Average increase is 3.98 percent in Mercer, 5 percent in Auglaize
By Shelley Grieshop
Area residents may be confused to learn that in today's bleak economy their home and property values have increased - a factor that may be reflected on real estate tax bills coming out this month.
After reviewing home sales and other factors in the Grand Lake area from 2005 through 2007, the state department of taxation recently issued results of its triennial update and recommended that county auditors raise property values an average of 4 percent in Mercer and 8 percent in Auglaize counties. [More]
Celina's inside-outside scoring punch of Candra Francis and Cenzie Yoder were too much for Shawnee as the Bulldogs posted an impressive Western Buckeye League victory over the Indians at the Fieldhouse on Thursday night.
Francis and Yoder combined for 43 points and 15 rebounds to carry Celina past Shawnee, 65-51, as the Bulldogs gave the Indians their first league loss of the season. [More]
NEW BREMEN - Coaching a group of veteran ball players, New Bremen girls basketball coach Dave McFeely has found out this season that when he calls a timeout, it's not necessary to scream and yell when a gentle reminder seems to work just fine.