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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
By Margie Wuebker
MINSTER - The president of the Minster Local Schools board of education faces numerous criminal charges including operating a vehicle under the influence and fleeing and eluding authorities following a March 18 traffic stop near his home.
Dale R. Sherman, 48, 8 Settlers Lane, was driving a 2007 Nissan northbound along North Main Street at 3 a.m. when Minster Patrolman Kevin Draiss allegedly spotted the vehicle travel outside the marked lanes of travel. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office has gotten the green light from commissioners to apply for nearly $500,000 in stimulus money to pay for five new corrections officers.
If the money is obtained, it would be the largest grant ever received by the agency. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
MARIA STEIN - The Marion Local Flyer baseball team evened their record at 1-1, rallying late on a Ben Smith two-run home run to defeat the Celina Bulldogs, 8-7, in a wild non-league matchup on Tuesday.
Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Greenville on Monday night in their season opener, the Flyers were able to come away with the win after coughing up an early 6-0 lead. [More]
Obituaries on April 1st, 2009
John Powell, 61, of Celina, died March 31, 2009, at his home.
Arrangements ar [More]
Kathryn B. "Kathy" Spurlock, 53, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:45 p.m. March 30, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to cancer. [More]
Blake William Wilges, 8, 602 Sixth Ave., Coldwater, died March 29, 2009, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Local pictures on April 1st, 2009
Subscriber only stories on April 1st, 2009
Celina cuts park trees to keep power flow
Going up in smoke
State agency considers permitting Fort Recovery farm to raise 1.2 million chickens
Group studying hypoxia in Gulf of Mexico meets
Cost rises to detain juveniles
Coldwater man indicted on four rape charges
Smith delivers for Roughriders with walk-off home run
Stout fires a perfect game for the Redskins
Lakeside restaurant to reopen
Local entrepreneurs checking into loans