. [More]
Betty June Straw, 83, 14629 Schumm Road, Ohio City, died at 4:15 a.m. Sept. 7, 2008, at her home. [More]
Bea Uhlenhake, 88, of Celina, died Sept. 8, 2008, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Pauline M. Wale, 79, 611 Red Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 7, 2008, at Golden Living Center-Valley, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on September 9th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on September 9th, 2008
Member wants group to lobby for Grand Lake cleanup money
Council accepts funds from Mercer County Budget Commission
Dry weather cause of water main breaks
Land sale approved in Minster Industrial Park
Antique tractor poker run slated
Parkway drops first match of the season
St. Marys starts tough stretch with 7-0 victory