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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
Mercer and Auglaize county rates jump more than 2 percent
By Shelley Grieshop
The number of Grand Lake area people seeking unemployment benefits nearly doubled from December to January, reflecting numerous layoffs after the holiday season.
Mercer County's unemployment rate spiked 2.2 percent in January to 8 percent. Auglaize County's rate jumped 2.5 percent to 9.3 percent, according to the latest figures released by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. [More]
By Christine Henderson
A woman's exercise center in downtown Celina has changed ownership.
The former location of Curves is now Ladies' Fitness Center, owned by Mary Ann Elking of Celina. The center at 218 W. Fayette St. offers a dressing room, cooling room and hydraulic equipment for low impact exercise in a 30-minute program. The machinery is for aerobic and strength-building, the new owner said. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
WAPAKONETA - The outlook for an All-Midwest Athletic Conference Division III sectional finals at Wapakoneta High School on Friday was dimmed by a pair of classic overtime thrillers on Tuesday night.
In game one, Parkway rallied back from a nine-point deficit to force overtime against Spencerville. It took two overtimes before Spencerville dispatched the Panthers, 77-72. [More]
Obituaries on March 4th, 2009
Margaret Benanzer, 85, of Greenville, died March 2, 2009, at her residence.
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Frances W. "Fran" Grover, 54, formerly of Wapakoneta, died Feb. 27, 2009, at Al [More]
Grace I. Schultz, 86, of 307 N. Walnut St., St. Marys, died Feb. 27, 2009, at the NHC Rehabilitation Center, Franklin, Tenn. [More]
Alta Truman, 92, formerly of Buckland and the Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home, died at 7:34 a.m. March 3, 2009, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta. [More]
Local pictures on March 4th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on March 4th, 2009
Customers report suspicions about area slaughterhouse
Bids received for nearly $1.9 million road project
Extension of sewage system to Maria Stein moves forward
Village to be reimbursed for property taxes paid
Beer tasting event to draw big crowd
Celina store offers sales and repairs
Unique clothing store to close
Eilerman carries Cardinals to victory