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]
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]