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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
By Janie Southard
The coming year appears to be a dark and stormy night for Ohio libraries including St. Marys Community Public Library, whose projected book budget is down 66 percent. The culprit: a funding shortfall at the state level.
But it's not as bad as it could be, according to Sue Heckler Pittman, St. Marys library director for the past eight years. [More]
By William Kincaid
Mercer County residents have the right attitude and outlook about the U.S. despite the hard economic times, U.S. Congressman Bob Latta says.
"People haven't given up," Latta told the newspaper on Tuesday afternoon after talking with local citizens at the Central Service Building in Celina. [More]
Celina senior hits game-winning free throws with just 9.9 seconds left on the clock in win
By Ryan Hines
The Celina girls basketball team needed someone to step up big time if the Bulldogs were going to erase a 13-point deficit against Fort Recovery and end a three-game losing streak on Tuesday night.
Kelsey Waterman scored Celina's final seven points, including a pair of free throws with 9.9 seconds left in the game, to carry the Bulldogs to a 62-61 win over Fort Recovery at the Fieldhouse. [More]
Obituaries on February 18th, 2009
Thomas M. Besecker, 57, of Bradford and the Grand Lake area, died Feb. 16, 2009, at 5:15 p.m. at his residence. Death was due to cancer. [More]
Former Celina resident, Deacon James Albert Cron, 75, died Feb. 8, 2009, at his home in Utica, Michigan. [More]
Jack Gilmore, 62, of Coldwater, died Feb. 17, 2009, at Dayton Heart Hospital. D [More]
Former Osgood resident, Evelyn E. Hull, 88, of Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater, died at 7:01 p.m. Feb. 16, 2009, at the home. [More]
Lula Kramer, 101, 522 Western Ave., St. Henry, died at 3:30 p.m. at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Local pictures on February 18th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on February 18th, 2009
Celina business may get $4.2 million
$90,000 contract awarded
Two face multiple charges
Plans for baby pool are afloat
Officials seek bids for new transmission line
St. Marys man critical after shooting
Lights shining bright at reopened restaurant
Beginning a child care center in Minster
A new direction for entertainment spot
Flyers use charity stripe to win in OT
Quick start pushes Parkway to victory