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Saturday, December 20th, 2008
By Shelley Grieshop
If you want to catch some fish you have to throw 'em a little bait.
That's the philosophy Mercer County Community Development Director Larry Stelzer uses to lure all types and sizes of businesses to the area.
"You've got to get yourself out there," he says. "You have to stay competitive."
Stelzer touts the county's positive features with advertisements in numerous publications, at trade shows and on Web sites that reach people around the world. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ROCKFORD - The anticipated barnburner between Fort Recovery and Parkway lived up to the hype.
The lead changed hands four times in the final three minutes, but it was solid free-throw shooting by Parkway that kept the Panthers undefeated on the season with a 58-54 win over the Indians at Panther Gymnasium. [More]
Obituaries on December 20th, 2008
Pearl E. "Sue" Archer, 71, Lima, died at 1:59 a.m. Dec. 18, 2008, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
Wilfred August Bruns, 88, Winter Haven, Fla., died Dec. 18, 2008, at Good Shepherd Hospice of Auburndale, Fla. [More]
Former Celina resident Robert L. Brush, 79, Sebring, Fla., died Dec. 17, 2008 in Orlando, Fla. [More]
Robert D. "Bob" Michael, 77, New Weston, died at 11:04 a.m. Dec. 18, 2008, at Briarwood Nursing Home in Coldwater. [More]
Mary Anne Wilkins, 59, state Route 703 lot 41, Celina, died at 8:55 a.m. Dec. 19, 2008, at her residence. Death was from natural causes. [More]
Mildred M. Wente, 83, 186 S. Hanover St., Minster, died at 2:50 a.m. Dec. 19, 2008, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Local pictures on December 20th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on December 20th, 2008
Celina students, staff giving to needy
Dannon expands in Minster
Tobacco will be prohibited on all Mercer Health grounds
Bulldogs start WBL with a win at Wapak
Cardinals shut down Cavaliers' offense
The Rangers take control in first half