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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
By Shelley Grieshop
Local unemployment figures have nearly doubled from a year ago - meaning approximately 5,200 Mercer and Auglaize County residents are out of work.
From January to February, the unemployment rate in Mercer County rose 1.1 percent to 9.1 percent. In Auglaize County, the number went up 1.5 percent to 10.8 percent, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. [More]
Six teams roundup Celina residents
By Margie Wuebker
Six local residents were arrested this morning within a 21-minute period as part of a continuing crackdown on drug offenders by the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Lake Task Force. The offenses all occurred in 2008.
The roundup comes in the wake of a Feb. 24 bust that targeted 11 individuals on various drug-related charges. [More]
Obituaries on March 24th, 2009
Thomas "Tom" Charles Andrew, 63, of Celina, died at 10:53 a.m. March 22, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Marie W. Smith, 82, 814 Hackney Street, St. Marys, and formerly of Shawnee, Okl [More]
Gary Dean Wendel, 62, 306 E. Forest St., Celina, died at 7:15 a.m. March 23, 2009, at his residence. A cause of death has not been determined. [More]
Local pictures on March 24th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on March 24th, 2009
Elections board to lease voting machines
Grand Lake Road speed limit going up to 35 mph
De-clutter your life
Curb appeal work awarded to village construction company
Request denied to allow Darke County voters to vote in St. Henry precincts
Meter readers may get photo IDs
Coldwater to erect new welcome signs at town limits
Kenton's big man shares D-II POY; Gagle HM