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Monday, February 9th, 2009
By William Kincaid
Looking for ways to cut expenses, Fort Recovery Local Schools is offering a new severance package to entice eligible teachers to resign or retire, according to school administrators.
The option, approved recently by both the board of education and Fort Recovery Education Association (teacher union), would give an annuity payable over five or eight years depending on a teacher's circumstances. [More]
Greenville takes tournament title
By Gary R. Rasberry
The competition at the 2009 Lions Wrestling Invitational was intense with four teams in line for the team championship going into the championship round, with host Celina and Mercer County rival Coldwater within a few points of each other.
In the end, Greenville made the biggest jump, scoring 104 points in the championship and placement rounds to leapfrog Celina and Coldwater to take the title with 220 points. [More]
Obituaries on February 9th, 2009
Mary A. Franks, 80, 103 Garman Ave., Celina, died at 1:45 p.m. Feb. 6, 2009, at her residence. [More]
Former Celina resident, Mary Katherine Frost, 94, died at 9:34 a.m. Feb. 8, 200 [More]
Lowell E. Gagle, 79, 701 Meadowview Drive, Celina, died Feb. 8, 2009, at home. [More]
Dennis E. Gross, 61, of 617 Linden Ave., Celina, died at 7:32 p.m. Feb. 8, 2009 [More]
Helen Celestine Magoto, 76, 105 Voisard St., Russia, died at 5 p.m. Feb. 6, 2009, at Select Specialty Hospital, Columbus. [More]
Kenneth J. Nichols, 79, 5319 Karafit Road, Celina, died at 8:28 a.m. Feb. 6, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Kathy Perry, 60, of Cincinnati, died Feb. 5, 2009, at Hospice of Cincinnati. Death was due to cancer. [More]
Imelda R. Wilker, 85, 125 N. West Street, St. Marys, died at 3:42 p.m. Feb. 6, [More]
Local pictures on February 9th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on February 9th, 2009
Group to talk about funding state parks
Santanello pleads not guilty to stealing drugs
Technology company hopes to upgrade Mercer County's Internet access
Minster snaps Celina's eight-game win streak