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Saturday, January 10th, 2009
By Shelley Grieshop
Local health officials are threatening to publicly announce inspection results for food establishments if some of the most unsanitary ones don't clean up their act, they said.
During a meeting this week of the Mercer County-Celina City Health Department, Sanitarian Michelle Kimmel asked board members for guidance and a plan that includes stricter consequences for retail food service businesses that refuse to follow state guidelines for food safety. [More]
New Ohio seat law goes into effect statewide April 1
By Shelley Grieshop
Sales of child booster seats could rise in coming weeks following recent passage of an Ohio law requiring all children use one until they are age 8 and 4 feet, 9 inches tall.
Gov. Ted Strickland signed the law Tuesday and it officially goes into effect April 1. Violators will receive warnings for a six-month probationary period before enforcement begins Oct. 1. Fines will range from $25 to $75. [More]
By Ryan Hines
It appears that the Celina boys basketball team has developed a big three to rely on offensively during their terrific start to the season.
Jake Green, Darin Waterman and Derek Gagle combined to score all but three of Celina's points in a 53-48 victory over rival St. Marys in the annual Battle of Grand Lake on Friday night at the Fieldhouse. [More]
Obituaries on January 10th, 2009
Eileen T. Baumer, 84, 665 E. Fourth St., Minster, died at 3 a.m. Jan. 9, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Clarence Broering, 85, Conover Road, Versailles, died at 2:20 p.m. Jan. 9, 2009 [More]
Almaretta E. Crouch, 100, 245 Fairlawn Dr., Celina, died Jan. 9, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Former Fort Recovery resident Bonnie E. Garland, 44, 912 N. Elm St., Coldwater, [More]
Local pictures on January 10th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on January 10th, 2009
Farmer says he'll fix pollution problem at farm
Lake Campus could add bachelor's degree in agriculture in two years
Building sold to Van Wert hospital
Redskins efficient on offense against Flyers
New Bremen steals lead late from Minster
Cavaliers defense contains potent Parkway
O-G knocks off Kenton in double overtime
Fort Recovery wins MAC road contest