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Monday, March 9th, 2009
State budget shortfall causes termination
By Shelley Grieshop
Todd Mangen, director of the Ohio State University Extension office in Mercer County, will be out of a job in May as a direct result of funding shortfalls at the state level.
Mangen, who also is a field educator in charge of numerous agriculture and environmental programs, has served the county for about five years. He was one of 22 OSU extension agents terminated last week as part of an overall restructuring project the agency is undergoing to combat budget cuts. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A garage was destroyed and a home damaged by fire Friday night along Parker Street in St. Marys.
The owner of the property, Doug Obringer, 409 Parker St., was home when the fire broke out and was able to escape without injury. A cause has not yet been determined. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately three hours. [More]
Obituaries on March 9th, 2009
James Burke, 52, 04670 Glynwood Road, St. Marys, died March, 7, 2009, at his re [More]
John F. Frey, 83, formerly of 150 Bayshore Court, St. Marys, died at 5:10 p.m. March 4, 2009, at his residence in Pasadena, Texas. [More]
June L. Gamble, 87, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, die [More]
Verna M. Howard, 97, 806 W. Logan St., Celina, died at 12:07 p.m. March 7, 2009, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Former Mercer County resident Wayne R. Ludwig, 71, of Toledo died March 6, 2009, in St. Charles Hospital, Toledo. [More]
Rosella F. "Sally" Monnier, 87, of Marker Road, Versailles, and formerly of Sawmill Road, Fort Loramie, died at 2:08 p.m. Friday at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. [More]
Local pictures on March 9th, 2009
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